This Lead Risk Assessor initial certification course is required for those individuals who want to conduct lead-hazard investigation and control activities. Certification as a Lead Risk Assessor allows individuals to conduct on-site investigations to determine the existence, nature, severity, and location of lead-based paint hazards. The Lead Risk Assessor refresher training course provides information on lead-based paint investigation and reporting results and options for reducing lead-based paint hazards.
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The purpose of this course is to train individuals conducting risk assessments on methods and procedures including:
- Identifying sources of lead contamination
- Visual inspection to identify lead-based paint hazards
- Sampling techniques
- Clean-up and clearance
- Results interpretation
- Lead-based paint hazard evaluation
- Control option recommendation and reporting
EPA Lead Risk Assessor Certification Initial Course Overview
- Role and responsibilities of a risk assessor.
- Collection of background information to perform a risk assessment.
- Sources of environmental lead contamination such as paint, surface dust and soil, water, air, packaging, and food.
- Visual inspection for the purposes of identifying potential sources of lead-based paint hazards.
- Lead hazard screen protocol.
- Sampling for other sources of lead exposure.
- Interpretation of lead-based paint and other lead sampling results, including all applicable Federal or State guidance or regulations pertaining to lead-based paint hazards.
- Development of hazard control options, the role of interim controls, and operations and maintenance activities to reduce lead-based paint hazards.
Preparation of a final risk assessment report.
Additional education, experience and training requirements to become a Lead Risk Assessor?
Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor
- Pass an accredited inspector course.
- Meet one of the following requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a related field;
- Associate’s degree and two years of experience in a related field;
- A high school diploma (or equivalent), and at least three years of experience in a related field; or
- Certification as an industrial hygienist, professional engineer, registered architect and/or certification in a related engineering/health/environmental field.
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.
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