Fees for Whitlow Smoke School:
Notice: Whitlow Enterprises accepts S&H Green Stamps, PayPal, credit and debit cards, purchase orders, personal checks, cash, and company checks. Advance payments earn a 5% discount. We will also consider the old fashioned bartering and trade smoke school for something that you make or maybe for a place to go deer or duck hunting. Click here for Payment Center. Remember that your EPA Method 9 Visible Emissions Evaluation Certificates are valid for 6 months after your test date. Our goal is to mail you your valid certificate within 3 weeks of your test date weather or not your invoice is paid. Other smoke school providers are greedy and don't trust you. They want to hold on to your certificate until you pay your invoice. We do appreciate you paying your invoice in advance because we are a small business and we have payroll, smoke school location fees, expenses, and Uncle Sam always wants his money first. When we are done with smoke school, we still have to go do the chores milk the cow and all.
Classroom Only: $125 per person: The EPA recommends the classroom for all first timers and a refresher every three years. You will earn and receive a classroom certificate. No other smoke school provider issues classroom certificates.
Field Test Only: $250 per person: This is an EPA Method 9 opacity field-training and certification test. You will earn and receive an EPA Method 9 certificate which is valid nationwide for six months. I was an environmental inspector the Louisiana DEQ, and I know that it is important for you to present your certificates when the inspector is at the gate. You will receive your certificate via mail within three weeks of the testing date.
Classroom/Field Testing: $375 per person: This combines both classroom and field trainings. You will receive two certificates—one for classroom and one for field.
Nighttime Field Testing: $250 per person: The EPA does not require nor recommend nighttime certification, however, some companies require it. We offer nighttime training at our home locations, West Monroe, Louisiana and Odon, Indiana.
Federal, State and Local Government Agencies: Fee is negotiable
Family Members of Attendees: FREE to IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS (This does not apply to family members requiring certification for job requirements) Please state you are a family member upon registration
College Students: $25 per person: Full time college students will be given field and classroom training at this price (Please state that you are a college student upon registration)
Unemployed: $25 per person: Attendees who are unemployed will be given field and classroom training at this price (Please state that you are unemployed upon registration)
Multiple Attendee Discounts: Whitlow Smoke School has morning and afternoon sessions at each location to accommodate all of your employees needing Method 9 training. Please specify morning or afternoon session upon registration. If you send:
5 attendees or more: 5% discount
10 attendees or more: 10% discount
20 attendees or more: 20% discount
First Time Discount: If your company is new to Whitlow Smoke School, then you will receive a 10% discount. We want you to give Whitlow a try. The people who try us, love us. We know what good customer service means! At Whitlow most people pass the Method 9 certification test before lunch. We grade all test papers on site and you will be absolutely certain that you passed before leaving. If not, we will continue the testing until everyone passes. In the rare even that you have to leave before you pass, then you can attend any of our other locations on our schedule at no additional charge. If you have registered at one of our competitors, we will honor your payment. Just send us a copy of your paid receipt with your registration.
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