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For workers: Asbestos training and certification

WorkSafeBC is implementing mandatory training for asbestos abatement workers to help keep you safe from the danger of asbestos. As of January 1, 2024, anyone doing asbestos abatement work in B.C. will need to have certification that they have completed this training. This training will help ensure you are able to do this work safely, reducing the exposure to asbestos that can cause serious, long-term health problems.

Training and certification

The level of certification you need depends on the type of asbestos work you will be doing. Find out more:

Once you have completed training and certification, your certificate is valid for three years.

For more information

To find information and resources about working safely with asbestos, visit our Asbestos page.

For updates about asbestos certification:

  • Subscribe to receive email updates (select the “Asbestos certification and licensing updates” option)
  • Read the current and past updates

You can also contact our Prevention Information Line if you have questions: 604.276.3100, or toll-free 1.888.621.7233.