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As part of the NSW Government’s economic stimulus package, the 5-year licence fee has been waived on new applications and renewals lodged between 15 April 2020 and 14 April 2021.


If you're working in the asbestos removal industry and you'd like to become an assessor, you'll need to apply for an asbestos assessor licence.

Asbestos assessors do air monitoring, clearance inspections, and issue clearance certificates.


  • you must be over 18 years of age
  • have experience in performing or supervising the work of an asbestos assessor (ie air monitoring, clearance inspections and issue of clearance certificates) over the preceding 2 years
  • have successfully completed the approved VET training course CPCCBC5014A with a registered training organisation, or 
  • have successfully completed tertiary studies in one of the following:
    • occupational health and safety
    • industrial hygiene
    • science
    • building construction
    • environmental health.

What you need

  • certified identity documents to the value of 100 points, as specified on the form
  • your personal and contact details
  • a certified copy of your training certificate/tertiary qualification
  • 2 certified passport size photos with your name and date of birth on the back of each photo
  • evidence of 2 years experience in the asbestos removal industry relating to air monitoring, clearance inspections and issue of clearance certificates
  • names and contact numbers of referees
  • your method of payment
  • the PDF form – 'Asbestos Assessor Licence Application'.

How to apply

  1. Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
  2. Complete the form.
  3. Gather all the required documentation and photos.
  4. Have a Justice of the Peace sign and witness the required documentation.
  5. Read and sign the declaration.
  6. Submit your application with payment by email (preferred) or post, to the details on the form.

More information

  • certified documents must be sighted by a Justice of the Peace
  • an asbestos assessor's licence lasts for 5 years.
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