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Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions:

  1. I am interested in taking a 40-hr Hazwoper course. How do I get information about signing up for such a course?


  2. How much does it cost to take the 40-hr Hazwoper course?


  3. How is the IBT Worker Training Program funded?


  4. I have been to the IBT Worker Training Center website but have not seen any courses offered near where I live or work, how do I go about getting a course close to where I live/work?


  5. How do I register for a DOT Train-the-Trainer class?


  6. I am a construction worker but not a member of the Teamsters union, can I take a course through the Teamsters? Will I have to pay for the course since I am not a Teamster?


  7. I am an owner of a construction company, can I get the Teamsters to provide the 10-Hr OSHA course to my employees?


  8. I have taken the 40-hr Hazwoper course and the 8-hr Refresher through the Teamsters but have lost my certification card. How do I get a replacement card?


  9. I am an unemployed independent truck driver, can I take the 40-hr Hazwoper?


  10. Are your courses offered in Spanish?


  11. What are the basic qualifications necessary to become an instructor in the IBT Worker Training Program?


  12. I work for a non-profit community based organization working with disadvantaged populations, will the Teamsters teach these courses to our consumers?


  13. I lost my Student ID card. Can you provide a replacement?

Answers:

  1. I am interested in taking a 40-hr Hazwoper course. How do I get information about signing up for such a course?
    For information about registering for a course through the IBT Worker Program you may call the Program Office at (202) 624-6963, or consult the website, http://teamsterworkertrainingprogram.org, or call the training center directly.


  2. How much does it cost to take the 40-hr Hazwoper course?
    The courses offered through the IBT Worker Training Program are at no cost to students and employers.


  3. How is the IBT Worker Training Program funded?
    The IBT Worker Training Program receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Institutes of Environmental Sciences, Department of Energy, and from the IBT and its affiliates.


  4. I have been to the IBT Worker Training Center website but have not seen any courses offered near where I live or work, how do I go about getting a course close to where I live/work?
    To be cost effective classes must have at least 12 students. If there is not an IBT training center in your state or near your community, the Teamsters instructors will bring the training to you. Please call the IBT Program Office at (202) 624-6963 or contact a training center from the list on the website.


  5. How do I register for a DOT Train-the-Trainer class?
    To register for any classes offered through the IBT Worker Training Program, you may register on the website at http://teamsterworkertrainingprogram.org/RequestTraining.asp, contact a training center near you, or call the IBT Program Office at (202) 624-6963.


  6. I am a construction worker but not a member of the Teamsters union, can I take a course through the Teamsters? Will I have to pay for the course since I am not a Teamster?
    Training is open to all workers who are currently employed or have the potential to become employed in hazardous waste site remediation, hazardous waste and hazardous materials transportation, hazardous waste clean-up, and the loading, unloading and handling of hazardous materials. There is no cost to the student. All training offered by the IBT Worker Training Program is at no cost to the student or employer.


  7. I am an owner of a construction company, can I get the Teamsters to provide the 10-Hr OSHA course to my employees?
    Yes, you may contact the IBT Program Office or an IBT training center about providing training to your employees.


  8. I have taken the 40-hr Hazwoper course and the 8-hr Refresher through the Teamsters but have lost my certification card. How do I get a replacement card?
    Replacement cards or transcripts are issued by the IBT Program Office. Please contact the training center where you took the courses or contact the IBT Program Office directly. Once the training has been confirmed a replacement card will be issued.


  9. I am an unemployed independent truck driver, can I take the 40-hr Hazwoper?
    Yes, you may take the 40-hr Hazwoper course if you are employed or have the potential to become employed in hazardous waste site remediation, transportation of hazardous waste or hazardous materials, or loading, unloading and handling of hazardous materials. Please contact a training center for further information.


  10. Are your courses offered in Spanish?
    Yes, we have bilingual instructors available to teach our classes.


  11. What are the basic qualifications necessary to become an instructor in the IBT Worker Training Program?
    To be eligible to become an instructor for the Teamster Training Program, the individual must be employed by a Teamster Training Trust or Local Union Training Program and attend a comprehensive Instructor Training Program (IDP). This program provides the prospective instructors with the applicable technical and regulatory knowledge and the adult education teaching techniques needed to effectively conduct safety training courses. Upon completion of the IDP, the prospective instructor is allowed to assist experienced program instructors conduct basic safety training courses. Prior to becoming a full authorized instructor, the prospective instructor is monitored and evaluated by experienced instructors and the IBT Program Office staff.


  12. I work for a non-profit community based organization working with disadvantaged populations, will the Teamsters teach these courses to our consumers?
    Yes, the IBT Worker Training Program provides training to workers and individuals in various communities that has been requested by non-profit organizations and community-based organizations.


  13. I lost my Student ID card. Can you provide a replacement?
    Your can request a replcaement Student ID card or your transcript by completing the information on the Student ID Card and Transcript request page.