Asbestos Information for Training Providers

What is the New York State Department of Health Asbestos Safety Training Program?

Workers involved in asbestos abatement must first receive appropriate training from a New York State Department of Health accredited asbestos safety training provider prior to being certified through the New York State Department of Labor Asbestos Licensing and Certification Unit.

The Department of Health has regulatory oversight of New York State accredited asbestos safety training providers. Part of the Bureau of Occupational Health, the Asbestos Safety Training Program regulates specific training courses in nine disciplines that involve the handling, evaluation, sampling and removal of asbestos containing materials. The program reviews applications for entities applying to become a New York State Department of Health accredited asbestos safety training provider, and audits and oversees existing providers to ensure compliance with the requirements established in 10 NYCRR Part 73.

Training Provider Forms and Materials

  • Application for Approval or Revision of an Asbestos Safety Training Program (DOH-2134A)

    Applicants seeking to become a New York State accredited asbestos safety training provider or for existing New York State accredited asbestos safety training providers who wish to seek approval of new or revised courses, curriculum and instructors.

  • Training Manuals and Curricula: Guidance and Attestation

    This guidance is applicable to new and revised manuals and curricula being submitted for approval to use in New York State Department of Health approved asbestos safety training programs.

  • Guidance for Course Outlines/Agendas

    This guidance should be referred to when developing or revising New York State Department of Health asbestos safety training course outlines/agendas.

  • Primary Course Notification

    To notify the State Health Department of an approved asbestos safety training course (10 NYCRR Part 73.2(h)).

  • Course Revision

    To notify the State Health Department of any revisions or cancellations of all New York State approved asbestos safety training courses (10 NYCRR Part 73.2(h) and (i)).

  • Asbestos Course Attendance Roster (DOH-4427)

    This form must be used as a sign-in sheet for all trainees attending New York State approved asbestos safety training courses (10 NYCRR Part 73.3 (l)(1)(iii)).

  • Instructor Approval Request

    To request instructor approvals for New York State approved asbestos safety training courses (10 NYCRR Part 73.4).

  • Asbestos Safety Training Equivalency/Reciprocity Application (DOH-4353)

    To use when New York State approved asbestos safety training instructors seek determination that their instruction is equivalent to that required by 10 NYCRR Part 73 in order to obtain a Department of Health Certificate of Asbestos Safety Training (DOH-2832).

  • Asbestos Worker Training Certification Program Memorandum (ASB 2005-01)

    This memorandum provides guidance and recommendations for providers to develop training programs and to comply with the requirements of 10 NYCRR Part 73.

  • Asbestos Safety Training Program Memorandum (2008-01)

    This memorandum clarifies the requirements of 10 NYCRR Part 73 and the Department's policy regarding verification of training credentials (proof of training) for all students seeking accreditation for New York State asbestos safety training refresher courses. This memorandum explains the policy for checking "Proof of Prior Training" before admitting trainees into your approved asbestos safety training refresher course.

  • Asbestos Safety Training Program Memorandum (2009-01)

    This memorandum clarifies the requirements of 10 NYCRR Part 73 and the Department's policy regarding equivalency determinations for New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) certified asbestos investigators (inspectors). This memorandum explains the policy for admitting NYCDEP certified asbestos investigators into NYS approved asbestos safety training inspector refresher course.

  • Asbestos Safety Training Program Memorandum (2010-01)

    This memorandum clarifies the requirements of 10 NYCRR Part 73 and the Department's policy regarding payment for and return of New York State Department of Health Certificates of Asbestos Safety Training (DOH-2832).

  • Asbestos Safety Training Program Memorandum (2011-01)

    This memorandum clarifies that, effective January 1, 2012, Certificates of Asbestos Safety Training (DOH-2832) shall be issued for one discipline only. Combined certificates issued for Inspector/Management Planner Initial and Inspector/Management Planner Refresher training will no longer be allowed.

  • Student Information Memoranda

    Informational memos that are distributed to all trainees prior to the start of any New York State approved asbestos safety training course. Trainees must acknowledge receipt by signing and should be provided a copy. The original signed copy must be kept as part of the Training Provider course files.

    Language Type of Course
    English Initial Refresher
    Croatian Initial Refresher
    Korean Initial Refresher
    Polish Initial Refresher
    Russian Initial Refresher
    Serbian Initial Refresher
    Spanish Initial Refresher

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I issue a DOH-2832 certificate if I do not know a student's training history or if I cannot verify the training history?

No, training providers shall not issue New York State Department of Health Certificates of Asbestos Safety Training (DOH 2832) unless there is proof that the trainee has the proper New York State training history. This policy is outlined in the Asbestos Safety Training Program Memorandum (2008-01). The Department is available to check student training histories at the request of a New York State Department of Health accredited asbestos safety training provider via fax (518) 402-7949 or phone (518) 402-7940.

I am an approved instructor for a New York State Department of Health accredited asbestos safety training provider. How can I get a New York State Department of Health Certificate of Asbestos Safety Training (DOH 2832) for myself?

You are not allowed to issue yourself a certificate. Active and approved instructors should apply for an equivalency following the steps outlined in the Asbestos Safety Training Equivalency/Reciprocity Application (DOH 4353). Instructors must have the appropriate training history and teach a course in its entirety (all topics) to qualify for an instructor equivalency.

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