USEPA Lead Course Descriptions

Lead Renovators

8 Hours — For home improvement contractors, property management firms, handymen or others compensated for renovations that disturb more than 6 sq. ft. (interior) and/or 20 sq. ft. (exterior) of paint or surface coating in pre-1978 housing where a child resides or is expected to reside. Includes background, health effects, regulations, safe work practices, paint testing and cleaning verification.

Los Renovadores de Plomo (Lead Renovators in Spanish)

8 Horas — Para los contratistas de mejoras del hogar, empresas de administración de propiedades, operarios u otras personas compensadas por reformas que perturban más de 6 pies cuadrados (interior) y / o 20 pies cuadrados (exterior) de  capas de pintura base de plomo, en superficies o viviendas construida antes de 1978. También si  la vivienda es donde reside un niño o se espera que residan. Incluye historia y usos del plomo, efectos sobre la salud, los reglamentos, las prácticas de trabajo seguras, las pruebas de pintura y la verificación de limpieza.

Renovadores de Plomo Recertificación (Lead Renovators Refresher in Spanish)

4 Horas – Para renovadores que tratan de cumplir con los requisitos de la USEPA para cursos de actualización cada cinco años. Incluye los últimos avances en el control del peligro del plomo y cambios en las regulaciones y estándares de la industria.

Lead Renovators Refreshers

4 Hours — For certified renovators seeking to meet USEPA requirements for refresher training every five years.  Includes the latest developments in lead hazard control and updates on regulations and industry standards.  Course must be completed before current training certificate expires.

Lead Abatement Supervisor

32 Hours — For those who will supervise on-site abatement activities, prepare occupant protection plans and complete abatement reports. Includes health effects, medical monitoring, personal protective equipment, State of the Art hazard control strategies, engineering controls, legal liability, insurance considerations, supervisory practices and waste disposal.

Lead Abatement Worker

16 Hours — For on-site personnel engaged in lead abatement activities in residential properties, including health department ordered projects, United States Housing and Urban Development grant programs, Public & Indian Housing abatement programs and military abatement projects.

Lead Inspector

24 Hours — For those who conduct lead-based paint inspections, surveys, paint sampling and clearance examinations in target housing and child-occupied facilities. Skills are also applicable for those who perform investigations at commercial, institutional and industrial facilities. Includes sample collection and reporting methodology, including use of x-ray fluorescence (XRF) on-site monitoring instrumentation and paint chip, wipe and other materials sampling.

Lead Risk Assessor

16 Hours — For those who conduct risk assessments, hazard evaluation, and clearance examinations in target housing and child-occupied facilities, as well as those conducted elevated blood level investigations. Includes HUD protocol and practices for risk assessment, hazard screen, bypass hazard identification and re-assessment.

Lead Refreshers

8 Hours — Supervisor, worker, risk assessor and inspector certifications must be renewed every three years under USEPA requirements. Proof of eligibility is required.