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Temporary Rules for Licensing & Certification

This page lists temporary rules for license and certification renewals and exam postponements.

Note: The June written exam has ben moved to July 7th. All scheduled candidates will be assigned to the same location they were assigned for the June exam. You will receive an admission notice about 3 weeks prior to the test. Check back here in case of further schedule changes.

Applications to Renew Your Crane Operator Certificate of Competence

At this time, written tests conducted by the Department of Labor to renew your Crane Operator Certificate of Competence are postponed. If you have submitted your application and fee for a renewal of your Crane Operator Certificate of Competence, your Certificate is extended by 60 days. You will receive a letter confirming this extension. If you have submitted your application and fee but do not receive an extension letter, please contact the License & Certificate Unit at (518) 457-2735) or by email at License&[email protected].

Applications to Obtain a New Crane Operator Certificate of Competence

Exams necessary to obtain a new Crane Operator Certificate of Competence are currently scheduled for the month of June. These exams are not postponed at this time. Check periodically for updated exam information including possible postponements.

Applications to Renew Your Blaster Certificate of Competence

In the event that the training required to renew your Blaster License is unavailable, your License is extended by 60 Days provided you have submitted your application and fee. You will receive a letter confirming this extension. If you have submitted your application and fee but do not receive an extension letter, please contact the License & Certificate Unit at (518) 457-2735) or by email at License&[email protected].

Application to Renew Your Mold Risk Assessor or Mold Contractor License

The training required to renew your Mold Risk Assessor or Mold Contractor License is available online. Every effort must be made to secure the training and submit the proper proof of training along with your application and fee. In the event that online training is not available to you, please contact us to request an extension. Contact the License & Certificate Unit at (518) 457-2735) or by email at License&[email protected].

Application to Renew Your Asbestos Handling Certificate

Any person certified to engage in Asbestos Handling whose certification hard card expired December 31, 2019 or later and who is unable to renew their certification due to the cancellation of a refresher course resulting from the ongoing Covid-19 crisis may continue to work using their existing cards until courses resume. Check this notice periodically for updated information about your Certificate’s validity.

Any questions not answered on this page will be answered by staff at the License & Certificate Unit. Call (518) 457-2735 or email License&[email protected].

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