296-65-012 - Asbestos supervisor certification

296-65-012. Asbestos supervisor certification

(1) To qualify for an asbestos supervisor certificate, an individual must:

(a) Have at least 1600 hours of experience in one or more of the following disciplines:

(i) Asbestos abatement;

(ii) Asbestos project design;

(iii) Consultation on asbestos abatement projects;

(iv) Asbestos operations and maintenance program supervision;

(v) Asbestos construction project supervision;

(b) Successfully complete an approved forty hour asbestos supervisor training course;

(c) Achieve a score of at least seventy percent on a one hundred question multiple choice closed book examination approved by the department but administered by the training course sponsor:

(i) If an individual does not pass the examination, then another examination (meeting the above criteria) may be given after a sufficient period of study. The new examination must not duplicate more than fifty percent of the questions used on prior examinations;

(ii) If an individual does not pass the second examination, they will be required to take an approved asbestos supervisor initial course.

(d) Complete an initial application notarized by an approved training course sponsor.

(e) Submit an approved affidavit of experience to the department from past and current employers verifying hours of experience as outlined in this subsection.

(f) Pay the fee prescribed in WAC 296-65-025.

(2) Certificates will be issued and emailed to the individual applicants and will be valid one year from the date of course completion.

(3) Certified asbestos supervisors must do the following to renew and continue certification prior to certificate expiration date:

(a) Attend and successfully complete an approved eight-hour asbestos supervisor refresher course;

(b) Complete a renewal application notarized by an approved training course sponsor; and

(c) Pay the fee prescribed in WAC 296-65-025.

(4) Individuals whose certificates have been expired for less than twelve months will be required to achieve a score of at least seventy percent on a fifty question multiple choice closed book examination administered by the department. A nonrefundable fifty dollar fee will be charged to take this examination.

(a) If an individual does not pass the examination, then another examination (meeting the above criteria) may be given after a sufficient period of study. The new examination must not duplicate more than fifty percent of the questions used on prior examinations.

(b) If an individual does not pass the second exam, then they will be required to take an approved asbestos supervisor initial course.

(5) Individuals whose certificates have been expired for more than twelve months will be required to take an approved asbestos supervisor initial course.

(6) An individual must not supervise any asbestos abatement project prior to issuance of the certificate.

(7) Temporary certification will be issued at the successful completion of an approved asbestos supervisor refresher course. Temporary certification is valid for six weeks from the completion of the course.

(8) The initial TSCA Title II supervisor accreditation certificate and the current supervisor certificate must be available for inspection at all times, either electronically or physically, at the location of the asbestos project.

(9) The department may suspend or revoke a certificate as provided in WAC 296-65-050 and chapter 296-900 WAC.

(Amended by WSR 20-03-153, Filed 1/21/2020, effective 3/2/2020 Amended by WSR 20-24-103, Filed 12/1/2020, effective 1/4/2021)

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. 07-03-163, § 296-65-012, filed 1/24/07, effective 4/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.26.040 and 49.26.130. 99-17-026, § 296-65-012, filed 8/10/99, effective 11/10/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.040, [49.17.]050 and [49.17.]060. 96-05-056, § 296-65-012, filed 2/16/96, effective 4/1/96. Statutory Authority: Chapter 49.17 RCW. 89-21-018 (Order 89-10), § 296-65-012, filed 10/10/89, effective 11/24/89.

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