In Wisconsin, a person must be certified to work with lead-based paint.
A lead (Pb) risk assessor certification is for a person who does all lead investigation work. This includes:
- Lead hazard screens.
- Lead risk assessments.
- Lead inspections.
- Lead-safe and lead-free property inspections.
Assessors give advice and options for controlling lead paint hazards. They may use X-ray fluorescence (XRF) devices.
Two years. An eight-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 years of age or older and meet one of the following:
- Have a bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience.
- Have an associate degree and two years of related experience.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent and three years of related experience.
- Have professional certification as an industrial hygienist, professional engineer, or registered architect, or in a related professional engineering, health, or environmental field, such as safety professional or environmental scientist.
- Be a registered nurse or registered sanitarian and be employed by a health department that provides oversight of the individual’s activities.
You also must complete:
- An initial one-day lead sampling course.
- An initial two-day lead inspection course.
- An initial two-day lead hazard investigation course.
- Manufacturer’s training for at least one make and model of XRF device that you will use.
- See Wis. Admin Code ch. DHS 163, subch. II, Certification of Persons to Perform Lead-Safe Renovation, Lead Hazard Reduction, or Lead Investigation Activities. You must take a state certification exam within six months after completing the first training course.
There are two ways to apply after you complete required training:
- Apply for Wisconsin Asbestos and Lead Certifications (online).
- Submit a paper form: