In the beginning of 2015, a new C-22 asbestos abatement classification was approved. This change impacted the text that was originally used in the regulatory language, and a new “C” Specialty was created as CSLB’s 44th classification.

Some contractors aren’t familiar with this new classification, especially since it is the first new licensed trade since 2000. Here are a few things that you need to know if you are planning to be an asbestos certified contractor:

Does the New C-22 Asbestos Abatement Classification Impact You?C-22 Asbestos Abatement Contractor Classification

Contractors who are already licensed to perform asbestos work when they are working on a larger project don’t need to go through the process to obtain the C-22 license if they already have a previous certification.

Depending on the contractor’s individual licensure and business needs, they can hold either the older 7058.5 asbestos certification or the new C-22 Asbestos Abatement classification.

Description of the C-22 Classification

When a contractor is certified to perform asbestos abatement, their tasks might include encapsulation, containment, removal and disposal. These tasks are particularly focused on construction materials that contain asbestos.

How to Obtain Your C-22 Classification

There are several steps that need to be followed if you are interested in obtaining the C-22 Classification. As with other types of certifications, there are certain training requirements that need to be met as well as documented experience. With this particular certification, it is necessary to have at least four years of asbestos abatement experience. This experience can be in the form of working as a journeyman, contractor, supervising employee, or foreman.

As you are submitting the paperwork to CSLB, there are also a few other considerations that need to be made. For example, in addition to applying for the contractor license, you also need to make sure that you are registered with DOSH. If the DOSH registration isn’t complete, then an active application will be sufficient.

It is possible for CSLB to issue the C-22 classification without the DOSH registration, but you will have a window of 90 days to submit proof of the registration. In this situation, a contractor is not allowed to perform asbestos abatement work until the proof has been submitted.

Assistance with Your C-22 Asbestos Abatement Certification

If you aren’t familiar with the process of applying for a new classification, it can be overwhelming to understand the paperwork and application processes. At Cal-State Contractors License Service, we help contractors like you get the certification that you need. We have offered these services for over 50 years, and know the best practices to speed up the process to help you get your certifications.

One of the advantages to our service is that we offer all of the study materials that you need to pass the test, including online practice questions, exam references, CDs with study information and a classroom to help you succeed. For all your license needs One Call To Cal-State Does It All. 1-800-454-2776

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