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 Bio-Recovery Technician Certification
The CBRT is an entry level technician certification designed to provide the applicant the basic knowledge of the biorecovery industry.
● Technicians are trained in proper etiquette,
● Remediation techniques, (Containment and Engineering Controls)
● Biological Safety (PPE and Cross Contamination and disinfection.)
● Bloodborne Pathogens
● Construction Practices
● Medical Waste Disposal
● Must pass a 100 point proctored exam with a score of 75 or better.
Prerequisites to sit for the 100 question exam (75 or better score)
ABRA approved course – Trauma standard training certificate or equivalent
Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 Training
OSHA 10 Hr. (Construction)
Maintenance – Re certify every year by attending ABRA approved conferences and seminars.
15 CE Credits/Year
to create your individual account and submit payment for the ABRA Test Fee.
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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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