This course is for representatives from agencies who are responsible for providing Level VI refresher training to their state’s certified Level VI CVSA-certified inspectors in order for those inspectors to maintain their Level VI CVSA certification.
All Level VI refresher trainers must attend the approved Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years as noted in CVSA’s Operational Policy 6 – Instructor Certification Criteria. All Level VI refresher trainers must be Level I, Level VI and Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods certified, and have successfully completed an approved instructor development course.
This training course is offered under a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Level VI CVSA-certified inspectors (Class I Members)
- Certification in North American Standard Level I and General Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Inspection and successful completion of an approved instructor development course.
- To prepare for the Level VI Train the Trainer Course, it is strongly recommended that Level VI Train the Trainer students take the CVSA Class 7 Radioactive Materials Inspection for the Non-Level VI Inspector Course in advance. To access this online course, log into your CVSA member portal, click on “CVSA Learning” tab, then select “Hazmat.” If you need assistance navigating the portal, contact CVSA Learning Management System Specialist Wendy Smith.
As specified in CVSA Operational Policy 6 – Inspector Certification, each U.S. state or Canadian province Level VI refresher trainer must attend the Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years.
CVSA’s Operational Policy 4 – Inspector Training and Certification specifies that a Level VI CVSA-certified inspector must successfully complete eight hours of the Level VI refresher training within 24 months of completing his/her Basic Level VI Training Course or the inspector’s last Level VI refresher training. Refresher training is conducted by the person who successfully completed the Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years. If an inspector/officer does not complete the above requirement, their certification will be suspended and in order to become re-certified, the inspector will have to successfully complete the Basic Level VI Training Course. An inspector must maintain their certification to conduct North American Standard Level I Inspections and North American Standard Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods Inspections.
To view the CVSA Operations Manual, log in to the CVSA member portal.
- Included: All training materials will be provided, including student workbooks, the Level VI Out of Service Criteria and CVSA Level VI modular training program.
- Not Included: Jurisdictions are responsible for their staff’s travel, hotel accommodations and per diem. CVSA will provide training materials.
This in-person course is limited to 25 students.
Total Course Hours
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
- Monday, April 29 – Travel day
- Tuesday, April 30 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Student pre-test and national instructor presentation; students’ modular assignments given
- Wednesday, May 1 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Student instruction
- Thursday, May 2 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. – Student instruction and subject matter test
- Friday, May 3 – Travel day
Appropriate dress for the training course is business casual.
There is no registration fee; however, registration is required.
When you click on the “REGISTER NOW” button below, you will be taken to your CVSA member portal where you will need to login to register. Once you’ve logged into your account, click on the “Events” section on the right side of the page and select “Level VI Train the Trainer – Columbus, OH – April 30-May 2, 2024”
For assistance navigating the member portal, please view this informational video.
The registration deadline is Monday, April 1.
If you registered for this training course but will no longer be able to attend, please let us know. Contact CVSA Level VI Inspection Specialist Carlisle Smith at 202-998-1808 or email@example.com.
Travel and Hotel Information
Each attendee is responsible for their own airfare and hotel arrangements and expenses, and other travel expenses.
Airport and Transportation Information
- John Glenn Columbus International Airport is the closest airport to the training location. The training location is 6 miles from the airport.
- The airport has several transportation options, including taxis, shuttles, rental cars, public transportation and ride shares.
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Check in: 4 p.m. | Check out: 11 a.m.
The Hyatt Regency Columbus hotel offers accommodations at the rate of $122 per night, plus 17.5% tax. Hotel accommodations are “first come, first served” and may sell out at any time. The CVSA hotel rate will be available until Friday, April 5, or until the room block sells out. On Saturday, April 6, all unreserved rooms will be released to the general public. You may reserve your room here.
Note: CVSA works only with the official accommodations providers listed on the event website and does not endorse the use of any third-party booking companies. Be aware of the malicious practice of room poaching where third-party companies portray themselves as being associated with an event to solicit attendees for room reservations. This practice can not only be fraudulent but also has the potential to expose the association to penalties and cause increased room rates for future meetings.
Parking is offered at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Self parking is and $22.00 and valet parking is $40.00.
Point of Contact
Level VI Inspection Specialist
General CVSA Training Contact
Rules, Requirements and Policies
Events Health Policy
The health and safety of attendees at this training course are top priority. CVSA will follow federal and local guidelines, restrictions and requirements, and health and facility protocols, as appropriate, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.
Events Code of Conduct
CVSA is committed to providing a safe, productive and welcoming environment for all meeting participants. All participants, without exception, are expected to abide by this events code of conduct across any and all technologies used to execute a CVSA event whether in person or a virtual event. All participants must comply with the instructions of the host(s), moderator and CVSA staff. CVSA has a zero-tolerance policy for any form of discrimination or harassment by participants.
Examples of unacceptable behavior are:
- Unauthorized sharing of login credentials with another user, including unregistered users; any unregistered user found participating will be required to pay the full registration fee, including the late registration fee
- Recording, copying and/or sharing of any media, including screenshots
- Engaging in unsafe practices while participating in a virtual event, such as driving a car
- Harassment, disrespect, intimidation or discrimination in any form
- Verbal or written abuse of any participant, including, but not limited to, comments related to race, color, ethnicity, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, etc.
- Sharing inappropriate, nude and/or sexual images
- Threatening or stalking a participant
To report an incident of unacceptable behavior, please contact CVSA Executive Director Collin Mooney or CVSA Deputy Executive Director Adrienne Gildea. CVSA reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior. CVSA may also, at its discretion, prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.
Consent to Multimedia Use
Registration and attendance at and participation in CVSA meetings and other activities – in-person or virtually – constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CVSA’s use and distribution of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.
By registering and attending the event, an attendee may participate or contribute to discussions regarding the Standards and CVSA Materials (“work product”) and hereby acknowledges that it is their intent and understanding that the intellectual property, including copyright in and to the work product, and all derivative works and/or any modifications and variations of the work product, did, does and will vest solely in CVSA. To the extent that an attendee contributes to the work product during the event, they do not claim any ownership in the work product and instead hereby completely assign any and all copyrights and any other intellectual property rights in their contributions to CVSA.