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EPA Accredited Lead Abatement, Inspection and Risk Assessment Training Courses

These courses are designed to meet the training requirements of 40 CFR Part 745 - Lead; Requirements for Lead-based Paint Activities in Target Housing and Child-Occupied Facilities, a federal regulation under section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). EPA requires individuals who are or who may be directly engaged in lead-based paint activities to be certified to perform said activities. Lead Paint Activities include: Abatement, Inspection, and Risk Assessment. Our staff will be happy to help you complete your application paperwork should you require assistance. Courses can be broken down into two categories: Lead Hazard Evaluation and Lead Abatement.

Lead Abatement Courses

Abatement Worker

This 16-hour initial training course meets EPA's training requirements for individuals who wish to perform abatement. There is no pre-requisite for this course. Individuals must complete the course and pass the course examination to obtain a 6 month interim certification. They must make application to EPA to qualify for the 3-year certification. During this 6-month period the worker can perform abatement activities while EPA processes their certification application. There are NO time extensions. If the individual successfully completes this process, the appropriate EPA Region will issue a certificate and badge ID that are valid for three years. Should the individual fail to obtain certification within this 6-month time period the interim certificate will expire and the worker will no longer be able to perform abatement work and will have to take the ENTIRE course over again unless the application is in process. To maintain certification, students must complete a refresher course prior to the expiration date on their certificate.

Abatement Supervisor

This 32-hour initial course meets EPA's training requirements for those individuals that will plan and/or oversee the abatement work. A certified Supervisor can perform all of the duties that a Worker can. In addition, a Supervisor is responsible for occupant safety during the abatement process and for writing the abatement plan. While there is no prerequisite to attend this course, EPA requires individuals to have a certain amount of experience to qualify for this certification. Proof of experience must be sent with the student's application to EPA. During the 6-month interim certification period the Supervisor can perform abatement activities while EPA processes their certification application. Applicants, after receiving a letter from EPA with the student's picture on it, must then take and pass the EPA National Certification Examination. There are NO time extensions. If the individual fails to obtain certification within this 6 month time period the interim certificate will expire and the supervisor will no longer be able to perform abatement work and will have to take the ENTIRE course over again unless the application is in process. To maintain certification, students must complete a refresher course prior to the expiration date on their certificate.

Project Designer

This 8-hour initial course meets EPA's training requirements for those individuals that will prepare abatement project designs, occupant protection plans, and abatement reports pursuant to §745.226. EPA requires that an individual wishing to be certified as a Project Designer first successfully complete the Supervisor class and have a certain amount of education and experience. Proof of education and experience must be sent with the student's application to EPA. During the 6 month interim certification period the Project Designer can perform the designated lead activities while EPA processes their certification application. There are NO time extensions. If the individual fails to obtain certification within this 6 month time period the interim certificate will expire and the Project Designer will no longer be able to perform their designated lead activities work and will have to take the ENTIRE course over again unless the application is in process. To maintain certification, students must complete a refresher course prior to the expiration date on their certificate.

Lead Evaluation Courses

Inspector

This 24-hour course meets EPA's training requirements for those individuals who perform lead-based paint inspections and/or clearance examinations on abatement and renovation projects. While there is no pre-requisite for attending this course, students must complete the course and pass the course examination to obtain a 6-month interim certification. During this 6-month period the Inspector can perform inspections and clearance examinations while EPA processes their certification application. In addition, applicants must take and pass the EPA National Certification Examination. There are NO time extensions. If the student fails to obtain certification within this 6-month time period the interim certificate will expire and the Inspector will no longer be able to perform inspections and clearance examinations and will have to take the ENTIRE course over again unless the application is in process. To maintain certification, students must complete a refresher course prior to the expiration date on their certificate.

Risk Assessor

This 16-hour course meets EPA's training requirements for those individuals that will perform lead-based paint Risk Assessment or Lead Hazard Screening services. A Risk Assessor can perform all of the duties that a Inspector can (including work that falls under the EPA RRP Rule and HUD's Lead-Safe Housing rule.) In addition, a Risk Assessor is responsible for identifying all lead-based paint hazards, making recommendations for their treatment and recommending maintenance and monitoring schedules. EPA requires that an individual wishing to be certified as a Risk Assessor first successfully complete the Inspector class and have a certain amount of education and experience. Proof of education and experience must be sent with the student's application to EPA. During this 6 month period the worker can perform risk assessment activities while EPA processes their certification application. Applicants must then take and pass the EPA National Certification Examination. There are no time extensions. If the individual fails to obtain certification within this 6-month time period the interim certificate will expire and the Risk Assessor will no longer be able to perform risk assessment activities and will have to take the ENTIRE course over again unless the application is in process. To maintain certification, students must complete a refresher course prior to the expiration date on their certificate.

Refresher Courses

All EPA lead abatement, inspection and risk assessment certifications are valid for 3-years from the date of issuance. Individuals wishing to maintain their certifications must complete an 8-hour refresher course specific to their discipline prior to the expiration of their certification. An individual may take the required refresher course up to 18 months prior to their expiration date and will lose no time on their certification. I.E. If a student's certificate expires in September 2011, she/he could complete a refresher as early as March 2010. When applying to EPA after completing the March 2010 refresher the new certificate would expire in September 2014. Please note that unlike the initial training courses there is no 6-month interim certification. Students are encouraged to re-certify as early as is convenient. Because if the student has completed the refresher course and applied to EPA for recertification, once their current certificate expires it is illegal for them to work until the new certificate has been issued. STUDENTS WHO FAIL TO COMPLETE THE REFRESHER TRAINING COURSE PRIOR TO THE CERTIFICATION EXPIRATION DATE WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE INITIAL COURSE OVER AGAIN.

None of the above courses are designed to meet the training requirements established under OSHA's Interim Final: Lead in Construction standard (29 CFR 1926.62). OSHA requires annual training for all workers who are exposed to lead at or above the action level established in the OSHA lead in construction standard.

EPA Certification Fees

These fees are in addition to the course registration fee.

Lead-based Paint Activities—IndividualCertificationRe-certification (every 3 years, see 40 CFR 745.226(e)(1) for details)
Inspector
Risk assessor
Supervisor
Worker
Project designer
Tribal certification (each discipline)
$410
$410
$410
$310
$410
$10
$410
$410
$410
$310
$410
$10
Lead-based Paint Activities—FirmCertificationRe-certification (every 3 years, see 40 CFR 745.226(f)(7) for details)
Firm$550$550
Combined Renovation and Lead-based Paint Activities Firm Application$550$550
Combined Renovation and Lead-based Paint Activities Tribal Firm Application$20$20
Tribal Firm$20$20

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