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Vendors for Dry Cleaning Owner/Manager, Operator, Inspector Training and Certification

Please note that §232.14 of the NYS Perchloroethylene (Perc) Dry Cleaning Regulation provides that:

"...it is unlawful for any person to operate a [perchloroethylene] dry cleaning facility... unless: (1) the facility manager and/or owner has a valid dry cleaning owner/manager certification; and (2) the person operating the dry cleaning machine has a current and valid dry cleaning operator certification."

To obtain the required NYSDEC owner/manager and machine operator certificate(s), the owner and/or manager of each facility and every person at the facility who physically operates the Perc dry cleaning machine(s) MUST take the appropriate NYSDEC-approved 16-hour training course and pass the appropriate exam(s).

NYSDEC has approved the following three training organizations to offer required 16-hour Perc dry cleaner owner/manager and machine operator training courses:

Center for Environmental Technology
69-46 185th Street, Suite 1A
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
(347) 494-5488
(917) 446-5776
(347) 494-5413 fax

NCA International
252 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001-5201
(212) 967-3002

North East Fabricare Association
580 Main Street
Reading, MA 01867
(800) 446-1174

Contact these organizations directly regarding course dates, locations, and fees.


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