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