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.
EHSP holds regularly scheduled asbestos courses at our Calgary and Edmonton offices. We can also do client requested courses at your location. Call us at 1.877.243.6838 for group discounts or client preferred rates.
Course Schedule and Options
These are our upcoming course dates and locations. Cost of the course is $475.00 + GST per person. Please select from the dates below to register for the course.
We can also hold client requested courses at your location or ours at a mutually agreeable date and time. Call us for a quote at 1.877.243.6838 for group discounts or client preferred rates.
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.
Worker Recertification – $175.00
Asbestos Worker Cards are valid for three years from the date of issue. Prior to expiry, asbestos worker card holders must take a recertification exam at any approved testing agency and get at least 80% in the exam to get recertified. If the worker does not pass the exam, they must retake the 2-day Asbestos Course.
Please note, failure to recertify before the Asbestos Worker Card expiry date will require workers to retake the full 2-day Asbestos Course.
EHSP offers recertification exams from our Calgary and Edmonton offices. Please contact us at 1.877.243.6838 to book your recertification exam.
Exam Challenges – $175.00
Individuals may challenge the exam without completing the 2-day Asbestos Course if they meet one of the following requirements:
Individual has completed asbestos training in another jurisdiction or through another organization outside Alberta within the past 3 years
Proof of Requirement
Certificate or ticket showing completed asbestos training in another jurisdiction (must indicate name of course, date, and location)
Those who do not receive a mark of 80% or higher in the exam must complete the full 2-day course.
Note that this process is not for workers with expired Alberta Asbestos Worker Cards. Please refer to Worker Recertification for more information on how to renew your card.
EHSP provides exam challenges from our Calgary and Edmonton offices. Please contact us at 1.877.243.6838 to book your challenge exam.