EPA Lead Dust Sampling Technician Certification

EPA-Accredited

This lead Dust Sampling Technician certification course is required for those individuals who want to conduct non-abatement lead dust clearance testing. Lead dust clearance testing is often performed to find out whether lead dust remains after renovation, repair, or painting. It is required by HUD for most renovations. This Lead Dust Sampling Technician course provides information on conducting a visual inspection, collecting lead dust samples, methodologies and reporting requirements.

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Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to train individuals on lead dust sampling techniques and methodologies including:

  • Federal, State, and Indian Tribe regulatory requirements for lead dust clearance testing
  • How to conduct a visual inspection and correctly identify visible dust, debris, and deteriorated paint
  • Where to take dust samples and how to develop a sampling strategy
  • How to collect dust samples in accordance with standard acceptable procedures
  • Result interpretation of a laboratory analysis for lead in dust
  • Conduct an appropriate lead dust clearance test in post-renovation and other circumstances
  • Write complete, accurate, and understandable report of sampling results

Syllabus

EPA Lead Dust Sampling Technician Certification Course

  • Role and responsibility of a dust sampling technician.
  • Background information on lead and its adverse health effects.
  • Background information on Federal, State, and local regulations and guidance that pertains to lead-based paint and renovation activities.
  • Dust sampling methodologies.
  • Clearance standards and testing.
  • Report preparation.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional education, experience and training requirements to become a Lead Abatement Worker?

Additional education, experience and training requirements to become a Lead Dust Sampling Technician?

Lead-Based Paint Dust Sampling technician

  • None

 

Who administers the lead-based paint activities program?

EPA administers the lead-based paint program only in areas where states, territories or tribes are not authorized by EPA to operate their own lead abatement programs.

Who does this course apply to?

This lead Dust Sampling Technician certification course is required for those individuals who want to conduct non-abatement lead dust clearance testing including:

  • Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspectors
  • Rehabilitation specialists
  • Home inspectors
  • Individuals who are involved in evaluating buildings

Reviews

Customer Reviews

More than enough information for a good learning experience. The instructor was extremely helpful and patient with questions.

I obtained general knowledge about lead based paint. The instructor was direct and thorough. Excellent communication. I recommend this course to anyone needing lead certification.

I found the procedures to dealing with lead paint useful. The instructor did an excellent job. This lead paint certification course should be a requirement when dealing with historic houses.

I enjoyed the relaxed setting which I found most useful for understanding material. The instructor was clear with his speech and open with stories and experiences relevant to the course material.

Excellent instructor and course overall.

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