Lead Professional Certification Program

Old Paint CansThe Lead 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.

Certified firms and lead professionals must provide services according to work practices outlined in state rules. 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.

Online certification now available

The Lead Professional Certification Program transitioned to a 3-year certification cycle in July 2017.  This transition includes a new online database that will allow lead professionals to apply and pay online.  Access to this database is now available.  Click here to access the IDPH Regulatory Page for Lead Professionals.  There you will find instructions on how to access and use the database.    

Join the Lead Professional Certification Listserv

Keep up to date with any new or relevant information related to Lead Professional Certification by joining this service.  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. 

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Lists of Certified Professionals

The lead professional certification program is currently transitioning away from annual certifications and are moving to 3-year certifications.  We are also moving all professionals and firms into a new database.  Therefore, we are unable to provide accurate monthly lists as we have done historically.  The new database will have functionality to allow public users to have access to real-time data on certified lead professionals.  Please contact office staff for any related questions 1-800-972-2026. 

Lists of Approved Training Providers and Upcoming Courses

List of Approved 3rd Party Test Providers

For more information about the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, please call 1-800-972-2026