Training: Lead Courses in New York City

The activities that may be performed by each discipline, and the specific requirements for initial certification are listed below.

Certified lead inspectors may perform inspection and post-abatement clearance activities.
Qualifications for certification:

  1. Pass an EPA-accredited inspector course.
  2. Pass the EPA inspector certification exam.
Certified lead risk assessors may perform inspection, post-abatement clearance, lead hazard screen, and risk assessment activities.

Qualifications for certification:

  1. Pass an accredited inspector course.
  2. Pass an EPA-accredited risk assessor course.
  3. Pass the EPA risk assessor certification exam.
  4. Meet one of the following requirements:


  5. a. Bachelor's degree and 1 year of experience in a related field, or
    b. an Associates degree and 2 years experience in a related field; or
    c. Certification as an industrial hygienist, professional engineer, registered architect and/or
    d. Certification in a related engineering/health/environmental field, or
    e. A high school diploma (or equivalent), and at least 3 years of experience in a related field.

Certified lead abatement supervisors may perform specific abatement activities, including oversight of abatement projects and preparation of the occupant protection plan and the abatement report.

Qualifications for certification:

  1. Pass an EPA-accredited abatement supervisor course.
  2. Pass the EPA abatement supervisor certification exam.
  3. Meet one of the following requirements:
    a. One year of experience as a certified lead-based paint abatement worker, or
    b. At least 2 years of experience in a related field.

Certified lead project designers may prepare occupant protection plans and abatement reports for abatement projects.

Qualifications for certification:

  1. Pass an accredited supervisor course.
  2. Pass an EPA-accredited project designer course.
  3. Meet one of the following requirements:
    a. Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture, or a related profession, and 1 year of experience in building construction and design or a related field, or
    b. Four years of experience in building construction and design or a related field.

Certified lead abatement workers may conduct abatement activities under the direction of certified abatement supervisors.

Qualifications for certification:

  1. Pass an EPA-accredited abatement worker course.

 

Re-Certification

If you completed an accredited training course with a course test and, if applicable, a hands-on assessment, you must be re-certified every three years. If you completed an accredited course that included a proficiency test, you must be re-certified every five years (all disciplines except Project Designer). To be re-certified before your current certification expires, you must submit your renewal application no later than 90 days before the expiration date.