Asbestos Program


On March 19, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott announced a series of Executive Orders relating to COVID-19 preparedness and mitigation. The orders “limit public gatherings and help reduce exposure for people across the state.”

Due to these Executive Orders and the responsibility of the DSHS Consumer Protection Division to ensure public health, the Asbestos licensure examinations have been cancelled through April 30, 2020.

You are encouraged to periodically check this website for updates and information related to the licensure testing schedules, and any licenses that may expire during this timeframe.

Questions can be sent to:

Email: Environmental and Sanitation Licensing Group

Phone: 512-834-6600

ANNOUNCINGDevelopment of Asbestos Penalty Matrix

The mission of the Asbestos Program is to protect and promote the physical and environmental health of the people of Texas from asbestos. We strive to prevent unnecessary exposure of the public to asbestos in workplaces and buildings and to assure proper disposal of asbestos. Through our Outreach Program we educate the public to gain voluntary compliance with state and federal asbestos law. We carry out our mission efficiently, effectively, fairly and professionally with respect and dedication to all Texans.

Do these rules apply to you?

To determine if our rules apply to you, use one of the appropriate decision trees below:

Use this chart to determine if you need a design for your asbestos abatement project.

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Contact Information


Toll-free in Texas: (800) 572-5548
Phone: (512) 834-6600 Ext. 2174
Fax: (512) 834-6614

Asbestos Regulatory Information

Phone: (512) 834-6787

Inspections & Notifications

Phone: (512) 834-6747


Phone: (512) 834-6665
Fax: (512) 834-6606

Training Provider Approval and State Examinations

Phone: (512) 834-6600 Ext. 2483

Additional staff member contacts and addresses may be found on the Contact Information page.

Last updated March 24, 2020