ABRA believes that a strong industry depends on a solid education base. The ABRA Certified Bio Recovery Technician training course is recognized by governments and the insurance industry as the training standard for biohazard abatement.
The American Bio Recovery Association has established an international program to test and certify students who have completed ABRA-approved training courses. These courses are offered by ABRA members who have met the stringent criteria of knowledge, experience and ability to present their course in an approved manner. Although each instructor must create their own program, which may vary in depth and presentation mode, each course must address the basic key points established, in order to be accepted; and provide the needed information to pass the ABRA certification exam.
ABRA’s approved instructor process follows stringent protocol and prerequisites in order to maintain the integrity, credibility and longevity of the Certified Bio-Recovery Technician (CBRT) Program.
ABRA does not have schools, all ABRA approved instructors (ACBTI’s) are independent ABRA approved instructing vendors.
Description: CBRT Exam - The American Bio-Recovery Associations’ Certified Bio-Recovery Technician Certification examination is offered by ABRA approved instructors only. It is given at the conclusion of the instruction of the ABRA Certified Bio-Recovery Technician Instructor (ACBTI). dates. (Please do not email or call ABRA directly regarding classes.)
The following independent training facilities are approved to teach ABRA-approved Courses and administer ABRA Certification Tests. Click below to be taken to their website for class descriptions and training dates. (Please do not email or call ABRA directly regarding information on the classes.)
Andrew Yurchuck - Bio-Clean of New Jersey, Williamstown NJ
Timothy Riley - Crime & Death Scene Cleaning, Ipswich MA
Kent Berg - National Institute of Decontamination Specialists, Greenville SC
Robert O'Connor - Emergi-Clean Inc. Rahway NJ
Peter Guerin - BIOCLEAN Australia
ABRA Technician Certification Annual Renewals
The American Bio-Recovery Association Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery Technician Certification requires annual renewal.
To renew your one (1) year certification, you will need to fill out the ABRA Certification Renewal information Form including the affidavit attesting to the CBRT required BloodBorne Pathogen (3rd party) Certificate and the 10 hours of Continuing Education Documents. (Subject to random audits).the required training documentation has been acquired. International Technicians may take online training.
Attendance at the annual ABRA conference qualifies for Continuing Education hours. Other training courses may be in the areas of crime & trauma scene recovery, meth lab decontamination, environmental disinfection, hazardous materials, safety, mold and microbial contamination, water loss restoration, and other related fields. Generally, any OSHA course, courses approved by The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) or other nationally recognized professional cleaning or remediation association would be acceptable.
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