Contractor Training Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

   
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We’ve compiled some questions that are frequently asked. Please contact us to request any additional information you may need.
Cornerstone is your resource for Asbestos and Safety Training in Upstate New York.


     WHO ATTENDS TRAINING CLASSES?


Construction Contractors
Architectural Firms
Inspection Companies
Environmental Consultants
Operations and Maintenance Departments
 

     HOW DO I KNOW WHICH TRAINING I NEED?


Ask, Ask, Ask. Set up a free consultation to determine what training is required for your crew. Avoid hefty violations by being prepared and keeping your employees informed.
 

     WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?


All training materials and supplies are provided for your use. For any certificate course, we will need to have you produce a NYS ID or a Social Security Card with photo identification.
 

     IF I BECOME CERTIFIED AS A CONTRACTOR SUPERVISOR CAN I START MY OWN COMPANY?


Yes, however you will need to apply for a company license with the NYS DOL.
 

     WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ASBESTOS TRAINING CERTIFICATE, A DOL HARD CARD  
     AND AN ASBESTOS HANDLING LICENSE
?


A NYS DOH form 2832 certificate is obtained through us, and is issued to individuals who successfully complete our Model Accreditation Courses. The 2832 is then sent to Albany with a DOL Hard Card Application. The certified individuals  must be employed by a licensed contractor in order to perform work in NYS.
 

     HOW OFTEN DO I NEED A REFRESHER COURSE ONCE I’M CERTIFIED?


This depends on the certification. All of NYS Asbestos training certifications expire 1 year from the date that they are issued.
 

     WHY DOES MY ASBESTOS HARD CARD (CERTIFICATE) EXPIRE WAY AFTER MY TRAINING CERTIFICATE?


This is undoubtedly very confusing for those who are new into the industry.  While your training is good for 12 months, the NYS Card will be good for at least 8 months, and will expire at the end of your birth month. If your birthday happens to be within 8 months of your initial training, your hard card will be good for a whole additional year.
 

     IF MY HARD CARD IS STILL GOOD, AND MY TRAINING CERTIFICATE IS EXPIRED, DO I STILL NEED TRAINING?


Yes.  Many jobsites require you to have both a valid hard card and a valid training certificate DOH form 2832.
 

     WHAT IF I LOSE MY HARD CARD?


If you have a photo copy of it, just wait until its time for your refresher. If not, just stop by our office and we will get you a form letter to mail to the commissioner of labor so they can issue you a new hard card
 

     HOW CAN I FIND JOB OPPORTUNITIES ONCE I’M CERTIFIED?


By doing business with Cornerstone, you become our partner, and we will do everything we can to help plug you into the network of professionals that we do business with everyday
 

     HOW MANY ATTENDEES SHOULD I HAVE FOR CORNERSTONE TO LEAD A TRAINING PROGRAM AT MY FACILITY?


As many as you would like. We can custom tailor a class to fit your needs.