Asbestos Contractor Application Instructions
In accordance with the Asbestos Abatement Act for Public and Private
Schools, the Commercial and Public Building Act and Code, the Illinois
Department of Public Health (IDPH) shall license asbestos abatement contracting
companies that conduct response actions to remove, encapsulate or enclose
friable asbestos-containing building materials. The contractor shall meet the
qualifications commensurate with Section 855.110(b) of the Asbestos Abatement
for Public and Private Schools and Commercial and Public Buildings Act and
Code. The Department shall license and prepare a list of the licensed
contractors that qualify to conduct asbestos activities in these buildings.
Each application shall be accompanied by a $250.00 fee for the initial
review. This fee is not-refundable. When the application is approved,
applicants shall be notified to submit to the Department an additional $500.00
license fee. Upon receipt of this fee, the contractor will be issued an IDPH
contractor's license and the name of the company will be added to the list of
IDPH licensed asbestos contractors.
All checks and money orders shall be made payable to the Illinois Department
of Public Health. All licenses shall expire on May 15 of each year except
licenses that are issued after January 15, shall expire on May 15 of the
following year. The fee for issuance of a duplicate license shall be $15.00.
The Public Information Disclosure form accompanying this
application must be completed and returned to this office to allow the
Department to release your contact information. ONLY those asbestos
abatement contractors who complete this form and return it to this office will
be included in Department lists. The Public Information
Disclosure form is incorporated into all license
applications and training course provider approval applications to address the
release of contact information to the general public.
The applicant shall submit all the required information to the Illinois
Department of Public Health, Asbestos Program, 525 West Jefferson Street,
Springfield, IL 62761. If you have any questions, please contact the Asbestos
Program at (217)782-3517, for hearing impaired only (TTY# 800-547-0466).
A contractor who wishes to obtain an IDPH Contractor License and be included
on the Department's list of licensed asbestos abatement contractors shall
submit the following information to the department:
- A completed application provided by the Department accompanied by a $250.00
non-refundable fee for the initial review.
- A CERTIFICATE DOCUMENTING THAT THE CONTRACTOR CARRIES LIABILITY INSURANCE
FROM A COMPANY WITH AT LEAST AN "A" RATING ACCORDED BY A.M. BEST
& CO., SELF INSURANCE, GROUP INSURANCE, OR GROUP SELF INSURANCE IN AN
AMOUNT OF AT LEAST $1,000,000 (first dollar coverage) FOR WORK PERFORMED
PURSUANT TO THE ACT AND THIS PART. EACH ASBESTOS ABATEMENT CONTRACTOR SHALL
MAINTAIN ON FILE WITH THE DEPARTMENT A CURRENT CERTIFICATE OF FINANCIAL
RESPONSIBILITY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF TIME THE CONTRACTOR'S NAME
APPEARS ON THE DEPARTMENT'S LIST OF APPROVED CONTRACTORS. AN ASBESTOS ABATEMENT
CONTRACTOR SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT OF ANY CHANGE IN THE STATUS OF THE
CERTIFICATE THAT HAS BEEN FILED INCLUDING EXPIRATION, RENEWAL, cancellation, OR
ALTERATION OF THE TERMS by endorsement OF THE CERTIFICATE [225 ILCS 207/45].
The certificate documenting evidence of insurance shall be the original and
shall state that the insurance covers asbestos abatement. The certificate shall
be issued by an insurance company that is authorized to do business in
Illinois. The certificate shall be submitted to the Department within 48
hours after the expiration date of the certificate on file. If the Department
does not receive the above mentioned certificate documenting evidence of
insurance, the asbestos abatement contractor will be subject to suspension of
his/her license until an acceptable certificate is received.
- A copy of the designated supervisor's valid Department asbestos
- Evidence that Department licensed asbestos workers will be employed on all
asbestos abatement projects as required by Section 855.100.
- A list of prior contracts for asbestos abatement projects, including dates,
and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of building owners for whom the
projects were performed. A contractor shall have a minimum of one year of
experience in asbestos abatement contracting. An applicant is also eligible to
qualify for a license if employer references demonstrate a minimum of one year
of experience in asbestos abatement project supervision, or shall employ a
supervisor with a minimum of one year of experience in asbestos abatement
project supervision. Evidence of experience must accompany the application.
- Evidence of air monitoring data taken during and after completion of
previous asbestos abatement projects in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.1001(d).
This evidence shall include clearance air monitoring results from 10 different
contracted asbestos abatement projects. Evidence of air monitoring data must
have the name of the company that analyzed the final air monitoring results.
All final results shall be below .01 fibers/cubic centimeter (f/cc). If an
applicant is employing a supervisor with a year of experience of asbestos
removal supervision, the air monitoring results shall be from projects that
person has supervised.
- A copy of the written standard operating procedures and employee protection
plans, including specific reference to OSHA medical monitoring and respirator
training programs as required in 29 CFR 1910.1001.
- A description of any asbestos abatement projects which were prematurely
terminated or not completed, including the circumstances surrounding
termination, or a signed statement that there were no such projects.
- A list of any contractual penalties which the contractor has paid for
breach or noncompliance with contract specifications, such as overruns of
completion time or liquidated damages, or a signed statement that there were no
- Copies of any and all citations levied against the contractor or any of
his/her past or present employees or companies by any federal, state or local
government agency for violations related to asbestos abatement, including names
and locations of the projects, the date(s), and a description of how the
allegations were resolved, or a signed statement that there were no such
- A description detailing all legal proceedings, lawsuits or claims which
have been filed or levied against the contractor or any of his/her past or
present employees or companies for asbestos-related activities, or a signed
statement that there was no such legal action.
- The contractor shall identify whether it is a sole proprietorship,
partnership or corporation and identify its agent and mailing address for
service of process by the Department. Additionally, if applicable, the
contractor shall provide the following information to the Department:
- If the contractor is a partnership it shall identify the general and
limited partners by name, together with their addresses and percentage of
- If the contractor is a limited liability partnership pursuant to the
provisions of Section 8.1 of the Uniform Partnership Act [805 ILCS 205/8.1], it
shall file annually with the Department a copy of the application, or renewal
application, required to be filed with the Illinois Secretary of State.
- Corporation: If the contractor is a corporation, either foreign or
domestic, it shall file with the Department a copy of its articles of
incorporation which shall include all information required by Section 2.10 of
the Business Corporation Act of 1983 [805 ILCS 5/2.10] and annually thereafter
a copy of the annual report which is required to be filed with the Illinois
Secretary of State pursuant to Section 14.05 of the Business Corporation Act of
1983 [805 ILCS 5/14.05].
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