AHERA Accredited Asbestos Building Inspector Course


This EPA / Cal OSHA accredited program is a three-day comprehensive course designed to provide information regarding an AHERA asbestos building survey and the importance of appropriate protection to the employee and building occupants. Participants will be instructed in proper survey methodologies which include identification of suspicious asbestos containing materials as well as assessment of these materials. Certification as a Building Inspector is awarded upon successful completion of a 50-question exam on the last day.

Specific course content includes:


  •  Introduction
  • Physical Characteristics
  •  Uses and Applications of Asbestos Containing Building Materials
  •  Health Effects/Medical Surveillance
  • Sampling Protocols and Analytical Methodologies
  • Regulations (Federal, State and local)
  •  Specification Review
  •  Legal Considerations
  • Insurance for the Building Inspector
  •  Safety Considerations
  • Personal Protection
  • Identification of Suspect ACM
  • Assessing Suspect ACM
  • Documentation/Record Keeping


The student will have the opportunity to perform an actual asbestos building survey. The survey will be conducted in accordance with AHERA requirements. During the survey, the student will assess the condition of all suspect ACBM. A sampling strategy will be determined; homogenous and functional spaces will be identified; and building systems inspected to identify suspect ACM.


AHERA Building Inspector Refresher 


This 4-hour course is based upon the requirements of the EPA / Cal OSHA and State of California Division of Occupations Safety and Health. This course is required yearly to maintain certification as an Asbestos Building Inspector. The course is a review of important concepts presented in the initial course. In addition, regulatory changes that have occurred or proposed changes currently before the state legislature or congress are addressed. State of the Art work practices are also discussed throughout the day. Training is accomplished through lectures, use of audiovisual aids, and class discussion.