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Asbestos Inspector Certificate

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) certifies individuals who conduct asbestos inspections and assessments. This certification ensures that individuals performing asbestos inspections are properly trained and qualified.

Agency contact information:

Health (MDH), Minnesota Department of
625 Robert St. N.
P.O. Box 64975
St. Paul, MN 55164-0975
(651) 201-5000 | (888) 345-0823 (MN toll free)
Asbestos Program
(651) 201-4620
Contact Info: Asbestos Program

Website:

Asbestos Professionals 

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The Minnesota Department of Health Health is the state's lead public health agency, responsible for protecting, maintaining and improving the health of all Minnesotans.

Statutes:

Minn. Stats. 326.73

Rules:

Minnesota Rules 4620.3330

Forms:

Individual Asbestos Certification Application

Application forms are available on the MN Dept. of Health website, Asbestos Forms section.

Requirements:

Experience Requirements for Asbestos Certification  


Work Experience  
  Work experience of at least 500 hours in the field
                                   of building inspection, asbestos-related work, safety,
                                   industrial hygiene, or hazardous materials control;

                                   OR

Work Experience      Bachelor degree in architecture, engineering, industrial
and/or Secondary     hygiene, industrial technology safety, or physical or life
Degree                       science AND 40 hours of on-site asbestos inspection
                                   experience accompanying a Minnesota certified asbestos
                                   inspector;
                                  
                                    OR

Vocational/                  
Technical Training


Apprenticeship       
 
    Completion of an apprenticeship program within the general
                                       commercial construction trades;

                                        OR

Professional              1. Licensure by Minnesota as a building official;
Licensure,              
Registration or          OR
Certification
                                 
2. Registered, licensed or certified as an architect, PE,
                                       CIH or CSP.


Refer to the complete MDH Experience Requirements for Asbestos Certification chart


Fee:

Include a cashier's check, business check or money order, made payable to the Minnesota Department of Health. Do not send cash. Personal checks are not accepted. This fee is not refundable.

Initial or renewal certificate - $100

Duplicate certificate - $25

Licensing surcharge to be assessed

The Minnesota Legislature passed legislation requiring a 10% surcharge of no less than $5 and no more than $150 on each business, commercial, professional or occupational license. The funding from this surcharge will go to MN.IT Services (formerly Office of Enterprise Technology (OET)), which is establishing an electronic licensing system for the state. The surcharge will be in place through June 30, 2015. See Minn. Stat. § 16E.22.

Period of Issuance:

An asbestos inspector certificate is valid for 12 months after the completion date on the diploma for the most recently completed training course. The asbestos inspector certificate is not transferable.

Length of Determination Process:

Allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

Other Pertinent Information:

The certification process is described in more detail on informational sheets available from the MDH, Asbestos Program.

Direct questions to the MDH, Asbestos Program (651) 201-4620.