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Asbestos Accreditation Requirements

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.  Asbestos accreditation application forms are submitted to the Toxic Substances Program.

Searchable Asbestos Professional Database

Access our searchable database below of asbestos accredited  training providers, firms, and individuals with current accreditation to conduct asbestos activities in the State of Tennessee.

The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

AHERA is a federal statute enacted in 1986 requiring local education agencies (LEAs) to inspect their schools for asbestos-containing building materials and to prepare management plans to assist in the prevention or reduction of asbestos hazards.

The Toxic Substances Program conducts compliance monitoring inspections at LEAs throughout the State of Tennessee.  Visit the U.S. EPA Federal AHERA Program website for helpful information regarding the Environmental Health Program for Schools. Additionally, to find out more information about Tennessee AHERA inspections, visit the TN Department of Education website.


Asbestos Accrediation Inquiries

Grace Buchanan 
1-877-252-2694 / 615-532-0809


Asbestos AHERA Inquiries

EPA Region 4
Donnette Sturdivant