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Air Quality in Indiana > Asbestos > Asbestos Licensing Requirements Asbestos Licensing Requirements

Who May Need a License for Asbestos Removal?

Those working to remove regulated asbestos must be licensed to work in Indiana. There are various required levels of experience, training, and fees associated with each type of license. In order to obtain a license an applicant must submit a complete application provided by IDEM. All applications must be completed in writing and submitted to the IDEM Office of Air Quality, Lead/Asbestos Section, for processing. Please note that, under Indiana Administrative Code 326 IAC 18-1-5(g), IDEM will not process applications on a walk-in basis or over the telephone - this means that one should not expect to submit their application for an asbestos removal license and receive their license the same day. Timeframes for the processing of applications are given in the table below.

To obtain an application call the Asbestos Licensing Program at (317) 233-3861 or Toll Free at (888) 574-8150. Applications can also be downloaded from this web page. See the section “Application Forms” provided below.

The following chart gives the license type, the minimum time an applicant should allow for processing, and the estimated processing times that applications usually take to process.

Asbestos Removal Licenses: Fees & Processing Times
Licenses License and
Renewal Fee or
Removal Fee
Allow a
Minimum for
Processing
Estimated Processing Times
Median for all Lengthiest Extremes
Training Providers*

New: $1,000
Renewal: $500

8 weeks 3 weeks 6 weeks
Contractors $150 6 weeks 2 weeks 4 weeks
Individual Workers $50 6 weeks 3 weeks 6 weeks
Building Inspectors $100
Project Supervisors $100
Project Designers $100
Management Planner $100
Waste Disposal Manager $50

* The currently approved training providers offer about 156 different courses

Application Requirements

Listed below are some of the things an applicant must do in order to ensure timely processing of their application:

  • Make sure all appropriate sections of the applications are completed;
  • Enclose two (2) 1-1/2 inch by 1-1/2 inch color photographs of the applicant (enclose two (2) photographs per license), licenses cannot be issued without photographs;
  • Applicant must sign two (2) white wallet-size signature cards for each license and return all of the signature cards with the completed application form; and
  • Submit the proper licensing fee.

Application Forms

The following forms are now available on the IDEM Forms page:

  • Asbestos Contractor License
  • Asbestos Training Course Provider Approval
  • Checksheet for Asbestos Contractor
  • Duplicate Asbestos License
  • Individual Asbestos License
  • Notification of Demolition and Renovation Operations

For Additional Information

To learn more about asbestos handling, emission control requirements, and proper asbestos disposal contact: the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, by phone, at (317) 232-8941, or via email at "info at idem.in.gov".

For information on the protection of employees from airborne asbestos in the workplace contact the Indiana Department of Labor, Bureau of Safety, Education, and Training (BuSET), by phone at (317) 232-2688 (ask to speak with a Consulting Industrial Hygienist).

Asbestos technical guidance documents:

The following asbestos documents are available on the IDEM Nonrule Policies page:

  • Asbestos Accreditation/Licensing Review Policy (NPD-Air-004)
  • Current Operating Policy for IDEM-Administered Asbestos Examinations (NPD-Air-019)

See also: Asbestos Waste Handling Requirements