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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.Back to top
Lists of Certified Professionals
- Lead Abatement Contractors
- Lead Abatement Workers
- Lead Safe Renovators
- Sampling Technicians
- Lead Inspector/Risk Assessors
- EBL Lead inspector/Risk Assessors
- Lead Professional Firms
Approved Training Providers and Courses
- Iowa Approved LBP Training Providers PDF
- List of Upcoming Courses PDF (List updated approximately every two weeks).
Approved 3rd Party Test ProvidersBack to top
Keep up to date with any new or relevant information related to Lead Professional Certification by joining the listserv. The Department will use this as a primary way to distribute information to those interested in issues related Lead Professional Certification. The Department anticipates significant changes to this program in 2017.Back to top
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 Iowa Dept of Public Health has the authority to implement this program. These rules are found in 641 - Chapter 70 of the Iowa Administrative Code. PDF
Iowa Administrative Code
The final version of the revised Iowa Administrative Code chapters are below.
- Iowa Administrative Code 641--Chapter 69 PDF
- Iowa Administrative Code 641--Chapter 70 PDF
- Update to the Iowa State Board of Health in April 2011 PDF
Filing Complaints & Disciplinary Actions
- Information on the complaint process or file a complaint
- View records of disciplinary and public actions
Please check this web site frequently for additional information about the new rules.Back to top