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Regulations: Lead Project Designer

In Wisconsin, a person must be certified to work with lead-based paint.


Initial, Renewal


A lead project designer certification is for a person who designs complex lead abatement projects. They also write occupant protection plans and abatement reports.


Two years. A four-hour refresher training is required every two years to renew.


$375 for two years. State and local government workers don’t have to pay the fee.


You must be 18 or older and meet one of the following:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or professional certification in engineering, architecture, or related building construction and design, with at least one year of experience in building design, construction, or a related field.
  • Have at least four years of experience in building construction, design, or a related field.

You also must complete an initial one-day lead-safe renovation course followed by an initial one-day lead abatement work course, an initial two-day lead abatement supervision course, and an initial one-day lead project designer course.

See Wis. Admin Code ch. DHS 163, subch. II, Certification of Persons to Perform Lead-Safe Renovation, Lead Hazard Reduction, or Lead Investigation Activities


Apply online after completing required training, or complete an initial or renewal application.

Last revised June 19, 2023