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There are 4 steps in becoming certified through California’s Department of Public Health (CDPH).                                  

Step 1.  Determine the appropriate certification for your goals and see if you meet CDPH’s eligibility requirements

Inspector/Assessor

This certification is for individuals who wish to conduct lead hazard evaluations.  This includes lead-based paint inspections, risk assessment and clearance inspections.

Required Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree or higher in a biological, chemical, physical science or related field; and

1 year of experience in lead-related construction or a related field (such as asbestos or environmental remediation); a) conducting environmental inspections and assessing environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazards; or b) designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction; or

An Associate's Degree or higher (or 20 semester / 30 quarter college units) in a biological, chemical, physical science or related field; and

2 years of experience in lead-related construction or a related field (such as asbestos or environmental remediation); a) conducting environmental inspections and assessing environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazards; or b) designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction; or

A High School Diploma or its equivalent and

3 years of experience in lead-related construction or a related field (such as asbestos or environmental remediation); a) conducting environmental inspections and assessing environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazards; or b) designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction.

Required training:
Inspector/assessor course (40 hours)

Sample Technician
This certification is for individuals that will work under a certified inspector/assessor to perform sampling activities such as, using an XRF, collection of paint, dust and soil samples and performing visual assessments.

Required Education and Experience:
No education and experience is required

Required training:
Sample Technician course (8 hours)

Lead Worker
This certification is for individuals that will work under a certified supervisor to perform abatement activities.

Required Education and Experience:
No education and experience is required

Required training:
Lead worker course (24 hours)

Lead Supervisor
This certification is for individuals who plan to supervise daily work activities on a lead-related construction work site and/or prepare lead abatement plans.

Required Experience and Education:
1 year of experience as a certified lead worker; or
2 years of experience in lead-related construction or a related field (such as asbestos, the building trades or environmental remediation) conducting health, occupational safety or environmental hazard control.
No education is required.

Required Training:
Lead Worker course (24 hours) and Supplemental Supervision and Project Monitoring course (16 hours).

Project Monitor
This certification is for individuals who plan to oversee lead-related construction work to ensure that specifications are followed.

Required Education and Experience:
A Bachelor's Degree or higher in a biological, chemical, physical science or related field; and

1 year of experience in lead-related construction or a related field (such as asbestos or environmental remediation) conducting, monitoring or designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction; or

An Associate's Degree or higher (or 20 semester / 30 quarter college units) in a biological, chemical, physical science or related field; and

1 year of experience as a certified lead supervisor; or
2 years of experience in lead-related construction or a related field (such as asbestos or environmental remediation) conducting, monitoring or designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction; or

A High School Diploma or its equivalent; and

2 years of experience as a certified lead supervisor; or
3 years of experience in lead-related construction or a related field (such as asbestos or environmental remediation) conducting, monitoring or designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction.

Required Training:
Lead Worker course (24 hours) and Supplemental Supervision and Project Monitoring course (16 hours).

 Step 2.  Take required training course(s) based on your desired certification.

·       Lead-Related Construction Inspection / Assessment course (40 hours)

·       Sample Technician (8 hours)

·       Lead Worker (24 hours)

·       Supplemental Supervisor/Project Monitor (16 hours) – Prerequisite Lead Worker Course

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT OLD TRAINING
If it has been more than 1 year since you completed your CDPH-approved training, you must take 7 hours of CDPH-approved Continuing Education before applying for certification. To find out what kind of continuing education you must take, look at Taking Lead Training.

If it has been more than 3 years since you completed your CDPH-approved training, you must take the full course over again before applying for certification.

 
Step 3.  Take state exam

Each accredited lead-related construction course includes an end-of-course exam. In addition to that exam, there is also a separate state qualifying exam for the following specialties:

Supervisor (given in English or Spanish)
Inspector/Assessor
Project Monitor

Applicants for Worker or Sampling Technician certification do not need to take the exam.

 The state qualifying exam is administered by CPS HR. Visit their website (http://www.cpshr.us/exams/CLPPCE/schedule.html), or call (916) 263-3624, Option 5, for scheduling and exam application. You can also download study guides.



Step 4.  Apply for certification

This is the final step in the certification process. For new certifications, you should send an application CDPH/CLPPB containing:

Application Form (optional for Workers)
Proof of Experience (except Workers)
Proof of Training, via the CDPH Course Completion Form
Education documentation (except Workers and Supervisors)
Photo (print or digital)
Fee - $75.00 (check or money order) for each specialty.

NOTES:


Your certification must be renewed annually. 


Every other year you are required to attend a 7 hour continuing education (refresher) class before you can renew your certification.


The General Continuing Education course is for all disciples EXCEPT for workers.


The Continuing Education for Workers course is for workers and supervisors.  A supervisor can take either course.