AHERA Accredited Project Designer Course


This EPA / Cal OSHA accredited program is a three-day course designed to introduce information regarding specification for asbestos abatement work practices and the importance of appropriate protection for the abatement worker, building occupants, building owner and the environment. Participants will learn measures required to write a proper abatement specification for isolation of the work area which includes construction of critical barriers, polyethylene walls and floors, and glove bag procedures. In addition, instruction is conducted for additional engineering controls designed for minimizing dust. Additional topics included in the course include construction safety, electrical safety, fire safety, first aid and CPR on the job site. Certification for the Project Designer is awarded upon successful completion of the 50-question exam on the last day.  Specific course content to be reviewed includes:


  • Background and Uses of Asbestos
  • Health Effects/Medical Surveillance Requirements for Workers
  • Roles of the Abatement Team Members
  •  Regulations (Federal, State, and local)
  • Legal Considerations for Specification Preparation
  • Insurance Requirements for Team Members
  • Designing the Asbestos Abatement Project
  • Overview of Abatement Construction
  • Safety System Designs
  • Additional Safety Hazards
  • Budgeting and Cost Estimation
  • Writing Abatement Specifications
  • Preparing Abatement Drawings
  • Replacement Materials
  • Contract Preparation and Administration


AHERA Project Designer 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 Project Designer. The course is a review of important concepts presented in the Initial worker 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.