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Lead Resources

EEA Lead Training Course Categories

There are three categories of Lead Training. Need for training is based on specific regulatory requirements or by the intent of the home improvement activities. US HUD and US EPA requirements apply primarily to pre-1978 residential or “target” housing or child-occupied facilities. The US OSHA Construction requirements are determined by the amount of airborne lead an employee may be or has been exposed to regardless of where the work takes place.

EEA is accredited to provide the USEPA Lead Renovation, Remodeling and Painting Program rules and to offer the one-day Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting Rule (RRP) Courses online and in person, the half-day Lead Renovators Refresher Course; in English, Spanish and the Dust Sampling Technician certification.

EEA also offers a new hybrid training program designed to satisfy EPA non-certified worker, HUD lead safe work practices and OSHA Construction standard training.  The eight hour course has been created to ensure that site staff are qualified to meet all Federal standards.

EPA Lead Certification Training

Lead Hazard Control programs are accredited through the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 402 for the States of Alaska, Florida, Idaho, New York, New Mexico and South Carolina, as well as Tribal Lands in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 2 & 10.

EEA is accredited to provide the USEPA Lead Abatement Worker, Lead Abatement Supervisor, Lead Inspector & Lead Risk Assessor Initial and Refresher certification training courses in English and Spanish.

US EPA, under Section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), requires certification for all those involved in lead inspections, lead risk assessment and lead abatement. Abatement is generally considered to be those home improvement activities where the primary intent is to reduce or eliminate lead based paint or lead based paint hazards or those activities done to address lead based paint hazards in a unit occupied by a child with an elevated blood level (EBL). Abatement does not include renovation, remodeling or maintenance when the sole objective is not lead hazard control. This includes most residential renovations, except those done in public housing and those done in subsidized housing when the Federal government has made a substantial investment. Contact us for more detail or visit www.hud.gov/lead or www.epa.gov/lead for more information.

HUD Lead Safe Work Practices Training

US HUD requires Lead Safe Work Practices (LSWP) during most home improvements in subsidized housing. The training element of LSWP offers three options:

  1. One-day Lead Safe Work Practices (also known as Interim Controls Training) for all those involved in lead-related home improvement.
  2. US EPA Supervisor Certification for a designated representative of the home improvement firm who must be on site during all lead-related home improvement.
  3. US EPA Worker or Supervisor Certification for all those involved in lead-related home improvement. Each lead-based paint certification refresher training is one 8-hour day.

Our complete schedule of Lead Safe Work Practices training meets standards set forth by US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the Lead Safe Housing Rule.

OSHA Lead Awareness Training

OSHA requires that employers must institute an information and training program and ensure that all employees subject to exposure to lead or lead compounds at or above the action level on any day participate.

This 4 to 8 hour course is designed to meet the training requirements set by the OSHA governing lead. Recommended for renovators, demolitions, and de-leading operations and construction projects per OSHA 29 CFR 1926.62 Lead and Construction Standard.

Register for an upcoming lead training session.


Ben Franklin Letter on Lead 

The Toxic Truth

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Scheme in New York State

Updated Final RRP Report January 2020

Federal Lead Standards Revised February 2022

Hazard Standards and Clearance Levels for Lead in Paint, Dust and Soil

EPA Lead Dust Hazards Revision

2019 EPA Lead Dust Hazard Standards

2021 NYC Lead Dust Hazard Standards

2019 NYC Lead in Paint Standards

CDC updated blood lead reference value (BLRV) 

Renovate Right Brochure

HUD Lead Rule Compliance Advisor

EPA Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right

EPA RRP Changes July 2011

EPA Final Rule; Identification of Dangerous Levels of Lead

EPA and NAHB Dust Studies

EPA Firm Application (to conduct LBP activities)

EPA Individual Application (to conduct LBP activities)

EPA Lead Abatement Notification

EPA Enforcement Document

EPA Region 2 Tip Sheet

EPA RRP Final Rule April 22, 2008

EPA RRP Rule Summary

2012 HUD Guidelines

2012 HUD Guidelines Updates

Cuts to Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

STOP Lead Poisoning in NEW YORK

NYS DOH 67.4 Lead in Drinking Water

NYS SED Lead Testing in School Drinking Water

NYC Local Law 1

NEW: 5-Year Testing Requirement (Local Law 31 of 2020)

Sample Affidavit by Certified Individual Who Performed Lead-Based Paint Testing


Below find course agendas for classes offered by Environmental Education Associates in lead at our Brooklyn, Buffalo, Syracuse, and Rochester locations. These documents show how each class day is organized as well as what sections will be covered on each day of the course.

Lead Abatement Contractor Supervisor Certification training Course–EEA

Lead Abatement Contractor Supervisor Recertification training Course–EEA

Lead Abatement Inspector Certification Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead Abatement Inspector Recertification Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead Abatement Risk Assessor Certification Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead Abatement Risk Assessor Recertification Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead Abatement Worker Certification Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead Abatement Worker Recertification Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead Awareness Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead Dust Sampling Technician Certification Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead Safe Work Practices Training Course Schedule–EEA

Lead-Based Paint Maintenance Training Course Schedule–EEA

RRP Certification Training Course Schedule–EEA

RRP Certification Training Course Schedule-Spanish–EEA

RRP Recertification Training Course Schedule–EEA


These practice exams and review sheets are great for getting ready for your annual refreshers , or cramming for a third party exam.  Give us a call or send us an email for further info!

Radiation Safety and XRF Technology Evaluation

Lead Practice Test

OSHA Lead Awareness Quiz

EPA  National Certification Study Guide (Texas)

Study Guide for the Lead Inspector/Assessor Certification Exam (California)

Study Guides – Lead Hazard Investigator & Risk Assessor (Wisconsin)

EPA Risk Assessor Practice Quiz

EPA Lead-based Paint Program FAQ

Lead Safe Work Practices Quiz


US EPA Accredited Lead-based Paint Training Course Manuals

Our courses in lead-based paint awareness, remediation and abatement certify you for positions such as: lead worker, inspector, renovator, risk assessor, abatement supervisor/contractor, and lead dust sampling technician. We do offer select lead courses in spanish as well.

See our various training manuals to learn more of what to expect when taking a lead-based paint course with EEA:

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.


We’ve had many requests over the years for access to our Power Point presentations.  Feel free to use them “as is” for your own knowledge or internal presentations. We’d appreciate that they don’t end up in any “commercial” presentations.

Lead in Construction

2012 HUD Lead Paint Guidelines

EPA Commercial and Public Buildings Presentation


For those interested in working in the field of lead abatement, it is important to know the federal, state and local laws that exist to protect those who will be handling lead-based paint products. Below are links to various regulations and standards for working with or around lead-paint.

Federal Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Lead Regulations for Lead in Paint, Dust, and Soil

Information on EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Construction Industry Standard (29 CFR 1926.62)

General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1025)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Title X Regulations (Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act)

Public Law 102-550

Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992 Title X, Sections 1012 and 1013

Requirements for the Notification, Evaluation, and Reduction of Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Federally Owned Residential Property and Housing Receiving Federal Assistance.

Lead-Safe Housing Rule

Title X, Section 1018

Lead Rule Compliance Advisor

Requirements for the Disclosure of Known Lead-Based Paint and/or Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Housing (HUD’s Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule web site has more information)

State Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry

New York State Regulating Agencies

New York State Department of Health Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs, Partners and Advisory Council

This web page lists programs in NYS that pertain to lead prevention as well as lead poisoning, web links and information.

Lead Testing in School Drinking Water

On May 9, 2018, the Lead Testing in School Drinking Water final regulation was published in the State Register, replacing the emergency regulation.   On this web page you will find information to assist school districts and BOCES in implementing the regulations

New York State Department of Health DOH

This web page lists laws and regulations that pertain to lead prevention as well as lead poisoning, web links and information.

New York State Homes and Community Renewal DHCR

This web page provides lists of certified lead contractors, educational materials and other information about residential lead based paint.

New Jersey Regulating Agencies

NJ Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) 

This web page is a one stop shop information resource provided by the State of New Jersey. The Lead Safe New Jersey Program provides links to state certified lead contractors, certified lead abatement training providers, educational materials and more.

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS)

This web page has information regarding child lead poisoning and exposure prevention. This web resource has extensive information and links to publications regarding the sources of lead and their health effects. This link also includes contact information for governmental and legal offices throughout the State of New Jersey which provide assistance to those who feel they are at risk or already suffer from lead exposure.

This a adobe pdf file that links to New Jersey’s Administrative Code 5:17 Lead Hazard Evaluation and Abatement Code. http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/codreg/pdf_regs/njac_5_17.pdf

New Jersey Lead Regulations












Pennsylvania Regulating Agencies

Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Programs (CLPPPs)

The PADOH’s CLPPPs program aims to perform blood lead screenings on children six years and younger, with a focus on high risk children. These tests are made available in 10 locations within Allegheny, Chester, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties and the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, Chester, Harrisburg and York.

Municipal Laws and Regulations of the Lead-based Paint Industry

New York City

NYC Local Law 1