Training Courses

ABRA Crime & Trauma Scene Bio Recovery Technician Certification Course

  • Introduction to Microbiology
  • Disease and Defense
  • Orientation to Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Protecting yourself on the job & Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Introduction to Hazcom & MSDS
  • Lockout/Tag-out operations
  • Other Regulated Hazards
  • Bio-Recovery Equipment & Supplies
  • Containment of sharps & waste
  • Biohazard Clean-up
  • Decomposition & its odor
  • Non-Bio-Hazard Clean-up
  • Transport of waste
  • Crime scenes
  • Psychological considerations of Bio-Recovery
  • Legal issues & documentation
  • Photographing the scene
  • Tricks of the trade

Advanced Stain & Spot Removal

  • How to best approach most common spots and stains.
  • Discussion of various spotting tools,chemicals, and accessories.
  • Discussion of different removal techniques 
  • How to improve your success and customer satisfaction.
  • A step by step spot removal system.
  •  Learn how to approach pet stains, copy toner, red dye stains, mustard, colour loss, coffee, soft drinks, grease, oil tar, and many other common spots and stains.

Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

  • Microbiology for remediation professionals
  • Building Science
  • Standards and Guidelines
  • Moisture Measurements
  • Health & Safety
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Containment & Proper Utilization of Negative Pressure
  • Removal, Demolition, Cleaning and Disposal Procedures
  • Sampling & Clearance Testing

Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Training Program 253S

  • Regulatory Knowledge
  • Type 3 Work Area Layout & Set-up Requirements
  • Equipment & PPE
  • Availability, Inspection and Maintenance
  • Training, Fit Testing & Hazard Awareness Requirements
  • Emergency Response Plan & Supervisor Role
    Supervisor Communication

Note:  Asbestos Worker Course Required to Attend Asbestos Supervisor Course


Asbestos Abatement Worker Training Program 253W

  • MODULE 1 - S0042 Hazards & Legislation Applying to Asbestos Abatement Type 3
  • MODULE 2 - S0043 - Non-Asbestos Hazards in Type 3 Workplace & Controls
  • MODULE 3 - S0044 - Measures & Procedures in Type 3 Operations in Ontario
  • MODULE 4 -  S0045 - Worker Protection & Hygiene Practices
  • MODULE 5 - S0046 - Basic Equipment Procedures

Asbestos Awareness 1/2 day

  • Properties of asbestos
  • History and uses of asbestos
  • Health effects of asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos regulations
  • How to recognize asbestos containing materials (ACM)
  • Different classifications of asbestos operations (Type 1, Type 2 and Type 3)
  • Personal protective equipment options

Asbestos Worker Certification

This is a 2 day course facilitated by Alberta Safety & Environment Services Ltd.

  • Asbestos overview
  • Health effects of exposure to asbestos
  • Asbestos and Alberta OHS Legislation, Ac, Regulations and Codes 
  • Asbestos abatement methods
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Methods for monitoring and analysis
  • Other health and safety considerations

Basics of Supervising

  • Elements of supervision
  • Motivation and communication 
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Health and safety programs
  • Site emergencies and accident investigation 
  • Construction injuries and fatalities

Carpet Cleaning Technician

  • Fibre Identification
  • Carpet Construction
  • Carpet Dyeing and Colours
  • Carpet Characteristics
  • Soiling Conditions
  • The Cleaning Cycle
  • Understanding pH
  • Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Spot Removal
  • Cleaning Methods

Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician

  • Loose & Split Seams
  • Buckled Carpet
  • Split Metal Strips
  • Carpet Damage Repairs
  • Tackless Strip Installation & Replacement
  • Loose Edges
  • Bleach Spots
  • Manner of Stains, Holes and Burns in All Types of Carpet
  • Tools and Techniques

Carpet Spotting

  • How to identify different spots and stains
  • Spill care and prevention
  • The different spotting chemicals
  • Procedures for effective spot and stain removal
  • How to pre-test spotters
  • Bodily fluid cleaning methods
  • Specialty spotting and more....

Color Repair Technician

  • History of color
  • Color theory
  • Natural and synthetic dyes
  • Dye methods
  • Types of dyes
  • Types of fibers
  • Carpet styles and dye procedures
  • Color loss due to contamination or bleaching
  • Sidematch correction
  • Use of cleaning agents that may affect or remove color from carpet 

Commercial Drying Specialist

  • Complex Structures, Systems & Materials
  • Scope of Commercial, Industrial, Institutional & Complex Residential Structures - Case Scenarios
  • Advanced Psychrometry
  • Laws of Thermodynamics, Air Flow & Climate Controls
  • Health & Safety, Hazard identification & Risk Assessment
  • Mechanical, HVAC & Electrical Systems
  • Data Collection, Recording, Analysis
  • Bidding, Budgeting, Cost Control
  • File Management & Reporting
  • Planning, Staging & Project Set-up/Sequencing
  • Hands on Demonstrations

Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician

  • Nature of Fire Damage Restoration
  • Staffing a Disaster Restoration Company
  • Restoration Alternatives & Value Judgments
  • Structure Restoration
  • Equipment Requirements (Thermal Fogging, Ozone, Air Scrubbers, etc.)
  • Deodorizing
  • Restoration Chemicals
  • Pack / Move Out
  • Pricing

Health & Safety Equivalent

  • Health, Safety & the Law
  • Occupational Hazards
  • Remediation
  • Restoration Industry Hazards
  • Workplace Inspections
  • Accident Response & Investigation
  • Emergency Preparedness & Planning

Health & Safety Technician

  • Increase safety in your workplace
  • OSHA standards
  • Inspections
  • Citations and Penalties
  • Record keeping
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Confined Spaces
  • Bloodborne Pathogens

Leather Cleaning Course

  • History of Leather
  • Definition of Leather
  • Types of Leather
  • Limitations of Cleaning
  • Cost Factors
  • Pre Testing
  • Cleaning Techniques
  • General Spotting Techniques
  • Equipment & Tools
  • Proper Procedures Aniline & Pigmented Leather
  • Suede and Nuebuck Precautions

*Not a certification course

Leather Cleaning Technician

  • Leather identification and cleaning techniques
  • Theory
  • Practical application
  • Proper identification of leather types
  • Soiling conditions
  • Proper professional solutions to the cleaning challenges faced by the individuals performing the work in the field.

Odor Control Technician

  • Principals for Total Odor Removal
  • Deodorizing Concepts & Chemicals
  • Deodorizing Equipment Options
  • Odor & Mildew
  • Decontamination
  • Urine Contamination
  • Smoke Odor
  • Trauma Scene
  • Skunk Odor, Tear Gas Fire/Oil & Many Other Odor Situations

Pack-Out & Contents Recovery

  • Responsibilities of a Restoration Company's Contents Team
  • Documents and forms: Creating the necessary paper trail
  • Pack-Out & Pack Back Process: Step-by-step details & required procedures of the contents job
  • Insurance adjusters' requirements & expectations from your Contents Team: from contents removal to invoicing
  • Marketing your Services - Increasing your contents restoration marketshare

Pet Odor Removal, Carpet & Fabric Protection Program and Leather Cleaning

  • Pet Odor: This Short Seminar will teach you some of the most effective yet simple ways to handle pet odor problems. Deodorization is very profitable when done correctly and is an extremely valuable service for your customer.
  • Carpet & Fabric Protection: One of the most profitable services you can provide as well as a tremendous value to your customer.  Learn how to properly explain the value, how to demo properly, & to offer extended warranty maintenance contracts.
  • Leather Cleaning: 35% of upholstery sold to homes is leather.  Leather, many times is easier to clean and more profitable than traditional fabrics and fibers.  Learn the manufacturing process, along with identification and cleaning of different leathers types as well as pricing and marketing this valuable service.

Stone, Masonry & Tile Cleaning Technician

  • Maintenance related tasks
  • Cleaning Techniques
  • Natural Stone 
  • Cultured Stone
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Masonry
  • Grout Surfaces
  • Chemicals
  • Tools & Equipment
  • Protection of surfaces, techs &  building occupants

Trauma Scene Remediation

  • Microbiology
  •  Regulations
  •  Psychological Issues
  •  Health & Safety
  •  Biocides
  •  Work Practices (Equipment, supplies, and processes for structure & contents decontamination)
  •  Odor Control
  • Work Practices (Processes for cleanup/remediation of both structure and contents)
  •  HVAC Systems
  •  Putrefaction
  •  Case Study.

Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician

  • Fibre Identification
  • Fabric Constructions and Styles
  • Dry Cleaning Procedures
  • Tools and Equipment Requirements
  • Fine Fabric Cleaning
  • Dye Systems
  • Finishes and Topical Treatments
  • Spotting Procedures
  • Methods of Cleaning
  • Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Avoiding Problems
  • Correction Methods

Water Damage Restoration Technician

  • Health & Safety
  • Psychrometrics
  • Mildew Growth and Correction
  • Chemicals
  • Application of Antimicrobials
  • Odor Elimination
  • Structural Drying
  • Sewage Backflows
  • Inspection & Damage Containment
  • Effects of Water on Flooring Materials

WHMIS and Chemical Safety

  • The Key elements of WHMIS
  • What are the responsibilities of employers and workers
  • Controlled products
  • How to identify, understand and create WHMIS labels
  • Recognize WHMIS hazard symbols
  • How to use and understand MSDS
  • Safe handling of chemicals and more...

Xactimate Hands On Estimating

  • General administration of Xactimate 28, including setup of claim information, adding new projects,and basic program navigation. 
  • The 4-step process to create a property loss estimate. 
  • Create a variety of different building diagrams. 
  • Use a variety of searching techniques used to find the correct line items. 
  • Utilize variables and calculations to accurately and efficiently calculate item quantities. 
  • Increase efficiency by using existing default settings, applying Sketch templates, macros,and retrieving scope. 
  • Add annotations and images to provide additional clarity and detail. 
  • Personalize and print a variety of professional estimate and claim reports.

Note: Please bring computer with Xactimate 28 installed and fully functional prior to class.
(Hands-on portion of course require computer with appropriate system requirements)