Lead Abatement Worker

Hybrid Class
Course Price Quantity
Lead Abatement Worker (3-day class)
1. Zoom Class:
Instructor: Nick
Aug. 9 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
2. Zoom Class:
Instructor: Kate
Aug. 12 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Please select ONE of the following in-person date locations:
In-Person Class:
Instructor: Kate
Aug. 13 - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Community Center in Jericho - 329 Browns Trace Rd, Jericho, VT
In-Person Class:
Instructor: Nick
Aug. 13 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Homebuilders - 119 Airport Rd, Concord, NH

Abatement is any set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement work that is not conducted by a Certified Lead Abatement Worker under the supervision of a certified Lead Supervisor is subject to heavy fines by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or Authorized State lead enforcement bodies.

This course is offered in-person, and provides the necessary training for workers who will be involved with lead abatement projects. Certified abatement firms must have certified Lead Abatement Workers on site who have completed lead abatement training & certification from an approved provider, and have registered and been approved by the EPA or Authorized State. Contractors performing abatement work must have at least one EPA or state certified Lead Abatement Supervisor directing the work, with the assistance of certified Lead Abatement Workers if required.

Training concludes with the required Lead Worker course certification exam.

This course is provided by an accredited trainer that is approved by the necessary EPA and/or Authorized-State lead program, as required based on the course location.

It is the participant's responsibility to verify that the course they attend will be accepted in any other state(s) where you will be performing work, and to process any required paperwork that may be necessary.

How do I become a certified Lead Abatement Worker?

  1. Complete a lead abatement worker certification course that is approved for the state in which the lead work will be performed.
  2. Submit the necessary paperwork to the EPA or Authorized State program with the appropriate fees.

EPA vs. Authorized-State Lead Programs

EPA controls the lead-based paint program for abatement, inspection, and risk assessment activities in the following jurisdictions: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming; American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas and Tribal Lands.

All other states have EPA-authorized lead-based paint programs.

Please verify that the course you register for will be accepted in the state(s) where you wish to work, and be informed of any local registration, examination, or paperwork requirements.

Course Objectives

  1. To protect workers and residents, especially children, from possible lead contamination.
  2. To obtain a clear understanding of the importance in minimizing and controlling the generation of lead particles and lead dust when performing renovation, remodeling, painting, rehabilitation and maintenance functions.
  3. To obtain a clear understanding of tools, systems and techniques required to control dust accumulation.
  4. To understand in full the EPA rules and regulations regarding the disruption of lead-based paint during renovation, remodeling, and rehabilitation.
Read a full overview of the RRP Rule

Lead Abatement Worker Course Overview

  • Where and What Is Lead?
  • Health Effects of Lead Exposure
  • Regulations and Laws of Lead Abatement
  • Identifying & Evaluating Lead Paint Hazards
  • Controlling Lead Hazards
  • Set-Up of Containment
  • Abatement Methods
  • Cleanup, Disposal & Clearance
  • Soil Abatement and Exterior Dust Cleanup

Denotes Hands-On Activities

Certificates Same day as course completion
STATE REQUIREMENTS (Lead Abatement Worker Initial)
Individual Prerequisites None
Accrediting Body New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services
Individual App Requirements $75 annually
Individual Exam And Fees No third party exam
Company Application Requirements $300 annually
Refresher Training Refresher training is required annually.
Reciprocity There are numerous reciprocity agreements with EPA and other states with authorized lead-based paint programs. Your state may accept training for certification programs from those training providers accredited by EPA or other state authorized programs. Because reciprocity agreements are subject to change, it is strongly recommended that you contact your state's accrediting body before taking training from an outside source.
Please note that these details are provided for informational purposes only. Consult with your local state or regulatory body to confirm your requirements for your specific situation. Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. It is simply a database of publicly available information that is meant to assist with research on certain topics but is no way guaranteed as complete or free of error.