Certificate of Competence in Asbestos (CoC Asbestos)

This is the entry level professional qualification required to join the FAAM Faculty as a Licentiate.  It is for UK candidates, wanting to establish their competence in the specific field of asbestos.

This qualification follows on from the successful completion of the appropriate Occupational Hygiene or Proficiency modules. You should also have accumulated three years of relevant professional experience, to be eligible for the Certificate of Competence in Asbestos.  

If you are awarded the Certificate of Competence in Asbestos, you are entitled to use CoC Asbestos as post-nominal letters after your name 


The level of a qualification indicates the relative complexity and depth of knowledge and skills required to attain the qualification.

This is a level 5 qualification in the BOHS qualifications framework, equivalent to NVQ Level 5.

Online assessment

Applicants should note that some of the components of this qualification are assessed online, and therefore access to a computer and the internet is essential. Candidates will be asked to create an account on the BOHS hub website to gain access to:

  • Pay for each component
  • Submit the Written Assignment and Portfolio of Evidence (if applicable)
  • View feedback comments and assessment results  
  • Book the professional discussion 

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