Who Must be Licensed?
Persons and companies that engage in
asbestos-related activities in a public building in Texas are required to be
appropriately licensed or registered by the Department of State Health Services
(DSHS). Laboratories that analyze asbestos samples taken from
public buildings, transporters that transport asbestos containing materials
from public buildings, and training providers that provide training for
licensure in Texas must be licensed as well.
Obtaining a License
To obtain an asbestos license in Texas, a complete
license application, including the fee and required documentation must be
submitted to the department.
You may apply online using the Regulatory Services Online Licensing System. To determine if the type of license you
want to apply for or renew is available online, please see the Online Licensing
page. For online
applications, required documentation must still be submitted to the department
by mail, fax, or email.
If the license type is not
available online, please see the Applications and Forms page to print an application
and submit by mail.
Asbestos license applications are processed
in order of receipt. Application processing time can take up to four (4) weeks
for complete applications and longer for applications that are deficient
(missing information or documentation).
You can check the status of
your license at any time through the Online License Search. Once a new application
has been approved, the license record will show in the search results and reflect
the license number and expiration date. For license renewals, the search
results will show the current status and new expiration date.
who remove resilient floor covering materials in public buildings and that are trained
in the 8 hour course provided by the Resilient Floor Covering Institute, are
exempt from the licensing requirement. However, the flooring materials must remain
intact and be maintained in a non-friable state during removal.
For additional information,
the Resilient Floor Covering Institute can be reached at (301) 340-8580, or at http://rfci.com/.