Asbestos Contractor License
The purpose of this license is to minimize the risk of asbestos exposure to workers and to the public. Businesses, contractors and others engaged in any activities involving the disturbance of friable asbestos must apply for this license.
How to get your license?
Obtaining the License
Steps, requirements and documents
Business entities may be required to provide proof of the current status of their firm, corporation, business concern, etc. and must supply documentation to MDE upon request.
If you are an out-of-state company but have a local office that will oversee the daily operation of Maryland projects, please be sure to provide that address for the computer database. This will ensure that information is disseminated to appropriate individuals and offices.
You must answer all questions completely on the application form, including schedules I, II and III. Failure to provide all of the information requested in this application will delay the review and approval process. Do not submit your company's work practices manual in response to the information requested in this application. It will be discarded and your application considered incomplete.
You must be familiar with, and understand, both COMAR and NESHAP regulations. [COMAR (code of Maryland regulations 26.11.21. Control of asbestos and NESHAP (national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants) 40 CFR 61, subpart m, asbestos regulations]. You are responsible for applying those regulations in daily asbestos-related activities.
Please provide your workers’ compensation policy binder number or a copy of a certificate of compliance with Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act (Environment Article, § 1-202). Without this, we will not issue a license to remove/encapsulate asbestos. If you have any questions, please call Workman’s Compensation Commission at 410-864-5100 or 800-492-0479.
How do I apply?
Apply or register
How do I maintain or renew my license?
Maintaining Your License
Renewal after 1 year
You may need to meet or abide by all of the following requirements
in order to maintain or renew your license
Renewal applications must be submitted not sooner than 90 and no later than 30 days before current license expires. if expired, submit as "late renewal".