Lead Occupations:
Certification and Other Requirements

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 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 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 first mail a copy of the Department of Labor & Industry's Lead Abatement Notification Form (LIBI-600L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
 
This form must be mailed at least five (5) working days (Monday-Friday) before the date that abatement work will begin. Mail the form to:
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
PA Department of Labor & Industry
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 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday. If the waiver is granted, directions will be provided for faxing in the notification form.

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. Applications that lack this information and the course certificate will not be processed.
 
Applicants must also 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).
 
For Contractor Certification:
  • Complete a copy of Application For Lead Contractor Certification (LIBI-613L). Click here to obtain a copy.
     
  • Provide payment of $500.00, via check or money order made payable to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Mail these items to:

    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    651 Boas Street, Room 1623
    Harrisburg, PA 17121
For Building Inspector or Worker Certification:
  • Complete pages 1 and 2 of Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L). Click here to obtain a copy.
     
  • Provide a copy of the certificate for your most recent EPA or PA approved training course.
     
  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against yourself, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.
     
  • Provide payment required, following the directions on page 3 of form LIBI-607L, via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Mail these items to:

    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    651 Boas Street, Room 1623
    Harrisburg, PA 17121
For Project Designer Certification:
  • Complete pages 1 and 2 of an Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
     
  • Provide a copy of the certificate for your most recent EPA or PA approved training course.
     
  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against you, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.
     
  • Provide payment required, following the directions on page 3 of form LIBI-607L, via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Complete a copy of the Verification of Experience For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-615L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
     
  • Complete a copy of the Verification of Degree For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-614L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
     
  • Mail these items to:

    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    651 Boas Street, Room 1623
    Harrisburg, PA 17121
For Risk Assessor Certification:
 
Before reading over or complying with these requirements, please read the information in Section E.
  • Complete pages 1 and 2 of an Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
     
  • Provide a copy of the certificate for your most recent EPA or PA approved training course.
     
  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against you, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.
     
  • Provide payment required, following the directions on page 3 of form LIBI-607L, via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Mail these items to:

    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    651 Boas Street, Room 1623
    Harrisburg, PA 17121
For Supervisor Certification:
 
Before reading over or complying with these requirements, please read the information in Section E.
  • Complete pages 1 and 2 of an Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
     
  • Provide a copy of the certificate for your most recent EPA or PA approved training course.
     
  • Provide information regarding any enforcement actions taken against you, following directions on page 2 of form LIBI-607L.
     
  • Provide payment required, following the directions on page 3 of form LIBI-607L, via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Mail these items to:

    Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
    PA Department of Labor & Industry
    651 Boas Street, Room 1623
    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 pages 1 and 2 of an Application For Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-607L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
     
  • Provide a copy of the certificate for your most recent EPA or PA approved training course. This training certificate must be valid (it cannot have expired) at the time of application.
     
  • Provide payment required, following the directions on page 3 of form LIBI-607L, via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Mail these items to:

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

D. Lead Training Accreditation And Other 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 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.
     
  • 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. Pages 1 and 2 of the Department's Lead Training Course Accreditation Application (LIBI-603L), with all requested information filled in. Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
     
  2. Payment of the required fees (as detailed on page one of the application) via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     
  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 2):
    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:
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
PA Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street, Room 1623
Harrisburg, PA 17121
The Department of Labor & Industry will process accreditation applications within 30 days of their receipt. If the package is acceptable, the applicant will be notified of our contingent approval and an on-site visit scheduled to further evaluate the applicant. Only after this onsite visit is made will a Certificate of Accreditation 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 copy of the Lead Training Course Notification Form (LIBI-605L) to the Department. Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
 
This form should be 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 after sessions, as applicable) on the Department of Labor & Industry's Lead Trainee Sign-In Sheet (LIBI-610L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
 
Immediately following the training, the sign-in sheet should be faxed to the Department of Labor & Industry at 717-705-0196.
 
TRAINEE EVALUATIONS:
 
Within five (5) days of completion of the training, the provider must submit an evaluation of each participant using the Department of Labor & Industry's Lead Trainee Evaluation Form (LIBI-606L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
 
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 their courses.
 
These evaluation forms can be mailed or faxed to:
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
PA Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street, Room 1623
Harrisburg, PA 17121
 
FAX: 717-705-0196

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, 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 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. To take this exam, submit the following to the Department of Labor & Industry:
  1. A completed copy of the Registration For Lead Occupation Certification Exam (LIBI-622L). Click here to obtain a copy of this form. Be sure to check the box next to "Initial Exam."
     
  2. A non-refundable fee of $50.00 (for each exam to be taken) via check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     
  3. A copy of a training certificate issued by an accredited training provider within the last six months.
     
  4. If registering to take the Risk Assessor exam, complete the following:
     
    1. The Verification of Degree for Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-614L) form. Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
       
    2. The Verification of Experience for Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-615L) form. Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
       
  5. If registering to take the Supervisor exam, complete the Verification of Experience for Lead Occupation Certification (LIBI-615L) form. Click here to obtain a copy of this form.
     
  6. Mail these items to:
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
PA Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street, Room 1623
Harrisburg, PA 17121
If you need to re-take this examination, you should submit a copy of the Registration For Lead Occupation Certification Exam (LIBI-622L), in addition to the payment and the certificate mentioned above. Be sure to check the box next to "Re-Take Exam." Click here to obtain a copy of the registration form.
 
Note:
  • The registration forms contain information regarding scheduling an examination. Scheduling must be done in advance.

F. Questions

If you have questions about the Department of Labor & Industry's certification requirements that are not answered on these web pages, write or call:
Certification, Accreditation & Licensing Division
PA Department of Labor & Industry
651 Boas Street, Room 1623
Harrisburg, PA 17121
 
717-772-3396

G. Accredited Trainers and Certified Contracting Firms

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

H. Individuals Certified in Lead-Based Paint Occupations

Click here and you will be directed to a listing of persons that the Department has a certified to 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 under "Code A, B, C, D, and E" 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)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
 
Lead Certification Act (Act 44 of 1995)
 
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