The asbestos worker training is a 2-day in-person course that covers basic information needed to protect the health and safety of workers involved in asbestos abatement projects. In Alberta, all individuals entering a restricted area due to an asbestos hazard must successfully complete an approved asbestos worker course and have a valid worker certificate.
In the course, students will become aware about the hazards of asbestos and asbestos abatement work. They will learn about methods to protect themselves from these hazards and ways to not endanger others. It will have theoretical and practical components. General topics will include:
- Introduction to asbestos and asbestos-containing materials
- Health effects of asbestos exposure
- Review of related legislation
- Introduction to respiratory protection
- Introduction to asbestos abatement methods
- Air monitoring and analysis
- Other health and safety considerations
At the end of the course, students will be required to take a written exam. To successfully pass the course, they must get 80% in the exam. They will then be provided with an original valid Asbestos Worker Card that will serve as their ticket.
For more information about the asbestos course, please refer to the Government of Alberta website.
These are the course dates for 2022. All courses are held in-person at our Calgary office.
- March 9 – 10
- April 20 – 21
- May 18 – 19
- June 15 – 16
- July 20 – 21
- August 17 – 18
- September 21 – 22
- October 19 – 20
- November 16 – 17
- December 7 – 8
Cost of the course is $475.00 + GST per person. Please call us at 1.877.243.6838 to book your spot for the course.
Asbestos tickets are valid for three years from the date of issue. Prior to expiry, ticket holders must take a recertification exam at any approved testing agency and get 80% in the exam to get their ticket renewed. EHSP offers recertification exams from our Calgary and Edmonton offices.
Please contact us at 1.877.243.6838 to book your recertification exam.
People who have taken asbestos training from a recognized training provider in another jurisdiction may challenge the asbestos exam without taking the two-day course. To qualify, they must provide documentation showing that they have completed asbestos training in another jurisdiction within the past three years. They must then successfully challenge the exam to get an Alberta Asbestos Worker Card.
Please contact us at 1.877.243.6838 to book your challenge exam.