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Asbestos Contractors & Consultants

Asbestos Contractors & Consultants

Ruthanne Christie, Executive Director

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is responsible for licensing and regulating asbestos contractors and asbestos consultants. The Department’s Bureau of Central Intake and Licensure processes applications for licensure and refers complex applications to the asbestos licensing office for final review. The Division of Regulation is responsible for complaint analysis and investigations, and the Office of the General Counsel provides prosecutorial services for disciplinary cases. The Department engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes and conducts other general business, as necessary.

Getting Started In Asbestos Contractors & Consultants

Asbestos Contractor

CJC – Asbestos Contractor – Qualified and responsible for the contracted project and who offers to, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does, individually or by employing others, remove, encapsulate, or enclose asbestos-containing materials or dispose of asbestos-containing materials or asbestos containing waste, in the course of activities including but not limited to, construction, renovation, maintenance or demolition.

Asbestos Consultant

AX, AF, DD, EA, IA – Asbestos Consultant – Offers to, undertakes to, submits a bid to or does, individually or by employing others, conducts surveys for asbestos-containing materials, develop operation and maintenance plans, monitor and evaluate asbestos abatement, prepare asbestos abatement specifications, or perform related tasks.

Asbestos Business

ZA – Asbestos Business – A business which is qualified by either an Asbestos Contractor or Consultant to perform the work within the scope of the qualifier’s license.

The requirements for becoming licensed in Florida are described in the statutes and rules.  Choose a license type to apply.

Examination Information

DBPR offers examinations in a computer-based testing (CBT) format. Candidates who have been approved to sit for an examination may do so by contacting the department’s examination vendor, Pearson VUE. Examinations are available on a daily basis at testing sites throughout the world. For more information, including to schedule an examination, visit the Examination Information page.

Fee Waiver Applications

Education Course List

Continuing Education (Asbestos Abatement Sampling, Contractor/Supervisor, Inspector, Management Planners, Project Design, On-Site Roofing Supervisor, Respiratory Protection, Worker)

You may also use the department’s Find a CE Course tool to locate specific subject areas or course topics.

License Types Continuing Education Requirements Fee Expiration Date
Asbestos Contractor Completion of a one day course for each calendar year prior to the license renewal date. $155 11/30 Even Year
Asbestos Consultant Completion of two days of refresher courses for each calendar year prior to the license renewal date. $155 11/30 Even Year
Asbestos Business N/A $255 11/30 Odd Year

Need Help?

All requests for publications, documents, forms, applications for licenses, permits and other similar certifications can be obtained by contacting the Customer Contact Center.

Division of Professions
Asbestos Licensing Unit
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 32399

Telephone: 850.487.1395
Facsimile: 850.488.8040