Individual Asbestos Certification
Why is certification necessary?
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) certifies individuals who conduct the following asbestos disciplines:
- Asbestos Worker
- Asbestos Site Supervisor
- Asbestos Inspector
- Asbestos Management Planner
- Asbestos Project Designer
This certification ensures that individuals performing these activities are properly trained and qualified.
What are the training requirements?
For initial certification in any asbestos discipline, you must complete an MDH approved initial training course for that asbestos discipline. If you are currently certified in another state, you must take an MDH approved refresher training course for that asbestos discipline.
What are the experience or qualification requirements?
The following table outlines all the necessary experience and qualification requirements for the various asbestos disciplines.
Is there a fee for certification?
The following list indicates the application fees for the various asbestos disciplines:
- Asbestos Worker - $50
- Asbestos Site Supervisor - $50
- Asbestos Inspector - $100
- Asbestos Management Planner - $100
- Asbestos Project Designer - $100
A cashier's check, business check or money order for the fee must be submitted with the application. Personal checks are not accepted.
What do I need to submit to MDH for certification?
You need to submit the following items to MDH. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.
- A completed and signed Asbestos Certification Application (PDF: 72KB/ 2 pages)
- A color, photographic image of yourself
- The appropriate application fee
NOTE: If you have been previously certified in another state and are applying for your initial Minnesota asbestos certification, you must submit copies of your initial training course diploma and all subsequent refresher training course diplomas.
How long is my certification good for?
Your certification is good for one year from the date of completion on the most recently submitted training course diploma.
How do I find out more information?
For more information about asbestos, contact the Asbestos Program at MDH through the internet or by telephone at (651) 201-4620.
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