Asbestos Licenses

Asbestos workers, contractors and supervisors must obtain licenses for all asbestos projects unless they are working for their employer and the employer is exempt from the permit requirement.  An asbestos inspector and asbestos project designer must obtain a license for asbestos projects in school, public, or commercial buildings.  Asbestos management planners must obtain licenses for projects in school buildings.

License Types

Worker

  • Training: 4-day initial training and most recent refresher training certificate.
  • Physical Abilities: Passage of a respirator fit test and physical examination in accordance with OSHA provisions.
  • Application Fee: $20.00

Supervisor/Contractor

  • Training: 5-day initial training and most recent refresher training certificate.
  • Physical Abilities: Passage of a respirator fit test and physical examination in accordance with OSHA provisions.
  • Application Fee: $50.00

Inspector

  • Training: 3-day initial training and most recent refresher training certificate.
  • Application Fee: $20.00

Management Planner

  • Training: 3-day initial inspector training, a 2-day management planner training course and most recent refresher training certificates.
  • Application Fee: $20.00

Asbestos Project Designer

  • Training: 3-day initial training and most recent refresher training certificate.
  • Application Fee: $50.00

Asbestos License Application Process

The following steps need to be completed in order to have your application approved:

  • Complete and sign the Asbestos License Application, in two places. 
  • Attach a copy of a training certificate from a trainer approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The training certificate shall state the name of the course successfully completed, the name of the training provider, and the training dates. 
  • Applicants for worker and contractor/supervisor license must also complete and return the original Respirator Fit Test and original notarized Physician’s Certification form.  
  • Send all required documents with a check or money order to the Iowa Division of Labor - Asbestos.  

It can take up to 30 days to process a license so plan ahead.  Photocopies are not acceptable. 

Quick Links

Asbestos License Application
Physician’s Certification Form
Respirator Fit Test
EPA-approved training providers
Contact the Asbestos Staff