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How do I become certified as an Individual in the Lead Abatement program?

Answer: EPA's Abatement program applies to all states, tribes and territories where EPA has not specifically provided authorization for that state, tribe or territory to operate the program themselves.

EPA only administers the abatement program in the following states, tribes and territories: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, Wyoming, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Marianas. EPA also administers the program in all Tribal Lands with the exception of Cherokee Nation, Lower Sioux Nation, Upper Sioux Community, and Bois Forte Band. Individuals working in these areas that are seeking a Lead Abatement Certification or Recertification  must submit applications online by following and proceeding to Central Data Exchange (CDX), EPA’s electronic reporting system, from there.

Individuals working in any states, territories or tribes not listed in the previous paragraph should contact the respective state or tribe for more information about their training and certification requirements. Links to these state programs are available here.  Note that if you work in more than one state, you may need both EPA federal and state certifications.

Question Number: 23002-37009

Find a printable PDF copy of all frequent questions pertaining to lead.