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Section 7184. (Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1255, Sec. 1.)
Cite as: Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §7184.

A person shall qualify as a certified asbestos consultant by meeting all of the following requirements:

(a)Having any one of the following:

(1)One year of asbestos-related experience, and a bachelor of science degree in engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene, construction management, or a related biological or physical science.

(2)Two years of asbestos-related experience, and a bachelor’s degree.

(3)Three years of asbestos-related experience, and an associate of arts degree in engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene, construction management, or a related biological or physical science.

(4)Four years of asbestos-related experience and a high school diploma or its equivalent.

(b) Possession of a valid federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (Subchapter II (commencing with Section 2641) of Chapter 53 of Title 15 of the United States Code) certificate for the type of work being performed, or its equivalent, as determined by the division.

(c) Demonstration of proficiency by achieving a passing score as determined by the division on an examination approved or administered by the division including, but not limited to, the following subjects:

(1)Physical characteristics of asbestos.

(2)Health effects of asbestos.

(3)Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, Environmental Protection Agency, air quality management districts, and State Department of Health Services regulatory requirements, including protective clothing, respiratory protection, exposure limits, personal hygiene, medical monitoring, disposal, and general industry safety hazards.

(4)State-of-the-art asbestos abatement and control work procedures. The division shall define and incorporate into the certification standards the term “state-of-the-art” for purposes of this article, in the regulations required by subdivision (b) of Section 9021.5 of the Labor Code.

(5)Federal Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act training information and procedures for inspectors, management planners, and supervisors, as provided for under Subchapter II (commencing with Section 2641) of Chapter 53 of Title 15 of the United States Code, or the equivalent, as determined by the division.

(6)Information concerning industrial hygiene sampling methodology, including asbestos sampling and analysis techniques and recordkeeping.



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