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Asbestos Program

Asbestos Accreditation Program

Tennessee Rule Chapter 1200-01-20 Asbestos Accreditation Requirements became effective June 23, 2009 for training providers, training courses, firms and asbestos professionals in Tennessee. Application forms for accreditation are submitted to the Toxic Substances Program, and we maintain a searchable database of accredited training providers, firms and asbestos professionals in Tennessee.

***IMPORTANT NOTICE: Application processing changes for individuals who perform asbestos activities in schools or public and commercial building in Tennessee effective July 3, 2017

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

A federal statute enacted in 1986, AHERA requires local education agencies (LEAs) to inspect their schools for asbestos-containing building material and prepare management plans to prevent or reduce asbestos hazards. The Toxic Substances Program conducts compliance monitoring inspections at LEAs throughout the state. Click here to find out more information about the federal AHERA program visit and the EPA Health School Environment Program.