Certification and Training
The Division has resumed certification examinations for all lead disciplines. Please contact for more information.
We require anyone performing lead-related activities in single-family residential dwellings, schools, and public and commercial buildings to be certified by Colorado. The state certification is in addition to required federal certification through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved training course.
To become certified by Colorado, you must:
- Apply to us using the Lead Application for Certification for individuals
- Submit the appropriate fee via the payment portal at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/payrevenue
- Supply us your original training certificate from your EPA-approved training course. We can’t accept copies.
- Pass the appropriate state exam for the discipline in which you want to be certified.
After successfully completing the state exam, people seeking Worker or Supervisor certification will be issued an Lead Abatement Photo Identification Card.
Building Inspectors and Risk Assessors will receive a certificate.
Any company wishing to conduct abatement or evaluation of lead-based paint must become an approved firm before starting any work.