Lead Risk Assessor Certification Initial Course
The Lead Risk Assessor training course provides information for those individuals who wish to perform lead-based paint Risk Assessment or Lead Hazard Screening services. This class meets EPA's training requirements and will prepare students to perform on-site inspection, take samples, determine the severity of lead hazards, and develop options for eliminating those hazards. EPA and state regulations require that an individual wishing to be certified as a Risk Assessor must first successfully complete the Lead Inspector class, and meet the necessary education and experience requirements.
A Risk Assessor can perform all of the duties that a Inspector can (including work that falls under the EPA RRP Rule and HUD's Lead-Safe Housing rule). In addition, a Risk Assessor is responsible for identifying all lead-based paint hazards and making recommendations for their treatment, including maintenance and monitoring schedules.
EPA requires that an individual wishing to be certified as a Risk Assessor must first successfully complete the Inspector class, and meet the education and experience requirements listed below.
For EPA-Controlled States (NY, SC, FL, MT, SD, WY, ID, NV, AZ, NM, AK):
Prerequisites: Candidates must have a valid Inspector course interim certificate or an actual Inspector license from the EPA. Candidates must also meet one of the following education/experience requirements:
- Bachelor's degree and one year of experience in a related field, or
- Associates degree and two years 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, or
- A high school diploma (or equivalent), and at least three years of experience in a related field