Save the date for these upcoming Smoke Schools in Pennsylvania:
|Spring 2013||April 2 and 3||April 9 and 10||April 16 and 17|
|Fall 2013||October 1 and 2||October 8 and 9||October 15 and 16|
Penn State's Visible Emissions Training Program, also known as Smoke School, offers opacity training for people who want to become certified "smoke readers." Penn State's Smoke School presents technical information on opacity, but does not require formal education in science, engineering, or technology.
Penn State Smoke School students reading the opacity of smoke during field training and certification.
Participants in Penn State's Smoke School are trained to visually read the opacity of industrial plumes and conduct tests in accordance with EPA Method 9. Participants who complete smoke school training and pass the field test receive certification as an individual who is familiar with Title V regulations and enforcement practices.
Smoke School Offers Recertification Training
The Environmental Protection Agency requires recertification in opacity training every six months. Those who want to maintain their Title V certification through Penn State should attend both fall and spring smoke school programs.
Industry Needs Title V – Certified Smoke Readers
Certified smoke readers are highly sought by industries that are subject to inspection and need to comply with Title V (Title 5) regulations.