SMOKE SCHOOLS DURING 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 smoke schools keep students healthy and limit the spread of the infection.


NO-CONTACT DIGITAL CERTIFICATION

CAA has developed a patent-pending 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. Digital certification is currently in use at CAA smoke schools.


WHAT WE ARE ASKING OF OUR CLIENTS/SMOKE SCHOOL ATTENDEES

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 6 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.

CAA STEPS TO PROTECT OUR SMOKE SCHOOL STUDENTS*

FIELD TRAINING ORGANIZATION
  • 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.
LECTURES ARE ONLINE ONLY

CAA’s lectures are currently offered online. CAA has two online options:
• Online streaming classes with scheduled dates and times
Online self-paced lecture that can be taken any time.

MATERIALS SAFETY
  • CAA will eliminate 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 anti-microbial wipes for smoke school students as available.
  • 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.

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.

We Are Here to Support Your Organization

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.