EPA Method 9 & 22 Visible Emissions
Field Test and Classroom Certification Provider
Over 50 years combined experience in Air Quality and Visible Emissions Instruction

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About Us

ECS Smoke School is a full service EPA Method 9 & 22 smoke school certification provider. We provide the field test certification as well as the classroom lecture certification.
With a combined 50 years of experience in air quality, smoke school instruction, and environmental specialist duties, you can have confidence in your certification from ECS Smoke School.

Start Times
Our schools are one day in duration, usually starting at 8 - 9 a.m. and conclude around 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Please check the SCHEDULE link for start times for the school location you plan to attend. Start times may vary depending on location.

We do provide water and soft drinks at our schools, free of charge. Depending on location/availability, we may also serve coffee and/or donuts in the morning.
Lunch provided at select locations.

What To Bring
Please bring a folding chair. We will have some available, but in limited quantity. Dress properly in accordance with the weather forecast. In the winter you may be exposed to the elements, so dress accordingly, or bring warm outerwear just in case.
For warmer times of the year bring sunscreen or a hat if you need it.

Testing Materials
We provide all the testing materials - pens, forms, clipboard, etc...

Forms of payment accepted
We accept personal or business checks and credit cards (VISA, MC, AMEX).

Our Fees
Please click on the Our Fees link in the green box to the left.

Private schools
We are also available to conduct private/onsite schools at your plant or place of business. Email or call us to check availability and to get a customized quote.

Your Instructors

Jason Bennett
Smoke school Instructor/Machine Operator.
Conducted over 250 smoke school certification sessions as an instructor/operator/classroom instructor in the states of LA, AR, MS, FL, GA, TX, OH & MI.

Lloyd Blount
Classroom Instructor/Operator

Conducted over 250 smoke school certification sessions as a Machine Operator/Field & Classroom Instructor.
Employed by Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) for over 23 years, duties and positions included:
environmental specialist - air quality & solid waste division, small business assistance program, program manager of LDEQ municipal facilities division, confidential assistant to LDEQ secretary.

Raymond Guillaume
Classroom Instructor/Operator

Conducted over 100 smoke school certification sessions as a Machine Operator/Field & Classroom Instructor. 32 year veteran of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) as a Senior Environmental Scientist. Duties and positions included:
asbestos-related demolition, staff assistant 2010 Gulf oil spill, agency wide QA and QA auditor training, visible emissions (smoke school) training for surveillance division air quality inspectors, environmental inspections report writing, development and maintenance of SOP's, inspector training for air and water quality inspectors, Bachelor of Science Degree from LSU.
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