Spring 2015       |      Cindi A. Christenson, Registrar      |      Edmund G. Brown Jr., Governor


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CSLB Offers New C-22 Asbestos Abatement License

Contractors who perform asbestos abatement or removal work of construction materials that contain specified levels of the known carcinogen can now apply for a C-22 Asbestos Abatement contractor license.

The C-22 classification became official on January 1, 2015. The C-22 is separate from the existing Asbestos Certification (per Business and Professions Code section 7058.5), which continues to be available for contractors who perform asbestos-related work only within the scope of their contractor licenses. (The Asbestos Certification functions as an overlay to the specific classification(s) held by the licensee.)


Contractors who hold a CSLB certification and perform asbestos work within their licensed trade(s) are not required to obtain the C-22 license.

All C-22 license holders are required to have met designated experience requirements, and have a current and valid registration with the Department of Industrial Relations' Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). The C-22 Asbestos Abatement classification functions hand-in-hand with the DOSH registration – all work performed under the C-22 classification must be in accordance with DOSH regulations, requirements, and training.

Click here to learn how the new C-22 classification works.

As of May 1, 49 contractors had earned a C-22 license.

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