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When do persons applying for certification as inspectors, risk assessors, or supervisors apply to EPA, before or after taking the 3rd party exam?

​Persons applying for certification as inspectors, risk assessors, and/or supervisors must apply to EPA before taking the 3rd party certification exam.

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 program, what types of accreditation are acceptable for refresher courses?

Question (23002-33464) 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?

Question (23002-33446) If I complete an EPA-accredited abatement course and receive EPA certification where am I eligible to work? Answer EPA runs the Federal abatement program under Subpart L in all States and Indian Tribes that have not received autho

When individuals apply for certification in the Federal program under 40 C.F.R. 745.226(a)(1)(i), how long will the certification last?

​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?

Question (23002-33462) Must refresher course completion certificates for lead-based paint abatement certification bear an expiration date? Answer 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?

Question (23002-32431) Besides the initial training course, what are the education, experience and training requirements for each discipline? Answer  Training requirements for lead-based paint abatement disciplines are as follows: Lead-Based Paint

Are there any special requirements for the passport photos?

Question (23002-32433) Are there any special requirements for the passport photos? Answer 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?

Question (23002-33460) 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? Answer  Because the training provider is not Federally-ac

Can a supervisor carry out worker activities?

Question (23002-33449) Can a supervisor carry out worker activities? Answer  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?

Question (23002-33461)  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? Answer 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 and estimate the surface area of deteriorating paint during a lead evaluation?

Question (23002-33455) 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 a supervisor need to be certified as a worker to conduct lead-based paint activities normally conducted by certified workers?

Question (23002-33450) Does a supervisor need to be certified as a worker to conduct lead-based paint activities normally conducted by certified workers? Answer No.

Does TSCA section 402 apply to U.S. military bases, facilities, and installations located outside of the U.S.?

Question (23002-33441) Does TSCA section 402 apply to U.S. military bases, facilities, and installations located outside of the U.S.? Answer 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?

Question (23002-32437) Do I ever need to be recertified for lead-based paint abatement? Answer 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?

Question (23002-32430) How do I apply for certification? Answer 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