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This page is for use by course developers and other stakeholders who may submit a training and/or certification program for approval by WorkSafeBC. Interested parties are encouraged to reach out to Certification Services at prior to developing a training and/or certification program.

Asbestos training & certificates

The provincial government has made amendments to the Workers Compensation Act that establish requirements that asbestos abatement contractors must be licensed to operate in British Columbia, and that workers and employers who perform this work must complete mandatory safety training and obtain certificates. WorkSafeBC is now inviting training providers to submit an expression of interest if they would like to become an asbestos abatement training provider for workers and employers.


Within the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulation, various clauses identify mandatory training. Specific training and certification must be conducted in accordance with an acceptable training standard, or be provided by a person or agency acceptable to the Board. The actual words "accepted by" or "approved by" or "acceptable to" will appear along with "the Board" or "WorkSafeBC" in the section of the Regulation or Act related to the training and/or certification. The following training and/or certification programs require approval or acceptance by WorkSafeBC:

Activity Applicable section of the OHS Regulation
Occupational first aid attendant OHSR 3.15
Crane operator OHSR 14.34.1
Commercial diver OHSR 24.12
Traffic control person OHSR 18.4(1)
Persons working up to the adjusted limits of approach OHSR 19.27
Persons conducting electrofishing OHSR 19.41(a)
Blasters OHSR 21.5 to OHSR 21.8
Fire fighter (forestry operations) OHSR 26.3.1(1)
Danger tree risk assessor OHSR 26.11(1)(b)
Faller OHSR 26.21(1)(a) & OHSR 26.22
Asbestos abatement To take effect in 2024

Only training and/or certification programs that require approval by the OHS Regulation will be considered for course review.

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