Gov. Inslee's "Stay Home Stay Healthy" proclamation deemed lead classes to be essential business activities.

Therefore, we are allowing in-person classes to resume. The training classes are required to follow the workplace safety guidance from the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries to host the classes. However, if you are uncomfortable attending a class, you may still apply for an individual extension of your certification by contacting Cynthia Sanderson at or by phone (360) 725-2941. For RRP renovators only: if your renovator certification would normally expire between March 1 and August 31, 2020, your new extended expiration date is September 30, 2020. Please consider using our approved on-line refresher training at Pro Tech or Real Estate Training 4U. You can call Pro Tech at (360) 359-1431 or Real Estate Training 4U at (877) 755-2121. For your firm application to be processed, you must have at least one employee that holds a valid and current renovator certificate. The Department of Commerce is furloughed on the following days: June 29, 2020, July 10, 2020, July 17, 2020, and July 24, 2020. Our offices are closed on those dates.
A worker removes lead-based paint from a structure

Abatement means any measure or set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards. Abatement includes, but is not limited to:

•The removal of lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust, the permanent enclosure or encapsulation of lead-based paint, the replacement of lead-painted surfaces or fixtures, and the removal or covering of lead-contaminated soil.

•All preparation, cleanup, disposal, and post-abatement clearance testing activities associated with such measures.

Who provides lead-based paint activities?

Lead-based paint activities performed in target housing and child-occupied facilities are provided by certified inspection and abatement companies. These regulations protect the public from hazards of improperly conducted lead-based paint activities. They include training and certification requirements, accreditation requirements, and work practice standards.

What activities can they provide for you?

Activities that each certified lead-based paint discipline may perform are:
Inspector: inspections and clearance testing only.
Risk Assessor: inspections, clearance testing, lead hazard screens and risk assessments.
Supervisor: supervision of abatement projects, preparation of occupant protection plans, abatement reports, and all abatement activities performed by abatement workers.
Worker: abatement activities under the direction of a certified abatement supervisor

Who provides certified training?