Risk Assessor Courses
This 16-hour course meets EPA's training requirements for those individuals that will perform lead-based paint Risk Assessment or Lead Hazard Screening services. 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, making recommendations for their treatment and recommending maintenance and monitoring schedules. EPA requires that an individual wishing to be certified as a Risk Assessor first successfully complete the Inspector class and have a certain amount of education and experience. Proof of education and experience must be sent with the student's application to EPA.
During this 6 month period the worker can perform risk assessment activities while EPA processes their certification application. Applicants must then take and pass the EPA National Certification Examination. There are no time extensions. If the individual fails to obtain certification within this 6-month time period the interim certificate will expire and the Risk Assessor will no longer be able to perform risk assessment activities and will have to take the ENTIRE course over again unless the application is in process. To maintain certification, students must complete a refresher course prior to the expiration date on their certificate.