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Respiratory Protection - Train the Trainer


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Course Type

Instructor Training.

Course Purpose

  • This course is for a worker whom provides air purifying respirators to their workers and performs the respirator fit testing.
  • APR types covered: dust masks, quarter-face masks, half-face masks, full-face masks.
  • This training is NOT intended for workers who require a supplied breathing air apparatus.

Skill Level


Training Method


Class Size

3 - 8 students.

Training Duration

6 - 8 hours (depending on student's skill and knowledge).

Training Locations

  1. Calgary Region: In-person training at the customer's workplace.
  2. Metro-Vancouver Region: At OOSHEW's Surrey Training Facility or in-person training at the customer's workplace.

Student Requirements

  1. Student must be clean shaven where the respirator seals on the face if the student requires a respirator fit test.
  2. Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (provided by student) as per the training location requirements.

Training Certification

Digital training card as proof of training, includes hyperlinked class photos and course material. Valid for 3 years.

Bonus for Large Employers (50+ students)

Access to OOSHEW's robust training database (training records from your employees and your subcontractors).

Course Price

  • Drop-In Class: $1,000.00 per student.
  • Private Group Rate: $2,000.00 (2 students) + $800.00 per additional student.
  • Onsite Private Group Rate: $2,500.00 (2 students) + $800.00 per additional student.
  • Platinum Members: 25% discount.
  • Additional Fees: Out of town travel expenses when applicable.

Course Outline


  1. Internet based with rich multimedia information, accessible on computer or mobile device (Apple, Android).
  2. Start by setting up a free account Click Here to Get the Mobile App

Theory Lessons

  1. Applicable OHS Regulations (Federal, Provincial).
  2. Applicable CSA Standards.
  3. Responsibilities for the Supervisor, Respirator User, Respirator Purchaser/Issuer and Respirator Fit Tester.
  4. Types of air purifying respirators.
  5. Types of filters and cartridges.
  6. Protection factors.
  7. Applicable CSA Standards for respirator fit testing.
  8. Responsibilities for the respirator Fit Tester.

Documentation Lessons

  1. Completing an Exposure Control Plan (silica is the example).
  2. Completing a Respirator Fit Test record.

Practical Lessons

  1. Referencing the Occupational Exposure Limits for hazardous substances.
  2. Referencing the NIOSH database for hazardous substances.
  3. Selecting the appropriate respirator.
  4. Selecting the appropriate filters and cartridges.
  5. Inspecting and cleaning a respirator.
  6. Properly donning and fitting a respirator.
  7. Seal test checking the respirator's fit (negative and positive seal check).
  8. Undergo a respirator fit test.
  9. Conducting a qualitative fit test using irritant smoke as the challenge agent.