New protections coming for people working with asbestos
The B.C. government is bringing in new protections to help keep workers safe from the danger of asbestos. Click here for more info: New protections coming for people working with asbestos | BC Gov News
Asbestos training, certification & licensing:
WorkSafeBC is implementing mandatory training and licensing for asbestos abatement work to help keep workers safe from the danger of asbestos. As of January 1, 2024, asbestos abatement contractors must be licensed to operate in British Columbia, and anyone performing asbestos abatement work must complete mandatory safety training and obtain certificates.
Follow the links below for information and resources relevant to you. Note that the information on these pages will be updated periodically.
- Learn about certificates
- Do I need a certificate?
- Find training: Approved training providers for asbestos abatement certification
- Find licensed asbestos abatement contractors
Learn about requirements:
For more information:
- Refer to the resource Who is required to have a licence or certificate
- Subscribe to receive email updates (select the “Asbestos certification and licensing updates” option) and read current and past updates