For individuals who have previously completed the Lead Dust Sampling Technician Certification, this Instructor-led, Lead Dust Sampling Tech Refresher Course is required to refresh previously trained individuals on how to conduct non-abatement lead dust clearance testing under EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule and clearance examinations under HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.
At the end of this refresher course, students will be able to: conduct a visual assessment and correctly identify visible dust, debris, and deteriorated paint; collect dust samples in accordance with standard acceptable procedures; interpret the results of a laboratory analysis accurately; apply these skills to conduct an appropriate lead sampling examination in post-renovation, HUD-required, and other circumstances; understand the Federal, State, and Indian Tribe regulatory requirements for lead clearance and other lead sampling; write a complete, accurate, and understandable report of sampling results; and be able to explain the results.
About the EPA Lead Dust Sample Technician-Refresher Course
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 provide 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 refresher training course concludes with a technician certification exam and is valid for an additional 5 years upon passing.
Important topics covered in this course include:
- How to collect paint-chip, dust and soil samples.
- How to perform visual inspections and assessments.
- Required information needed to perform sampling work required for lead hazard evaluations.
- Understanding the health risks of lead and relevant regulations.