Classes

Please note: Submitting an application does not place you into the class. Your application will be submitted to the course waiting list. Once a course is scheduled, you will be notified via SMS text. If you can attend the course, call the Training Fund to confirm your seat. You can also check seat availability by contacting the Training Fund at 11:00am, on Monday, the week prior to the class.

Contractor Training

At our locations or yours!
We look forward to the opportunity to train your Laborer employees at your facility or jobsite. Please contact Marcus Roberts, Training Director, to discuss and arrange contractor training.

The Training Center offers many classes divided into four general areas: General Construction, Environmental, Safety and Underground. Working together with our national training center–LIUNA Training, as well as the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Department of Public Health, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Environmental Protection Agency, the National Safety Council, and various other agencies, we strive to keep our curriculum interesting and current.                                

Questions About Courses and How to Submit a Course Application - please contact:

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Training Coordinator

Frankie Smith
630-653-0006 ext 244


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  • 1 Day

    1-Day Silica Exposure Awareness

    The LiUNA 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 be compliant with OSHA's Final Rule by September 23, 2017.

    Related News: Silica Exposure - OSHA's Final Rule

    Related News: Silica Exposure - OSHA's Final Rule
  • 40 Hours

    40-HR Hazardous Waste Worker Training

    Training fulfills the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HAZWOPER) requirements for working on hazardous waste sites. Participants also receive certification in permit-required confined space awareness. A medical evaluation for respirator use is included at the start of this course. Hands-on includes donning various levels of PPE, performing remediation and decontamination procedures and confined space ventilation and rescue. This certificate is valid for one year. 

    Clean-shaven face is required for Respirator Fit Certification.

  • 4 Hours

    Aerial Lift Training

    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 4 years.

    Skill Certificates issued in this course:

    • Boom Lift (4 Year Renewal Period)
      • Scissor Lift (4 Year Renewal Period)
  • 1 Day

    American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED

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

  • 1 Day

    Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher

    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 12 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  • 40 Hours

    Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Training "IAS"

    Training fulfills all of the EPA, State of Illinois (IDPH) and Indiana (IDEM) requirements for obtaining an Asbestos Supervisor license. Course features estimating and blueprint reading exercises, project documentation and legal and regulatory liabilities. *Applicants are required to have a minimum of 2080 hours of asbestos worker experience.

    Renewal: Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher
  • 1 Day

    Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher

    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 12 months (Indiana) or 12 months (Illinois) are not eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  • 5 Days

    Asbestos Abatement Worker Training

    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.

    Clean-shaven face is required for Respirator Fit Certification.

    Renewal: Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher
  • 1 Day

    Asbestos Awareness

    This 8-Hour awareness course meets OSHA requirements for class IV asbestos work.  It is designed for construction workers that work near but do NOT intentionally contact of disturb ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials) or PACM (Presumed Asbestos Containing Materials)

  • 2 Days

    Burning

    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 and propylene. In addition to oxy-fuel cutting, plasma cutting is also introduced.

  • 5 Days

    Concrete Technology

    This course deals with the placement of concrete and the latest concrete technology. Specific topics include excavation, backfill and compaction, placement of concrete, concrete vibration, tool identification, finishing and curing. Hands-on projects will consist of placing slabs on grade, walls, and columns. Renewal period of five years.

  • 1 Hour

    Equipment Test Out

    This course is only offered to experienced operators and/or 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: Skid steer. Class 4 industrial forklift. Class 7 rough terrain forklift. Boom Lift. Scissor Lift.

    Skill Certificates issued in this course:

    • Skid Steer (3 year Renewal Period)
    • Class 7 Rough Terrain Forklift (3 Year Renewal Period)
    • Class 4 Industrial Forklift (3 Year Renewal Period)
    • Boom Lift (4 Year Renewal Period)
    • Scissor Lift (4 Year Renewal Period)
  • 4 Hours

    Flagger Certification Training

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

  • 2 Days

    Forklift Training

    This 2-Day course deals with approved safety procedures for the operation of equipment. Basic operation of an industrial forklift and rough terrain forklift.

    Skill Certificates issued in this course:

    • Class 7 Rough Terrain Forklift (3 Year renewal Period)
    • Class 4 Industrial Forklift (3 Year Renewal Period)
  • 5 Days

    GPS - Global Positioning

    Our 5 - Day course prepares a worker to setup and configure a base station and rover, teaches them various measuring techniques and outlines uses for simple structure layouts. Individuals will learn the components of the GPS, principles of operation, field procedures, data collection and configuration procedures. Renewal period of five years.

  • 4 Hours

    Hazard Communication "IAS"

    OSHA’s hazard communication standard has been updated to include the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of classification and labeling of chemicals. This course emphasizes the workers “right to know” about the chemicals used in the workplace through the use of SDS sheets, pictograms and standard labels. OSHA mandated all workers need to be trained to understand the new GHS system by December 1, 2013.

  • 1 Day

    Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher "IAS"

    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.

  • 40 Hours

    Hoisting and Rigging "IAS"

    Training focuses on the mathematical formulas for proper rigging techniques. These formulas will be used in determining correct sling angles and load calculations. The signal person safety training (SPST) is also a part of this curriculum. Renewal period of four years.

    Skill Certificates issued in this course:

    • Rigging
    • Signal Person Safety Training SPST (4 Year Renewal Period)
  • 2 Days

    Hydromobile

    This course will cover the proper installation and operating procedures for the Hydromobile M2 mast powered climber. Featured equipment will be a 24 foot and 14 foot power unit with two 6 foot cantilevers and a 12 foot bridge. Students will determine proper load capacity in regard to overall length and set up.

  • 24 Hours

    Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) "IAS"

    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.

  • 1 Day

    Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher "IAS"

    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.

  • 5 Days

    Lead Abatement Supervisor Training "IAS"

    Training prepares you for the State of Illinois' Third Party Exam requirement for obtaining an Illinois Lead Abatement Supervisor license. *Applicants are required to have a minimum of 2000 hours of lead worker experience or 4000 hours of combined environmental worker experience. 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.

    Renewal: Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher "IAS"
  • 1 Day

    Lead Abatement Worker Refresher "IAS"

    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.

  • 5 Days

    Lead Abatement Worker Training

    This training fulfills EPA and State of Illinois (IDPH) requirements for obtaining a Lead Abatement Worker license. Training covers the uses of lead, health effects, PPE and abatement and disposal requirements. Hands-on activities include the use of air purifying respirators, construction of containments and decontamination units, as well as simulated removal of lead-based paint. 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.

    Clean shaven is required for Respirator Fit Certification.

    Renewal: Lead Abatement Worker Refresher "IAS"
  • 1 Day

    Lead RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) Refresher "IAS"

    This 1 - Day course fulfills the EPA’s requirement to maintain your Lead Renovator certification. This certificate is valid for five years. Students must take refresher training prior to the expiration of their current intial or refresher certificate.

    Special Notice:

    If you took your training on or prior to March 31, 2010, your training certification will not expire until March 31, 2016.If you took your training on or between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011, you will have one year added to the expiration date of your training certification.

  • 2 Days

    Lead RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) Training "IAS"

    This training fulfills the EPA’s requirements to become a Certified Lead Renovator. Certification is required for Laborers who are engaging in renovation, repair and painting activities that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 houses and child occupied facilities. This certificate is valid for five years. Students must take their refresher training prior to the expiration of their current or refresher certificate.

    Renewal: Lead RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) Refresher "IAS"
  • 5 Days

    Line and Grade "IAS"

    This 5 - Day course will focus on the correct set up and use of the builder’s level for elevation control and transfer of grade. Course will also feature the use of a transit for basic layout. Renewal period of five years.

  • 2 Days

    OSHA 10-Hour Safety and Health Course "IAS"

    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.

  • 5 Days

    OSHA 30-Hour Safety and Health Course "IAS"

    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.

  • 3 Days

    Permit-required Confined Space Entry Safety

    This course prepares the individual to work as part of an entry into Permit-Required Confined Space. Training focuses on how to recognize, evaluate and control safety and health hazards associated with PRCS. Topics include Hazard Recongnition, Health Effects, PPE, OSHA construction standard for confined spaces, Lock-Out and Tag-Out, Ventilation, monitoring and entry permit program.

  • 5 Days

    Pipelaying "IAS"

    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.

    Related News: CLTAF Curriculum Updates - Pipelaying for Journeyworkers
  • 80 Hours

    Pipeline Technology "IAS"

    This Pipeline Technology course will be composed of both classroom and hands-on training. Students will learn about the different crews, equipment and other basic pipeline tasks. Some topics include: silt screen fence setup, chain saw operation, M-scope operation, skid setting, sandblasting, coating applications and cad welding. Students will also be tested for a variety of Operator Qualification tasks.

    Skill Certificates issued in this course:

    • Operator Qualifications "OQ" - Abnormal Operating Conditions "AOC"
  • 5 Days

    Printreading

    The latest printreading course is a 5-day class and is for Residential and Light Commercial Construction. The course will provide printreading experience related to both residential and commercial construction. Expanded topics will include: construction materials and methods, the roles of building-process participants and project delivery methods.

  • 1 Day

    Scaffold Builder Refresher

    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 Frame, Tube and Clamp, System, and Suspension Scaffolds.

    Skill Certificates issued in this course:

    • Scaffold Builder
    • Scaffold User
    • Frame Scaffolds
    • Tube and Clamp Scaffolds
    • Systems Scaffolds
    • Suspension Scaffolds                                 
  • 5 Days

    Scaffold Technology

    Effective April 1, 2020

    The CLTAF's Scaffold Program has been redesigned to meet idustry needs and demands of our Laborers. The CLTAF Scaffold Program will consist of the following independent training courses:

    5-Day Scaffold Technology Course

    This 5-Day training will include the following topics and scaffold systems:

    • Scaffold User Safety - OSHA Subpart L
    • Scaffold Tools and P.P.E.
    • Building Frame Scaffolds
    • Building Tube and Clamp Scaffolds
    • Building System Scaffolds
    • Proper Use and Safely Working 
      on Elevated Work Platforms (Scissor and Boom Lifts)

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

    The 5-Day Scaffold Technology and 1-Day Suspension Course Certificates/Skills will expire every 4 years. Participants will be required to attend this 1-Day Refresher Course every 4 years to maintain their current certificates/skills. There will be a 1-year grace period extended to you to renew your certification.

    CLTAF SCAFFOLD PROGRAM UPDATE - Effective April 1, 2020

    Related News: CLTAF Curriculum Updates - Scaffold Technology Course (Scaffold Builders)
  • 1 Day

    Signal Person Safety Training (SPST)

    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.

  • 2 Days

    Skidsteer Training

    This 2-Day course deals with approved safety procedures for the operation of equipment. Basic operation of construction skidloader is taught, along with ongoing maintenance procedures. Hands-on training in identification and usage of the universal hand signals will also be a part of this course.

    Skill Certificates issued in this course:

    • Skid Steer (3 Year Renewal Period)
  • 3 Days

    Solar Farm Training

    This Solar Farm Training course is composed of both classroom and hands-on training. The course will provide experience related to commercial Solar Farm construction and Solar Panel Installation. Classroom activities include lessons on electrical hazards, PV module, post and racking installation and more. Hands on activities include site prep, layout and setting the posts, racking system and panels. The course will run for 3 days but will be reevaluated for the duration and participant count after the course has been performed.

  • 40 Hours

    Supervisor Training Program - Foreman/General Foreman

    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".

  • 1 Day

    Suspension Scaffold

    Suspension Scaffold

    This course will require successful completion of the 5-Day Scaffold Technology Course and current Certificate/Skill as a pre-requisite. 

    This 1-Day training will consist of the following topics:

    Suspension User Safety
    Building Suspension Scaffolds

    This Certificate/Skill will expire every 4 years. There will be a 1-year grace period extended to you to renew your certificate.

  • 2 Days

    Trench Safety

    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.

  • 1 Day

    Trench Safety Awareness

    We review and discuss OSHA guidelines for trenching, shoring, soil classifications, protective systems, rescue shoring and shoring systems design. Topics include: hydraulic shoring, screw jacks, air and timber shores, trench shields, manhole braces and much more.

  • 2 Days

    Work Zone Safety

    In this two day course students will learn proper work zones practices and protocols for general road work and highway work zones. In addition, they will also receive IDOT Flaggers training. Safety topics will include concrete work, power tools, back safety, working aroung heavy equipment, and communication issues. 

    Skill Certificate issued in this course:

    • IDOT Flagger Certification (4 Year Renewal Period)

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