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Lead Workforce

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Lead Workforce

Lead professional workforce

Looking to grow your career and begin working as a certified lead professional? The lead abatement industry continues to grow throughout Michigan and is in need of more professionals like you. Begin growing your career and business by getting certified as a lead professional. Lead professional disciplines focus on either finding lead or eliminating lead from homes. Learn more about each discipline and how to get started today!

To apply for certification, complete a Lead Professional Certification Application (for inspectors, risk assessors, workers, supervisors, investigators, and designers) or a Lead Abatement Firm Certification Application to become a certified firm. If you do not have a Social Security Number, you can still apply by submitting this additional Social Security Number Affidavit form. 

Professional lead abatement certifications

Lead abatement eliminates lead hazards in paint, soil, dust, and sometimes household plumbing. Some lead abatement activities include replacing windows, doors, and other housing components. To perform lead abatement work in Michigan, professionals must hold a Lead Abatement Firm certification. Each firm must employ at least one Lead Abatement Supervisor and as many Lead Abatement Workers as necessary. Project Designers prepare lead abatement project designs, occupant protection plans, and lead abatement reports. Learn about the requirements for each professional certification to determine which is best for you!

Professional lead investigation certifications

Lead investigations find lead in paint, dust, soil, household items, and imported goods. Lead Inspector's identify lead-based paint by testing all painted surfaces (windows, walls, doors, siding, etc.). Lead Risk Assessor's identify lead-based paint hazards as well as lead hazards in dust, soil, and household plumbing. An Elevated Blood Lead Investigator identifies lead hazards in personal items as well as lead-based paint, dust, soil, and household plumbing. Learn about the requirements for each professional certification to determine which is best for you!

Professional certification scholarships

Need assistance in getting certified? You may be eligible for a training scholarship. Eligible certifications include the Lead Abatement Worker and Lead Abatement Supervisor. Contact our team to get started by emailing LCCAinfo@michigan.gov.

Certification courses, exams, and training providers

  • To register, click the class link for training provider contact information.

    Worker initial certification courses

    Supervisor initial certification courses 

    Inspector initial certification courses

     Risk Assessor initial certification courses

  • To register, click the class link for training provider contact information. 

    Worker refresher certification courses

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    Supervisor refresher certification courses

    Inspector refresher certification courses

    Risk Assessor refresher certification courses

  • Certification exams are reinstated using the following COVID-19 safety precautions:

    • All exam participants must wear a mask, covering their nose and mouth.
    • All exam participants must call 517-284-0021 or email LCCAinfo@michigan.gov to schedule their exam two weeks prior to exam date (no walk-ins allowed).
    • All materials must be received prior to taking exam; completed application, copies of training certificates, and payment in form of check, money order or cash in the exact amount. We are NOT able to take card payments on site.
    • If all materials are not received prior to the registered exam date, you will need to reschedule your exam.

    Exam locations:

    Lansing - 333 S. Grand Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 (South Grand Building)

    Flint - 711 N. Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48503 (Michigan Works)

    Detroit - 5901 Conner St, Detroit, MI 48213 (WCCCD Eastern Campus)

    Grand Rapids  - 1258 Madison Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 (LINC Up)

    In person exam dates:

    • 12/02 (Friday, Grand Rapids) registration CLOSED
    • 12/16 (Friday, Grand Rapids) must be registered by 12/2

    2023

    • 1/20 (Friday) must be registered by 1/6
    • 2/03 (Friday) must be registered by 1/20
    • 2/17 (Friday) must be registered by 2/03
    • 3/03 (Friday) must be registered by 2/17
    • 3/17 (Friday) must be registered by 3/03
    • 3/31 (Friday) must be registered by 3/17
  • Morning online exams start at 9:00 AM, but users need to be logged in by 8:45 AM. Afternoon online exams start at 1:00 PM, but users need to be logged in by 12:45 PM. Call 517-284-0021 or email LCCAinfo@michigan.gov to register for an exam and learn additional details about how the exams work.

    • All materials must be received prior to taking exam (completed application, copies of training certificates, and payment in form of check or money order).
    • We are NOT able to take card payments on site. If all materials are not received prior to the registered exam date, you will need to reschedule your exam.

    *IMPORTANT NOTE: Must contact to register. Exam space is extremely limited, and exams are filling up quickly.

    Online exam dates:

    • 11/23 (Wednesday) Registration Closed
    • 12/07 (Wednesday) must be registered by 11/23
    • 12/21 (Wednesday) must be registered by 12/07

    2023

    • 1/11 (Wednesday) must be registered by 12/28/22
    • 1/25 (Wednesday) must be registered by 1/11
    • 2/08 (Wednesday) must be registered by 1/25
    • 2/22 (Wednesday) must be registered by 2/08
    • 3/08 (Wednesday) must be registered by 2/22
    • 3/22 (Wednesday) must be registered by 3/08
  • Disclaimer: The Lead Certification and Compliance Assurance Section (LCCA) cannot recommend or guarantee the work provided by any accredited trainer listed. LCCA does, however, hold and enforce state accredited trainers to regulatory standards.