Asbestos - Individual Asbestos Certification - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

Individual Asbestos Certification
Asbestos

Why is individual certification necessary?

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) certifies the following asbestos disciplines for individuals:

  • 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.

Training requirements

An MDH approved initial training course must be completed for initial certification in any asbestos discipline. Individuals currently certified in another state, must take an MDH approved refresher training course for that asbestos discipline.

Experience or qualification requirements

The following table outlines all the necessary experience and qualification requirements for the various asbestos disciplines.

Experience Requirements for Asbestos Certification (PDF)

Certification fees

MDH certification fees for the various asbestos disciplines are:

  • 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. Cash or personal checks are not accepted.

What to submit for certification

Submit the following items to MDH for certification. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing.

NOTE: Individuals previously certified in another state applying for an initial Minnesota asbestos certification must submit copies of their initial training course diploma and all subsequent refresher training course diplomas.

Certification length

MDH asbestos certification is good for one year from the date of completion on the most recently submitted training course diploma.

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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Updated Monday, September 19, 2016 at 10:42AM