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Asbestos Handler Certification

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Before you submit your application

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    NYS DMV driver's license, non-driver identification card, or the FS-6T receipt. For other acceptable forms of identification, please check Request for Photo Image from DMV under Links to Additional Information above.

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      Social Security Card

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        Current NYSDOL- and DEP-issued asbestos license(s) and/or certificate(s)

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          Two (2) identical passport type color photographs with a white background.

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            The Asbestos Handler Application Fee is $100.

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              List of accepted payment methods. More info

                • Personal Check (Made payable to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection)
                • Money Order (Made payable to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection)
            • Ready to Apply?

              Steps to apply in person:

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              Select a course to become an Asbestos Handler from the list of Accredited NYS Asbestos Training Providers linked above under Additional Information. Register for and complete the course. Upon completion of the course, the applicant will receive a NYSDOH Certificate of Asbestos Safety Training for Asbestos Handlers.

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                Download and print the Asbestos Handler application linked under the Additional Resources in the About tab.

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                  Complete the application forms, and submit it with all of the documents listed above under Prerequisites, the Certificate issued by the NYSDOH training course, and the required fee, listed below.

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                    Mail or hand deliver all materials to the DEP address below under Contact Information.

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                      Wait for notification by mail for a time and location to report to for the certification examination. Please call DEP at 718-595-3693 or 718-595-3695 if no confirmation is received within two weeks after submitting the application package.

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                        Bring a photo ID card and appointment letter to the certification examination.