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Helpful information on how to obtain listings of department-approved asbestos-abatement contractors, consultants, training providers, and downloadable forms such as the demolition application form, license application form, etc.

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Contractor & Consultants Lists

DHEC has up-to-date lists of the following DHEC-licensed asbestos-abatement-related vendors:

Asbestos Licensee Lists

Please note the lists are provided as a resource only. The lists in no way imply DHEC's endorsement of any specific company or person.

Demolition, Renovation, and Disposal Forms

There are various forms required by Federal and/or State Asbestos Regulations. The following is a complete listing of forms handled by the Asbestos Section. All forms are in pdf format.

Demolition and Renovation Application Forms


Disposal Authorization Forms


Lists of Landfills accepting asbestos

Asbestos Contractor, Facility, & Personnel Licensing

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

Asbestos Licensing Disciplines (Description)

Below is a description of the various Asbestos Abatement Licensing disciplines and their required documentation of training and fees schedules:

1. 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.
2. Air Sampler Fee: $100.00/per license
  • 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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
9. 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.

Training Provider Information


Training Forms

Asbestos Training Providers


For more information please contact the Bureau of Air Quality at (803) 898-4123 or by email.