Lead Professional Certification
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.
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.
June 29, 2021 Update
The most recent Proclamation of Disaster Emergency (Proclamation) that Governor Reynolds issued on June 25, 2021 did not include Chapter 135 in the section pertaining to license renewals and expiration dates. Chapter 135 includes the Lead Professional Certification Program. This means certifications that expired during the time period of the Proclamation (March 17, 2020 – June 25, 2021) are no longer valid. All Lead Professionals must now have a current certification to perform lead-based activities.
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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.
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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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Lead Poisoning: How to Protect Iowa Families
This is a comprehensive brochure on lead poisoning that can used by parents, tenants, homeowners, contractors, and for real estate transactions. This brochure is federally approved for use in Iowa to comply with real estate disclosure requirements. This brochure is required to be given out prior to most renovation projects in Iowa.
Lists of Certified Professionals
Lists of Approved Training Providers and Upcoming Courses
List of Approved 3rd Party Test Providers