(11) Training resources and facilities.
The curriculum approved by the department under subch. IV
shall be used to teach the course and shall be revised as new information or regulations apply. Up-to-date equipment and materials for the course shall be readily available to the instructor and maintained in proper working condition. The training provider shall provide sufficient and appropriate space for classroom and hands-on instruction, seating and table or desk space for all students, appropriate lighting, and an environment conducive to learning and free of distractions.
The training provider shall assign a principal instructor approved under subch. V
to conduct a training course. Any other person teaching a portion of a training course shall be either a department-approved principal instructor or a designated guest instructor under s. DHS 159.42
The assigned principal instructor shall be responsible for the following:
Organizing, teaching, supervising other instructors and remaining readily available onsite.
Ensuring that student manuals and materials are available for each student.
Ensuring that required training equipment is available and in good working order.
Reviewing student identification, taking student photographs, and completing student attendance sign in records.
Managing the classroom, ensuring that all students are actively involved in classroom and hands-on learning activities, and monitoring and coaching student skill-building activities.
Administering the course test, monitoring the students taking the course test and ensuring exam security.
A principal instructor shall not teach or supervise concurrently held training courses.
A designated guest instructor may assist the principal instructor to teach hands-on skills or may provide classroom instruction in one or more topical areas of the course if qualified by education or experience in each topic area and under supervision by the principal instructor.
The department may limit the student-to-instructor ratio allowed for classes managed by a principal instructor, or require a second principal instructor to participate in the class, if the first principal instructor fails to meet classroom responsibilities under this section as determined by a class audit conducted by the department.
(13) Teaching methods.
Teaching methods shall be designed to meet the curriculum requirements under ss. DHS 159.29
and shall support the course learning goals and objectives. The training provider shall ensure that each training class uses a variety of teaching methods, including methods that require active student participation. Teaching methods shall include a combination of lectures, discussions, interactive learning activities, demonstrations, and hands-on skills practice. Hands-on training shall give students actual experience performing tasks or simulated tasks associated with the asbestos discipline.
(14) Instructor manual.
The training provider shall ensure that each principal instructor has the instructor manual approved by the department under subch. IV
for each training course the instructor teaches, which includes all of the following:
A teaching outline, teaching methods, detailed training and activity instructions, timeframes for each learning activity and each topic area required under ss. DHS 159.29
Audio-visual materials used for each topic, including copies of electronic presentations and titles and descriptions of all video, film, slide or other types of audio-visual material.
A description of the interactive training exercises used in the course that meet the applicable curriculum requirements for the course under ss. DHS 159.29
, including student learning objectives, teaching instructions and timeframes for each exercise.
A description of the hands-on skills training exercises in the course curriculum as required under ss. DHS 159.29
, including student learning objectives, teaching instructions and step-by-step skill instructions for students, a list of required materials and equipment, and timeframes for each hands-on skill training exercise.
(15) Student manual.
The training provider shall provide each student with the student manual or other written materials approved by the department under subch. IV
for the course and shall provide copies of all relevant regulations, including a copy of ch. DHS 159
, for student use during the course.
(16) Course tests.
The training provider shall maintain the validity, security, and integrity of each course test and answer key to ensure that the test accurately evaluates a student's knowledge and skills and that only course tests that have been approved by the department under subch. IV
are administered. The training provider shall ensure that only the full course test is administered and not a portion of the course test and that a principal instructor is physically present and monitors each administered course test. The training provider and principal instructor shall guard against cheating, allow no talking or sharing of information in any way amongst students during the test, and shall not coach students on the test questions before or during the test. Course tests shall be administered as follows:
(a) Test questions.
A training course shall include a written, closed-book course test that covers course topics, reflects the learning goals and objectives of the training course, and consists of the following number of multiple-choice questions:
For an initial exterior asbestos supervisor course, 25 multiple-choice questions.
For an initial asbestos worker course, asbestos inspector course or asbestos management planner course, 50 multiple-choice questions.
For an initial asbestos supervisor course or project designer course, 100 multiple-choice questions.
(b) Minimum passing score.
The minimum passing score on a course test shall be correct answers to 70% of the total number of questions. The number of correct answers required for a passing score shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number when 70% falls between two whole numbers.
(c) Test retakes.
A student who fails a course test may retake the course test. A course test may not be taken more than once in a 24 hour period and the student shall retake the test in its entirety. A student who fails to pass the course test within 30 days after the first attempt, or after three attempts, whichever occurs first, shall retake the course before again taking the course test.
(17) Issuance of training certificate.
The training provider shall issue a training certificate to the student after examining the student's identification as required under sub. (7)
and after the student completes all course requirements. Each training certificate issued shall include all the following:
The date the certificate is issued, which shall be no earlier than the day the student passes the course test.
The course discipline and whether the course is an initial course or a refresher course.
The student's full name, which shall be as it appears on the student's official identification under sub. (7)
A clearly identifiable passport style, color picture of the student's face with no hat or dark glasses, which is no smaller than 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches.
The course dates, including start and end dates for single or consecutive day courses, and each date of training for courses conducted on nonconsecutive dates.
The name, address and telephone number of the training provider as the information appears on the application for accreditation or is later changed by notification to the department under s. DHS 159.19 (2)
The printed name and original signature written in blue ink, of the person issuing the certificate, which shall be an authorized representative of the asbestos company or the course principal instructor.
The following statement: “This training course complies with the requirements of TSCA Title II and is accredited by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services under ch. DHS 159
, Wis. Admin. Code," except that certificates for the exterior asbestos supervisor and exterior asbestos worker disciplines shall include the following statement: “This training course complies with the requirements of and is accredited by the State of Wisconsin, Department of Health Services under ch. DHS 159
, Wis. Admin. Code."
The location of the class given as a street address, city, and state.
A training certificate expiration date that is one year after the date of the last day of class.
(18) Submission of class and student data.
The training provider shall submit the following information to the department electronically or by another means approved by the department within 5 working days after the completion of a training course:
(a) Class information.
The name of the course and whether the course was an initial or refresher, the class beginning and ending dates, the principal instructor's name, and the city and location of the class.
(b) Student data.
The training provider shall provide student information for all persons attending the course, including any student who does not complete all course requirements.
For each student attending the course, the following information shall be provided as applicable:
The student's full name as it appears on the student's official identification, and current address.
The student's course test score. The training provider shall provide passing and failing test scores. If a student passes the course test on a date other than the last day of the class, the training provider shall provide the date the student passes the course test.
The student's unique training certificate number as it appears on the training certificate.
DHS 159.22 History
History: CR 08-036
: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638
, eff. 5-1-09;
reprinted to correct printing error in (18) (intro.) Register August 2009 No. 644
Training course accreditation requirements. DHS 159.23(1)(1)
No person may conduct, advertise, offer, or claim to provide an initial or refresher training course that prepares an individual for certification under subch. II
unless the person holds certification under subch. III
as an asbestos company and the training course is accredited by the department. Accreditation is required for each distinct training course.
The department shall accredit asbestos training courses in the following disciplines:
Asbestos worker initial and refresher courses conducted in a language other than English.
Exterior asbestos supervisor initial and refresher courses.
Exterior asbestos worker course conducted in a language other than English.
A course application that meets the requirements for accreditation under this subchapter shall be granted contingent accreditation, which allows a person to offer and conduct the course pending a full onsite training course audit to determine if the course qualifies for full accreditation.
DHS 159.23 History
History: CR 08-036
: cr. Register February 2009 No. 638
, eff. 5-1-09.
Application requirements for contingent accreditation.
Separate application is required for each course for which accreditation is requested. Application for original accreditation of a training course, or for accreditation of a course for which accreditation has been expired for 12 months or longer, shall be submitted to the department on an application form obtained from the department and shall include all of the following application materials:
(1) Application form.
The fully and accurately completed department application form signed and dated by the applicant.
(3) Previous accreditation certificates.
Documentation of training course accreditation if the training course has been previously accredited by the EPA or by a state.
(4) Asbestos company application.
An application for certification as an asbestos company under subch. III
if the applicant is not already certified as an asbestos company.
(5) Course description and materials.
The complete course description, information and materials, as follows:
(a) Training resources.
A written description of the training resources that will be provided for the course, including a description of all of the following:
The classroom space and set-up for lecture and hands-on training and training sites for field trips.
Training supplies and equipment for demonstration and hands-on activities.
Audiovisual equipment, computer software and any other classroom technology.
(b) Principal instructor.
The name of at least one department-approved principal instructor who will teach the course, or an application for principal instructor approval under subch. V
The complete street address for the location where records will be kept.
(d) Student admissions plan.
A written description of the student admissions plan that meets the requirements under s. DHS 159.22 (7)
(e) Course curriculum.
Course curriculum materials provided to the department that include all of the following:
3. `Student manual'.
The student course manual required under s. DHS 159.22 (15)
, also including copies of regulations, handouts and any other written materials provided to students.
4. `Topic analysis worksheet'.
A completed topic analysis worksheet, obtained from the department, for the course as required under ss. DHS 159.29
on which the applicant has entered the page locations in the course manuals and other written materials of each required topic.