The ACS Course provides attendees with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify, classify, package, label, transport and store hazardous materials encountered at clandestine drug laboratories.  Successful completion is required to access any Georgia ACS facility.  It provides attendees with the training required under the regulatory and legal purview of the U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  The format is a combination of lecture, demonstration and practical exercises.

The course is limited to a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 students.  All students must be clan lab certified (Hazwoper) prior to attending and bring their Air Purifying Respirator (APR) to class. The DEA Academy is currently offering the Basic Clan Lab certification course at Quantico, VA. Any students requiring the Basic Clan Lab certification course must contact their DEA Filed Division Clan Lab Coordinator (CLC).  In Georgia this Special Agent Robert Norton (404-569-7114,

This course may also be used as ACS refresher training provided it has been at least three (3) years since the student’s last ACS course.

Sizing information will be collected for a PPE package that will be provided to each student who successfully completes the course.  These items are provided by the DEA and will be shipped directly to the attendee from DEA product vendors following completion of the course.

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