Visible Emissions Observation School (Smoke School)

EPA Method 9 Field Training:  Houston, TX

Two-Day Opacity Training:  Starts  10/12/2022    Ends  10/13/2022   Session ID:5338

NOTE: Public school dates are subject to change. If a school date changes, you will be notified via email IF YOU HAVE ENROLLED IN THE CLASS.


You must be a CAA client to enroll for a smoke school.


First Day of Field Certification

        Wed Oct 12 2022 at 8:00 am (CST)  to  5:00 pm (CST)

Second Day of Field Certification

        Thu Oct 13 2022 at 8:00 am (CST)  to  11:59 am (CST)
       Towneplace Suites by Marriott
       9101 Gulf Fwy
       Houston, TX  77017
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Be Prepared for Class

  • Field runs start at the time stated above. Please arrive a few minutes early to complete sign-in procedures.
  • CAA smoke schools are digital - bring a fully-charged smart phone or tablet. Extra devices will be available for use if you do not have a mobile device.
  • If you aren't familiar with digital certification, visit our digital introduction page.
  • This is a smoke school with staggered start times. Students will receive individual scheduled times to attend the field session.

Smoke School Duration

  • One-Day Smoke Schools: Field certification ends when attendees who arrived at the start time are certified, or no longer wish to attempt to become certified.
  • Two-Day and Three-Day Smoke Schools: Field certification runs until the stated end time; students still requiring certification will come back for the subsequent day(s) of class. The final day of smoke school ends when attendees who arrived at the start time are certified, or no longer wish to attempt to become certified.


SELF-PACED LECTURE (default format)

CAA's self-paced lecture fulfills EPA Method 9 requirements and is approved by TCEQ for Texas students.

Organizations who would prefer an in-person or livestream lecture, call the registrar at 901-381-9960.

 PRICING  Registrations received within less than 7 days from the start of class will be assessed a $25 late fee.

Field Certification Smoke School: $255
Self-Paced Lecture Course: $50

 SESSION NOTES  Due to construction at the usual hotel, this session will be held in a new location.

This session offers both the lecture and field. The lecture is a 6-8 hour, Texas-approved online course. You must attend the lecture on the scheduled day and then attend the field on the schedule day. Please provide an email address when registering in order to receive the lecture link and scheduled arrival time, as well as any updated information.

Location: Towneplace Suites by Marriott, 9101 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77017