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Asbestos Awareness & Abatement Level 1

Foundational Awareness
Terms & Conditions Apply
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Certification Card

3-Year Validity

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Online Learning

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Approx. 8-9 hours

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Private Link

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  • English CLB 7
  • See details below

Course Description

WorkSafeBC-Approved Training & Certification

The Asbestos Awareness & Abatement Level 1 is an 8-hour online course designed to help students gain the knowledge about asbestos, its potential health risks, and safe practices for identifying and handling asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

The course aims to raise awareness among individuals who may encounter asbestos in their work or living environments, empowering them to take necessary precautions to prevent asbestos exposure and protect their health and the health of others.

An in-person exam is required to complete the Asbestos Awareness & Abatement Level 1.

Course Outline

Understanding Asbestos & Health Risk

  • Define asbestos, its properties, and its historical use in construction materials.
  • Explore the health hazards associated with asbestos exposure and related diseases.
  • Identify common building materials that may contain asbestos (ACMs).

Asbestos Regulation and Management

  • Familiarize participants with relevant regulations, guidelines, and best practices for asbestos management.
  • Learn about conducting visual inspections and risk assessments to identify potential asbestos hazards.
  • Develop an understanding of proper response procedures when encountering suspected asbestos-containing materials.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

  • Understand procedures when asbestos is suspected and how to report suspected asbestos exposure.
  • Discuss the use and selection of appropriate PPE for asbestos-related tasks.
  • Understand procedures for handling accidental asbestos releases and reporting incidents.
  • Review the requirements for obtaining an asbestos awareness certification.


  • Recommended English CLB 7
  • Have access to a device that meets the system requirements to use Northwest Skills Institute online courses

Reviews & Summary

4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)
Very good50%

Barry was great instructor, easy to follow via online

November 27, 2023

Easy to follow, and kept it on track and easy to follow along, great learning environment.


Learned something new.

November 27, 2023

Course was great and easy to follow.


*Price quoted includes Asbestos Level 1 exam fee (terms & conditions apply). Please contact us for more details. Price quoted is in Canadian funds, per person, per registration, and does not include any applicable taxes. Subject to change without prior notice.

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