Asbestos Abatement Certification

TO ADD THE ASBESTOS ABATEMENT CERTIFICATE YOU MUST ALREADY BE A LICENSED CONTRACTOR.

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.

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ASBESTOS ABATEMENT CERTIFICATION MANUAL

The Asbestos Abatement Certification Exam Manual covers all of the material 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 last section of the manual covers the health and safety orders. In addition, you can find sample exam questions in the back of the book.

Don’t waste time commuting to a classroom when you can study conveniently in your home or office. Our program is a reliable, affordable, way to pass the asbestos exam.

AUDIO/VIDEO LECTURES – CDs & DVDs

Expert instructors with decades of experience cover key exam concepts in greater detail. Our audio and video lectures cover math formulas, plans, specifications and explanations, general knowledge, and the health and safety orders.

ONLINE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

To target your study, review exam questions with online flashcards. When you already know an answer, mark it as done, and you won’t see it again. Don’t know the answer? Then mark it for further study. In this way, you gain real-time feedback so you can concentrate on the subjects that you need to improve.

SIMULATED ONLINE EXAMS

Check your progress as you master the study material. Our course includes two practice trade exams so you can be confident that you are ready to pass.

ONE YEAR ONLINE ACCESS

In contrast to other schools which only offer 90-day access, we provide complete access to all online course materials for a full year.

Breakdown

Each student enrolled in the Asbestos Abatement course receives:

Asbestos Abatement Certification ASB Manual

Math Review
Covers math and estimating formulas, units of measurement, basic geometry and the architect’s scale.

General Knowledge
Each manual has a General Knowledge section that covers certification information students must know to pass the state exam.

Health and Safety
Our extensive Health and Safety section familiarizes students with Cal/OSHA and other regulations and practices covered by the state exam.

Asbestos abatement Removal Review Questions
Lists the most difficult questions, indexed to the relevant section of the manual.

Practice Tests
Two different exams with approximately 115 questions each.

Audio/Video Lectures:

Audio CDs and video DVDs summarize key points from each section of the printed manual. Recorded lectures walk students through the plans, questions, and explanations.

Asbestos Abatement Certification Exam Online Practice Tools

Flashcards: Online flashcard program tracks your history, allowing you to exclude question you have already learned.

Practice Exams: Timed, to simulate actual exam conditions. Questions are updated weekly to reflect changing trends in exam focus based on current user feedback.

Assistance Filling out Applications

Call 866-685-8564 for assistance with properly filling out your contractor exam application or for a full review of your completed application prior to submission.

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

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.

Practice Quiz-ASB

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

However, if you get 3 or more practice questions wrong, you are in danger of failing the HAZ Certification addition to 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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