Clearance Examiner - Initial

  • 1.0 Full Day
  • Continuing Education: 0.8 CEU

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Clearance Examiner - Initial

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Clearance Examination

"Clearance Examination" is a procedure for ensuring that a jobsite is left in a lead-safe condition. U.S. EPA requires sucessful clearance after all lead abatement projects in target housing and child-occupied facilities. U.S. HUD requires it in federally-owned/federally-financed lead abatements and interim control projects [the HUD equivalent of an EPA RRP renovation project] in target housing only

Paint in most residences ("target housing") and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 are presumed by U.S. EPA and U.S. HUD to contain lead-based paint (LBP). When projects disturbing LBP are performed in federally-assisted or federally-owned target housing, HUD requires that a clearance examination be conducted before payment of the contractor and removal of protections. In abatements (permanent removal of LBP hazards) such clearance examinations can only be performed by licensed inspectors or risk assessors . For HUD interim control projects, a state-licensed clearance examiner (EPA sampling technician) may perform the work.

Certification Information:

HUD requires that persons performing clearance examinations after interim controls must possess valid state certification but does not specify which state. Indiana certifies clearance examiners but does not require the use of clearance examiners. The certification fee is $150 for a three year license. Refresher training is required every three years. Contact: ISDH Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.

Participants Receive

  • U.S. EPA course manual.
  • U.S. EPA Lead Sampling Technician Field Guide.
  • Institute supplemental materials.
  • Classroom training.
  • Hands-on experience in:
    • Assessing level of cleanup achieved.
    • Sample collection
    • Preparing a clearance report.

Course Features

  • Hazards of lead and LBP.
  • OSHA, HUD, and EPA Requirements for LBP work in target housing and child-occupied facilities.
  • Required course examination.