Lead Dust Sampling Technician

In-Person Class
Course Price Quantity
Lead Dust Sampling Technician (1-day class)
1. Schedule:
Instructor: Nick
Jul. 30 - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Homebuilders - 119 Airport Rd, Concord, NH

Renovation activities that disturb lead-based paint can create dangerous lead paint dust. The purpose of lead dust clearance is to determine if the area is safe for re-occupancy.

In order to ensure the safety of the tenants for any renovation project in older housing, it is highly recommended that a Dust Sampling Technician provides their services to ensure that proper lead dust cleaning procedures have been followed.

This Lead Dust Sampling Technician certification allows individuals to conduct clearance tests following renovation projects to ensure that proper lead dust cleaning procedures have been followed. This training course concludes with the 25-question technician certification exam and is valid for 5 years. EPA Dust Sampling Technicians must work for an EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm.

There are 5 steps to become an EPA Lead Dust Sampling Technician:

  1. Get registered for an EPA-approved lead Dust sampling technician course
  2. Submit a Firm application to the EPA on behalf of your company
  3. Complete the training in a public or private workshop
  4. Pass the 25-question certification exam given in class
  5. Receive your Firm Certificate from the EPA and you're in the clear!

EPA Lead-Safe Firm Certification

Before or after class, register your company with the EPA to get the Lead-Safe Firm Certificate. This is an online application through the EPA website, and is required for all businesses offering DST services, including sole proprietors. The fee is $300 paid directly to EPA, and the certificate is valid for 5 years.

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 Dust Sampling Technician Course Overview

Module 1: Introduction

Module 2: Visual Inspection

Module 3: Lead Dust Wipe Sampling Lecture

Module 3a: Lead Dust Wipe Sampling Hands-on Activity

Module 4: Selecting a Laboratory and Interpreting Results

Module 5: Writing the Report

Module 6: Putting the Skills Together Lecture

Module 6a: Putting the Skills Together Hands-on Activity

Test and Course Evaluation

Certificates Same day as course completion
STATE REQUIREMENTS (Lead Dust Sampling Technician Certification Initial)
Individual Prerequisites None
Accrediting Body EPA
Individual App Requirements Certificates are issued to the individual by the training provider
Individual Exam And Fees 25-Question Course exam, 70% passing rate
Company Application Requirements $300 every five years
Refresher Training Refresher training (4 hours) is required every five (5) years from date of cert expiration for individual certification.
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.