Pathogen Training Courses

ATF has partnered with Pathogen Response and Resource Alliance (PR2), the leader in Pathogen training and certification for restoration contractors.  PR2 has created specific disinfection certification training courses intended for office workers, to  janitorial/custodial all the way up to professional restoration & remediation contractors.

The most popular training programs include the School Pathogen Training (SPT) and the Professional Disinfection Course (PDC).  These courses can be taken either online 24/7 for convenience or In-person with hands on training.  These courses are also offered in English and Spanish.


School Pathogen Training (SPT)

The School Pathogen Training was specifically designed to provide janitorial, custodial, facility/maintenance personnel, administrative staff and teachers the necessary training and fundamentals to maintain campuses at the highest hygiene level possible and to reduce the spread of infectious pathogen outbreaks, including COVID-19 and the Delta, Lambda and Gamma variant.


We know schools are preparing to open schools soon, so we designed our 40 minute certification training that can be taken Online at any time for your staff's convenience (English and Spanish). Our training covers the following items:

  • Fundamentals of proper cleaning & disinfection techniques
  • Understanding High Touch Surfaces in Schools
  • Prioritizing time of cleaning classrooms
  • Basics of different cleaning chemicals
  • Health and Safety aspects

Our SPT training will not only comply with the requirements outlined in the American Rescue Act of 2021 that "requires pathogen infection training for all school staff to be trained on how to reduce infectious diseases", but will also help satisfy OSHA safety training for employees.

What type of school campuses should take the School Pathogen Training?
K-12 (public or private)
Charter or magnet schools
Boarding schools
Virtual/Online schools
Faith/Religious schools
Higher educational universities and colleges

Professional Disinfection Course

This certification is designed for professional restoration contractors that are providing COVID specific cleaning and disinfection services. These professionals should have proper insurance and training to utilize best available practices in accordance with CDC, EPA, WHO, OSHA, etc. This training assumes that the professional already has some basic knowledge, experience, understanding and training in property restoration and/or environmental cleanup such as water damage, mold/sewage, crime scene cleanup, handling of hazardous materials, etc. It also assumes the contractor has an understanding of hazard identification, PPE, engineering controls, etc. This Professional level COVID-19 Disinfection Certification course provides instruction on how to properly clean areas that have been potentially exposed to COVID-19.