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Worker  -  Sampling Tech  -  Supervisor/Monitor  -  Inspector/Assessor
General Refresher  - Worker Refresher - Lead Awareness
EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP)
Lead Worker (CDPH) - English
Description:
This 3-day class includes: introduction to the history of lead,  how lead is used, the health effects of lead poisoning, lead regulations, hazard recognition and control, medical surveillance, medical removal, personal protective measures, respirators, clothing and hygiene, work practices during abatement. Students who successfully complete this class may apply for California Lead-in-Construction WORKER certification.
Hours: (check schedule for dates & location)
Days 1 & 2 8am-6pm, Day 3 8am-1pm  (24 contact hours)
Who should take the Worker course:
Persons wishing to perform lead abatement or who need to learn about lead safe work practices.
Worker course agenda:
Day One
Introduction
Course Overview
What is Lead?
Health Effects
Laws, Regs and Standards
Respirators
Personal Protective Equip
Identifying LBP Hazards
Controlling LBP Hazards
Job Set-Up
Day Two
Abatement Methods
Soil & Exterior Dust Abatement
Cleanup, Disposal & Clearance
Other Health & Safety Issues
Hands-on Training

Day Three
Hands-on Training
Review
Exam

 
Note: To become certified as a lead worker you must also apply and pay a fee to the State of California (cost $75 per year). For more info see Certification
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Lead Sampling Technician (CDPH)
Description:
This 1-day class provides Sampling Technicians with the basic information they need to perform their work. This includes background on health risks of lead; how to conduct a visual assessment and visual examination; how to collect dust wipe, paint chip, and soil samples plus an overview of how to use an XRF analyzer. Sampling Techs must also attend an additional 8-hour manufacturer's training before using an XRF. Students who successfully complete this class may apply for California Lead-in-Construction SAMPLING TECHNICIAN certification. (NOTE: Sampling Technicians are required to work under the supervision of a certified lead Inspector/Risk Assessor.)
Hours: (check schedule for dates & location)
1 day, 8AM to 5PM  (8 contact hours)
Who should take the Sampling Technician course:
Persons who need to perform visual inspections and examinations, collect soil, dust, and paint chip samples and use an XRF analyzer.
Sampling Technician course agenda:
Introduction
    Sources of Lead
    Health Effects of Lead Exposure
    Hazard: Lead-Based Paint
    Hazard: Lead Contaminated Dust
    Hazard: Lead Contaminated Soil
    Lead Hazard Evaluation
    Lead Paint Inspections
    Risk Assessments
    Clearance Inspections
    Roles and Responsibilities
Conducting a Visual Assessment and Visual Examination
    Overview of the Visual Assessment
    The Testing Combination
    Recording the Results
    Overview of the Visual Examination
Lead Sampling Methods
    Introduction to Sampling
    Dust Wipe Sampling
    Paint Chip Sampling
    Soil Sampling
    Sending Paint, Dust, and Soil Samples to the Lab
    Protecting Yourself and Others
XRF Analysis
    The Purpose of an XRF Analysis
    The Safe Use of an XRF Analyzer
 
Note: To become certified as a lead sampling technician you must also apply and pay a fee to the State of California (cost $75 per year). For more info see Certification
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Lead Supervisor/Project Monitor (CDPH)
Prerequisite: 3-day Lead Worker class must be taken first.
Description:
This 2-day class includes: a review of the history of lead, facts about how lead is used, the health effects of lead poisoning, lead regulations, the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor and the project monitor, state certification procedures, liability and insurance issues, abatement and interim control techniques, lead regulations, contract specs, supervision techniques, sampling soil, dust and air, clearance testing, waste disposal, cost estimating and recordkeeping. Students who successfully complete this class and pass a state exam may apply for California Lead-in-Construction SUPERVISOR or PROJECT MONITOR certification.
Hours: (check schedule for dates & location)
2 days, 8AM to 5PM  (16 contact hours)
Who should take the Supervisor/Project Monitor course:
Consultants, contractors, supervisors, engineers, architects, regulators, building owners and managers, grant program managers, painters 
Supervisor / Monitor course agenda:
Day One
Introduction
Roles & Responsibilities
Insurance Issues
Regulations
Record Keeping
Supervisory Skills
Contract Specs
Worksite Prep
Interim Controls
Abatement
Cleanup
Air Sampling (Hands-On)
Day Two
Review
Dust, Soil, Paint Chip Samples
Assembling a Team
Abatement Plans
Cost Estimation
Community Relations
Site Characterization
Clearance
Hazardous Waste
Project Monitor's Job
Review
Exam
 
Note: To become certified as a lead supervisor and/or lead project monitor in California, you must also pass a state exam administered by CPS, a third party testing company (There are two different exams, one for supervisor and one for project monitor). You must also apply and pay a fee to the State of California ($75 per year each for supervisor and/or project monitor). For more info see Certification.
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Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor (CDPH)
Description:
This 5-day class includes: introduction to the history of lead, facts about how lead is used, the health effects of lead poisoning, lead regulations, the roles and responsibilities of the inspector and assessor, state certification procedures, inspection and assessment protocols, clearance testing, visual inspections, radiation safety, interpretation of sampling results, report writing, interim controls, hazard control options, abatement methods, liability and insurance issues, and hands-on exercises in taking dust, soil, and paint chip samples. Students who successfully complete this class and pass a State exam may apply for California Lead-in-Construction Inspector/Risk Assessor certification.
Hours: (check schedule for dates & location)
5 days, 8AM to 5PM   (40 contact hours)
Who should take the Inspector/Assessor course:
Persons wishing to perform inspections, risk assessments and clearance testing, grant program managers
 
Note: To become certified as a lead inspector/risk assessor in California, you must also pass a state exam administered by CPS a third party testing company (there is one combined exam for inspector/assessor). You must also apply and pay a fee to the State of California (cost $75 per year).  For more info see Certification..
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General Lead Refresher (CDPH)
(For: Inspector/Risk Assessors, Supervisors, Project Monitors & Sampling Technicians)
Description:
This CDPH accredited continuing education class is for certified Lead Inspector/Risk Assessors, Supervisors, Project Monitors & Sampling Technicians.

The curriculum includes a review of key concepts learned during initial training plus updates on current regulatory, technological and industry trends. To complete the course, students must peform a hands-on exercise (dust wipe or goose neck seal) and take a 35-question Final Exam. This class is available both in-person and on-line.

Students taking the on-line General Refresher (CEG) must take their final exam at one of nine (9) locations around the state. To see dates and locations in the next 60 days, click HERE
In-Person Class Hours: (check schedule for dates & location)
1 day, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM  (7 contact hours)
Who should take the General Refresher class:
This continuing education class is required every two (2) years for California certified Lead Supervisors, Project Monitors, Inspector/Risk Assessors and Sampling Technicians who should take this class about 90 days BEFORE their certification renewal date. (Note: Supervisors may take either the Worker or General Refresher.)
NOTE: This class is also offered on-line. Click here:
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Lead Worker Refresher (CDPH)
(For: Workers and Supervisors)
Description:
Continuing education class for certified lead workers. 
Hours: (check schedule for dates & location)
1 day, 8:30AM to 4:30PM  (7 contact hours)
Who should take Worker Refresher class:
This continuing education class is required every two years for California certified lead-related construction Workers and Supervisors who should take this class about 4 months BEFORE their certification renewal date. (Note: Supervisors may take either the Worker or General Refresher.)
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Lead Awareness
General non-certification introduction to working with lead-based paint.
Description:

This course is available "on-line" only. It is designed to familiarize students with basic occupational safety and health principles relating to Lead Awareness in Construction.

Course lessons include:What is Lead, Health Effects of Lead, Lead Safe Work Practices and OSHA Requirements. This course meets OSHA initial and annual lead awareness training requirements specified in 29 CFR 1926.59 and 29 CFR 1926.62(l). Enroll HERE

(A suitable "in-person" alternative is EPA's RRP Training)

The class is only offered on-line. Click here:
 
NOTE: Contractors who perform "abatement" (paint removal, component replacement, encapsulation, and enclosure) must be state certified.  California certification for workers is a 24 hour course and for supervisors 40 hours.

Contractors should check with each city, county, agency they work for or wish to work for to determine the level of training each requires.  Some jurisdictions require more training (i.e. certification) than this course provides.

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Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Initial
(EPA Accredited: NAT-RV-I-18317-3-EN)
Regulatory Authority: 40 CFR Part 745, Subpart L - Lead-Based Paint Activity
Description:
This 1-day (8-hr) class explains how to comply with EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Subjects covered include: health effects, regulations, lead safe work practices, containment, cleaning & record keeping. After passing an exam, students receive RRP Certification.

To become a certified renovator, an individual must successfully complete the appropriate course accredited by EPA or by a State or Tribal program that is authorized by EPA. The course completion certificate serves as proof of certification. EPA renovator certification allows the certified individual to perform renovations in any State or Indian Tribal area that does not have a separate authorized State or Tribal renovation program.
Hours: (check schedule for dates & locations)
1 day, 8:00AM to 4:00PM  (8 contact hours)
Who should take the 8-hr RRP-Initial class:
Contractors who work in pre-1978 housing and who might disturb painted surfaces while doing plumbing, electrical, drywall, painting, tile, window replacement, landscaping, repairs, construction, renovation, remodeling, HVAC, demolition, plus many, other jobs. The RRP rule applies to people who work for rental property owners, schools, and day care providers as well as non-profits and government agencies. Learn more at: RRP Rule
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Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) Refresher
(EPA Accredited: NAT-RV-R-18317-3-EN)
Regulatory Authority: 40 CFR Part 745, Subpart L - Lead-Based Paint Activity
Description:
This 1/2-day (4-hr) class explains how to comply with EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule. Subjects covered include: regulations, lead safe work practices, cleaning & record keeping. After passing an end-of-class exam, students receive RRP Certificates.

Initial certification expires 5 years from the class graduation date. Subsequent Refresher training can be taken either in-person or on-line. If taken "in-person," the renewed certification expires 5 years from the graduation date. If taken "on-line," the renewed certification expires 3 years from the graduation date. NOTE: EPA allows "on-line" refreshers only every other certification period.

Students who do not take refresher training within the time limits set by EPA will be required to retake the initial training.
Hours: (check schedule for dates & locations)
1/2 day, 8:00AM to 12:00PM or 1:00PM to 5:00PM  (4 contact hours)
Who should take the 4-hr RRP-Refresher class:
Individuals holding existing EPA RRP Certifications that are about to expire (after 5 years) and individuals with existing CDPH lead abatement certifications needing their "initial" RRP Certification. To learn more go to: RRP Rule
NOTE: This class is also offered on-line. Click here: .
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