EPA Method 9 Opacity Certification Program in Kingston, Jamaica

Lecture Information

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • 8:30 a.m. Start
  • University of the West Indies at Mona  Faculty of Science and Technology (formerly Pure and Applied)  Lecture Room C6 Chemistry Department
  • Parking in the Faculty Parking Lot
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Field Information

  • Wednesday & Thursday, July 13-14, 2022
  • 8:00 a.m. Registration & 8:30 a.m. Start
  • Location Pending
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Kingston Jamaica Smoke School Registration Deadline and Fees

Please note that the prices listed below are only valid for online pre-registrations received before midnight of the Friday prior to the program. There will be a $50.00 per person on-site fee added for registrations received after this date. Payment is due at the time of registration and no later than the Friday prior to the program. Payments not made within two weeks of attendance will incur an additional $25 per person late fee.

On-Site Registrations are always accepted, but note there will be a $50.00 administration fee added to the total cost per person. Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early to complete on-site registration paperwork.

Cancellation/Transfer Fees: ETA will charge an administrative fee of $50.00 per person for cancellations and a $25.00 per person fee for transfers made AFTER the pre-registration deadline (midnight of the Thursday prior to the program). Cancellations and transfers made BEFORE the registration deadline will not be charged this fee.


Method 9 Field Certification Only – $400

Method 9 Lecture and Field Certification – $575

Method 9 Lecture Registration Only – $175

Kingston Smoke School Agenda

Times are approximate.

Tuesday-Lecture

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration 
  • 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Method 9 Introduction
  • 8:45 a.m.: Particulate Pollution, Health Effects, and Regulation
  • 9:30 a.m.: Method 9 Scientific Principles
  • 10:00 a.m.: Break
  • 10:05 a.m.: Method 9 Procedures
  • 11:30 a.m.: Practical Exercise and Documentation           
  • Noon: Lunch          
  • 1:00 p.m.: Practical Exercise Continued
  • 1:30 p.m.: Method 9 Subparts (000, XXXXXX)
  • 2:00 p.m.: Additional Methods (22; 203a, b, and c; ALT 082)
  • 2:15 p.m.: Field Certification Preparation 
  • 3:00 p.m.: Quiz and Critique

Wednesday-Field

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration
  • 8:30 a.m.: Announcements, Standards and Practice
  • 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Visible Emissions Testing (Approximately 1-3 tests)
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (time varies)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Visible Emissions Testing (Up to 5 tests per day)

Thursday-Field

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration
  • 8:30 a.m.: Announcements, Standards and Practice
  • 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Visible Emissions Testing (Approximately 1-5 tests)

Once a participant passes they are a certified observer and do not need to take another test unless they would like to practice.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Method 9 Certification in Kingston

Call Eastern Technical Associates today at (919) 878-3188 to speak with one of our opacity experts about visible emissions training in Kingston, Jamaica.