Frequently Asked Questions
Nassau County Training
What are the Nassau County Environmental Hazard Remediation Provider and Technician Licenses?
We know, its a mouthful.
Do these Environmental Hazard Remediation Licenses apply to me?
If you perform (or plan to perform) the "remediation of environmental hazards" in Nassau County, NY...then Yes!
How does Nassau County define an "Environmental Hazard"?
Nassau County defines an “Environmental Hazard” as any condition that constitutes in an indoor air quality violation caused by fire, flood, storm, chemical spills, dust, sewage, mold, pathogens or other biological contaminants, but is not caused by asbestos or lead (asbestos and/or lead would be incidental to the hazard).
How does Nassau County define an "Environmental Contractor"?
Nassau County defines an “Environmental Contractor” as any person or firm that is contracted to inspect a suspected environmental hazard, or any person or firm that is contracted to implement any measure that results in the remediation of an environmental hazard.
I've been doing this work in Nassau County for years, why do I need this now?
And that is the million dollar question for mostly everyone.....
The Nassau County Local Law 13-2014 (A Local Law to Amend the Nassau County Administrative Code in Relations to Licensing Environmental Hazard Remediation Providers) became effective on September 25, 2014; however, up until January 1, 2020, Nassau County sometimes allowed an applicant to substitute experience in place of the training requirements.
This is no longer allowable and every person applying for a provider or technician license must have the required training.
Which training courses do I need to get my licenses?
So Nassau County requires ten (yes 10) different training courses in order to get both your provider (business) and technician (individual) licenses; however, since you also need to provide evidence that your business holds certain certifications, CNS recommends a slight modification:
PCB Awareness.....4 Hours
Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Awareness.....4 Hours
Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) Awareness.....4 Hours
20 Hour Water Damage Restoration Course (or IICRC WRT Certification)
16 Hour Fire Damage Restoration Course (or IICRC FSRT Certification)
Do all of my staff members need these courses?
Well this is a catch-22.
Nassau County only requires that the owner (or an owner) of the company applying for the Provider license also obtain the Technician license, and that person is allowed to supervise up to 10 unlicensed employees at a time, as long as they execute their remediation tasks under the direct supervision of the licensed Environmental Hazard Remediation Technician.
With that being said, if your company is performing Mold Remediation, Asbestos Abatement or Lead Abatement - your workers MUST be licensed! That means Mold Workers must be licensed as NYSDOL Mold Abatement Workers; Asbestos Workers must be licensed as NYSDOL Asbestos Handlers; and Lead Workers must be licensed as USEPA Lead Abatement Workers.
We know it’s a lot to send your entire staff out of the office for training, but if your employees will be performing remediation or abatement tasks – CNS strongly recommends they receive formal training and comply with the applicable NYS and/or Federal laws.
Ok so I guess I need to take all these training courses...how about a discount?
Sure why not! Take a look at which courses you need at our training store here, and we have promo codes available to get you discounts up to $400 depending on which courses you need! Call us at (516) 932-3228 x. 10001 so we can work it out with you!
How does Nassau County define "Remediation"?
Nassau County defines Remediation as the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, treatment or other preventative action to eliminate all environmental hazards – including lead or asbestos - that is present at the environmental hazard site.