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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

WorkSafeBC is implementing mandatory certification to help keep workers safe from the dangers of asbestos. As of January 1, 2024, anyone performing asbestos abatement work in British Columbia must complete mandatory safety training from an approved training provider. Visit For asbestos abatement training providers to learn how to apply to be an approved provider.


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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