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Asbestos Handler

Description

An asbestos handler removes, encapsulates, encloses, or disturbs friable asbestos, or is otherwise employed on an asbestos project. The nine specific categories of asbestos handler certificates include asbestos handler, operations and maintenance, restricted asbestos handler-allied trades, asbestos project air sampling technician, inspector, management planner, project designer, supervisor, and project monitor.

Certification Requirements

Applicants seeking to become certified as an asbestos handler in New York State must submit an application to the New York State Health Department. A person can only perform the tasks specified for the type of certificate held.

Age Requirement

Applicants seeking to become certified to function as an asbestos handler in New York State must be at least 18 years of age.

Education

Applicants seeking certification to function as an asbestos handler in New York State must complete a course of study approved by the New York State Health Department that pertains to each particular category of asbestos handler for which certification is sought. These courses of study involve a minimum of 18 hours and vary depending upon the asbestos handler classification desired.

Fees (as of August 1, 2012)

$50 - $150 -- Initial certificate; rates vary depending upon which of the nine distinct asbestos handler certificates is applied for.

Examination Requirements

Must successfully complete the designated asbestos handler course of study approved by the New York State Health Department.

Licenses Issued and Active

As of March 1, 2012, there were over 22,300 active certificates outstanding for this occupation.

Licensing Authority

New York State Department of Health
Asbestos Safety Training Program
Corning Tower, Room 1325
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237
Phone: (518) 402-7940

Standard Occupational Classification

47-4041 - Hazardous Materials Removal Workers
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Additional Information

New York State Department of Health
Division of Occupational Health and Environmental Epidemiology
2 University Place
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: (518) 458-6483

Disclaimer:

Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.

This page was last updated on 9/25/12.

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