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  1. Nov 30 Total Station 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    This 5 - Day course was developed around the Total Station equipment. The Total Station combines both an electronic transit and an electronic distance-measuring device with software run on an internal computer. By the end of the course, given drawings and coordinates, a person should be able to layout a simple structure using the Total Station. Renewal period of five years.

  2. OSHA 30-Hour Safety and Health Course "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 02:30PM

    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.

  3. Line and Grade "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    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.

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

    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.

  5. OSHA 30-Hour Safety and Health Course "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 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.

  6. Line and Grade "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    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.

  7. Dec 1 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.

  8. Dec 4 Flagger Certification Training 4 Hours, 07:00AM - 11:00AM

    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.

  9. Dec 7 OSHA 30-Hour Safety and Health Course "IAS" 5 Days, 07:00AM - 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.

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

    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 2-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

  11. Printreading 5 Days, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    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.

  12. Flagger Certification Training 4 Hours, 07:00AM - 11:00AM

    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.

  13. Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:00PM

    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 eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

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

    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 2-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

  15. Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:00PM

    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 eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  16. Dec 8 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.

  17. Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:00PM

    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 eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  18. 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 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                                 
  19. Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:00PM

    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 eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  20. Dec 9 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:00PM

    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 eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  21. Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:00PM

    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 eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  22. Aerial Lift Training 4 Hours, 07:00AM - 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 4 years.

    Skill Certificates issued in this course:

    • Boom Lift (4 Year Renewal Period)
    • Scissor Lift (4 Year Renewal Period)
  23. Dec 10 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 skid steer and the class 4 industrial forklift and the class 7 rough terrain forklift.

    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)
  24. Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:00PM

    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 eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  25. Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher "IAS" 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.

  26. Dec 11 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Refresher "IAS" 1 Day, 07:00AM - 03:00PM

    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 eligible for reaccreditation and must retake the initial training course.

  27. Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher "IAS" 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.

  28. Flagger Certification Training 4 Hours, 07:00AM - 11:00AM

    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.

  29. Dec 14 Supervisor Training Program - Foreman/General Foreman "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".

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

    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 2-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

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

    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.

  32. Hoisting and Rigging 40 Hours, 07:00AM - 03:30PM

    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)
  33. Dec 15 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.

  34. Dec 16 Flagger Certification Training 4 Hours, 07:00AM - 11:00AM

    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.

  35. Dec 17 Burning 2 Days, 07:00AM - 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.

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