Course Description

The goal of this training is to provide the necessary depth of environmental science knowledge required to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment to the ASTM E1527-13 standard. When the training is complete an ESA Inspector will be prepared to inspect a simple project. Candidates will receive a certificate of completion of CEG ESA E-Learning.

Advantages, Benefits, and How we are Different

  1. Our Educators work for CEG and we are the nation’s best partner for PCAs and ESAs. This means we are experts in this niche service. Through our prior experience, we have seen a wide variety of protocols, templates, scopes, problems, and solutions. This makes us uniquely qualified to not just teach but develop financially and professionally successful Environmental Professionals.
  2. Industry first E-Learning that is goes at your own pace. No need to show up at a specific time as this works on your schedule and no need to spend additional costs on airfare and hotels.
  3. Our industry is in need of great people as year over year our workloads continue to grow and many of our senior leaders are retiring faster than the new generation is entering the workforce.


"The ESA training course by CEG provides a comprehensive program for professionals and non-professionals alike to expand their knowledge, skills and competency as Environmental Professionals. The broad topics involved in Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are covered in individualized sessions which provide a detailed and thorough treatment of the subject matter. It is clear that CEG has, over their many years in the industry, fine-tuned their in-house systems to address a process which is naturally tedious and unwieldy, making it more efficient and streamlined. CEG has done an exemplary job at merging the art and science of ESAs into a robust training program that also fits into a busy professional’s schedule. The self-paced nature of the program provides the ideal flexibility to proceed through the sessions in a convenient, step-by-step fashion. The program is thorough and carefully crafted which speaks volumes about the quality of the staff at CEG. I am pleased to be able to recommend such an excellent program to others."
- Mario Calabretta, P.E., M.ASCE

Course Curriculum

Total learning: 14 lessons Time: 10 week
  • ESA TRAINING COURSE  14 lessons 0/14

    • Getting Started – The More You Know
    • Introduction
    • History of the Phase I
    • Physical and Environmental Setting
    • Interviews and Questionnaires
    • Historical Research
    • Regulatory Database
    • Project Reconnaissance
    • Out of Scope to The ESA
    • Adjacent Properties
    • Contamination 101
    • Findings, Conclusions & Summary
    • ESA Definitions
    • ASTM – Rural Forestland



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