British Columbia

Asbestos - Level 1 Foundational Awareness 101 | Online

Asbestos is a hazardous material that can cause serious longterm health issues and even death. Proper handling and abatement of asbestos requires specialized skills and knowledge. With the introduction of this certification program, the BC government is taking proactive measures to ensure that every worker on an asbestos-containing site can develop the necessary expertise to work safely and mitigate risks effectively. All workers in British Columbia covered by the regulation must obtain their asbestos abatement certification by January 1, 2024, to continue working on any site where asbestos is present. Asbestos abatement contractors, who must also be licensed by WorkSafeBC by January 1, 2024, need to ensure all of their workers are certified for the work they perform.

CLAC is offering the Level 1 Foundational Awareness course through BCCSA, which is for WorkSafeBC's scope of practice below:

  • Transport asbestos-containing materials
  • Dispose of asbestos-containing waste

WorkSafeBC Level 1 Foundational Awareness 101 is the first of two courses within Level 1 of the asbestos certification program. There are no prerequisites required to enroll in this course. Upon registering for Level 1 certification, you will have 60-days to successfully complete this online course. If you do not finish it within this timeframe, a new course will need to be purchased.

Upon successful completion of Asbestos 101, you may request the Asbestos 201 course.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Member Cost: Contact CLAC Training for details

Non-Member/Public Cost: $62.50

For more information on certificates and the new mandatory training, please visit WorkSafe BC.