For initial certification, the Federal program allows individuals to obtain their training through either the Federal program or a Federally authorized State or Tribal Program. When applying for recertification in the Federal progra
If I complete an EPA-accredited abatement course and receive EPA certification where am I eligible to work?
EPA runs the Federal abatement program under Subpart L in all States and Indian Tribes that have not received autho
For individuals who have taken courses which included a course test and a hands-on skills assessment, the full certification period for individuals applying under 745.226(a)(1)(i) will run for three years from the date of issuance of certification by EPA.
Must refresher course completion certificates for lead-based paint abatement certification bear an expiration date?
No. The requirement that a completion certificate include an expiration date only applies to “interim cer
Besides the initial training course, what are the education, experience and training requirements for each discipline?
Training requirements for lead-based paint abatement disciplines are as follows:
Are there any special requirements for the passport photos?
You must submit a passport photograph of you alone (JPG format preferred). The photographs must be:
Recent enough to be a good likeness (taken within the last
Can a training provider that is accredited only in an authorized State teach a course in an out-of-state location that would lead to certification in the authorized State?
Because the training provider is not Federally-ac
Can a supervisor carry out worker activities?
Yes. Both the training and the education and experience requirements of supervisors cover the same topics required of workers in addition to the topics specific to supervisors
Can a training provider that is accredited only in a Federal program state teach a course at a location in an authorized State that would lead to certification in the Federal program?
The Federal program does not restrict
Do EPA’s current rules require inspectors, risk assessors, dust sampling technicians, or any individual who performs lead-based paint and/or lead dust sampling to document any visible lead-based paint deterioration on components a
Does TSCA section 402 apply to U.S. military bases, facilities, and installations located outside of the U.S.?
No. EPA does not have authority to regulate environmental conditions in foreign countries. Environmental complia
Do I ever need to be recertified for lead-based paint abatement?
Yes, you must be recertified every three or five years. Your EPA certificate will indicate when your certification expires. See the Recertification Fact Sheet
How do I apply for certification?
Application for certification is done online. You must have the following materials available in order to apply:
PDF copy of your course completion certificate.
Passport photograph (J