Lead Risk Assessor - Initial: The Lead Risk Assessor Initial Course is EPA / State of Michigan accredited and required for those who wish to perform lead risk assessments in the State of Michigan. This 2 day (16 hour) course teaches the requirements of performing lead risk assessments in "targeted housing" or "child-occupied facilities". The course topics include: reviewing lead inspection information, detailed review of homes to identify potential lead hazards, a review of dust, soil, and water sampling from the inspector course, methods followed to evaluate hazards and paint within the building, developing strategies to allow building owners to reduce lead exposures and report generation. Includes a course exam.
Please note that to become a certified Lead Risk Assessor, applicants must be able to document one of the following: Possession of a least a bachelor's degree & 1-year experience in construction or environmental field. Possession of an associates degree and 2 years experience in construction or environmental field.Possession of a high school diploma and 3 years experience in construction or environmental field. Certification as a CIH, PE, Architect, Sanitarian, NurseUpon completion of this course, students are eligible to become certified as a Lead Risk Assessor through MDCH Healthy Homes Section.
Certification as a Risk Assessor requires successful completion of both the Inspector and Risk Assessor courses, as well as payment of fees for both disciplines and passing a combined Inspector-Risk Assessor third-party certification examination. The Lead Risk Assessor training course provides information for those individuals who wish to perform lead-based paint Risk Assessment or Lead Hazard Screening services. This class meets EPA's training requirements and will prepare students to perform an on-site inspection, take samples, determine the severity of lead hazards, and develop options for eliminating those hazards. EPA and state regulations require that an individual wishing to be certified as a Risk Assessor must first successfully complete the Lead Inspector class, and meet the necessary education and experience requirements. This workshop prepares you to immediately apply your knowledge to the field, with extensive hands-on training and real-world examples from experienced instructors.