AHERA Accredited Asbestos Contractor Supervisor Initial Course 


This EPA / Cal OSHA accredited program is a five-day comprehensive course designed to provide information regarding proper work practices and the importance of appropriate protection to the employee and environment. Participants will be instructed in proper construction methodologies for isolation of the work area which includes construction of critical barriers, polyethylene walls and floors, and glove bags procedures. In addition, special emphasis is placed upon engineering controls designed for minimizing dust. Certification as a Contractor Supervisor/Competent Person is awarded upon successful completion of a 100-question exam on the last day. OSHA accepts this five-day course as an equivalent to their required Competent Person program.  Specific course content includes:

  • Physical Characteristics
  • Uses and Applications of Asbestos
  • Health Effects/Medical Surveillance
  • Sampling Protocols and Analytical Methodologies
  •  Regulations (Federal, State, and local)
  • Specifications
  • Legal Considerations
  • Insurance
  • Safety Considerations
  • Personal Protection
  • Abatement Methodologies
  • Engineering Controls 
  • Clean-Up and Disposal
  •  Documentation/Record Keeping 


The supervisor will have the opportunity to perform hands-on activities similar to those encountered on an abatement site, such as building a decontamination unit; scraping spray-on material from metal and drywall substrates; simulated HEPA / Cal OSHA vacuuming; glove bag procedures; and inspection and care of respirators. All hands-on activities are conducted with non-asbestos materials.


AHERA Contractor Supervisor Refresher


This 8-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 Contractor Supervisor. 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.