Asbestos Abatement Certification

No contractor shall engage in asbestos-related work, as defined in Section 6501.8 of the Labor Code, which involves 100 square feet or more of surface area of asbestos-containing materials unless the qualifier for the license passes an asbestos certification examination. Additional updated asbestos certification examinations may be required based on new health and safety information. The decision on whether to require an updated certification examination shall be made by the Contractors’ State License Board, in consultation with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health in the Department of Industrial Relations and the State Department of Health Services.

No asbestos certification examination shall be required for contractors involved with the installation, maintenance, and repair of asbestos cement pipe or sheets, vinyl asbestos floor materials, or asbestos bituminous or resinous materials.

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Course Outline

ASBESTOS ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION MANUAL

The Asbestos Abatement manual provides an easy way to review the topics needed to pass the exam. Topics include Medical Risks, Respiratory Protection, Cal/OSHA Regulations, Asbestos NESHAP, DOSH Registration, Asbestos in Schools, Assessments, Sampling, Lab Testing, Abatement Methods, Start-Up Sequence, Small Jobs, Containment, Negative Air Systems, Clean-Up Sequence, and Transporting Asbestos Waste. The manual also contains summaries of Asbestos-related laws

The program allows you to study in your home or office, without wasting your time commuting to our facility. It is ideal for any busy professional requiring an affordable and reliable way to pass the exam.

AUDIO/VIDEO LECTURES – CD’s & DVD’s

The Audio/Video lectures: Pre-recorded instructors cover key exam concepts in greater detail and complement the General A Trade Manual.  The lectures cover Math Formulas and the Health & Safety Orders.

ONLINE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

Online practice questions are presented in a flashcard mode and sharpen your knowledge of the exam content. Get real-time feedback and see exactly which questions you need to improve in order to ace the exam.

SIMULATED ONLINE EXAMS

Our online tools allow you to practice taking virtual contractors license tests so you can be confident that you are ready to pass. Our course includes two exams you can take to verify your expertise.

ONE YEAR ONLINE ACCESS

We know that life takes priority. For this reason, we provide access to all online course materials for one full year after you purchase the course.

Breakdown

Each student enrolled in the Hazardous Substance Removal course receives:

Asbestos Abatement Certification ASB Manual

Audio/Video Lectures:

  • Math Review
  • Hazardous Substances Removal General Knowledge
  • Health and Safety
  • Hazardous Substances Removal Review Questions

Asbestos Abatement Certification Practice Exams:

  • ASB Test 1
  • ASB Test 2
  • ASB Update

ASB Asbestos Abatement Certification Online Practice Exams

Exam Content

The ASB Exam has five major sections,

Section 1. Estimation, Planning, and Training (27% of Exam)

  • Estimating asbestos abatement projects
  • Planning asbestos abatement projects
  • Training asbestos abatement workers and supervisors

Section 2. Containment Area Preparation (27% of Exam)

  • Area notification and signage
  • Containment setup
  • Utility isolation
  • Negative pressure

Section 3. Storage Tank Installation and Upgrade (20% of Exam)

  • Abatement methods, tools, and procedures
  • ACM storage, transportation, and disposal

Section 4. Documentation (9% of Exam)

  • Health records
  • Site activities

Section 5. Safety (17% of Exam)

  • Personnel safety
  • Job site safety

*Percentages are approximate*

Source Material

The following publications were utilized in the creation of the Asbestos Certification exam. Publisher information for reference books and code is provided below. Other sources for reference books may be found online California codebooks can be viewed online: www.energystar.gov

Asbestos. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 763, Subpart E (AHERA).
PHONE: (877) 626-2666
INTERNET: www.ecfr.gov

California Contractors License Law and Reference Book. Matthew Bender & Company, Inc
PHONE: (800) 223-1940
INTERNET: www.lexisnexis.com

Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Material in Buildings (Purple Book). EPA.
PHONE: (202) 554-1404
INTERNET: www.wbdg.org/ffc/epa/criteria/epa-560-5-85-024

National Emission Standards for Asbestos. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 40, Part 61, Subpart M (NESHAP).
PHONE: (877) 626-2666
INTERNET: www.ntis.gov

State of California General Industry & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA) and State of California Construction & Electrical Safety Orders (Cal/OSHA). 2015. California Code of Regulations, Title 8. Mancomm.
PHONE: (877) 626-2666.
INTERNET: www.mancomm.com

*Publisher information is current as of 11/16*

Practice Quiz-ASB

These 10 sample test questions are similar to the questions you will encounter while taking your California ASB ASBESTOS CERTIFICATION Exam. If you easily answer more then 7 questions correctly you are in pretty good shape.

However, if you get 3 or more practice questions wrong then that is representative of you failing the HAZ portion of your California Contractors Exam.

Personal air sample results reveal levels exceeding the permissible exposure limit. When must the employer relay this information to affected employees?

27% of your exam consists of Estimating, & Project Management questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

During an indoor asbestos abatement project, which of the following would be the BEST method for ensuring that asbestos fibers do NOT become airborne?

27% of your exam consists of Containment Area Preparation questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

When establishing a regulated work area, where should the decontamination area be located?

27% of your exam consists of Containment Area Preparation questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

When removing asbestos at a multi-employer work site, the asbestos abatement contractor must do which of the following?

20% of your exam consists of Asbestos Abatement Methods & Disposal questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

When must a contractor provide and require the use of protective clothing?

17% of your exam consists of Safety questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which of the following materials is most friable?

17% of your exam consists of Safety questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

When are you permitted to perform dry removal of asbestos?

27% of your exam consists of Estimating, & Project Management questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Which of the following should be used to collect test samples?

15% of your exam consists of Documentation questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Prior to abatement, a contractor laid down two layers of 6-mil poly sheeting flat on the floor to all four corners. The contractor proceeded:

27% of your exam consists of Estimating, & Project Management questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

Pressure from a Magnehelic Gage should be:

15% of your exam consists of Documentation questions. Call us at (866) 685 8564 for a free consultation.

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