Asbestos Building Inspector Initial

ABII- 3 day 24 hour Training Course

 The Asbestos Building Inspector Initial class is a 24 hour class meeting all EPA and Michigan requirements for persons performing inspections for asbestos in school or other buildings.   This class is prerequisite to obtaining a Michigan Asbestos Building Inspector License.  Maintenance of the license requires completion of a half day (4 hour) refresher class once a year.  These  classes are scheduled monthly in our Kalamazoo training facility.    

Objectives of the class

  • Background information on asbestos.  
  • Potential health effects related to asbestos exposure  
  • Functions/qualifications and role of inspectors.  
  • Legal liabilities and defenses  
  • Understanding building systems  
  • Public/employee/building occupant relations.  
  • Pre-inspection planning and review of previous inspection records  
  • Inspecting for friable and non-friable ACM and assessing the condition of friable ACM.  
  • Bulk sampling/documentation of asbestos.  
  • Inspector respiratory protection and personal protective equipment.  
  • Recordkeeping and writing the inspection report.  
  • Regulatory review.  
  • Field trip.  

 The Asbestos Building Inspector Initial Class is $375.00, and the annual refresher is $100.00.  If you are interested in attending this class, please enroll using the Courses tab at the top of the page or call us at 269-383-6960. 


Building Inspector Refresher

ABIR - 4 hour training

 This course will review the relevant and important information given in the Asbestos Building Inspector Initial training course, to provide any current or up-to-date information regarding any regulatory changes, changes in state-of-the-art work practices, and/or any other changes to the Asbestos Building Inspector discipline.

Who Should Take this Course?

  • Licensed asbestos building inspectors

Compliance Codes:

  • AHERA – Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Title II)
  • ASHARA – Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act of 1990
  • EPA – Model Accreditation Plan (MAP), Worker Protection Rule 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart G, Asbestos-containing Materials in School Rule 40 CFR Part 763, Subpart E
  • OSHA – Asbestos Construction Standard 29 CFR 1926.58, Asbestos General Standard 29CFR 1910.1001, Respirator Requirements 29 CFR 1910.134
  • NESHAP – National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart M

Students will have the option to receive a printed copy of the asbestos building inspector manual  this is included with the registration fee.

If you wish to enroll in this class, please use the Courses tab at the top of the page, or call our office at 269-383-6960.