Lead Training

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Initial Classes

Refresher Classes

Lead is a well-known human health hazard. In addition to its hazards to workers, it can cause problems for the developing brains of young children that can have permanent effects. As such, training is required by federal HUD, EPA, OSHA and by most states for persons who work with lead in construction, conduct lead-based paint (LBP) projects in target housing or child-occupied facilities, inspect for LBP or assess lead hazards in target housing or child-occupied facilities.

Lead-Based Paint Informational Resources

Our lead courses are designed to help you protect yourself and your company while enabling you to meet these regulatory requirements. Our initial training courses all incorporate significant hands-on training and we provide valuable reference materials and job aids in every course.

Listed below are all of our Lead training courses, including those requiring EPA- or state-approved training course providers and courses which meet other regulatory requirements. Persons seeking state Lead licensing must take the appropriate approved certification course.

Regularly Scheduled Approved Certification Courses

  • Lead-Based Paint Inspector
    • For persons doing surface-by-surface examinations for the presence of LBP.
    • Initial : 24 hours (3 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 8 hours (1 day), including classroom and test.
  • Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor
    • For persons investigating LBP hazards in target housing and child-occupied facilities.
    • Initial : 16 hours (2 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 8 hours (1 day), including classroom and test.
  • Lead Project Supervisor
    • For LBP abatement contractors and persons in charge of LBP abatement projects.
    • Initial : 32 hours (4 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 8 hours (1 day), including classroom and test.
  • Lead Abatement Worker
    • For persons performing LBP abatement.
    • Initial : 16 hours (2 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 8 hours (1 day), including classroom and test.

View Current Offerings

These courses can be offered as customized training, and we teach them regularly at our Indianapolis facility. All of these courses are approved for initial and refresher lead licensing by Illinois and Indiana. The Institute has received EPA approval for its Inspector, Risk Assessor and Supervisor courses taught in jurisdictions not requiring state licensing, including the states of Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Please call regarding requirements in other jurisdictions.

In addition to completing the course and scoring at least 70% on the course exam, you must meet the individual state requirements to receive a state license. This generally involves completing the state application, paying a fee, and meeting the experience/education requirements. For example, in Indiana, Lead building inspectors must have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.

To receive an initial license as inspector, risk assessor, or project supervisor you must also complete the third-party examination offered by the state issuing the license.

Other OSHA-, HUD, EPA-, or Indiana-Required Training

These courses are offered only as customized training. While these courses do not require an EPA- or OSHA-approved training course provider, the Institute courses incorporate hands-on training and information resources that are not available to most employers. These courses can be customized to meet your needs.

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