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Lead Training and Certification Information

Any training agencies who wish to conduct New Jersey lead abatement training for workers and supervisors for housing and public buildings, workers and supervisors for commercial buildings and superstructures, inspector/risk assessors, and planner/project designers must be certified by the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH).

All individuals who wish to conduct lead activities in New Jersey must be certified by the NJ Department of Health and be employed by a lead firm licensed by the NJ Department of Community Affairs.

Below are links for the most commonly requested information:

Information for Training Agencies

Training and Certification Information for Individuals

  • Locate a NJ Certified Lead Training Provider

  • Lead Reciprocity in NJ [pdf 45k] - All individuals seeking reciprocity for any of the disciplines listed below, must submit an "Application for Reciprocal Lead Accreditation" to the DOH. Available disciplines are as follows:

    • Worker-Housing and Public Buildings
    • Supervisor-Housing and Public Buildings
    • Worker-Commercial Buildings and Superstructures
    • Supervisor-Commercial Buildings and Superstructures
    • Inspector/Risk Assessor
    • Planner/Project Designer

The DOH will review the applicant's training and permit status from another USEPA authorized state. Reciprocal applicants for Inspector/Risk Assessor and Supervisor-Housing and Public Buildings are not required to take the state examination. However, all reciprocal applicants for Supervisor-Commercial Buildings and Superstructures (SCBS) must take and pass the state examination (see below) prior to their application being approved.

For more information on qualifications and/or discipline descriptions, please refer to the next section.

Information for Abatement or Evaluation Contractors

When sending reports or other information to the Department of Health, please send to the following address:

U.S. Postal Service Address:
New Jersey Department of Health
Consumer, Environmental & Occupational Health Service
Indoor Environments Program
PO Box 369, Trenton, NJ 08625-0369

Physical Address (for overnight couriers):
New Jersey Department of Health
Consumer, Environmental & Occupational Health Service
Indoor Environments Program
135 E. State Street, Trenton, NJ  08625


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P. O. Box 360, Trenton, NJ 08625-0360
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