Lead-Based Paint Inspector Initial
From Lead Training
The U.S. EPA and U.S. HUD define target housing as any housing in the U.S. constructed before 1978 with a few exceptions. EPA further defines child-occupied facilities as places built before 1978 in which a child six or under in age spends a significant time each week or year.
Persons conducting full lead-based paint inspections in target housing and child-occupied facilities must be accredited. In addition, persons conducting inspections for U.S. HUD target housing must be certified. HUD allows LBP inspectors to conduct clearance examinations following abatement or interim controls. Various states set similar requirements.
This course is designed to meet the training requirements for U.S. EPA accreditation (40 CFR 745 Subpart L) and for U.S. HUD certification (24 CFR 35).
- Institute and EPA training manuals.
- Institute Compendium of Lead Rules
- Methods for identifying lead-based paint (LBP), and LBP hazards.
- Theory and method of using the X-ray fluorescence analyzer (XRF) for identifying lead-based paint.
- Clearance requirements and techniques for conducting clearance.
- Regulations affecting LBP work.
- Liabilities involved with LBP work.
- Hands-on practice in
- Determining the number of units to be inspected.
- Identifying the elements of a testing location.
- Using the XRF.
- Safely collecting paint chip samples.
- Conducting clearance sampling.
- Field trip to actual target housing.
Certification Information: To be fully accredited, persons completing this course must meet the state's experience and education requirements, fill out an application form, pay a licensing fee, and satisfactorily complete a third-party exam offered by the licensing state.