List of Licensing/Registration requirements by License type

 Licensure/Registration Requirements by License Type

See below for links to:

DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” 

Department’s Examination Registration Information 

Business Form Information

                                    
Individual License Requirements Business License Requirements
 Asbestos Worker Asbestos Contractor
 Asbestos Supervisor Asbestos Consultant Agency
 Air Monitoring Technician  Asbestos Management Planner Agency
 Asbestos inspector Asbestos Transporter
 Asbestos Project Manager Asbestos Laboratory
 Asbestos Individual Consultant Asbestos O & M Contractor 
 Asbestos Individual Management Planner Asbestos Training Provider
 Asbestos O & M Supervisor 
 Asbestos Air Monitor Technician Project Monitor (AMT/PM) 



License TypeInitial Licensure Renewal Licensure 
 Asbestos Abatement Worker• A completed application (online or paper)

• $65 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• An Initial Asbestos Worker training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• Any Asbestos Worker Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

• A completed application (online or paper)

• $65 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Current Asbestos Worker Refresher training certificate and training ID (if applicable) 

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 Asbestos Abatement Supervisor • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors

• Verifiable written documentation covering 90 days of legally qualified work experience performed within the last 24 months

• $400 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• An Initial Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

 • A completed application (online or paper)

• $400 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Current Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificate and training ID (if applicable) 
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 Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Air Monitoring Technicians

• Proof of performing Air Monitoring as an Apprentice on at least 3 asbestos abatement projects for at least 15 days of work under the direct supervision of a licensed AMT, licensed AMT/PM, or a licensed asbestos Consultant working for a licensed Laboratory or Consultant Agency.  Work experience must be gained after completing the AMT initial training course.

• $99 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• An Initial Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• Any Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

 • A completed application (online or paper)

• $99 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Current Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician Refresher training certificate and training ID (if applicable) 

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 Asbestos Inspector • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Inspectors

• Copy of High School Diploma or GED

• Verifiable work experience that includes participation in at least five asbestos surveys performed under the direct supervision of a licensed Management Planner, Inspector, or Individual Consultant.  Work experience must be gained after completing a Inspector initial training course.

• $130 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• An Initial Asbestos Inspector training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• Any Asbestos Inspector Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

 • A completed application (online or paper)

• $130 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Asbestos Inspector Refresher training certificate and training ID (if applicable) 

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 Asbestos Project Manager • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors

• Copy of High School Diploma or GED

• $320 application fee

• At least 15 days of verifiable work experience on at least 3 asbestos abatement projects gained within the past 24 months.  Experience must be gained after completing a contractor/supervisor course.

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• An Initial Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• Any Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors
Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application 

 • A completed application (online or paper)

• $320 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Current Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor Refresher training certificate and training ID (if applicable)  

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 Asbestos Individual Consultant • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Individual Consultants

• $645 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• An Initial training certificate and ID card (if applicable) for each of the following courses
1. Asbestos Project Designer
2. Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
3. Asbestos Inspector
4. Asbestos Management planner

• Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
1. Asbestos Project Designer
2. Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
3. Asbestos Inspector

4. Asbestos Management planner

Must meet one of the below combinations of experience and education in order to be licensed.

A) Current status as Texas registered architect or Texas licensed professional engineer combined with at least 180 days of work experience preforming asbestos related activities in public buildings gained within the past 4 years.  experience must contain at least 6 specifications developed, at least 3 surveys conducted, at least 10 days of project monitoring, & at least 10 days of air monitoring; all experience must be gained under the supervision of a licensed individual with the proper license for the task. 

B) A Bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, physical science, or natural science.  2 years of work experience in an environmental field or in occupational health.  experience must contain at least 6 specifications developed, at least 3 surveys conducted, at least 10 days of project monitoring, & at least 10 days of air monitoring; all experience must be gained under the supervision of a licensed individual with the proper license for the task.  

C) Completion of 60 college credit hours which include 30 credit hours in engineering, natural, or physical science & 9 credit hours in mathematics.  3 years of work experience in an environmental field or occupational health.  At least 250 days of work experience performing asbestos related activities in public buildings obtained within the past 4 years. experience must contain at least 6 specifications developed, at least 3 surveys conducted, at least 10 days of project monitoring, & at least 10 days of air monitoring; all experience must be gained under the supervision of a licensed individual with the proper license for the task.  Must provide a letter of recommendation from a supervising licensed Consultant.

• Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the consultant’s employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, Provide proof of Self Insurance.

 • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Individual Consultants

• $645 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Current Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before application:
1. Asbestos Project Designer
2. Asbestos Air Monitoring Technician
3. Asbestos Inspector
4. Asbestos Management planner

• Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the consultant’s employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, Provide proof of Self Insurance.







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 Asbestos Management Planner • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Management Planners

• $260 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Copy of an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university or successfully complete 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university

 • Verifiable work experience consisting of participation in conducting 5 asbestos surveys, including development of asbestos survey reports under the supervision of a licensed Inspector, Consultant, or Management Planner and work experience must have been gained after completion of a Inspector course.

 • Verifiable work experience consisting of participation in the development of at least 5 management plans under the supervision of a licensed Management Planner or Consultant.  Work experience must be gained after completing a Management Planner Course.

• An Initial training certificate and ID card (if applicable) for each of the following courses:
1. Asbestos Inspector
2. Asbestos Management Planner

• Any Refresher training certificates and ID cards (if applicable) for each of the following courses obtained before submission of application:
1. Asbestos Inspector
2. Asbestos Management Planner

• Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency: Provide proof of Self Insurance.

 • A completed application (online or paper)

• $260 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Current Refresher training certificate and ID card (if applicable) for each of the following courses:
1. Asbestos Inspector
2. Asbestos Management Planner

• Proof of professional liability insurance coverage in the amount $1 million for errors & omissions if working for hire, or be covered under the employer’s policy, as specified in 295.40 of the Texas Asbestos Health Protection Rules (TAHPR).  If working for a Government agency, provide proof of Self Insurance.







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 Asbestos O & M Supervisor (Restricted) • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examination for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors

• $225 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• An Initial Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

 • A completed application (online or paper)

• $225 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Current Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificate and training ID (if applicable) 

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 Asbestos Air Monitor Tech Project Monitor  • A completed application (online or paper)

• Proof of successfully passing the Department’s examinations for Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor & Air Monitoring Technician 

• $400 application fee

• A 1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Verifiable work experience to include air monitoring on at least 3 asbestos abatement projects for a total of 15 days under the supervision of a licensed AMT, AMT/PM, or Consultant working for a laboratory or Consultant Agency. At least 15 days of project monitoring under the supervision of licensed AMT/PM, Consultant, or Project Manager working for a licensed laboratory or Consultant Agency.

• An Initial Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• An Initial Air Monitoring Technician training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• Any Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

• Any Air Monitoring Technician Refresher training certificates and training IDs (if applicable) obtained before submission of application

  • A completed application (online or paper)

• $400 application fee

•  1-inch by 1-inch color photo with a white background

• A completed DSHS “Physician’s Written Statement” signed by a doctor within the last 12 months

• Current  Asbestos Contractor/ Supervisor Refresher training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

• Current Air Monitoring Technician Refresher training certificate and training ID card (if applicable)

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 Asbestos Abatement Contractor • A completed application (paper or online)

• $1,070 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a Doing Business As (DBA)

• Completed Business Information Form

• Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.

• Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million

• A copy of the companies Standard Operating Procedures that meet the requirements of the TAHPR 295.45 (e ) (5-16).  References to be used: TAHPR; EPA 560/5-85-024 (Purple Book); 29 CFR 1910.134 (Federal OSHA); 29 CFR 1926.1101 (Federal OSHA).  Copies of Federal regulations may be obtained from the EPA regional office, Regional asbestos coordinator, Environmental Protection Agency at 1445 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-2733; 214-665-7575
             

 • A completed application (paper or online)

• $1,070 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.

• Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million
             

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 Asbestos Consultant Agency • A completed application (paper or online)

• $430 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA

• Completed Business Information Form

• Responsible Individual Consultants license information 

• Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for 
1. Air Monitoring Technician
2. Inspector
3. Management Planner
4. Project Designer

• Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos consultants & inspectors in its employ             

 • A completed application (paper or online)

• $430 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Responsible Individual Consultants license information

• Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for 
1. Air Monitoring Technician
2. Inspector
3. Management Planner
4. Project Designer

Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos consultants & inspectors in its employ             

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 Asbestos Management Planner Agency• A completed application (paper or online)

• $430 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies. proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA

• Completed Business Information Form

• Responsible Management Planner license information 

• Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for 
1. Management Planner
2. Inspector

• Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos management planners & inspectors in its employ             


 • A completed application (paper or online)

• $430 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Responsible Management Planner license information 

• Copies of Responsible Individual Consultant’s most recent training certificates and IDs (if applicable) for 
1. Management Planner
2. Inspector

• Evidence of Asbestos Abatement Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions to cover the asbestos management planners & inspectors in its employ             

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 Asbestos O & M Contractor • A completed application (paper or online)

• $260 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA

• Completed Business Information Form

• Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.

• A copy of the companies Standard Operating Procedures that meet the requirements of the TAHPR 295.43 (e ) (3-10).  References to be used: TAHPR; EPA 560/5-85-024 (Purple Book); 29 CFR 1910.134 (Federal OSHA); 29 CFR 1926.1101 (Federal OSHA).  Copies of Federal regulations may be obtained from the EPA regional office, Regional asbestos coordinator, Environmental Protection Agency at 1445 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX 75202-2733; 214-665-7575

 • A completed application (paper or online)

• $260 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies, a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Copy of most recent training certificate and ID (if applicable) for Asbestos Contractors & Supervisors course for the responsible person.

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 Asbestos Transporter • A completed application (paper or online)

• $430 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA

• Completed Business Information Form

• Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million 

• Copy of Emergency Response Plan in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)

 • A completed application (paper or online)

• $430 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million 

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 Asbestos Laboratory • A completed application (paper or online)

• $430 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Copy of Assumed name filing paperwork if operating with a DBA

• Completed Business Information Form

• Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions

• Proof of accreditation by national voluntary laboratory accreditation program (NVLAP) for bulk analysis by polarized-light microscopy, 

• or accreditation by NVLAP for analysis of airborne asbestos by transmission electron microscopy, 

• or accreditation as an industrial hygiene laboratory by the American industrial hygiene association (AIHA) and participation in the proficiency analytical testing (PAT) program for analysis of airborne fibers by phase contrast microscopy (PCM), 

• or proficiency according to standards of AIHA PAT program, which includes quarterly proficiency testing for airborne fibers by PCM and a quality assurance/ quality control program as required by the NIOSH method 7400, issue 2, August 1994, 

• or Accreditation of the individual laboratory analysts through the AIHA asbestos analyst registry (AAR) and a quality assurance/ quality control program as required by NIOSH method 7400, issue 2, August 1994.

 • A completed application (paper or online)

• $430 application fee

• For foreign or out of state companies; a Certificate of Authority to do business in Texas issued by the Secretary of State or proof of exemption filed 

• For all companies, proof of good standing from the Texas State Comptroller of public accounts or proof of exemption filed

• Evidence of Pollution Liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million which includes errors & omissions

• Proof of continued accreditation by NVLAP or AIHA quality assurance/ control programs

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 Asbestos Training Provider
  •  A completed application (paper or online)

  • $1,102 application fee

  • For Texas Corporations, a copy of the Certificate of Good Standing from the State Comptroller of Public Accounts stating that all franchise taxes due, have been paid, or a letter of exemption (issued by same office).

  • For foreign or out-of-state corporations, a copy of the certificate from the Texas Secretary of State, Austin, Texas, unless an exemption is filed in accordance with §295.39(e).

  • Completed Business Information Form.

  • Qualification for licensing in accordance with §295.55 (d).

  • A course schedule and an example of course certificate(s) in accordance with §295.55 (e)(2) and (e)(3).

  • Resume and qualifications for each instructor in accordance with §295.55(f).

  • At least three (3) professional references for each instructor in accordance with §295.55 (f)(2).

  • Application information in accordance with §295.65 (d).
  • $1,102 application fee

  • A list of all the currently approved instructors and guest speakers you intend to continue using in your asbestos training program (please be sure to distinguish whether the individual is an instructor or guest speaker); If an individual previously qualified as an instructor and/or guest speaker is not included on this list, he or she will be considered deleted from your training program.

  • Copies of current accreditation from the Environmental Protection Agency asbestos course(s) you intend the instructor(s), from list mentioned above, to teach.

  • A list of all the instructors and guest speakers you intend to discontinue from your asbestos training program.

  • A list of all the individuals you intend to add as instructors or guest speakers to your program, including required documentation in accordance with §295.55 (f).

  • A current course schedule, including the name of the instructor that will teach each course.

  • Any changes in the status of your training program qualifications as listed under §295.55 (d) & (e).

  • Previously submitted course manuals that have been modified for use in your current training program.

  • A written statement of intent and a course manual for each asbestos course you intend to add to your current training program, if applicable at the time of renewal.

  • Any other modifications or changes in the status of your overall asbestos training program.
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