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Community Training Center Services   

                    804.308.1518

UPAL's Community Training Center is located at 4809 Old Warwick Road, Richmond, Virginia 23224. We offer a wide variety of training classes for individuals and groups. We offer the following catalog of services: 

 

       Principal Instructor:  Steve Shabazz

  • Healthy Homes Training and Certification
    $100
    To protect children and their families from housing-related health and safety hazards UPAL’s Healthy Homes Training addresses multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home. We take a comprehensive approach to these activities by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. A Healthy Home is one free of a variety of environmental health and safety concerns including: mold, lead, allergens, asthma, carbon monoxide, home safety, pesticides, and radon.

  • Lead Dust Busters Training and Certification
    $100
    Learn how you can decrease children's exposure to lead by minimizing lead dust hazards.

     

  • Mold Certifications - Good for 1 Year from date of Certification
    1. 
    Mold Inspector
    $350
    (24 Hours) This 24-hour course, which is accredited by the State of Virginia, meets the requirements outlined in the Virginia Mold Inspector and Remediator Regulation. The course teaches procedures for inspecting, collecting mold samples and writing inspection reports, mold management plans and mold remediation protocols. The Inspector course covers federal/state guidelines, industry best practices, causes of mold, eliminating the primary cause of moisture, and correcting existing mold contamination. A certificate, recognized by the State of Virginia, is provided for each student upon successful completion of the course.


    2Mold Remediation Worker - Good for 1 Year from date of Certification
    $250
    (16 Hours) This 16-hour course, which is accredited by the State of Virginia, meets the requirements outlined in the Virginia Mold Inspector and Premeditation Regulation. The course is required for workers of mold remediation projects performed in Virginia. It is also ideal training for general contractors, facility owners, and consultants who need to be knowledgeable of the details and principles of mold remediation. The Worker course covers federal/state guidelines, industry best practices, causes of mold, eliminating the primary cause of moisture, and correcting existing mold contamination. The course will also cover levels of contamination, including scope of work performance criteria. The class lectures are supplemented with hands-on activities. Hands-on activities include mold remediation site setup, mold removal methods, cleaning techniques, drying methodologies and job acceptance criteria. A certificate, recognized by the State of Virginia, is provided for each student upon successful completion of the course.


    3. Mold Remediation Supervisor - Good for 1 Year from date of Certification
    $350
    (24 Hours) This 24-hour course, which is accredited by the State of Virginia, meets the requirements outlined in the Virginia Mold Inspector and Premeditation Regulation. The course is required for supervisory personnel who provide oversight and management of mold remediation projects performed in Virginia. It is also ideal training for general contractors, facility owners, and consultants who need to be knowledgeable of the details and principles of mold remediation. The Supervisor course covers federal/state guidelines, industry best practices, causes of mold, eliminating the primary cause of moisture, and correcting existing mold contamination. The course will also cover levels of contamination, including scope of work performance criteria. The class lectures are supplemented with hands-on activities. Hands-on activities include mold remediation site setup, mold removal methods, cleaning techniques, drying methodologies and job acceptance criteria. A certificate, recognized by the State of Virginia, is provided for each student upon successful completion of the course.

     

  • Eight-Hour Driver Improvement Class
    $60
    *Valid photo identification required for this class*

    UPAL’s Community Training Center is a Driver Improvement Clinic licensed and certified by the DMV to award up to five (5) safe driving points to persons who successfully complete our 8-hour driver improvement class. Call 804.308.1518 to register – classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. UPAL is an affiliate of the National Traffic Safety Institute. Class fee includes instruction, manuals and certificate of completion. Students may be DMV directed, Court directed, and those completing the course voluntarily or for insurance purposes. Please bring a government issued photo identification card along with payment to the class. Thank you for choosing UPAL and NTSI to provide your Safe Driving needs.
     

  • Escort Vehicle Training and Certification
    $200

    The purpose of the escort vehicle and driver training is to enhance the safety of moving over-dimensional loads by highway and to reduce delays and inconveniences to the general flow of traffic. Escort drivers have specific tasks to perform during each phase of the over-dimensional load movement.  An escort vehicle is one that is used to escort trucks with loads or convoys of vehicles. It serves as a forward or rear warning device to the general public and is required for certain over-dimensional or overweight loads. Escort vehicles are also referred to as flag or pilot cars. The escort vehicle driver is responsible for the overall movement of the load. It is important to remember that the over-dimensional load driver and the escort driver function as a team. Each person must contribute his or her skills and complete attention to ensuring the safe movement of the load. Constant alertness is necessary to anticipate and avoid problems.
     

  • CPR/AED Basic First Aid
    $35
    ASHI CPR, AED and Basic First Aid combination training allows instructors an easy option for students seeking a comprehensive training class. The program helps develop basic first aid knowledge and skills, and the confidence to respond. CPR, AED and Basic First Aid combination training is an excellent choice for both the community and workplace setting, and conforms to the 2015 AHA Guidelines Update for CPR and ECC, and the 2015 AHA and ARC Guidelines Update for First Aid.  Perfect For Individuals who require or desire CPR, AED and first aid knowledge and skills: Emergency response teams in business and industry, adult residential care personnel, teachers, parents, babysitters. 

     

To get information about class schedules, accepted methods of payment, or to register for a training, please call 804-308-1518.