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Attention: Due to COVID-19, we have delayed initial courses and moved our asbestos refresher course offerings to a webinar format.  While the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana State Department of Health have approved temporary computer-based refresher offerings, the Illinois Department of Public Health has not and may not honor certificates obtained through these web-based courses.

To read the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency's statement on this matter, visit https://www.in.gov/pla/4092.htm

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How to Register for Classes

  1. Click on "Click Here for Class Information and Registration" (above)
  2. Select a training title
  3. Find the section that works with your schedule
  4. Click the green "Register" button to the right of that training
  5. Fill out our short enrollment form
  6. After submitting the form, you'll receive an email from Adobe Sign. Open this email and "Click to Confirm" your email address

Questions about the registration process? Call us: 317-248-4848

About Us

Environmental Management Institute is the Midwest's premier nonprofit training organization for lead, asbestos, mold, EPA, OSHA, DOT, and HUD hazardous materials management training. We're a nonprofit educational corporation assisting citizens, regulators, employees, and managers to prudently manage hazardous materials, as well as a cooperating institution in the NIEHS-funded Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training.

We are an Indiana nonprofit and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Contributions of money or equipment to the Institute may be deductible from state or federal income tax to their donors. Our nonprofit filings are posted on the web at GuideStar: The National Database of Nonprofit Organizations.

We provide training. Each year we train over 2000 people in over 75 different courses, all of them clustered around managing hazardous materials. We are Indiana's largest asbestos and lead trainer and the largest private sector trainer for the OSHA HAZWOPER specialties, including site cleanup, chemical emergency response, and RCRA TSDF training clients. We are proud to be the Indiana training partner in the Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training. This Consortium has provided premium training courses for the midwestern states since 1988, funded in part by support from the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). We maintain a relationship with Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). Our president, Jack E. Leonard, edited the IHMM's textbook Managing Hazardous Materials (first edition) with the excellent assistance of Gary Robinson. Dr. Leonard has taught his review course for the CHMM examination in several states.

Our 5000-square foot facility on the west side of Indianapolis gives us an all-weather training site for doing hands-on training in heated/air-conditioned comfort. And most of our courses can be taken on the road and customized for our client's convenience.

Our mission also includes providing information and compliance assistance to a wide variety of people. Hardly a day passes without calls from clients and referrals for information.

Our RAQs (Recently Asked Questions) provide a glimpse at the types of concerns people bring to us.

We hope that you will take the opportunity to browse our site and sample our offerings.

We do provide Training That Works For People Who Work.

Our Mission Statement

Environmental Management Institute is a nonprofit corporation providing training, information, and compliance assistance for workers, managers, regulators, and concerned citizens.

The Institute promotes the understanding and utilization of prudent chemical management practices to protect human health and the environment.

Our Staff

Joan B. Ketterman, Training Manager

Gregory Sauer,  Trainer / Administrator

Justin Schuller, Trainer

Jack E. Leonard, Ph.D., President (retired)

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Contact Us

9301 East 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216

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From downtown Indianapolis:

  • Follow I-70 Eastbound to I-465 Northbound
  • Follow  I-465 Northbound to the 56th Street Exit
  • Follow 56th Street Eastbound to Post Road and turn left (north)
  • Follow Post Road to its end (at 59th Street) and turn right.
  • Proceed about 0.15 mile east to the Fairbanks Building of Ivy Tech.  We are in the right hand (West wing) ground level.

From outside of Indianapolis:

Make your way to the I-465 loop on the East side of Indy, exit at 56th Street and follow directions above.



Have You Considered the Advantages of Customized Training?

Get What You Need. We can target a course to your specific needs and procedures, and we can even help you develop those procedures. All of the courses on our website can be offered at your site, and we can tailor special courses to meet your specific training needs. Not sure how this could help? Check out a few of the recent tailored classes that we have put together for our clients.

Get It When You Need It. We can offer the course on your shift schedule and usually at your best opportunity. And you get training attendance records and certification as needed.

Get It Where You Need It. Your site or ours: We deliver quality training.

Save Money Doing It. Instead of spending travel funds, get the training you need at the lowest possible cost at a site convenient to your people.

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Available areas of customized training are listed below:

Asbestos Customized Training

Asbestos Awareness for Custodial and Maintenance Employees

Asbestos Asphaltic Pipe Wrap Worker

Asbestos Flooring Removal Supervisor

Asbestos Flooring Removal Worker

Asbestos Packings & Gasket Maintenance Worker

Asbestos Roofing Removal Supervisor

Asbestos Roofing Worker

Lead Customized Training

Lead Clearance Examiner

Lead-Safe Work Practices

Indiana Lead Rules Awareness

OSHA Lead in Construction Worker

Mold Customized Training

Mold Awareness

Mold Maintenance Worker

Recent Tailored Classes

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Recently Asked Questions


Question: A building with asbestos/asphalt/steel (galbestos) siding was involved in a fire. The siding is intact but some of the siding has friable asbestos exposed. If asbestos-trained roofing workers screw new siding onto the existing galbestos, is that regulated work?

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Question: My client has a utility tunnel with a soil floor. Due to previous (incorrect) abatement, there is a good deal of asbestos waste mixed with the soil. How can this be made safe and are licensed personnel required?

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Question: We are shipping asbestos wastes in bladder bags. The U.S. DOT says our driver must have a commercial drivers license with a hazmat endorsement. Is that true?

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Question: I received a call from a commercial flooring contractor. What training do thon's people need to remove asbestos flooring?

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Question: I am confused. When does the EPA NESHAP standard actually require me to perform point-counting rather than ordinary PLM analysis?

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Question: While my crew was removing floor tile and mastic, we had a visit from the local asbestos enforcement inspector. The inspector told me that my mastic remover residues are a hazardous waste? Is thon right?

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Question: While sampling the plaster at a large facility I collected eighteen samples from what appeared to be a single homogeneous area. The initial results showed four low positives, but after point-counting only one sample exceeded 1%. Does my client have to treat all areas of the plaster as ACM?

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Question: We are shipping asbestos wastes in bladder bags. The U.S. DOT says our driver must have a commercial drivers license with a hazmat endorsement. Is that true?

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Question: While my crew was removing floor tile and mastic, we had a visit from the local asbestos enforcement inspector. The inspector told me that my mastic remover residues are a hazardous waste? Is thon right?

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Question: While cleaning out a remote building, we found a 5-lb can of calcium carbide in a storage area. How should we dispose of it?

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Question: I was doing a risk assessment for a HUD rehab grant. Because your trainer encouraged us to always take a soil sample, I sampled one area near the house, even though there was less than the de minimis amount of bare soil in the yard. The sample came up very high (13,900 ppm). Now what should I do?

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Question: During a lead inspection I checked the painted parking lot stripes and found high lead levels. Was I required to check this and what should I do with the information?

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