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Lead Licensing

Overview

Indiana law requires that any person who engages in lead-based paint activities must first obtain a license from IDOH for each activity. “Lead-based paint activities” means the inspection, risk assessment, and abatement of lead-based paint in target housing and child-occupied facilities. The term includes project design and supervision.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who needs a lead-based paint license?

    Anyone who conducts lead-based paint activities must be licensed. Such activities include:

    • Inspection for lead based paint
    • Risk assessment for lead hazards
    • Clearance examination following lead abatement
    • Abatement of lead-based paint
    • Project design, supervision, and work in abatement projects

    Licenses are issued only after an applicant has successfully completed course certification by an accredited training facility and has passed the licensing examination administered by the IDOH. A separate license is required for each of the authorized lead disciplines. All licenses must be renewed every three (3) years by successfully completing refresher training approved by the IDOH.

  • What kinds of licenses are available?

    Application

    Education/Experience

    Training

    Examination

    Lead Inspector

    State Form 49240

    • High   School or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    • Complete IN approved Lead Inspector training course (24 training hours)
    • 70%   or higher on certification exam in training course
    • 70%   or higher on 3rd Party licensing exam administered by IDOH

    Risk Assessor

    State Form 49240

    • High School Diploma or GED and three (3) years   of related experience (with lead, asbestos, or environmental remediation or construction);   or
    • Associate’ degree and two (2) years related   experience; or
    • Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year related   experience
    • Complete IN approved Lead Inspector training   course (24 training hours)
    • Complete IN approved Risk Assessor training   course (16 hours)
    • 70% or higher on certification exam in RA   training course
    • 70% or higher on 3rd Party   licensing exam administered by IDOH

    Clearance Examiner

    State Form 49240

    • N/A
    • Complete   IN approved Clearance Examiner training course (5 hours)
    • 70%   or higher on certification exam in training course

    Project Supervisor

    State Form 49240

    • One (1) year experience as a lead-based paint   (LBP) abatement worker; or
    • Two (2) years’ experience in a related field
    • Complete IN approved Lead Supervisor training   course (32 hours)
    • 70% or higher on certification exam in   training course
    • 70% or higher on 3rd Party   licensing exam administered by IDOH

    Lead Contractor

    State Form 48739

    State Form 50745

    • One   (1) year experience as a lead-based paint (LBP) abatement worker; or
    • Two   (2) years’ experience in a related field
    • Complete   IN approved Lead Supervisor training course (32 hours)
    • 70%   or higher on Lead Supervisor exams

    Project Designer

    State Form 49240

    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering,   architecture, or a related professional field; and
    • One (1) year experience in building   construction design or a related field; or
    • No Bachelor’s degree with four (4) years’   experience in building construction design or a related field
    • Complete IN approved Lead Supervisor training   course (32 hours)
    • Complete IN approved Project Designer training   course (8 hours)
    • 70% or higher on Lead Supervisor exams
    • 70% or higher on Project Designer   certification exam in training course

    Worker

    State Form 49240

    • N/A
    • Complete   IN approved Lead Worker training course (16 hours)
    • 70%   or higher on certification exam given by training provider
  • How do I apply for a license?

    Once the certification course is successfully completed, applications can be completed online at Access Indiana. If necessary, a PDF of the application is available below:

    When required, the applicant must also register to take the third-party examination administered by IDOH.  Registration is completed with the form:

    The licensing exam will be scheduled for the next available date on the IDOH Schedule, space permitting.  Exams are given approximately twice per month.  Tests are administered at the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH), 2 North Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Applicants will be notified via email with details of the testing time and place as the application is processed.

    A score of 70% is passing.  IDOH will issue a license through the Indiana Public Licensing Agency (IPLA).  IPLA mails the actual license document, tracks the status of licenses, and maintains the public lists of licensees in each discipline.  Reminders are sent to licensees by IPLA near the license expiration date so that renewal applications can be made.

    If you choose not to use the online licensing portal, necessary documents and payments should be mailed to:

    Indiana Department of Health
    Attn: Lead and Healthy Homes
    2 N Meridian St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

  • How do I renew a license?

    To renew a license, the applicant must possess a license in the discipline up for renewal which has been valid within the previous six (6) months.  The applicant must successfully complete approved refresher training. For an Inspector, Risk Assessor, Supervisor, or Worker, the refresher training includes a minimum of 8 hours within the previous 36 months.  A minimum of 4 hours of refresher training within the previous 36 months is required for a Project Designer.

    A license may not be renewed in the instance that 48 months have elapsed between training courses for the same discipline

    Refresher course training is most often conducted by an accredited training facility. Additional opportunities for approved training will be communicated to licensees by IDOH. IDOH will consider approval of a licensee’s request for specific training to apply to the renewal requirements.

    Renewal applications and payment can completed online at Access Indiana.

    If you choose not to use the online licensing portal, necessary documents and payments should be mailed to:

    Indiana Department of Health
    Attn: Lead and Healthy Home
    2 N Meridian St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

  • How do I get a duplicate license?

    Duplicate licenses are available online at Access Indiana or via paper application:

    A maximum of two duplicates will be issued in any calendar year.

  • Where do I get training?

    Prior to applying for a license, you must successfully complete certification by an IDOH accredited training course in each applicable discipline.  The list and contact information for all currently approved training providers is available below:

    Contact the training facility directly to register for classes.

  • How do I become a training course provider?

    To become an approved training course provider the applicant must submit one application per license training discipline to be provided. The form used to apply is available at:

    State Form 50747 Application for Lead-Based Paint Training Course Provider Approval

    An organization wishing to become a training provider should first contact the Indiana Lead and Healthy Homes Program at 317.233.1250 for additional information.

    The applicant organization will be required to provide information such as:

    • qualifications of the organization to conduct training;
    • a course curriculum;
    • the intended course fee per course discipline;
    • how the course curriculum meets the requirements of the Lead-based Paint Program, as well as EPA training requirements;
    • names and qualifications of the instructors;
    • copies of course certification examinations and an explanation as to how they were developed; and
    • a list of states which have approved organization as a training facility.

    The application(s) and other materials are submitted to:

    Indiana Department of Health
    Attn: Lead and Healthy Homes
    2 N Meridian St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204

    The initial fee is $1000 per discipline.  Training course accreditation must be renewed every three years.  The cost for renewal is $500 per discipline.

Additional Information

Additional information is available by calling the IDOH Lead and Healthy Homes Program at 317.233.1250.

Detailed licensing regulations are available at  410 IAC 32-2 - Licensing

All state forms, including lead licensing forms, are available at the Indiana Commission on Public Records at:

Definitions Used by the Lead Program