Lead Certification Courses

3 hours
$300 | base session
10 attendees | included
$20.00 per additional attendee

Course Description:

The OSHA Lead Awareness course is a two-hour introductory course explaining the basic information regarding employee exposures to lead, and employer responsibilities to limit those exposures. The purpose of the course is to provide employees who work on and around lead-containing materials (paint, solder, pipes, etc.) enough information to identify materials on their jobs that may potentially contain lead, and allow them to protect themselves accordingly.

Trades that may need this course include: employees who disturb commercial or pre-1978 residential paints, construction and demolition workers, employees who weld, torch cut, sand blast, rivet, plumbers, electricians, or mechanical contractors.

The course topics include historical uses of lead, health effects, building materials that may contain lead, what to do when encountering potential lead-containing materials, personnel protective equipment & respirator use, medical monitoring, and lead-safe work practices and engineering controls to aid in reducing exposures. This lead certification must be renewed annually.

8 hours
$125 | per person

Course Description:

This one-day Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting EPA certification course is required for all contractors who will perform renovations, repairs and painting activities in houses built before 1978 or in child-occupied facilities, and is the minimum certification required to work on residential rehab programs for publicly funded jobs.

Course topics include characteristics and uses of lead-based paint, lead’s health effects on adults and children, lead-safe work practices to minimize contaminated dust during work activities, absence-of-lead assessments, cleanup procedures, post-renovation cleaning verification, personal protective equipment, training of non-certified workers, and required compliance documentation.

The required course exam is provided, and successful completion will certify the attendee as an EPA Certified Renovator. This certification must be renewed every 5 years ( see under Lead Safety RRP in Refresher Training ).

Please Note:

As per Michigan Public Act 135, outside contractors may not take this course for the purpose of removing asbestos in buildings where they work, or to avoid becoming a licensed asbestos supervisor or contractor.

24 hours
$450 | per person

Course Description:

The Lead Abatement Worker initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan accredited course which is required for employees who wish to perform lead abatement activities in “target housing” (pre-1978 dwellings) or “child occupied facilities” within the State of Michigan.

This three-day course teaches the fundamentals of performing lead abatement activities at an entry level through topics that include characteristics and uses of lead-based paint, lead’s health effects on adults and children, lead removal and containment methods, proper lead-safe cleaning following abatement projects, personnel protective equipment & respirator use, and proper waste disposal.

Upon completion of this course, attendees must submit certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as lead abatement workers, and pass a third party (State) certification exam. Lead workers have no requirements for prior experience or training, but Michigan law requires a licensed Lead Abatement Supervisor to be present while they perform lead hazard controls.

Please Note:

As per the Michigan Lead Abatement Act, contractors and their employees who engage in the control of lead hazards in target housing and child-occupied facilities must first become a licensed lead abatement worker or supervisor, and work for a licensed lead abatement contractor (company). Further, this same act requires that these certifications be renewed every 3 years (see under Refresher training). While the required applications are provided during the training course, the fees and required third party (State) licensing exam required for individuals are not included in the cost of the training course.

32 hours
$550 | per person

Course Description:

The Lead Abatement Supervisor initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan accredited course which is required for contractors who wish to oversee lead abatement activities in “target housing” (pre-1978 dwellings) or “child occupied facilities” within the State of Michigan.

This four-day course teaches the fundamentals of performing lead abatement activities, as well as detailed requirements for designing and managing lead abatement projects. Other course topics include characteristics and uses of lead-based paint, lead’s health effects on adults and children, lead removal and containment methods, proper lead-safe cleaning following abatement projects, personnel protective equipment & respirator use, and proper waste disposal, as well as legal liabilities, insurance requirements, contract specifications, OSHA & EPA compliance documentation, and environmental supervision and management techniques.

Upon completion of this course, attendees must submit certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as lead abatement supervisors, and pass a third party (State) certification exam. Further, applicants must also be able to document either a) one year experience as a Lead Abatement Worker or b) two years experience in a related field (lead, asbestos, environmental remediation, or building trades), in addition to successful completion of high school or equivalent. Finally, Michigan law requires a licensed Lead Abatement Supervisor to be present at all times during the performance of lead hazard controls.

Please Note:

As per the Michigan Lead Abatement Act, contractors and their employees who engage in the control of lead hazards in target housing and child-occupied facilities must first become a licensed lead abatement worker or supervisor, and work for a licensed lead abatement contractor (company). Further, this same act requires that these certifications be renewed every 3 years ( see under Lead Abatement Supervisor in Refresher Training ). While the required applications are provided during the training course, the fees and required third party (State) licensing exam required for individuals are not included in the cost of the training course.

24 hours
$450 | per person

Course Description:

The Lead Inspector initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan requirement for those who wish to perform lead inspections in “target housing” (pre-1978 dwellings) or “child occupied facilities” within the State of Michigan.

This three-day course teaches the basics of performing these inspections through course topics that include characteristics and uses of lead-based paint, lead’s health effects on adults and children, types of lead-based paint housing components, identification of other lead-containing materials in housing, x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis, paint chip and dust wipe sampling methodologies, clearance examination procedures, and required documentation and report creation standards.

Upon completion of this course, attendees must submit certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as lead inspectors, and pass a third party (State) certification exam. Lead inspectors have no requirements for prior experience, but do require a high school education or equivalent. Further, State regulations require lead inspectors to undergo XRF manufacturer training prior to conducting XRF analysis.

Please Note:

As per the Michigan Lead Abatement Act, any individual who wishes to test for lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities must first become a licensed lead inspector. Further, this same act requires that this certification be renewed every 3 years ( see under Lead Inspector in Refresher Training ). While the required applications are provided during the training course, the fees and required third party (State) licensing exam required for individuals are not included in the cost of the training course.

16 hours
$300 | per person

Course Description:

The Lead Risk Assessor initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan requirement for those who wish to perform lead risk assessments in “target housing” (pre-1978 dwellings) or “child occupied facilities” within the State of Michigan.

This two-day course teaches the regulated process for determining the presence and type of lead-based paint hazards through topics that include reviewing and interpreting lead inspection data, detailed review of homes to identify potential lead-related hazards, thorough review of dust, soil, paint, and water sampling requirements, required methodologies to evaluate hazards and painted components in housing, developing strategies and recommendations to control lead-related hazards, and required documentation and report creation standards.

Upon completion of this course, attendees must submit certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as lead risk assessors, and pass a third party (State) certification exam. Further, applicants must first be currently accredited as a Lead Inspector in the State of Michigan. Finally, applicants must be able to document either a) at least a high school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of related experience in a construction or environmental trade or b) an Associate’s degree and 2 years of related experience in a construction or environmental trade or c) a Bachelor’s degree and 1 year experience in construction or environmental field.

Please Note:

As per the Michigan Lead Abatement Act, any individual who wishes to test for lead-related hazards in target housing and child-occupied facilities must first become a licensed lead inspector/risk assessor. Further, this same act requires that this certification be renewed every 3 years ( see under Lead Risk Assessor in Refresher Training ). While the required applications are provided during the training course, the fees and required third party (State) licensing exam required for individuals are not included in the cost of the training course.