EPA Lead Inspector Refresher Certification


Individuals seeking recertification as a Lead Inspector must be recertified before your current certification expires if you wish to continue conducting lead-based paint activities. This lead Inspector certification Refresher course is required for those individuals who want to conduct surface by surface investigation to determine the presence and location of lead-based paint in housing, child occupied, commercial and industrial facilities. This Lead Inspector course provides information on lead-based paint inspection activities including regulatory requirements, methodologies and reporting requirements.

The Lead Inspector Refresher course is 8 hours and provides updated industry-related information on state-of-the-art lead inspector methods and procedures including real-life practical experience that you can immediately apply to your work activity. Don’t let your certification expire, get recertified today.

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Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to train individuals lead inspectors on proper inspection & sampling methodologies including:

  • Uses and locations of lead
  • Health effects of lead
  • Regulatory review pertaining to lead-based paint
  • Roles & responsibilities of lead-based paint inspector
  • Lead-based paint, dust, soil & other inspection methodologies
  • Building construction & components related to lead-based paint
  • Clearance standards & testing
  • Interpretation of lead sampling results
  • Formulation & implementation of the final inspection report


EPA Lead Inspector Certification Refresher Course Overview

  • Role and responsibilities of an inspector.
  • 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 lead- based paint activities.
  • Lead-based paint inspection methods, including selection of rooms and components for sampling or testing.
  • Paint, dust, and soil sampling methodologies.
  • Clearance standards and testing, including random sampling.
  • Preparation of the final inspection report.
  • Recordkeeping


Frequently Asked Questions

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

Lead-Based Paint Inspector

  • 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. The states administered by EPA include: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming or American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas and Tribal Lands.

All other states have EPA-authorized lead-based paint programs. Additionally, the Cherokee Nation, Lower Sioux Nation, Upper Sioux Community, and Bois Forte Band have EPA-authorized lead-based paint programs.


Customer Reviews

 by Aaron B on ZOTA Professional Training

The course was presented very efficiently and easy to understand, and it was great to have real world examples.

 by Todd S on ZOTA Professional Training

Hands on was very informative. Instructor was great - very knowledgeable and Informative.

 by Anonymous on ZOTA Professional Training

Very thorough.

 by Dana D on ZOTA Professional Training

The course was well explained.  Andrew was very detailed and practical.

 by Kyle L on ZOTA Professional Training

Bob did a great job at keeping interest and making a dull subject not dull 🙂

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