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Job Placement AssistanceLicensing Info

Job Placement Assistance

Due to the fact we provide training for many environmental, and occupational health and safety oriented companies, IEE maintains strong ties with business and industrial communities of northern New England.  These companies often use IEE to post openings in their organizations, because they know first-hand the high quality of training the Institute provides.

Job placement assistance is available only to students who are unemployed and pay for their own training courses.  We will let these student know of job openings that we are aware of in their field.  While every effort is made to assist qualified students with their job search, we cannot guarantee initial employment, rates of pay, or length of employment.

Students should be aware of the following limitations and standards in the environmental fields:

  • Most states require that participants be at least 18 years of age in order to work or be licensed in the environmental fields.
  • Participants who wish to attend abatement/worker courses should have at a minimum, grade seven reading and mathematics equivalency.
  • OSHA requires that employees pass an occupational medical examination (conducted by a licensed physician) to work in the environmental fields.   The medical exams may include (depending on the field) a chest x-ray, pulmonary function test, medical and work history, blood lead monitoring, and a general physical examination.
  • Workers should be prepared to wear a respirator and disposable protective clothing.   Environmental abatement activities are labor intensive and participants might work in a construction environment.  Consultants might find that work can be strenuous, although typically not as labor intensive as that for abatement workers.  Generally, being able to climb a ladder and lifting up to 50 pounds is necessary to work in the field.

STATE LICENSING INFORMATION

Course participants may be eligible to apply for various state licensing or certification depending on applicable training obtained, college education, and/or field experience.  Massachusetts and New Hampshire specify requirements for all persons who work on asbestos and lead paint/deleading projects

IEE's knowledgeable staff can assist you to navigate through the many asbestos disciplines and the roles and responsibilities of each.  Please note that it is always the student's responsibility to contact the applicable state agency directly to verify that they meet state specific requirements for certification/licensing.

License/Certification MA Fees NH Fees
Asbestos Worker$75$50
Asbestos Supervisor$225$2000
Asbestos Contractor$2,050$1000/750
Asbestos Disposal Site WorkerN/A$50
Asbestos Disposal Site ContractorN/A$250
Asbestos Inspector$625$200
Asbestos Inspector/Management Planner$625$250
Asbestos Project Designer$625$200
Asbestos Project Monitor$625N/A
Deleader/Lead Abatement Worker$50$75
Deleader/Lead Abatement Supervisor$150$125
Deleader/Lead Abatement Contractor$575$300
Lead Safe Renovator Contractor$375EPA
Lead Inspector$325$100
Lead Risk Assessorincluded$250

STUDENT SERVICES

STUDENT LOUNGE

Our student lounge provides an area where students can relax, eat lunch, check email, or just socialize with other students during break time.  We have complimentary coffee and other drinks available for students throughout the day.  There is also a toaster, microwave, and refrigerator available for student use.  Feel free to bring in food and warm it up for lunch.  For students who prefer to purchase their lunch, there is a sandwich shop located next store to our facility.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN A CLASS OR HANDS-ON SESSION

  • Maximum lecture classes will not exceed 40 students.
  • Maximum student-to-faculty ratio varies according to state regulations, and ranges from 8:1 to 10:1 for hands-on sessions.

ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE

Students who have special needs which may require remedial assistance during training should notify the Institute when registering for the course.  For example, with advance notice, IEE may provide a verbal examination instead of a written exam if you have difficulty reading and if applicable regulatory agencies permit a verbal exam.

COPIES

The charge for copies of any school material is $.10 for each page.

PARKING

Adequate parking space is available.  Student parking is not allowed in areas reserved for visitors and handicapped persons.

SMOKING POLICY

We maintain a smoke-free educational environment.  Smoking is NOT permitted in the school building.  Students, faculty and staff may smoke outside during breaks.  Please only smoke in designated areas and dispose of cigarettes in the ashtrays which are provided.

THE SURROUNDING AREA

We are strategically situated in Wilmington, Massachusetts, near the junction of Rt 93 and Rt 125, within close proximity to shopping, various services, banking, restaurants, and hotels.