Our Response to COVID-19

We are committed to the safety of our smoke school students

Compliance Assurance Associates, Inc. (CAA) shares our clients’ concerns about COVID-19. CAA understands the difficulties COVID-19 poses for our clients’ facilities and employees. CAA is following CDC guidelines and best practices to ensure our public smoke schools will keep students healthy and limit the spread of the infection.

CAA is committed to supporting your air quality compliance needs through these unprecedented times. If you would like to reschedule your public smoke school attendance, please call CAA at 901-381-9960. If you have questions or concerns, please email info@compliance-assurance.com.

Links to CAA resources:  Online Lectures »    New Clients Looking for Smoke Schools »


First, we ask that everyone follows CDC recommendations to prevent contagious and infectious diseases from spreading:

  • Wash hands often for 20 seconds and encourage others to do the same.
  • If no soap and water are available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Disinfect surfaces, buttons, handles, knobs, and other places touched often.
  • Avoid close contact with people - recommended separation is 7 foot minimum.

Second, we ask our smoke school students to adhere to these protocols:

  • If a student feels ill, they should stay home.
  • Attendees should follow best social distancing practices.
  • Attendees are asked to bring their own utensils, including pens, rulers, and clipboards.
  • If students require any of the above supplies, they should be retained by the student after class completion.
  • Students should not share supplies during class.


  • Smaller test groups will be organized. Each test run will have approximately 24 students. Including CAA trainers, group size will never exceed 24 persons.
  • Small groups will be organized by company or field office to reduce exposure to other groups of students.
  • Two-hour staggered arrival times will be scheduled.
  • Safe distances will be maintained between trainers and participants.
  • Each run will be completed in one hour.

CAA’s lectures are currently offered in an optional electronic format. CAA has begun implementing lecture sessions as online-only. Check our online class listing here.

  • CAA will minimize the co-handling of items; students will be instructed to bring their own clipboard and paper/pen.
  • Small groups will be organized by company or field office to reduce exposure to other groups of students.
  • CAA will provide new pens to smoke school students that need them.
  • CAA will provide anti-microbial wipes for smoke school students.
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  • Printed certification cards will not be issued. Students will be instructed on how to download certificates from the CAA website.
  • Excess papers will be disposed of.

CAA is currently developing a digital, paperless certification process that enables smoke school students to certify using their smart devices. The paperless certification allows test-taking, grading, and certification card issuance to be performed electronically. Digital certification eliminates the need for students to handle pens, papers, and clipboards. We are working to provide this service as soon as possible.

If you are a client who uses CAA's private school services, please be aware that CAA is in the process of contacting our private school clients to make special arrangements as necessary. Use the box below if you have questions or concerns.

NOTE: CAA understands our clients' concerns about attending a public program. If you choose to not attend in the near future, you may attend a program at a later date for the fees you may have already paid. Please read our Terms and Conditions page.

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Questions, comments, concerns? Please call 901-381-9960. Email

*COVID-19 NOTE: CAA can not guarantee that smoke school students will not contract COVID-19.