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  1. Dec 18 Pipelaying "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    Focuses on the principles and techniques of installing gravity flow pipe. Laser aligners, transits, checking line and grade, and crew member responsibilities will be reviewed. You will learn how to determine pipe slope and percentage of grade. Renewal period of five years.

  2. Asbestos Abatement Worker Training "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This course fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for obtaining an Asbestos Worker license. Hands-on activities include the use of air purifying respirators, construction of negative pressure containment and decontamination unit, as well as simulated removal and clean up of asbestos materials.

  3. OSHA 30-Hour Safety and Health Course "IAS" 5 Days, 08:00AM - 03:30PM

    This 5 - Day course encompasses all aspects of the 10-Hour OSHA training course with additional emphasis on safety and health management and additional topics covered in the construction standards. Recommended four year renewal period.

  4. Burning 2 Days, 08:00AM - 03:30PM

    Training is designed to prepare Laborers for work on demolition projects and general construction sites. Classroom studies include OSHA regulations and safe work practices. During hands-on training, students will learn proper set up, follow correct torch procedures, as well as practice effective cutting techniques. Students will apply these learned skills with various fuels used in the industry, including acetylene, propylene and propane. Plasma cutting is also introduced. Renewal period of five years.

  5. Scaffold Technology "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    Effective October 1st, 2015

    CLTAF's current 2-Day Scaffold Builders course will no longer be offered. A 5-Day Scaffold Technology course will be available.

    The Scaffold Builders course has been redesigned and standardized on a national level for implementation by all Training Funds. The Scaffold Technology course is also recognized by International Accreditation Services (IAS).

    This new 5-Day course will cover the following Scaffold Systems:
    • Frame
    • Tube and Clamp
    • System
    • Suspension

    This Scaffold training certification will expire in 4 years and participants will need to take a 1-Day Scaffold Refresher to renew their certification.

    This training meets the  OSHA regulations for Scaffold Builders.

  6. Supervisor Training Program "IAS" 40 Hours, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This 40 hour course is geared toward current Foreman/General Foreman and/or Laborers aspiring to become Foreman/General Foreman. It will cover the duties and responsibilities that are expected from Foreman and General Foreman.

    This LIUNA Curriculum has been designed and developed by Laborers for LIUNA members across the United States and Canada. It is also recognized by the International Accreditation Services "IAS".

  7. CDL Pre-Trip and Road Test - Class A and B 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This training focuses on preparing the driver for the Pre-trip inspection and Basic Skills portions of the Road Test that will be performed at the Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    Click on the "Newsroom" tab and review Illinois Secretary of State - CDL Policy Change effective 2015

  8. Dec 19 Trenching and Shoring Safety 2 Days, 08:00AM - 03:30PM

    We review and discuss OSHA guidelines for trenching, shoring, soil classifications, protective systems, rescue shoring and shoring systems design. The hands-on in this two day course is extensive. Topics include: hydraulic shoring, screw jacks, air and timber shores, trench shields, manhole braces and much more.

  9. Dec 20 Scaffold Builder Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This 1-Day refresher training is required every 4 years to renew your CLTAF Scaffold Buiders Certification. Participants will be refreshed and required to pass a hands-on performance assessment on the follow scaffold systems:

    • Frame Scaffolds
    • Tube and Clamp Scaffolds
    • Systems Scaffolds
    • Suspension Scaffolds                                 
  10. Dec 21 Aerial Lift Training 4 Hours, 08:00AM - 12:00PM

    Training focuses on daily inspection, maintenance and safe operation relating to scissor and boom lifts. The majority of the training class time will be devoted to a hands-on environment. Renewal period of five years.

  11. American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED 1 Day, 07:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course offers the latest techniques by the American Red Cross in giving first aid or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Renewal period of two years.

  12. CDL Pre-Trip and Road Test - Class A and B 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This training focuses on preparing the driver for the Pre-trip inspection and Basic Skills portions of the Road Test that will be performed at the Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    Click on the "Newsroom" tab and review Illinois Secretary of State - CDL Policy Change effective 2015

  13. Dec 22 Flagger Certification Training 4 Hours, 08:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course meets the State of Illinois requirement for workers who direct or work around vehicular traffic. Training will focus on how to protect yourself, other workers and the public in work zones through the proper use of signs, signals and barricades. Renewal period of three years.

  14. Equipment Test Out 1 Hour, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This course is only offered to experienced operators and individuals who have previously attended the Equipment Operation course. A time slot will be reserved for each student’s test out based on the equipment selected. Equipment available for test out is the skidloader and the class 4 & 7 forklift. Renewal period of three years for Class 4 & 7 Forklifts and skid Steers. Renewal period of four years for Aerial Lifts

  15. Jan 4 Signal Person Safety Training (SPST) 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This certification course covers crane dynamics, hand signals, boom deflection, crane operations and limitations. Additional training topics will focus on hazard recognition and apply OSHA’s minimum clearance distance for cranes. Renewal period of four years.

  16. Burning 2 Days, 08:00AM - 03:30PM

    Training is designed to prepare Laborers for work on demolition projects and general construction sites. Classroom studies include OSHA regulations and safe work practices. During hands-on training, students will learn proper set up, follow correct torch procedures, as well as practice effective cutting techniques. Students will apply these learned skills with various fuels used in the industry, including acetylene, propylene and propane. Plasma cutting is also introduced. Renewal period of five years.

  17. Scaffold Builder Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This 1-Day refresher training is required every 4 years to renew your CLTAF Scaffold Buiders Certification. Participants will be refreshed and required to pass a hands-on performance assessment on the follow scaffold systems:

    • Frame Scaffolds
    • Tube and Clamp Scaffolds
    • Systems Scaffolds
    • Suspension Scaffolds                                 
  18. OSHA 10-Hour Safety and Health Course "IAS" 2 Days, 08:00AM - 03:30PM

    This 2 - Day course focuses on the purpose and role of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The objective of this class is to ensure a safe and healthy workplace by showing students how to identify and avoid unsafe working conditions and acts. Recommended four year renewal period.

  19. Trenching and Shoring Safety 2 Days, 08:00AM - 03:30PM

    We review and discuss OSHA guidelines for trenching, shoring, soil classifications, protective systems, rescue shoring and shoring systems design. The hands-on in this two day course is extensive. Topics include: hydraulic shoring, screw jacks, air and timber shores, trench shields, manhole braces and much more.

  20. Equipment Test Out 1 Hour, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This course is only offered to experienced operators and individuals who have previously attended the Equipment Operation course. A time slot will be reserved for each student’s test out based on the equipment selected. Equipment available for test out is the skidloader and the class 4 & 7 forklift. Renewal period of three years for Class 4 & 7 Forklifts and skid Steers. Renewal period of four years for Aerial Lifts

  21. Burning 2 Days, 08:00AM - 03:30PM

    Training is designed to prepare Laborers for work on demolition projects and general construction sites. Classroom studies include OSHA regulations and safe work practices. During hands-on training, students will learn proper set up, follow correct torch procedures, as well as practice effective cutting techniques. Students will apply these learned skills with various fuels used in the industry, including acetylene, propylene and propane. Plasma cutting is also introduced. Renewal period of five years.

  22. American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED 1 Day, 07:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course offers the latest techniques by the American Red Cross in giving first aid or cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Renewal period of two years.

  23. Jan 5 Aerial Lift Training 4 Hours, 08:00AM - 12:00PM

    Training focuses on daily inspection, maintenance and safe operation relating to scissor and boom lifts. The majority of the training class time will be devoted to a hands-on environment. Renewal period of five years.

  24. Flagger Certification Training 4 Hours, 08:00AM - 12:00PM

    This course meets the State of Illinois requirement for workers who direct or work around vehicular traffic. Training will focus on how to protect yourself, other workers and the public in work zones through the proper use of signs, signals and barricades. Renewal period of three years.

  25. 1-Day Silica Exposure Awareness "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    The Chicagoland Laborers' Training Fund is offering this 1- Day (8 hour) training course as part of our continued education. This course will meet and comply with OSHA's Final Rule on Silica Exposure. OSHA has amended thier previous exposure limits due to significant risk to workers' health. All contractors must comply with OSHA's Final Rule by September 23, 2017.

  26. Jan 8 Mason Tending "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    The Mason Tending course is a five day course that teaches Laborers to set up a work site for masonry work. Students will mix mortar, stack brick and/or cinder blocks for the Mason's use.

  27. Pipelaying "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    Focuses on the principles and techniques of installing gravity flow pipe. Laser aligners, transits, checking line and grade, and crew member responsibilities will be reviewed. You will learn how to determine pipe slope and percentage of grade. Renewal period of five years.

  28. Jan 10 Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) "IAS" 24 Hours, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    A required certification for all Laborers working in a hospital or healthcare environment. Topics will include: setting up and maintaining a negative air environment; removing debris; constructing barriers to prevent the spread of infectious diseases; monitoring the work environment and inspecting, donning and removing personal protection equipment.

  29. Jan 15 Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for maintaining an Asbestos Worker license. Students with an expired certificate for more than 6 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  30. Jan 16 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for maintaining an Asbestos Supervisor license. Students with an expired certificate for more than 6 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  31. Jan 18 Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This training fulfills EPA and State of Illinois (IDPH) requirements for maintaining a Lead Abatement Supervisor license. This certification is valid for three years. Students with an expired certificate for more than 12 months are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  32. Jan 19 Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER) requirement for working on hazardous waste sites. In addition, course reviews OSHA permit-required confined space and hazard communication standards (GHS). Students with an expired certificate for more than 12 months are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  33. Jan 29 Pipelaying "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    Focuses on the principles and techniques of installing gravity flow pipe. Laser aligners, transits, checking line and grade, and crew member responsibilities will be reviewed. You will learn how to determine pipe slope and percentage of grade. Renewal period of five years.

  34. Feb 12 Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for maintaining an Asbestos Worker license. Students with an expired certificate for more than 6 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  35. Feb 13 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for maintaining an Asbestos Supervisor license. Students with an expired certificate for more than 6 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  36. Feb 15 Lead Abatement Worker Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This training fulfills EPA and State of Illinois (IDPH) requirements for maintaining a Lead Abatement Worker license. This certificate is valid for three years. Students with an expired certificate for more than 12 months are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  37. Feb 16 Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER) requirement for working on hazardous waste sites. In addition, course reviews OSHA permit-required confined space and hazard communication standards (GHS). Students with an expired certificate for more than 12 months are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  38. Mar 12 Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for maintaining an Asbestos Worker license. Students with an expired certificate for more than 6 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  39. Mar 13 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for maintaining an Asbestos Supervisor license. Students with an expired certificate for more than 6 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  40. Mar 15 Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This training fulfills EPA and State of Illinois (IDPH) requirements for maintaining a Lead Abatement Supervisor license. This certification is valid for three years. Students with an expired certificate for more than 12 months are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  41. Mar 16 Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER) requirement for working on hazardous waste sites. In addition, course reviews OSHA permit-required confined space and hazard communication standards (GHS). Students with an expired certificate for more than 12 months are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  42. Apr 2 Pneumatic Tools (Apprentice Only) 5 Days, 03:30AM - 07:00AM

    This comprehensive five day course addresses the use of pneumatic tools and discusses safety for the user. Tool recognition and maintenance, to assist in equipment longevity, are included. Students learn to use the pavement breaker, chipping guns, grinder, drills and vibrators, hand-held and power-driven saws. Back safety and proper lifting procedures are discussed and practiced. Renewal period of five years.

  43. Apr 9 Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for maintaining an Asbestos Worker license. Students with an expired certificate for more than 6 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  44. Apr 10 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This annual refresher training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for maintaining an Asbestos Supervisor license. Students with an expired certificate for more than 6 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not elligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  45. Apr 16 Pneumatic Tools (Apprentice Only) 5 Days, 03:30AM - 07:00AM

    This comprehensive five day course addresses the use of pneumatic tools and discusses safety for the user. Tool recognition and maintenance, to assist in equipment longevity, are included. Students learn to use the pavement breaker, chipping guns, grinder, drills and vibrators, hand-held and power-driven saws. Back safety and proper lifting procedures are discussed and practiced. Renewal period of five years.

  46. May 31 CDL Pre-Trip and Road Test - Class A and B 1 Day, 12:00AM - 12:00AM

    This training focuses on preparing the driver for the Pre-trip inspection and Basic Skills portions of the Road Test that will be performed at the Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    Click on the "Newsroom" tab and review Illinois Secretary of State - CDL Policy Change effective 2015

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