How to Get Your Lead Abatement License in New Jersey

How to Get Certified to Remove Lead Paint Hazards in New Jersey

Below we will review the steps on how to become a Lead Removal Contractor in New Jersey.

Did you know that NJDOH certification is required for anyone performing lead abatement work in residential and commercial buildings in New Jersey?

The lead certificate you need in New Jersey depends on the type of work you want to perform:

  1. If you need to perform lead abatement to remove lead hazards from housing, public buildings, commercial buildings, and superstructures, please continue below to the lead abatement Supervisor and Worker steps to get certified.

  2. If you wish to renovate, repair, or paint in a pre-1978 home or child occupied facility please visit our EPA Lead Renovator (RRP) page.

  3. For performing inspections for lead paint, please visit our Lead Inspector / Risk Assessor in New Jersey page.

New Jersey Lead Abatement Certification

Company Registration

In addition to having the proper training certifications for all employees, any company offering to perform lead hazard abatement in New Jersey must be registered as a Lead Abatement Contractor. A $2,518.00 fee is required - view application and requirements.

Steps to Become a Lead Abatement Supervisor for Housing and Public Buildings:

  1. The New Jersey Lead Abatement Supervisor for Housing and Public Buildings supervises lead abatement work in housing and public buildings.
  2. Meet the following Prerequisites: At least one year of experience as a lead abatement worker AND at least two years of experience in a related field or the construction trades.
  3. Attend Lead Abatement Supervisor Initial training. If you are already certified and need to renew, attend a Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher course.
  4. 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. Supervisor-HPB); preferred examination date and test center location; and $70 fee to take the exam. You may wish to review the Exam booklet before registration.
  5. Apply to the NJDOH (NJ Department of Health) for your Lead Abatement Supervisor certification. Wait to do this AFTER passing the certification exam. Each certificate is $150. All fees are non-refundable.
  6. Remember, if you work for yourself or have your own company, you must also register the company with New Jersey - see instructions above.

Steps to Become a Lead Abatement Worker for Housing and Public Buildings:

  1. The New Jersey Lead Abatement Worker for Housing and Public Buildings conducts lead abatement work in housing and public buildings.
  2. There are no Prerequisites to become a certified lead abatement worker.
  3. Attend Lead Abatement Worker Initial training. If you are already certified and need to renew, attend a Lead Abatement Worker Refresher course.
  4. Apply to the NJDOH (NJ Department of Health) for your Lead Abatement Worker certification. Each certificate is $80. All fees are non-refundable.

Steps to Become a Lead Abatement Supervisor for Commercial Buildings and Superstructures:

  1. The New Jersey Lead Abatement Supervisor Commercial Buildings and Superstructures supervises lead abatement work in commercial buildings and on superstructures (ie. bridges and water towers).
  2. Meet the following Prerequisites:
    1. At least two (2) years of experience in commercial or industrial painting AND
    2. At least one 90 days of experience in field supervision or management in hazardous paint removal within the previous 24 months AND
    3. Work experience demonstrating knowledge of relevant safety practices, waste –handling procedures and of environmental monitoring.
  3. Attend Lead Abatement Supervisor Initial training. If you are already certified and need to renew, attend a Lead Abatement Supervisor Refresher course.
  4. 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. Supervisor-CBS); preferred examination date and test center location; and $70 fee to take the exam. You may wish to review the Exam booklet before registration.
  5. Apply to the NJDOH (NJ Department of Health) for your Lead Abatement Supervisor certification. Wait to do this AFTER passing the certification exam. Each certificate is $150. All fees are non-refundable.
  6. Remember, if you work for yourself or have your own company, you must also register the company with New Jersey - see instructions above.

Steps to Become a Lead Abatement Worker for Commercial Buildings and Superstructures:

  1. The New Jersey Lead Abatement Worker Commercial Buildings and Superstructures conducts lead abatement work in commercial buildings and on superstructures (ie. bridges and water towers).
  2. There are no Prerequisites to become a certified lead abatement worker.
  3. Attend Lead Abatement Worker Initial training. If you are already certified and need to renew, attend a Lead Abatement Worker Refresher course.
  4. Apply to the NJDOH (NJ Department of Health) for your Lead Abatement Worker certification. Each certificate is $80. All fees are non-refundable.
Have additional questions on receiving a New Jersey lead paint license? Give us a call at 646-564-3546 and we'll be happy to assist you

Disclaimer
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 publicly available information that is meant to assist with research on certain topics but is no way guaranteed as complete or free of error.
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