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) 494-5413 fax
252 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001-5201
North East Fabricare Association
580 Main Street
Reading, MA 01867
Contact these organizations directly regarding course dates, locations, and fees.