Does anyone have any information regarding lead base paint qualifications for inspectors with the new law to take effect April 22, 2010?? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Any suggestions as to sights to check out would be nice. I am already familiar with the EPA sites but would like to know of any state sites that might be available. I am in the state of Ohio. Please email me if you can.
Grover, I took my LRRP class last week and I asked the instructor about requirements for lead paint testing. He did not have any answers. I contacted the Region 5 office in Chicago and I was told that I need to register as a “firm” if I was still going to offer lead paint testing. Please note that I have know a fellow inspector who was set up in a sting and received a $1300 fine for not having all of his documentation in order. He was called and asked to perform a lead screen, then they sent him his ticket. Real nice, thanks big brother.
Good luck, Paul
The contractor can take an 8hr Lead Dust Sampling Technician course which will authorize them to “clear” the area themselves - as long as they follow the proper procedures that they learned in the Renovation/Repair course.
THis procedure is swabs and contractors will likely not use XRF. For the most part they will also not need lead inspectors for the type jobs that fall under the Renovator/Repair rule.
The EPA lead paint inspector/risk assessor course is 5 days long and a trainer will charge about $800. State certification fees may run about half that. Check your state’s health department website for specific certification details.