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Contractor, Facility, & Personnel Licenses, and Fees

  • Contractor
    Fee: $100.00/per license
    • Issued to companies/individuals who will perform asbestos abatement projects.
    • To obtain this license, a company representative must possess a valid DHEC supervisor license affiliated with that company. The license is valid for one year from the date the license is processed, providing that a valid supervisor license is maintained.
    • General Licensing Information
    • All contractors, facilities, supervisors, workers, air samplers, project designers, building inspectors, and management planners involved in either the inspection, design, air monitoring, in-place management, removal, cleanup, or other handling of regulated asbestos-containing materials must be licensed by DHEC in a discipline specific to their activity.
    • All licenses are issued and restricted based on the training qualifications of the applicant.
    • All DHEC personnel and contractor licensing is non-transferable.
    • All DHEC licenses are valid for one year from the examination date on the training document, except for Contractors, Group, and Facility O & M licenses which may be valid for one year from the issue date on the license.
    • DHEC is not responsible for reminding individuals to renew their license.
    • In the event that an applicant wishes to transfer from one company to another, he/she should obtain a "No Company Affiliation" license.

     Asbestos Abatement License Forms

      • Issued to individuals who will implement air monitoring plans and analysis schemes during abatement. This person is often assigned the duty of acting as the building owner's representative.
      • Submit documentation of valid, current DHEC training, and must have an approved
        • Asbestos Abatement Supervisor course or Project Monitor course and
        • NIOSH 582 - Airborne Asbestos Sampling & Evaluation or documentation that the applicant is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Every year a supervisor refresher course is required to renew this license.
    • Consultant/Building Inspector
      Fee: $100.00/per license
      • Issued to individuals who will examine a facility for the presence of asbestos-containing material (ACM), to identify and assess the condition of the material, and to collect bulk samples.
      • Submit documentation of valid, current training of a DHEC approved Building Inspector course.
    • Consultant/Management Planner
      Fee: $100.00/per license
      • Issued to individuals who will interpret inspection reports, conduct hazard assessments of ACM, determine appropriate response actions, develop a schedule for implementing response actions, and prepare written management plans. Individuals possessing a valid management planner license are also authorized to perform the duties of a building inspector.
      • Submit documentation of valid, current training of a DHEC approved Building Inspector course as well as documentation of valid, current training of a DHEC approved Management Planner course. The Building Inspector course is a prerequisite for receiving training as a management planner.
    • Consultant/Project Designer
      Fee: $100.00/per license
      • Issued to individuals who will plan all phases of an asbestos abatement project design from project site preparation through complete disassembly of all abatement area barriers.
      • Submit documentation of valid, current training of a DHEC approved Project Designer course.
    • Supervisor (AHERA)
      Fee: $50.00/per license
      • Issued to individuals who will provide direct on-site supervision and guidance to workers engaged in abatement of regulated ACM (RACM). Obtaining this license also authorizes an individual to perform any duties of a Worker.
      • Submit documentation of valid, current training of a DHEC approved Supervision of Asbestos Abatement Projects course.
    • Worker (AHERA)
      Fee: $10.00/per license
      • Issued to individuals who will perform asbestos abatement under the direct guidance of an accredited and licensed supervisor.
      • Submit documentation of valid, current training of a DHEC approved (AHERA) Worker course.
    • Group
      Fee per person at follows:
      Up to 10 people $25.00 minimum fee
      11 to 20 people $25.00 plus $2.50 per additional person above 10
      21 to 50 people $25.00 plus $5.00 per additional person above 20
      51 to 90 people $25.00 plus $7.50 per additional person above 50
      91 persons or more $25.00 plus $500.00 maximum fee

      • Issued to industrial manufacturing and electrical generating facilities and allows facility employees and long-term in-house contractors to perform abatement at the license holder's facility without having to obtain a separate license per employee per category
      • Submit
        • the number of people who will be licensed
        • the name, SSN, discipline, training provider or approved instructor, and examination date of training
    • Facility O & M
      Fee: The same fee schedule as Group licenses
      • Issued to non-industrial facilities and allows facility employees to perform limited abatement at the license holder's facility without having to obtain a separate license per employee. Work performed under this license is restricted to the conditions under the O & M Worker license.
      • Submit
        • The number of people who will be licensed
        • The name, SSN, O & M training provider or approved instructor, and examination date of training. Work performed under this license is restricted to the conditions under the O & M Worker license.