Safety and Environmental Training

Safety and Environmental Training

Training to Keep you Safe, On the Job, and Certified to Work

The MSU Center for Continuing Education offers a variety of Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint trainings that are open to the public through its Safety & Environmental Training program. The program was established in 1990, pursuant Miss. Code Ann. 37-138-1 with the designation of Mississippi State University by the Institutions of Higher Learning as the state’s sole asbestos training provider.

Asbestos Awareness and Asbestos Operations & Maintenance courses are offered on demand. These courses are designed to meet the requirements of AHERA (40 CFR 763.92), which requires all public and private K-12 school custodial and maintenance staff that work in a building that contains asbestos to receive at least 2 hours of awareness training. If you are interested in scheduling a class, please call 662-325-5002 or email

All regulations promulgated by the commission pursuant to this chapter shall not be effective until November 1, 1990.  By October 1, 1989, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning shall designate a university which may offer all training courses set forth in the regulations and accreditation plan and such university may charge reasonable fees to offset costs of the courses offered.  The commission shall not approve any training courses offered in Mississippi other than those courses offered at the designated university and those certified abatement worker courses that have received Environmental Protection Agency approval pursuant to Section III of Appendix C to Title 40, Part 763, Subpart E, of the Code of Federal Regulations.

View the Code 37-138: Asbestos Abatement Accreditation and Certification Act


Payment for classes is due at the time of registration prior to the class start date. Certificates will NOT be issued until payment is made in full. Please know that purchase orders are NOT considered a valid form of payment. We accept all major credit and debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express), money orders, and cashiers checks.

Cancellation and Course Transfers

Class cancellations may be made up to 5 business days in advance. If a course is cancelled due to low enrollment, a 100% refund will be issued to those enrolled. Fees may be transferred from one student to another within 24 hours of the class start date.

Refund Schedule:

  • If a participant cancels 3 or more business days prior to the class start date, a full refund will be issued.
  • Cancellations made within 2 business days of the class start date will be eligible for a 50% refund or transferred to a future training.
  • No refunds will be provided for cancellations made 1 business day prior to the class start date. A $25.00 service fee will be charged for transferring to a future training date.

*In exceptional cases, such as medical emergencies, MSU Center for Continuing Education may consider issuing a refund or credit on a case-by-case basis.

View our full refund policy.

Class Attendance

Every student must be present for the entire length of the class, without exceptions. If any time is missed, your completion certificate will be forfeited.

Final Exams

All students must be able to take a final exam in English. Arrangements to read the test aloud to students in English can be made prior to class by contacting 662-325-5002.

Online Training

All online trainings will be offered in realtime using Zoom Web Conferencing software. Those who register for online courses will receive a link with instructions on how to access the online course. Students can participate using an iphone, ipad, laptop or a webcam and microphone with a desktop computer.

CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Training

All CPR/AED & First Aid Trainings have been discontinued at this time.