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How do I prepare for a Structural Collapse Course?

Q. How is the course organized?

This course is 5 days in length, and is a mixture of indoor and outdoor sessions.

Q. How long does the course run each day?

The course runs approximately 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, with a break for lunch.

Q. Do I have to attend the whole course?

100% attendance is required to receive certification.

Q. Will I get a confirmation that the course is going ahead?

Approximately 7-10 days before the course, you will receive an email to confirm details such as classroom location, start time, the instructor's name and contact information for any last minute issues.

Q. What do I need for the course?

  • Be prepared for note-taking
  • Construction helmet (hard hat)
  • Leather-palmed gloves
  • Steel-toed boots
  • Safety glasses
  • Ear protection
  • Coveralls or durable work clothes
  • Outerwear suitable for the weather

Q. Is pre-reading required?

No pre-reading is needed.

Q: Are meals included?

You are responsible for your own food. Please bring:

  • Lots of drinking water
  • Hot drink in a thermos (optional)
  • A good lunch and snacks as needed

Q. What kind of paperwork do I receive?

  • A certificate of completion
  • A wallet card showing your certification & date of expiration
  • Field Operations Guide
  • Personalized skill sheet – documenting the skills & knowledge you performed or observed
  • Course text

Q. How long is my certification valid for?

Your certification is valid for three years from date of issue. We offer discounted rates for re-certification as long as your certification is still valid when you register.

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