lead abatement Workers for Commercial Buildings and Superstructures
(WCBS) perform lead abatement activities in commercial buildings and superstructures
(ie. bridges, water towers, etc.). These individuals must
be employed by a NJ Department of Community Affairs certified
Commercial Buildings and Superstructures Contractor.
N.J.S.A. 26:2Q and N.J.A.C. 8:62
Age: 18 years or older
Education and Experience: Applicants must attend a 32 hour training course approved by the Department of Health (DOH). Please refer to the list of "Certified Training Providers" [pdf 14k] for more information on where these courses are given.
WCBS applicants must pass a written course examination administered under the approval of the DOH.
Application and Fees
written application [pdf 36k] must be submitted to the DOH on a
form approved by the DOH. All applications must
include documentation which provides proof of qualifications,
proof of passing the training course, a passport-sized color
photo meeting the requirements indicated on the application
and a certified check or money order in the amount of the application fee (below).
Length of Permit
The permit is valid for two years.
Renewing a Permit
An application for renewal of a permit shall be submitted during the 90 calendar day period prior to or after the permitís expiration date. The DOH shall renew a permit if the renewal applicant has:
- Completed a written application [pdf 36k] to renew the permit within 90 days prior to or after the expiration of the previously issued WCBS permit.
- Provided evidence of refresher training [pdf 14k]
- Paid any penalties lawfully imposed on the applicant
- Provided a certified check or money order in the amount of the application fee (see above).
Note: The DOH will treat an application for renewal as a first time application if the applicant's previous WCBS permit has been expired for more than 90 days
Application for Reciprocal Lead Permit [pdf 45k] - Applicants who have been trained and permitted outside of New Jersey must provide proof of a currently valid certification with another state which has received US Environmental Protection Agency authorization to administer and enforce a state lead certification and training program under Title IV of the Toxic Substances Control Act.