Lead Inspector Certification – California

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Lead Inspector Certification – CaliforniaTopic: Lead Inspector Certification California. Are you interested in pursuing a career in industrial hygiene, environmental safety, or lead hazard evaluations? A crucial certification for such roles is the Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor certificate that is issued by California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

Who needs this certificate?

Specifically, if you want to provide lead hazard evaluations and/or perform clearance inspections, then the CDPH requires that a person acquire the Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor certificate.

Can an inspector / risk assessor provide all services regarding lead safety and abatement?

No, there are certain activities that an inspector / assessor cannot provide, and must be handled by other lead professionals. According to California’s Title 17, inspectors/assessors cannot provide actual lead abatement work, nor can they provide lead abatement plans. For these roles, other certifications are available; and, Allstate Services can help with those necessary classes as well. Click here for our class lineup.

Certification Requirements:

Ultimately, you will need to submit an application (and fee) to the CDPH for approval. However, prior to be eligible to apply, you need to fulfill or complete the following requirements for both the training class and necessary experience which is based off the level of education completed. Keep in mind, these were taken from the CDPH website and they could be subject to change. Therefore, refer to the official state website for confirmation.

Required Training:

Required Education and Experience

  • For those with a Bachelors Degree in a biological, chemical, physical science or related field: 1 year of experience in lead-related construction or a related field like asbestos / environmental remediation—this can include conducting environmental inspections and assessing environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazards or designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction.

 

  • For those with an Associate’s Degree or higher (meaning 20 semester / 30 quarter college units) in a biological, chemical, physical science or related field; they will need at least 2 years experience in lead-related construction or a related field like asbestos / environmental remediation—this can include conducting environmental inspections and assessing environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazards or designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction.

 

  • For those with a High School Diploma or equivalent, they will need at least 3 years experience in lead-related construction or a related field like asbestos / environmental remediation—this can include conducting environmental inspections and assessing environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazards or designing projects in environmental health, occupational safety or environmental hazard reduction.
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