Welcome to the FTI-Midwest homepage!


Left click on the word tabs above, highlighted in white, for more information on the subjects listed. This site has been built and developed to try and better meet the needs of our members and recognized contractors with the IUPAT. (International Union of Painters and Allied Trades)

For more information about us, or to contact us, please visit our ABOUT US page by clicking HERE.

Veterans Are Welcome!

The IUPAT is grateful for the service of all who have served in our nation’s military. We would like to help the same enter into a career in the trades through the “International Union of Painter’s and Allied Trades”.

Contact us to see what programs may be available and how we may be able to assist you.

For more information on what we can offer for those that are interested please click HERE

For more veteran’s assistance and to read the Top Ten Stories in 2014 from the VA website click HERE

Missouri Lead Worker Refresher Courses Added

Refresher courses are required for Lead Abatement workers to maintain their Lead Licenses.
Successful completion of this 8-hour Refresher course will meet or exceed Lead Abatement Worker license requirements in Missouri as well as OSHA’s training requirements. The first use of this material is an eight (8) hour Refresher Course to maintain licensure; granted the participant had successfully completed the initial Lead Abatement Worker course prior to and within a 3 year window of first passing the class. The Missouri lead worker license is valid for a two year period, and then cannot be expired for more than 12 months for the refresher to be valid. If it is more than 3 years since the completion of the 24 hour lead worker course, then the member shall be required to re-take the full 24 hour course to regain a valid certification. THE REFRESHER SHOULD BE TAKEN AT LEAST 3 MONTHS BEFORE THE THREE YEAR PERIOD IS UP (to allow the state time for processing).
The Refresher assessment includes a thirty-five (35) question written test, along with an evaluation on the performance of the hands-on activities.
Check EVENTS for more information and/or to register for the class on the Lead Worker Refresher, or click HERE.

Safety Schedule is Online

Please share with our members that the safety schedule has been posted here on FtiMidwest.org.

Highlighted in the EVENTS  (listed on home page) you will find the class description, dates, registration options, and locations offered with step by step driving directions.

If you are in need of, or have interest in another class please click on the menu titles above to find the class description and fill out the registration form, or call the training center of your choice. For the Chesterfield training center please call Bev Kenny at 636-733-2325 ext 2 , or call Wendy Wurtz at 618-345-6646 for the training facilities at Decatur and Collinsville Illinois..