First-time smoke school attendees: we strongly recommend reviewing the EPA Method 9 lecture CD before the public smoke school in Des Moines. Information about our lecture CD can be found here. Additionally, Aeromet recommends that you attend the First Time Opacity Observer Orientation which starts at 7:30 A.M. at each Des Moines public smoke school event.
IOWA INITIAL CERTIFICATION: Iowa DNR requires that all smoke school attendees observe 500 opacity readings as part of their initial certification. This is a one-time only requirement. Aeromet only performs the 500 observations for initial certification at the Des Moines public smoke school listed below. There is no additional charge for this service. If you have any questions about this Iowa-specific requirement, please feel free to call us.
To learn about a private smoke school at your facility in the Des Moines area, please click here or call Gabe Keilholz at 573-636-6393 for a no-obligation proposal. Private EPA Method 9 Certification courses are available throughout Illinois and can offer significant cost-savings over public smoke schools depending on the number of attendees you have. All public and private smoke schools operated by Aeromet meet Federal and Iowa State requirements.
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