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Lead Occupations:
Certification and Other Requirements

A. Lead Abatement Notification

B. Lead Occupations Certification (Initial)

C. Lead Occupations Certification (Renewal)

D. Lead Training Accreditation and Related Requirements

E. Special Exam Requirement for Building Inspectors, Risk Assessors and Supervisors

F. Questions

G. Accredited Trainers and Certified Contracting Firms

H. Individuals Certified in Lead-Based Paint Occupations

I. Forms (All Lead Occupations Forms)

J. Lead Certification Act and Regulations

K. Fee Schedule

A. Lead Abatement Notification

Act 44 of 1995 and its regulations require that the Department of Labor & Industry be notified of work where lead-based paint is present and that persons certified by the Department perform this work whenever the following will occur:

  • Lead-based paint is to be removed or abated using a method that will last greater than 20 years from housing in which children (less than 6 years old) are present and this removal is not taking place as part of a renovation/alteration of housing.

  • Lead-based paint is removed or abated using a method that will last greater than 20 years from "target housing" --- any housing constructed prior to 1978 or housing units that lack bedrooms. (If the removal is part of a renovation/alteration project, no notification is required.)

Note: There is no threshold for this notification based on the amount of lead-based paint present. If lead-based paint is present and will be removed in the dwellings described above, notification must be sent, and certified individuals must perform the abatement work.

When notification is required, a contractor must complete the Department of Labor & Industry's Lead Abatement Notification Form (LIBI-600L).

This form must be emailed to CALBOIS@pa.gov, faxed to 717-705-0196 or mailed to the Department at least five (5) postal days (Monday-Saturday) before the date that abatement work will begin. The Department’s mailing address is as follows:

PA Department of Labor & Industry
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
651 Boas Street, Room 1623
Harrisburg, PA 17121

If an emergency situation exists, this requirement may be waived. To obtain a waiver, call the Department of Labor & Industry at 717-772-3396 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If the waiver is granted, directions will be provided for faxing or emailing the notification form. The office's email address is CALBOIS@pa.gov and fax number is 717-705-0196.

B. Lead Occupations Certification (Initial)

Please read and follow the directions for each category listed below.

All but the contractor certification application forms require the applicant to include her/his latest training information and the certificate for this training. For applicants who took training in Pennsylvania, the application must be submitted and certification obtained within six months of completion of training (interim date listed on the training certificate). For applicants who took training in another state, the initial training certificate and all subsequent refresher certificates must be submitted with the application to show there has been no lapse of training. Applications that lack this information or the course certificate(s) will not be processed.

Applicants must provide information pertaining to any enforcement actions taken against him/her.

All applicants must pay the specified certification fees, unless they are federal or state government employees or work for a not-for-profit agency.

Applicants for the Building Inspector, Risk Assessor or Supervisor certification should note carefully the information found in Section E, regarding the special exam which they must pass in Pennsylvania before certification can be obtained.

For Contractor Certification: Initial and Renewal

  • Complete the Application For Lead Contractor Certification (LIBI-613L).

  • Provide payment via check or money order made payable to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.(Same fee applies to initial or a renewal certification.) Click here for the fee schedule.

  • Mail these items to:

    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    651 Boas Street, Room 1606
    Harrisburg, PA 17121

Note: This application must contain the certification number and name of an individual in this company that has been certified in the category "Supervisor" by the Department of Labor & Industry. The contracting firm will not be certified if an employee in the company has not been so certified.

For Worker Certification:

  • Complete the Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L).

  • Provide a copy of the Worker certificate(s) for your EPA or PA approved training course(s).

  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against you, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.

  • Provide the required payment via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Click here for the fee schedule.

  • Mail these items to:

    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    651 Boas Street, Room 1606
    Harrisburg, PA 17121

For Project Designer Certification:

  • Complete the Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L).

  • Provide a copy of the Project Designer certificate(s) for your EPA or PA approved training course(s) as well as a copy of your Supervisor certificate(s).

  • The Verification of Degree for Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-614L) form.

  • The Verification of Experience for Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-615L) form. (See EPA 40 CFR Part 745.226 for further clarification.) Your work experience must reflect “from – to” dates as shown in the table below:

    EXPERIENCE
    Date (Year) Employer Name Experience (Be specific)
     
    From 2000 to present ABC ABATEMENT SUPERVISED EMPLOYEES ON ASBESTOS PROJECTS


  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against you, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.

  • Provide the required payment via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Click here for the fee schedule.

  • Mail these items to:

    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    651 Boas Street, Room 1606
    Harrisburg, PA 17121

For Inspector Certification

Before reading over or complying with these requirements, please read the information in Section E.

  • Complete the Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L).

  • Provide a copy of the Inspector certificate(s) for your EPA or PA approved training course(s).

  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against you, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.

  • Provide the required payment via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Click here for the fee schedule.

  • Mail these items to:

    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    651 Boas Street, Room 1606
    Harrisburg, PA 17121

For Risk Assessor Certification:

Before reading over or complying with these requirements, please read the information in Section E.

  • Complete the Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L).

  • Provide a copy of the Inspector and Risk Assessor certificate(s) for your EPA or PA approved training course(s).

  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against you, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.

  • Provide the required payment via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Click here for the fee schedule.

  • Mail these items to:

    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    651 Boas Street, Room 1606
    Harrisburg, PA 17121

For Supervisor Certification:

Before reading over or complying with these requirements, please read the information in Section E.

  • Complete the Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L).

  • Provide a copy of the supervisor certificate(s) for your EPA or PA approved training course(s).

  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against you, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.

  • Provide the required payment via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Click here for the fee schedule.

  • Mail these items to:

    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    651 Boas Street, Room 1606
    Harrisburg, PA 17121

C. Lead Occupations Certification (Renewal)

Pennsylvania's lead occupations certification is good for a period of one year.

In accordance with current EPA standards found under 40 CFR section 745.226, there is no grace period to take refresher training for lead occupations. Therefore, to be consistent with EPA standards, effective January 15, 2007, all individuals will be required to take refresher training prior to the expiration date of their current training certificate in order to renew their Pennsylvania lead occupation certification. If your current training certificate has expired, you will be required to retake the initial training course and apply for initial certification.

To renew certification in any category of work, applicants must:

  • Complete the Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L).

  • Provide a copy of the certificate for your most recent EPA or PA approved training course as well as any certificate you’ve obtained since last issued a PA lead license. This training certificate must be valid (it cannot have expired) at the time of application.

  • Provide the required payment via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Click here for the fee schedule.

  • Mail these items to:

    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    651 Boas Street, Room 1606
    Harrisburg, PA 17121

D. Lead Training Accreditation and Related Requirements

Training providers have a number of responsibilities that must be met, to offer courses related to lead-based paint abatement. These include:

  • Obtaining Department of Labor & Industry accreditation.

  • Notifying the Department five postal days (Monday-Saturday) before the start date of when a training course will be offered.

  • Ensuring that all training participants have signed in on the Department's form, and submission of this form to the Department (within five days of completion of the training).

  • Completing an evaluation of each training participant and submitting this to the Department (within 5 days of completion of the training).

Detailed information about complying with each of these requirements follows:

OBTAINING ACCREDITATION:

Before offering any lead abatement training courses, providers must obtain Department of Labor & Industry accreditation.

To obtain accreditation, the following must be submitted:

  1. Page 1 of the Department's Lead Training Course Accreditation Application (LIBI-603L), with all requested information filled in.

  2. Payment of the required fees via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Click here for the fee schedule.

  3. Copies of supporting documentation for each course previously accredited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or another state.

  4. Complete information on the content of each course for which you are seeking Pennsylvania accreditation. The following must be included (in addition to the instructor information on page 1):
    1. The curriculum, including:

      1. Length of training (in days).
      2. Topics covered.
      3. Amount and type of hands-on training.
      4. Length, format and passing score for examination(s).

    2. Copies of all course materials including student manuals, instructor handbooks, handouts and examinations.

    3. Description of how the examination was developed.

    4. Sample of the certificate issued to trainees upon the successful completion of the course.

All of these items should be mailed to:

PA Department of Labor & Industry
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
651 Boas Street, Room 1606
Harrisburg, PA 17121

The Department of Labor & Industry will review accreditation applications within 30 days of their receipt. If the package is acceptable, a Certificate of Accreditation will be issued, after which the applicant may begin offering lead abatement training courses.

NOTIFICATION OF COURSES TO BE OFFERED:

Whenever an accredited training provider intends to offer a course, it must submit a completed Lead Training Course Notification Form (LIBI-605L) to the Department of Labor & Industry 5 postal days (Monday-Saturday) before the start date of when the training course will be held.

This form should be emailed to CALBOIS@pa.gov or faxed to 717-705-0196.

SIGN-IN SHEET FOR TRAINING PARTICIPANTS:

On each day of a scheduled training, the provider must have all participants sign in (for both morning and afternoon sessions, as applicable) on the Department of Labor & Industry's Lead Trainee Sign-In Sheet (LIBI-610L).

Within five days of completion of the training, the sign-in sheet(s) along with the completed trainee evaluations should be emailed to CALBOIS@pa.gov, faxed to 717-705-0196 or mailed to:

PA Department of Labor & Industry
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
651 Boas Street, Room 1623
Harrisburg, PA 17121

TRAINEE EVALUATIONS:

The provider must ensure completion of an evaluation for each participant using the Department of Labor & Industry's Lead Trainee Evaluation Form (LIBI-606L).

Note: Trainees must fill in information and provide their signatures at the top of this form; so, providers must distribute and collect these forms before trainees leave the course.

Within five days of completion of the training, the evaluation forms along with the completed sign-in sheet(s) should be emailed to CALBOIS@pa.gov, faxed to 717-705-0196 or mailed to:

PA Department of Labor & Industry
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
651 Boas Street, Room 1623
Harrisburg, PA 17121

E. Special Exam Requirement for Building Inspectors, Risk Assessors and Supervisors

Building Inspectors, Risk Assessors and Supervisors must pass an exam developed by the U.S. EPA, in order to obtain certification (in addition to satisfying all the requirements found in Section B).

The Department of Labor & Industry has entered into an agreement with the State Civil Service Commission to offer the above examinations at locations throughout the Commonwealth. All applicants interested in testing for one of these examinations must submit an application for registration to the Department of Labor and Industry. Do not contact the State Civil Service Commission. Once your application is received and approved, you will receive a letter advising you of the testing locations and available testing dates. To apply for this exam, submit the following to the Department of Labor & Industry:

  1. A completed Registration For Lead Occupation Certification Exam (LIBI-622L). Be sure to check the box next to "Initial Exam" if this is your first time taking the PA Exam in a particular certification category.

  2. A non-refundable fee via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All applicants must pay this fee, even government and not-for-profit employees. Click here for the fee schedule.

  3. A copy of your most recent training certificate issued by an EPA or PA accredited training provider. If training was taken in Pennsylvania, the exam must be taken, passed and license issued before the Interim Expiration date listed on the training certificate. If training was taken in another state, the initial training certificate and all subsequent refresher certificates must be submitted with the application to show there has been no lapse of training.

  4. If registering to take the Risk Assessor exam, complete the following:

    1. The Verification of Degree for Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-614L) form.

    2. The Verification of Experience for Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-615L) form. (See EPA 40 CFR Part 745.226 for further clarification.) Your work experience must reflect “from – to” dates as shown in the table below:

    EXPERIENCE
    Date (Year) Employer Name Experience (Be specific)
     
    From 2000 to present ABC ABATEMENT SUPERVISED EMPLOYEES ON ASBESTOS PROJECTS


  5. If registering to take the Supervisor exam, complete the Verification of Experience for Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-615L) form, as detailed above.

  6. If registering to take the Inspector exam, no additional forms are required.

  7. Mail these items to:

    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    651 Boas Street, Room 1606
    Harrisburg, PA 17121

If you need to re-take this examination, you should complete and submit the Registration For Lead Occupation Certification Exam (LIBI-622L), in addition to the payment and the certificate(s) mentioned above. Be sure to check the box next to "Re-Take Exam."

F. Questions

If you have questions about the Department of Labor & Industry's certification requirements that are not answered on these web pages, please contact our office:

PA Department of Labor & Industry
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
651 Boas Street, Room 1623
Harrisburg, PA 17121

Phone: 717-772-3396
Fax: 717-705-0196
Email: CALBOIS@pa.gov

G. Accredited Trainers and Certified Contracting Firms

Click on the links below to access listings of accredited trainers and certified contractors.

Accredited Lead Abatement Training Providers

H. Individuals Certified in Lead-Based Paint Occupations

View a listing of persons that the Department has certified in lead-based paint occupations.

This listing will be updated daily (Monday through Friday).

Users should note the following regarding this listing:

  • The numbers listed after an individual's name represent all the categories of work that an individual is certified to perform.
     
  • The key to these numbers is:
NUMBER
CERTIFICATION CATEGORY
01
Worker
02
Supervisor
03
Project Designer
04
Building Inspector
05
Risk Assessor

I. Forms (All Lead Occupations Forms)

Lead Abatement Notification Form (LIBI-600L)

Lead Training Course Accreditation Application (LIBI-603L)

Lead Training Course Notification Form (LIBI-605L)

Lead Trainee Evaluation Form (LIBI-606L)

Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L)

Lead Trainee Sign-In Form (LIBI-610L)

Application For Lead Contractor Certification (LIBI-613L)

Verification Of Degree For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-614L)

Verification Of Experience For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-615L)

Registration For Lead Occupation Certification Exam (LIBI-622L)

J. Lead Certification Act and Regulations

Click on one of the links below to access a copy of the Lead Certification Act and the regulations implementing this law. You can also obtain a copy by calling 717-772-3396 or emailing CALBOIS@pa.gov.

Lead Certification Act (Act 44 of 1995)

Lead-Based Paint Occupation Accreditation and Certification Regulations