Asbestos Abatement License

Asbestos Abatement Licenses are regulated in most States.

A asbestos abatement license is required for contractors that deal with asbestos. The state department or the contractors board is responsible for regulating and providing licensing for asbestos contractors and asbestos consultants.

These states required a Asbestos Abatement License:

  • Alabama- General Contractors Board
  • Arkansas- Contractors Board
  • Illinois- Department of Public Health
  • Indiana- Department of Environmental Management
  • Kentucky- Energy and Environment
  • Louisiana- Contractors Board
  • Mississippi- Contractors Board
  • Missouri- Department of Natural Resources
  • Tennessee- Contractors Board

What is Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber and became increasingly widespread towards the end of the 19th century, when its diverse applications included acoustic tile ceilings, pipe insulation, ceiling insulation, fireproof drywall, furnace and duct insulation, textured paints and plasters, and linoleum and vinyl flooring.

The Asbestos can create health hazards when its fibers are exposed and released into the air where they could be inhaled. It was finally banned from use in most building materials in the 1970s after the EPA proved that inhaling asbestos fibers caused and/or increased the risk of developing incurable lung diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.