Lead-Related Training - Questions and Answers

This page includes questions and answers about training and certification for a lead-safe renovator.

If I am a plumber, work in HVAC or install sprinklers do I have to be certified?

No, you do not have to be certified by the State if you are working under your Department of Safety and Professional Services license; however, you must still take the 8-hour lead-safe training course. If you decide to work outside of your Professional Services license requirements you must obtain full certification from the state and send in an application for company and individual.

Where do I get training to be certified?

If you are interested in the one-day training, check the DHS Lead Training website for a list of accredited trainers.

I am a lead abatement supervisor. Do I have to take the 8-hour training?

If you had your refresher after October 19, 2009, the RRP information was included in the refresher. If your refresher was before October 19, 2009, you can either take the 8-hour Lead-Safe Renovation Initial class, the 4-hour Lead-Safe Renovator Refresher class, or take a supervisor refresher class.

I am a Certified Lead-Safe Worker or had Lead-Safe Work training. Do I have to take the 8-hour training?

You will have to take a 4-hour Lead-Safe Renovator Refresher class. However, you may take the 8-hour Lead-Safe Renovation Initial class or a lead worker refresher class.

What training and certification are required to conduct regulated activities in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities?

Every regulated project requires at least one certified Lead-Safe Renovator to be in charge of compliance with the regulation, train uncertified workers, and conduct final cleaning verification.  This person must complete, at a minimum, an accredited Lead-Safe Renovation training course and apply to the Department of Health Services for certification as a Lead-Safe Renovator.

Last Revised: December 11, 2015