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Texas Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License

The Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License permits the holder to:

  • Maintain records at the work site location
  • Pause removal tasks until each identified issue has been corrected
  • Control access to the regulated area and entrance into containment
  • Cooperate with DSHS personnel during inspections and investigations
  • Correct any issue of noncompliance with asbestos abatement activities
  • Perform the duties of a Registered Asbestos Abatement Worker on any project
  • Participate at all times (on-site) when asbestos abatement activities are being conducted
  • Be employed by Licensed Asbestos Abatement or Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Contractors
  • Directly oversee personnel, work practices and related procedures during an asbestos abatement activity conducted in a public building

How to Get the Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License in Texas?

  1. Comply with the requirements set forth for Asbestos Abatement Supervisor:
    • Proof of passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors - to know more, review the Calendar and Test Registration Form (Registration will only be granted after receiving the examination fee, the registration form, a copy of valid training certificates, and any other documents)
    • Evidence of experience covering 90 days within the last 24 months from one or more of the following categories, as needed to fulfill the requisites:
      • Licensed Asbestos Worker, Abatement Supervisor (during previous Texas or out-of-State licensure), AMT/PM, Consultant, or Project Manager
      • MAP-accredited Asbestos Abatement Worker, Abatement Supervisor, or Project Designer in Texas or another State; or as a MAP-approved Asbestos Project Monitor in a different State either possessed the necessary license or for which a Texas or out-of-State License was not needed
      • Air monitoring tasks as a Licensed or Trained Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician or AMT/PM on at least 5 Asbestos Abatement Projects; and:
        • The experience was acquired either after completing the needed training or while the license was still valid
        • If the candidate relies on work as a Trained Air Monitoring Technician or AMT/PM, they must have had permission to undertake the activity in the State where the experience took place, or they must have performed the jobs under the direct supervision of a Licensed Air Monitoring Technician, AMT/PM, or Consultant
        • No more than 30 days of work as an Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician or AMT/PM are counted towards the experience requirements
    • 2-inch by 2-inch color profile photo with white background
    • DSHS Physician’s Written Statement signed by a Doctor within the last 12 months
    • Initial Asbestos Contractor & Supervisor Training Certificate and ID (if applicable)
    • Evidence of any Asbestos Contractor & Supervisor Refresher Training Certificates and Training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application
  2. Determine if the Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Application is available online
  3. Pay the corresponding application fee
  4. Await a response from the Department after the application has been validated

Texas Asbestos Abatement Supervisor License Exam

Below is the available information related to the trade exam. To be approved to register for an exam, applicants must submit an Asbestos State Examination Registration Form, the exam fee, a copy of any appropriate training certificates, and all other required documents requested by the Department of State Health Services.

Texas Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Asbestos State Trade Exam

  • Testing Company: DSHS
  • Subjects Involved:
    • Supervision and performance of asbestos abatement in a public building
    • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) practices in asbestos abatement
    • Asbestos personnel and work procedures
    • Abatement of non-friable Asbestos-Containing Building Material (ACBM)
    • Alternative practices and procedures for removal of whole components of intact Asbestos-Containing Material (ACM)
    • Control access to the regulated area and entrance into containment
    • Small-Scale Short-Duration (SSSD) activities for asbestos removal