EPA Method 9 Visible Emissions Certification Provider

Jay Williams

ECS SMOKE SCHOOL is an EPA Method 9 visible emissions certification/training provider. We provide the field test certification, as well as the classroom certification.

With a combined 50 years of experience in air quality, smoke school instruction, and environmental specialists duties, you can have confidence in your certification from ECS SMOKE SCHOOL.

Our schools are half day, and typically begin at 8:00 a.m. We provide plenty of cold premium drinks, water, and snacks for all attendees. We also have a very nice prize drawing at the conclusion of our smoke schools.


About Us

Jason Bennett

The Prize Table

your instructors

lloyd blount

Classroom Instructor/Operator

Restoring Cushman Scooters lends extra attention to detail in Lloyd's abilities to present the important points in the classroom session of smoke school. Lloyd has conducted over 2000 smoke school certification sessions/classrooms. This 23 year retiree of LDEQ held the following positions/duties - 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

Lloyd Blount

Jason Bennett

Smoke school instructor/operator

Former pro rodeo PRCA member, professional tennis player, airplane pilot, now nationally ranked dog agility competitor. Jason is also the driver of the ECS SMOKE SCHOOL #m9 race car, and competes all across the southern US in dirt track racing. Jason has conducted over 2000 smoke school certifications sessions, as a field test and classroom instructor in the states of LA-AR-MS-FL-GA-TX-OH-MI.

Raymond guillaume

Classroom Instructor/Operator

Another LDEQ retiree of 32 years, Raymond has conducted over 300 smoke school certification sessions as a machine operator/field & classroom instructor. As a senior environmental scientist, Raymond's duties and positions included - asbestos related demolition, staff assistant 2010 gulf oil spill, agency wide QA & QA auditor training, visible emissions training for surveillance division air quality inspectors, environmental inspections report writing, development of SOP's, inspector training for air and water quality inspectors, Bachelor of science degree from LSU.


Smoke school instructor/operator

As a former plant operator in the wood & paper manufacturing industry, Jay has joined us as an instructor/operator with ECS Smoke School. To date Jay has conducted over 300 smoke school certification sessions as a machine operator/instructor.