In mid-2001 the province of Ontario's Ministry of Environment introduced new changes to the mandatory Certificate of Approval that is required for every paint spray booth and associated equipment in the province.
One of those changes included a mandatory requirement for successful completion of a specified training course. All automotive painters and at least one management person (owner, manager, foreman, supervisor, etc.) must successfully complete the training.
The approximately 3-hour course can be taken two ways:
1) Taught by a classroom instructor through your paint company. A number of paint companies are only offering their course when enough students are registered so there may not be a course immediately available. Call your paint company or
1-866-309-4272 for more information.
2) Through a CD-ROM that is forwarded to you with the training manual. This option allows you to take the course at the best time and place that works for you. Call 1-866-309-4272 for help.
There is a test at the end of the course. 70% is the successful level for pass completion. A Notice will be forwarded to all students who successfully complete the course as well as a Notice sent to their employer for posting and record keeping. Ontario Ministry officials can request to see the Notice during an inspection.