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This page tells you about the asbestos licensing system, including licences for asbestos removal and for licensed assessors. The transitional arrangements for licensing are covered in this section and you can find an up-to-date list of all licensed removalists and assessors in New Zealand.

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Apply for a licence

Find out how you can apply for an asbestos removal or assessor licence.

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Competency testing for supervisors

This page tells you how to organise a competency test for Supervisors nominated on an asbestos removal licence.

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Existing licence holders

As an asbestos removal or asbestos assessor licence holder you’ll need to know how to get things done regarding your licence. You’ll also need to understand your licence holder obligations. The following provides some key information for you and includes access to the forms you may need to use.

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Certificate of Competence holders

Current Certificate of Competence holders can operate as an asbestos removal licence holder until 4 April 2018 or their certificate expires – whichever comes first.

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Licence holder register

You can find a list of current asbestos removal licence holders and asbestos assessors on this page.

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Licensing FAQs

Answers to frequently asked questions about asbestos removal licences.

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Last updated 25 July 2017


On Monday 4 April 2016, the New Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 (HSWA) came into effect.

HSWA repeals the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, with immediate effect.

All references to the 1992 Act on this website and within our guidance will be progressively removed.