How To Become a Lead Inspector in New Jersey
After attending lead paint training,
there are additional steps to obtain your lead paint
certification in the state of New Jersey.
The lead certificate you need in New Jersey depends on the type of work
you want to perform:
- To inspect a property for lead paint, please continue below to the Lead Inspector
- If you wish to renovate, repair, or paint in a pre-1978 home or child occupied facility
that may have lead, please visit our EPA
Lead Renovator (RRP) page.
- To remove lead paint hazards, please visit our Lead Abatement in
New Jersey page.
In addition to complying with the training and individual certification requirements, any company
offering to perform lead hazard evaluations in New Jersey must also be registered as a Lead
Evaluation Contractor. A $2,518.00 fee is required - view
application and requirements.
Steps to Become a Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor:
- The New Jersey Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor performs a
inspection to determine presence of lead-based paint. A risk assessment report
explains the results and options for reducing hazards.
- Meet ONE of the following Prerequisites:
- Bachelor’s degree and one additional year of experience in a related field
- Certification as a sanitary inspector-grade 1, health officer, an industrial
hygienist, an engineer, a registered architect, or an
environmentally-related scientific experience in a related field OR
- A high school diploma (or equivalent), and at least two additional years of
experience in a related field
- Attend Lead Inspector Initial or Lead Risk Assessor Initial training. If you are
already certified and need to renew, attend a Lead Inspector Refresher or Lead
Assessor Refresher course.
- Register for The Exam: Candidates may register
online or call 800-275-8346 to
sign-up for the exam. Before calling, please have the following available: legal
name, address, and other demographic information; the type of examination you wish
to take (ie. Inspector/Risk Assessor); preferred examination date and test center
location; and $70 fee to take the exam. You may wish to review the Exam
Apply to the NJDOH (NJ Department of Health) for your Lead
certification. Wait to do this AFTER passing the certification exam. Each
certificate is $150. All fees are non-refundable.
Have additional questions on receiving a New Jersey lead paint inspection license? Give us a call at
646-564-3546 and we'll be happy to assist you
Please note that these details are provided for informational purposes only. Consult with your local
state or regulatory body to confirm your requirements for your specific situation. Nothing on this
website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. It is simply a database of
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