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Scheduled Training Courses 2020

Below are the scheduled course dates for the upcoming season. Under each class, we list multiple dates, once a class is filled we will open the next available.  Please click on the course date to register. Course dates are subject to change due to enrollment, weather or other unforeseen circumstance. Pre-registration is required. Cancellation policies may differ by course, but a participant who cancels with five days or less before the scheduled date will be responsible for the advertised price. As courses fill we typically add more dates.


Basic and Advanced Erosion Control Certification Course

Course Summary:

• Necessity and purpose of Erosion Control

• Methods of Erosion Control (e.g., riprapping, mulch, and sediment barriers)

• Proper selection, installation, and maintenance of practices

The course is of primary interest to contractors, but also beneficial to municipal code enforcement officers, engineers, and public work employees. The course is required for certification in Erosion Control practices. One Day Class.

Time: 8 AM – 4 PM (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [February 5, 2020], [March 25, 2020],  [April 15, 2020], [May 6, 2020]

HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher

Course Summary:

Guidance to safely work in hazardous environments

Cleanup of hazardous waste sites

Course assists in satisfying the annual training requirement of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) rule, found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. One Day Class.

Time: 8 AM – 4 PM (unless listed otherwise)

Date: [February 19, 2020]

Qualified Rigger and Signal Person

Course Summary:

• Standard/non-standard signals for crane or derrick construction site

• Factors that affect communication

• Crane dynamics

• Basic rigging techniques/calculations for various loads

• Written and practical test for signaling

• Written test for rigging.

Certificate & Pocket card issued upon passing and completion of the exam.

The course meets the requirements of OSHA regulations. One Day Class.

Time: 8 AM – 4 PM (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [January 8, 2020], [February 4, 2020], [March 26, 2020], [April 2, 2020],

[May 7, 2020]


NCCCO Crane Certification Preparation Course and Exam

Course Summary:

• Prepares students for NCCCO examinations

• The comprehensive description of updated qualifications for operators

• A detailed walkthrough of the testing process

Exam held at AGC Maine. The fee includes food and study material.

*Written-test, practical training, and exams are an additional cost.

Time: 8 AM – 4 PM (unless listed otherwise) Five Day Class

Dates: [January 13-17, 2020] [February 10-14, 2020], [March 16-20, 2020] 

[April 27 – May 1, 2020]

Articulating NCCCO Crane

Course Summary:

The instructor will work with students to understand all qualifications for operators and walk through the testing process. The registration fee includes food and study material.

*Written-test, practical training, and exams are an additional cost.

Time: 8 am-4 pm (unless listed otherwise) Three Day Class

Dates: [March 9-11]


Construction First Aid & CPR Training

Course Summary:

• Learn common first aid techniques for injuries on the job site.

•Fundamentals of CPR (practicing on a CPR Dummy)

Complete OSHA and MSHA required training in both First Aid and CPR.

Will receive a 2-year certification upon completion. One Day Class.

Time: 7:30am – 12:30pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [January 22, 2020], [February 20, 2020], [March 24, 2020], [April 9, 2020], [May 27, 2020]

OSHA 10 Hour Training

A basic course recommended by OSHA as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. OSHA 10 is the standard in the industry for any entry-level and a must for supervisors and foremen who manage sites. AGC Maine provides a higher level of training by incorporating current field supervisors and foremen who apply the principles of safety in life experiences useful to everyone on the job site today. AGC Maine will issue a card certifying completion. Two Day Class.

Time: 8am – 4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [February19-20], [April 8-9], [May 26-27]

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Training

The 30-hour Construction OSHA Outreach Training Program is intended to provide a variety of training to workers with some safety responsibility. Training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention, not OSHA standards. Three Day Class

Time: 8am – 4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [TBD]


Flagger Trainer Certification

“All privately employed flaggers must have training consistent with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” This course will train and test participants to be Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) “Flagger Certifiers,” who are responsible for training and certifying employees within their own companies to be flaggers. This course allows you to train flaggers under your employment. One Day Class.

Time: 8am – 4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [March 12, 2020], [May 5, 2020]

Work Zone Safety Supervisor Course

This course will provide a working knowledge of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (2009) and will include: Principles of traffic control, installation and removal techniques, safe traffic control areas for workers, and motorists and pedestrians. One Day Class.

Time: 8am – 4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [January 23, 2020], [February 18, 2020], [April 14, 2020], [May 28, 2020]

[July 15, 2020], [August 12, 2020]

Confined Space Certification

This 24-hour course is intended for individuals that will be employed as rescue persons for confined space entries, in an immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) environment and non-entry rescue for the IDLH environment. Personnel will be trained in recognizing hazards and the entry requirements of confined spaces, as well as some of the required rescue competencies as outlined in 1910.146, 1926.1211 NFPA 1006 and NFPA 1670. These include but are not limited to, ropes and knots, hazard recognition and appropriate control measures, patient packaging, atmospheric monitoring, and toxicology. The course concludes with practical scenarios of varying difficulty in multiple types of confined spaces. Three Day Class.

Time: 8am – 4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [April 20 – 22, 2020]

Industrial High Angle Rescue Refresher

Our 8-hour recertification programs will provide students with an update on the latest techniques, equipment, and standards. Extensive hands-on teaching stations and realistic problem-solving exercises will include scenarios at a high angle (elevated) rescue operations. Participants will have the opportunity to practice their skills repeatedly prior to testing, which includes individual skills proficiency, scenario-based performance evaluations, and written exam. Three Day Class

Recertification is also an excellent means to ensure that individual skills proficiency requirements are met and documented in accordance with OSHA 29CFR 1926.500, ANSI Z359.1 and Z359.4 (rescue), and NFPA 1670, 1006, 1983. Students that re-certify in industrial high angle rescue will be certified for 1 year from the date of the refresher class. All students will need to have proof of the original high angle rescue class.

Course Summary:

• Thorough understanding of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

• Awareness of ANSI Z359.1 and Z359.4 (rescue)

• Awareness of OSHA 29CFR 1926.500

• Awareness of NFPA 1670, 1006, 1983

• Training in High Angle rescue duties and responsibilities

• Thorough understanding of the dangers associated with High Angle Rescue

• Thorough understanding of the dangers associated with High Angle Rescue.

• Knowledge necessary to select appropriate High Angle rescue equipment

• Training in the uses, maintenance, and limitations of rescue equipment

• Understanding of High Angle rescue safety procedures

• Knowledge and ability to use basic High Angle rescue equipment

• Confidence and knowledge to initiate and manage elevated work emergencies and rescues

• Participation in realistic High Angle operations

Time: 8am – 4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [ May 4-6, 2020]


Emerging Leaders Fundamentals (Formerly Construction Leadership Institute)

Preparing future leaders in Maine’s construction industry by providing opportunities for professional growth and exploration, networking and a chance to address current and future construction-related issues. Students in the ELF Program will leave with- advanced skills, resources and shared knowledge from a working group designed to move the industry into the future.

Course Overview:

  • Defining Leadership & Personality Profiles
  • Legislative & Public Policy
  • Communication & Crisis Management
  • Managing Safety & Quality
  • Negotiating Skills & Dealing with Conflict
  • Global and Regional Impacts on Construction
  • Customer Relations, Adding Value
  • Legal & Contract Issues
  • Managing Employee Issues
  • Financial & Business Basics

Time: 8am – 4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [TBD]

Construction Supervision Fundamentals

The CSF course is designed for aspiring front line leaders who are looking to learn the entry-level management skills to lead construction activities. This is a 25-hour in-seat course consisting of nine sessions. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of all 9 sessions. Four Day Class

Course Overview:

  • Session 1: Team Management
  • Session 2: Project and Team Leadership
  • Session 3: Communication Skills
  • Session 4: Time Management and Project Scheduling
  • Session 5: Risk Management
  • Session 6: Construction Law and Contract Documents
  • Session 7: Problem Resolution
  • Session 8: Productivity and Cost Control
  • Session 9: Skill Development

Time: 8am-4pm (unless listed otherwise)

Dates: [TBD]

Construction OSHA Round Table

This is an open platform to discuss current and future safety topics as well as share any pertinent experiences and ideas.

Time: 9 am – 11 am (unless listed otherwise)

Date: [November 26, 2019] , [May 20,2020], [October 7, 2020]


In our facility in Augusta, we have a training room for thirty-five students. We teach safety courses, professional development and introduce new products to the people who use them every day.

At AGC you can expect to learn from industry leaders who apply their knowledge on the job site. We offer general courses available to members and non-members geared towards the industry. Our training director works with companies to create custom-tailored training putting together the necessary components.

From new innovative delivery methods using online training or hands-on instruction, AGC Maine offers a learning mechanism for everyone. Oversight for our training and new development is spearheaded by industry leaders on our workforce development committee. Members meet monthly to discuss the training and asses the needs. As expected this process allows for the continued development of opportunities.