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The Lead Professional Certification Program requires training and certification of lead professionals, including lead inspectors, elevated blood lead inspectors, visual risk assessors, lead abatement contractors, lead abatement workers, and lead-safe renovators. It also requires certification of the firms that employ certified lead professionals.

Lead Professional Certification ensures that lead inspectors and/or risk assessors and visual risk assessors are properly trained and certified to identify lead hazards and to assure that lead hazards have been remediated. Certification also ensures that lead abatement contractors, lead abatement workers, and lead-safe renovators are properly trained and certified to conduct abatement that will properly eliminate lead hazards and to conduct renovation, remodeling, and painting in a safe manner.

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Lists of Certified Professionals

(updated May 2024)

Approved Training Providers and Courses

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Lead-Safe Renovation

Renovation can disturb paint. This includes sanding, cutting, and demolition. Renovation in pre-1978 buildings can create lead dust and chips. These can hurt adults and children.

In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued rules for renovation. They apply to renovation in pre-1978 housing (target housing). They also apply to pre-1978 child-occupied facilities (daycare centers, kindergartens).

Beginning April 22, 2010, renovators across the nation must be certified. They must also follow lead-safe work practices. The Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing (DIAL) carries out these rules in Iowa. Certified people will be called β€œlead-safe renovators.”

Professional Listserv

Keep up to date with any new or relevant information related to Lead Professional Certification by joining the listserv. DIAL will use this as a primary way to distribute information to those interested in issues related Lead Professional Certification. DIAL anticipates significant changes to this program in 2017.

Rules & Regulations

In April 2010, regulations impacting renovation work in pre-1978 residential housing (target housing) and child-occupied facilities became effective nationwide. These rules require at least one certified lead-safe renovator per renovation and the use of specific lead-safe work practices. In Iowa, the DIAL has the authority to implement this program. These rules are found in Iowa Administrative Code 641 Chapter 70.


Iowa Administrative Code

The final version of the revised Iowa Administrative Code chapters are below.

Filing Complaints & Disciplinary Actions

Please check this web site frequently for additional information about the new rules.