Five U.S. States are Leading the Way in Online Training Course Approval

When it comes to moving online environmental safety training forward, these five states are setting a positive example.

CHC Training is on a mission to bring online safety training and recertification to every state in the U.S. However, we often run up against state regulatory bodies who are resistant to updating their in-person training requirements. Yes, change is hard. But we’ve also known – even before the pandemic hit – that online access to training is the future. The next generation of environmental safety workers and teachers now expect and demand it. 

We accept the challenge of gaining approval for online training courses, state by state. CHC Training is breaking stateline barriers and facilitating online access to a wider pool of trainees with every new approval we gain. And that’s a win worth celebrating! Here are the top five states that have reviewed and approved online re-accreditation training classes at an admirable rate. Other states should follow suit.

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Our next-door neighbor to the west, Utah, has been receptive to our training classes in all formats. In fact, we occasionally travel to Salt Lake City to run in-person initial training classes. Our most recent win with Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality has been gaining their approval of our Asbestos Project Designer Refresher course to be offered asynchronously online. 


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For asbestos and lead safety professionals in Alabama who are facing a credential that is about to lapse, you can refresh it conveniently online. The State of Alabama has approved six different asbestos refresher courses online (including Spanish language versions), as well as awareness classes and recertifications in the disciplines of lead, mold, silica, and more. 


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In the Wolverine State, industry regulators have granted approval to our online refresher courses in six different asbestos categories, from Asbestos Abatement Worker to Asbestos Management Planner. This allows certified professionals across the discipline to renew their licenses from the convenience of their own homes. Demand is strong. Michigan is one of our bestselling markets for online refresher courses.


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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources reviewed and approved all six of our live-remote and online asbestos refresher courses in the spring of 2021, giving its professionals an advantage when it comes time to renew their credentials. Online and anytime! Did you know, we also administer the Missouri state exam online in both English and Spanish?


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The State of Tennessee’s Department of Environment and Conservation approved our asbestos re-accreditation courses for workers, inspectors, and supervisors alike in January 2021. After their initial in-person training, professionals can refresh their credentials every two years conveniently online. 


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Advocating for more online access together

If your state is not on this list, or doesn’t offer online courses on our state-by-state map, that means we all have some work to do before online class formats are available. Your voice matters! You can help by getting in touch with your state’s regulators and requesting online refresher courses be valid. Meanwhile, we’ll be working hard to keep moving the future into the present day.

See our growing collection of approvals and licenses here:

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