ABS (Asbestos Abatement) Certificate


Course Material

NOTE: You must also be an existing contractor in good standing in order to add a (ABS) Asbestos Abatement Certification to your license.

1) Asbestos Abatement ABS Manual

2) Audio/Video Lectures:

  • Asbestos Abatement Part 1 – CD/DVD
  • Asbestos Abatement Part 2 – CD/DVD

3) Asbestos Abatement Practice Questions: 

  • Two Simulated Exams
  • Asbestos Abatement Update

4) NEW! Asbestos Abatement Certificate Online Practice Tests:
     Full online access for one full year!

The Trade Exam: All CLC trade exam preparation programs utilize our proven combination of instructional textbooks with corresponding Audio and Video support materials and Online Practice Exams.

If you are already a licensed contractor & wish to add an additional license, you only have to pass the trade exam. You are not required to take the Law and Business exam again!

PART 1 The ABS Exam

The Asbestos Abatement Manual – briefly covers the major topics of the State exam including Assessments, Sampling, Lab Testing, Abatement Methods, Start-Up Sequence, Containment, Negative Air Systems, Clean-Up Sequence, Small Jobs, Asbestos-Related Diseases, and Respirators. The manual also contains summaries of Asbestos related laws.

Audio/Video Lectures:  The Asbestos Abatement Part 1 and Part 2 Lectures cover the information in the Asbestos Abatement manual.

Asbestos Abatement Practice Questions: Please be sure that you study all of the practice exams. It is important to read and understand each question, and read every word of the explanations. It is necessary to learn the principles behind the question because the State’s questions may be worded differently.

The Asbestos Abatement Certificate Online Practice Tests – load directly onto your browser. The program presents questions one at a time, automatically scores your exam, presents you with a grade, and lists each question answered incorrectly along with the correct answer.


General Information:

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. 

The Asbestos Abatement Certification Examination is divided into five major sections. These sections are:

1: Estimating, Planning, and Training . 2: Containment Area Preparation. 3: Asbestos Abatement Methods and Disposal. 4: Documentation. 5: Safety.

These lectures review the fundamentals of the Asbestos Abatement exam. Both novice tradesmen and seasoned pro’s will benefit greatly from this review material.