Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021. The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders. With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.
Continuing Competency Waiver Information
Any person working on an asbestos project or in an asbestos occupation in Nebraska must obtain a license.
An asbestos occupation means an inspector, management planner, project designer, project monitor, supervisor or worker. License means an authorization issued by the department permitting an individual to work in an asbestos occupation.
An asbestos project includes the following activities which may only be performed by licensed individuals: determining whether asbestos-containing material exists, assessing the condition of asbestos-containing material, preparing plans and specifications for an asbestos project, performing the asbestos project, and performing final clearance air sampling or soil sampling at the end of an asbestos project.
To qualify for a license in an asbestos occupation in Nebraska you must, within the past year:
Initial Application for Asbestos Occupation Certification and Limited Certification
Fee waiver information NEW (Dec 2019)
All asbestos licenses expire two years from the date of issuance.
To renew a license, submit the following:
A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license. Note: The Licensure Unit no longer mails wallet licenses. Please visit the License Lookup site to see your license status and view or print a wallet license at no charge, if desired.
An individual, once licensed, must successfully complete an approved annual review course in order to renew his or her license, and must furnish proof of completion of such course during renewal.
For information on approved courses, contact DHHS.HealthHazardIndoorAir@nebraska.gov by e-mail or call (402) 471-0549.
An application for reinstatement to practice an asbestos occupation is required if your license has been revoked, expired, placed on inactive status, lapsed or voluntarily surrendered without disciplinary action.
Reinstatement Application for Asbestos Occupation Certification and Limited Certification
Click here for the Asbestos Program home page.
Asbestos Program: DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov
DHHS Licensure UnitAttn: Asbestos Licensing
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building301 Centennial Mall South14th & M Streets, 1st FloorLincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.