Registration as a Professional Engineer, Registered Architect, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or Certified Safety Professional; post-graduate or bachelor's degree in architecture, engineering, environmental science, environmental health science, occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene or related environmental science; associate's degree in the above areas with requisite documented experience; or the required specific documented building survey/hazardous assessment experience.
Select a course to become a Restricted Asbestos Handler-III Inspector Training from the list of Accredited NYS Asbestos Training Providers linked above under Links to Additional Information. Register for and complete the course. Upon completion of the course, the applicant will receive a NYSDOH Certificate of Asbestos Safety Training for Asbestos Restricted Asbestos Handler-III Inspectors. Certificate showing successful completion of Restricted Handler-III Inspector Training Course must be submitted with the application package.
Medical examinations including a pulmonary function test, chest X-rays, and respirator fitness testing.
NYS DMV driver's license, non-driver identification card, or the FS-6T receipt. For other acceptable forms of identification, please check Request for Photo Image from DMV under Links to Additional Information above.
Current NYSDOL- and DEP-issued asbestos license(s) and/or certificate(s)
Two (2) identical passport type color photographs with a white background.
Applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
The Asbestos Investigator Application Fee is $250.
Download and print the Asbestos Investigator Application and Child Support Certification Form linked above. Please note that the Child Support Certification Form will need to be notarized.
Submit the application along with all of the prerequisites identified above to the address below under Contact Information.
Mail or hand deliver all materials to the DEP address below under Contact Information.
Wait for notification by mail for a time and location to report to for the certification examination. Please call DEP at 718-595-3693 or 718-595-3695 if no confirmation is received within three weeks after submitting the application package.
Bring a photo ID card and appointment letter to the certification examination.