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Apply for Lead or Asbestos Certification

New certification cards

As of September 2022, individual certification cards will no longer be printed on blue plastic. They will be mailed in a letter with a punch-out card. As a reminder, electronic or printed copies of certification are acceptable as on-site proof of certification. Read the official memo for more information.


Provisional certification now lasts until your certification card is issued

Provisional certification no longer expires 30 days after your training date. To work under provisional certification, you must:

  • Meet all requirements for certification,
  • Apply for certification, and
  • Keep a copy of your training diploma with you while doing regulated work. An electronic or printed copy is fine.

For additional background information, see the official memo issued by the Department of Health Services.


Apply online

Most people and companies can apply using our online application.

If you took training outside of Wisconsin, need to submit documents, or are requesting a fee exemption, you must apply by mail.

You may also use the system to update information like your mailing address, or order a replacement card.

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Apply by mail

Word-fillable applications can be found in the Forms tab below. Complete, print, and sign your application. Then mail it to the address below with your check or money order made out to the Department of Health Services (DHS). Cash is not accepted.

State of Wisconsin
PO Box 93419
Milwaukee, WI 53293-3419

If you are sending your application through a service that requires a signature (like Fedex, UPS or Certified Mail) use the address below.

US Bank
777 E Wisconsin Ave
Attn: Lockbox 93419 – WI DHS Lead
Milwaukee, WI 53202

As of October 2021, electronic or printed copies of your certification card are acceptable as on-site proof of certification. For example, showing a legible, color photo of your valid, unexpired certification card on a cell phone is acceptable.

An electronic or printed copy of a training diploma is also acceptable on-site proof of certification for individuals who have submitted a complete application to DHS and are working under provisional certification. See Memo BEOH-2021-03 for more information.

If your original card or company certificate was lost or damaged, you can order a replacement for a $25 fee using the online application or a paper application linked below.

DHS does not provide electronic copies of company certificates or individual certification cards.

Expedited service is available for an additional $25 fee.

This service is only available for complete applications that are mailed to the address below.

DHS Lead and Asbestos Section
1 W Wilson St, Room 137
Madison, WI 53703-3445

Veterans License Fee Waiver Program – Wisconsin Act 209

If you are a veteran of the U.S. armed services, you may qualify for a one-time fee waiver of your initial asbestos or lead certification. Visit the Department of Veteran’s Affair’s website to learn more about how to apply for an eligibility code. To be granted a fee waiver, submit your eligibility code with your application.

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Last revised January 11, 2023