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Lead-Based Paint Management

Certification Training

In order to obtain lead-based paint abatement and/or renovator certification from the Health Hazards Control Unit (HCCU), discipline-specific training must be obtained from an accredited training provider. Please contact the Health Hazards Control Unit at (919) 707-5950 for discipline-specific certification requirements for firms and individuals.

Abatement Activities Training

To find acceptable training for North Carolina certification as a lead worker, lead supervisor, lead inspector, risk assessor or designer, see Training Providers Offering Accredited Lead Abatement Courses in North Carolina (PDF, 209KB). This file provides a list of accredited lead training providers and courses that Health Hazards Control has accredited for lead-based paint abatement certification purposes.

The HHCU may also accept training from those training providers accredited by either Georgia, Alabama or Mississippi's state authorized programs through established reciprocity agreements. Because reciprocity agreements are subject to change, it is strongly recommended that you contact the HHCU at (919) 707-5950 before taking abatement activity training from any source not included on the North Carolina list. This will ensure the training is acceptable for North Carolina certification.

Renovation, Repair and Painting Training

To find acceptable training for North Carolina certification as a renovator or dust sampling technician, see Training Providers Offering Accredited Lead Renovator or Dust Sampling Technician Courses in North Carolina (PDF, 225KB).

It is strongly recommended that you contact Health Hazards Control at (919) 707-5950 before taking renovation or dust sampling technician training from any source not addressed on the North Carolina list (see link above). This will help to ensure the training is acceptable for North Carolina certification.

The HHCU accepts the following training for renovator or dust sampling technician certification:

Training courses:

  1. Taught in locations other than North Carolina and accredited by U.S. EPA or by a state with a U.S. EPA authorized program;
  2. Taught in North Carolina and accredited by a state, tribe, or territory that has a written reciprocity agreement with the Program;
  3. Taught in North Carolina, other than those covered in numbers (2) and (4) of this paragraph, require North Carolina accreditation; or
  4. Taught in North Carolina prior to August 1, 2010, and accredited by U.S. EPA or by a state with a U.S. EPA authorized program. External link

Requirements for Training Providers

Since July 31, 2010, all training providers and their renovator or dust sampling technician courses taught in North Carolina for certification purposes must be accredited by the HHCU.

Training providers teaching renovator or dust sampling technician courses for certification purposes in North Carolina must comply with N.C. General Statutes §130A-453.22 through 453.31 – Certification and Accreditation of Lead-Based Paint Renovation Activities (PDF, 23KB) and 10A NCAC 41C .0900-.0907 - Lead-Based Paint Hazard Management Program for Renovation, Repair and Painting Rules. (PDF, 77KB)

Individuals interested in providing training in North Carolina for certification purposes should contact the HHCU for additional information, forms, and applications.

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