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October 10, 2023

Mandatory Asbestos Certification

With the legislative changes in Bill 5, the BC government is taking proactive measures to ensure that every worker on an asbestos-containing site can develop the necessary expertise to work safely and mitigate risks effectively.

All workers in British Columbia covered by the regulation must obtain their asbestos abatement certification by January 1, 2024, to continue working on any site where asbestos is present. WorkSafeBC must also license asbestos abatement contractors by January 1, 2024, and ensure their workers are certified for their work by January 1, 2024.

The BC Construction Safety Alliance Asbestos Certification Courses (ACT) are available online 24/7/365. The certification process is simple. Workers, register online with BCCSA and set up your personal account, take the courses, and then register for the live competency skills assessment. Write the exam the same day, and if you receive a passing grade, you will receive your WorkSafeBC official certification. But do it before January 1, 2024.

The Level 2 competency skills assessment and exam are both being administered:
Oct. 20-23 | Victoria | Camosun Coastal Centre
Dec. 15-18 | Victoria | Camosun Coastal Centre
Oct. 6-12 | Nanaimo | Vancouver Island Conference Centre Nov-Dec dates to follow for this location

For more information and to register, click or copy and paste the URL;