I want to get my company certified for Lead paint. My question(s) are:
- Is there different levels I.e inspection, remediation, etc?
-proper school and/or program?
Also would certification for asbestos be similar?
Here in the Lehigh valley area of PA there is a lot of older homes that I know still have such materials.
I've asked others in my area but never get a straight answer.
Check with your individual state. Some states administer the program and some follow EPA guidelines.
In Wisconsin, the Department of Health and Safety administers the program. Here we have Lead Inspectors, Lead renovators and Lead Abatement. I am certified for Lead Renovation. It was an 8 hour class with an exam. All total about $400.
I'm assuming Lead Abatement companies would need to carry commercial pollution insurance on top of the GL. However, I'm not 100% on that.
For asbestos, I'm only aware of inspectors and abatement certifications. I don't think you can "renovate" with asbestos like you can with lead paint.
Also, when you get into the abatement side, they have additional certification for the "supervisors" and the "workers". So if you are on the job, you have to get the supervisor cert. Any employees would need the worker cert.