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Is someone who works as a Registered Environmental Assessor also required by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) to be an accredited asbestos inspector in order to perform asbestos inspection work?

Yes. If a person’s job entails inspecting schools and/or public or commercial buildings for asbestos containing building materials (ACBM), AHERA requires that said person acquire valid accreditation as an asbestos inspector by completing the necessary training course work before inspecting a school building or public or commercial building.