Summary of Certification Requirements According to the Texas Environmental Lead Reduction Rules


SUMMARY OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS ENVIRONMENTAL LEAD REDUCTION RULES
Certification Inspector (§295.206) Risk Assessor (§295.207) Supervisor (§295.208) Project Designer (§295.209) Worker (§295.210) Firm (§295.211)
Fee (2-years) $308.00 $610.00 $308.00 $610.00 $104.00 $1,030.00
Training (from a Texas-accredited trainer) Inspector course Inspector & Risk Assessor courses Supervisor course Supervisor & Project Designer courses Worker course N/A
Length of course 24 hours 24 & 16 hours 32 hours 32 & 8 hours 16 hours N/A
Education/ Experience Req. N/A

> Bachelor's degree + 1 yr. exp. in a related field (e.g. lead, asbestos, public health, environmental remediation work, or bldg. construction trades); OR

> Associate's degree + 2 yrs. exp. in a related field; OR

> High school diploma (or

equivalent) + 3 yrs. experience in a related field; OR

> Certification as an IH, PE, public health nurse,RS, CSP,

architect, or environmental

scientist.

> 1 yr. exp. as a lead abatement worker; OR

> 2 yr. exp. in a related field

(e.g. lead, asbestos environmental remediation work) or in the building construction trades.

> Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or a related profession

+1 yr. exp. in

building construction and design or a related field; OR

> 4 yrs. exp. in building construction and design or a related field.

N/A N/A
State exam required ($50) Yes Yes Yes No No No
Functions/Duties Perform inspections in target housing and child-occupied facilities; conduct post-abatement soil and dust clearance testing; complete a written inspection report. In addition to all functions of an Inspector, perform risk assessments and lead hazard assessment activities (i.e., hazard screens) in target housing and child-occupied facilities; identify hazard control strategies to reduce or eliminate lead exposures, evaluate and interpret results of assessments; conduct post-abatement clearance sampling and evaluate results; complete a written risk assessment report. Ensure that abatement in target housing and child-occupied facilities is conducted and completed according to the standards of 295.212; identify most appropriate action to eliminate lead hazards; be available at all times during abatement; develops occupant protection plan; assume duties of a lead abatement worker; prepare a written abatement report; supply and train employees in use of PPE and supervise compliance. Comply with standards of operation including EPA and OSHA regulations; prepare written abatement project design(s); develop a written occupant protection plan; prepare a written abatement report. Conduct abatement in target housing and child-occupied facilities. Comply with the standards of the TELRR, including EPA and OSHA regulations; notify DSHS of impending abatement projects; supply and train employees in use of PPE and supervise compliance; ensure each employee is certified and has a DSHS ID card & gov't. issued photo.
Conditions/ Restrictions Cannot do lead risk assessments, lead hazard screens, conduct or design abatements, or interpret results of inspection. Cannot conduct or design abatements. Cannot conduct inspections, risk assessments, or lead hazard screens, or prepare a written abatement project design. Cannot conduct inspections, risk assessments, lead hazard screens, or abatements. Cannot supervise or design an abatement, nor conduct inspections, risk assessments, or lead hazard screens. Must ensure that only certified persons perform lead-based paint activities in target housing and child- occupied facilities.
Last updated August 17, 2015