RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures – Exam Only

Now asbestos analysts can choose to undertake one day of assessments, to gain the RSPH Level 3 Award in Air Monitoring and Clearance Procedures.

To successfully undertake this exam only option, it is advisable that candidates have received training to gain the required knowledge and skills required for use of microscopes and fibre counting to WHO rules, air sampling and 4-stage clearance procedures.

This Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) qualification has been designed around HSG248 Asbestos: The Analysts Guide (Edition 2) for sampling, analysis and clearance procedures.

This qualification is recognised by UKAS for this purpose of LAB 30 ‘Application of ISO/IEC 17025 for Asbestos Sampling and Testing’, which states that all asbestos analysts carrying out air monitoring and 4 stage clearances must hold formal recognised qualifications (in addition to demonstrable knowledge, experience and in-house training).

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Candidates are assessed on their practical competence and take a written exam (short answer questions), which is set and administered in conjunction with RSPH.

The units covered are:

Unit 1 - Health, safety and legal aspects relating to asbestos
Unit 2 - Theory of air sampling, fibre counting and clearance procedure for asbestos analysts
Unit 3 - Practical air sampling. fibre counting, and clearance procedure for asbestos analysts
Unit 4 - Use of decontamination units and H-type vacuums. Undertake full decontamination, including showering.
On successful completion of the exam and practical task candidates will be awarded a nationally recognised RSPH certificate.

Candidates are required to have prior knowledge of all areas which are defined within the syllabus, available in the Qualification Information booklet, before attendance and have practical experience to be able to undertake the assessments.

Also, candidates should complete the pre-reading before attendance.

One-day at an ATaC centre (dates below) or a candidates’ place of work, if this required please contact ATaC to arrange.


  • For Members, the fee is £180* (exc vat) and a registration fee of £154 per candidate
  • For Non-Members the fee is £195* (exc vat) and a registration fee of £154 per candidate

*Not including RICE Slide fees

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