TRAINING COURSES IN LEAD-BASED PAINT

Lead-based Paint Inspector/Risk Assessor and Contractor/Supervisor
This course will train (1) individuals who inspect for and perform risk assessments on Lead-based paint, dust and soil. The EPA Lead Accreditation Program began in 1995. This course has been accredited for licensure by the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. It is intended to help industrial hygienists, architects, engineers, public housing authorities and health professionals effectively address the issues involving: health effects of lead with an emphasis on children, work practices, contract specifications, regulatory compliance, legal considerations, medical surveillance programs, risk assessment, and the evaluation of re-entry clearance criteria. Various lead risk reduction techniques will be reviewed. The class meets the requirements of EPA and HUD under Title X for lead inspectors and lead risk assessors, as well as Virginia DOPOR licensure requirements.

Lead-based Paint Training
The Lead-based Paint worker training is a 16-hour course offered to provide lead workers with instruction on safety and health issues associated with lead.

Lead-based Paint Updates
The Center for Environmental Studies offers updates for lead-based paint inspector/risk assessors and contractor/supervisors.

EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting Initial
This 8 hour course enables a person to become certified under the new EPA rules. Common building renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. To protect against this risk, EPA has issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning in April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination