Professional Smoke Schools for Over 20 Years.
AeroMet's EPA Method 9 certification program, aka smoke
school, is designed to be the most thorough, efficient visible
emissions observer (VEO) certification program in the country. With
the industry's only audio/visual smoke school lecture CD and
custom, computer-controlled smoke generators, AeroMet reduces the time
and expense associated with traditional smoke school programs. Our 1/2
day smoke schools meet or exceed all US EPA Method 9 compliance
requirements and our credibility is proven by over 20 years of smoke
school operation. AeroMet's friendly, professional training team
and customer service staff will ensure your smoke school experience is
positive and rewarding from registration to certification.
Please browse our site to learn more about our smoke school
program. If any questions are left unanswered or to personally get to
know us better, please feel free to call 573-636-6393.
About Aeromet's Smoke School
Smoke School Lecture CD.
Traditional smoke schools typically have an all-day classroom lecture prior to conducting the field certification event. AeroMet is the first and only company to eliminate the all-day lecture by providing the required training on an audio visual CD that is viewable on any standard computer. At your request, the lecture CD is provided in advance of the field certification event and can be viewed at your own pace when your time allows. This cost effective way of securing the necessary training eliminates the hidden costs and lost productivity associated with traditional two-day smoke schools. For more information on our lecture CD, click here.
Lecture CD Support.
We have made great efforts to make the content of the lecture CD as clear and concise as possible. However, if you have any questions regarding the content of the smoke school lecture CD, you can call our support staff during regular business hours to address and questions you may have. There is no charge for this service if you purchased a lecture CD.
First-Time Observer Orientation.
AeroMet offers an orientation session prior to each public field certification event. This 30 minute period is intended to provide new smoke readers with proper positioning and viewing techniques for the certification test.
½ Day EPA Method 9 Certification.
AeroMet personnel not only operate the smoke generators, they build them. This hands-on approach keeps mechanical problems to a minimum, resulting in little if any downtime during a training event. In addition, because we monitor our emissions with a computer, we are able to maintain precise opacity values during testing. This makes the testing procedure more consistent for our clients, as reflected in our >85% pass rate on the initial certification test. Typically, field certifications are completed for everyone in attendance in less than two hours. Our certification test is not easy; it conforms to all USEPA Method 9 testing requirements. But we have eliminated the guesswork out of the certification process and made it a true test of your smoke observation abilities.
After successful completion of our opacity observation test, you will be a certified EPA Method 9 observer. As prescribed by EPA Method 9, your certification is valid for 6 months.
AeroMet personnel have been conducting smoke school for over 20 years. All of our smoke schools are conducted in accordance with State and Federal regulations. Our clients, ranging from industry to regulatory personnel, are highly respected for their opacity reading accuracy.
Our rates for smoke school are the lowest in the country. Because our experience has enabled us to develop an efficient and innovative program, we are able to maintain low costs that remain profitable for us and cost-effective for our clients. Our rate for field certification is $170/person. Our lecture CD is $35/copy with a paid field registration and $70/copy without. Despite the increase in labor rates and expenses, we have only increased our field certification cost by 14% over the course of 20 years.
AeroMet's Private Smoke Schools.
AeroMet will gladly make arrangements to arrive directly at your facility and conduct a smoke school session exclusively for your employees. The elimination of travel time and associated expenses can be a significant cost savings to your company. For a comprehensive, no-obligation quote please contact Mr. Gabriel Keilholz at 573-636-6393. We will provide you with a specific proposal for your company´s private session within two business days of your request.
Smoke School Registration.
Registration is easy. For fast, secure online registration, click here. You may also call, fax or email your registration. We will gladly assist you with any questions you may have during the registration process. Please register at least 10 days before the training event.
What To Bring.
Black or blue ink pens, a clipboard, protective cover for the testing form in the event of precipitation, a lawn chair and weather appropriate clothing.
AeroMet will run in virtually all types of weather conditions except for those which are unsafe for our clients or significantly reduce background visibility. Generally, we wait out these conditions until they are more favorable. If you have a question as to whether an event will take place due to weather, please call us at 573-636-6393.
If you have registered for a public training event and are unable to attend, you may attend another training session during the same season for no extra charge. If you are unable to attend, but would like to substitute another person from your company, you may do so at no extra charge.