Asbestos: Contractor/Supervisor - Course 5

Asbestos: Contractor/Supervisor


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  • CEUs: 3.5
  • FBPE Provider #: 0004021 35.0 CEH
  • FBPR Asbestos Licensing Unit: Provider #0000995; Course #FL49-0002858
  • TREEO FDEP OCP 04170086: CEUs: 3.5 DW WW DS
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Coordinator Lauren McCain     email:     phone: (352) 392-9570 or (352) 294-3876

This initial five-day course has been granted full approval by the EPA and the State of Florida to meet AHERA and ASHARA accreditation requirements for contractors/supervisors performing asbestos work in K-12 schools, as well as in public and commercial buildings. You receive intensive and practical instruction on asbestos abatement projects, from start to finish. You tackle hands-on abatement problems in a simulated abatement area. Safe work practices, liability and glove-bag procedures are examined in detail.

In Florida, Asbestos Contractor/Supervisors must work under the direction of a Licensed Asbestos Contractor
Students will be qualified as OSHA Asbestos Competent Person at the conclusion of the course.  See the OSHA definition below.

OSHA Asbestos Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926.1101:  Occupational Exposure to Asbestos

Definition of an OSHA Asbestos Competent Person

Competent person means, in addition to the definition in 29 CFR 1926.32 (f), one who is capable of identifying existing asbestos hazards in the workplace and selecting the appropriate control strategy for asbestos exposure, who has the authority to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them, as specified in 29 CFR 1926.32(f): in addition, for Class I and Class II work who is specially trained in a training course which meets the criteria of EPA's Model Accreditation Plan (40 CFR 763) for supervisor, or its equivalent and, for Class III and Class IV work, who is trained in a manner consistent with EPA requirements for training of local education agency maintenance and custodial staff as set forth at 40 CFR 763.92 (a)(2).

Daily breaks are scheduled. You will be allowed a one hour break for lunch. 

The cost of the course includes course materials and the examination at the end of the course. 

Required Exam: 100 Question Multiple-Choice/Closed Book with a 70% or higher to pass.

Respiratory Fit Testing: OSHA requires medical monitoring prior to fit-testing and initial use of respiratory protection.  Although students will learn principles of respiratory equipment and observe a variety of respiratory protection equipment, they will not be exposed to conditions that may put them at physical risk.  After training, students will be required by their employers to obtain medical clearance in accordance with OSHA if they will use respiratory protection as part of their job duties.

Course Objective 
The student, pending successful completion of the course, including the exam will receive a Certificate of Accreditation as an Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor under TSCA Title II/ AHERA. In addition, the student should be able to list the specific knowledge & skill levels needed to comply with the OSHA competent person under 1926.1101.
Please Note: Participant must be present for entire class time to receive CEUs and a Certificate of Accreditation.
An annual refresher course is required for re-accreditation.  
Who Should Attend
This course is for contractors/supervisors performing asbestos work in K-12 schools and in public and commercial buildings.
Florida Board of Professional Regulation: Asbestos Licensing Unit
 The Asbestos Program for the State of Florida is run by the Florida Board of Professional Regulation: Asbestos Licensing Board. UF/TREEO is an approved training provider. 
You can contact the Florida Board of Professional Regulation: Asbestos Licensing Unit directly for answering questions concerning the scope of working with asbestos in the State of Florida. The fastest way to receive their information, including Statutes and Rules, FormsFrequently Asked Questions,  Publications and to Download Files is at their website:,  click on Our Businesses and Professions, then select Asbestos Contractors and ConsultantsYou can view the asbestos statutes and regulations at this website as well:
To view the Asbestos Licensing Unit Frequently Asked Questions click here.
Course Instructors
Charles C. Haury, CIH, CSP Principal Golder Associates, Inc.


Walter E. (Buster) Heape Jr., MARS—Mobile Renovation Services

Russell E. Stauffer, PE, LAC Terracon Consultants, Inc.

David M. Wiggins, Hazardous Operations, Inc.           

Certification and Accreditation  

  • Florida Department of Professional Regulation: Asbestos Licensing Unit: This course is approved by the Florida Department of Professional Regulation. Training Provider Number: FL-49-0000995.
  • Florida Board of Professional Engineers: This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers for Continuing Education Hours (CEHs)

Contact Information


For more information contact Lauren McCain (352) 294-3876

 Course Agenda

Day One


  • Registration and Check-in
  • Opening Remarks
  • Asbestos - The Problem
    • History
    • Materials and Physical Characteristics
    • Medical Surveillance
    • Health Effects
    • Exposure
  • Regulatory Review
  • Lunch on Your Own
  • Regulatory Review
    • AHERA, Florida Law (255 and 469)
  • Regulatory Review (cont.)
  • Photographs for Photo Identification Wallet Cards

Day Two


  • Facility Survey and Hazard Assessment
  • Lunch on Your Own
  • Liability Issues, Insurance and Problem Solving
  • Work Site/Worker Safety and Supervisory Techniques
    • Additional Safety Hazards
    • Ladders
    • Scaffolds
    • Electrical, etc. 

Day Three


  • Air Monitoring
  • Project Monitoring
  • Lunch on Your Own
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Protection/Hands on Training Demonstration (Personal Hygiene; Respiratory Protection Programs; Medical Surveillance; Personal Protective Equipment, Suiting Up)
  • Exam Tips and Course Review

Day Four


  • Removal Procedures/Work Practices
  • Lunch on Your Own
  • Worksite Preparation Hands-On Training
  • Enclosure Work Hands On-Training
  • Worksite Removal Hand-On Training
  • Worksite Cleanup Hands-On Training

Day Five

  • Worksite Preparation Hands-On Training
  • Glovebagging Hands-On Training
  • Other Types of Removals Hands-on Training  (Flooring; Roofing; Exterior Transite; Mini Enclosure, etc.)
  • Lunch on Your Own
  • Review of Hands-on and Equipment Requirements
  • Exam Tips and Course Review
  • Examination for Contractor/Supervisor Accreditation (105 questions)