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COVID-19 Asbestos Abatement Certification FAQs​


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​I mailed my application to the Department on or after March 9, 2020; will the Department process it while the L&I building is closed?

​What is the processing time frame for applications submitted electronically during the building closure?

​I mailed my application to the Department prior to March 9, 2020 but I haven't received my bar code letter/certificate yet; how do I check on its status?

​Are asbestos training/company certificates and individual bar code letters still being mailed while the L&I Building is closed?

​Am I able to perform asbestos abatement activities using my bar code letter while I await the reopening of photo licensing centers?

​If the bar code letters are not going out, what documentation is the Department providing to me to show that I meet the qualifications to perform asbestos activities?

​Where can I take my refresher training?

​Can I still take refresher training in person or virtually?

​Where do I go to find more information regarding the PA Asbestos Abatement program?

​Have any regulations relating to asbestos occupations been suspended?

​Is the deadline for the Department to accredit training courses suspended?

​Will interim certifications expire?

​Will licenses expire?