Virginia Lead Inspector License

The Lead Inspector License allows you to do the following work:

  • Conduct and lead inspections
  • Abatement clearance testing
  • Surface-by-surface investigation:
    • Determine the presence of lead-based paint
    • Provisions of a report explaining the results of the investigation

How to Get the Lead Inspector License in Virginia?

  1. Fill and submit the application to the Board for Asbestos, Lead and Home Inspectors, with the corresponding fee to:
    9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400 Richmond, Virginia 23233-1485
    (804) 367-8595
  2. Apply for eligibility with the Department
  3. Apply for the PSI© Lead Inspector and Virginia Law examinations
    • If applying by phone, email, or fax:
      1. Complete the examination application form
      2. Please send it to:
        (800) 733-9267
        Fax: (702) 932-2666
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    • If applying online:
      1. Sign in or create an account in PSI©
      2. Register the personal information
      3. Schedule the examination
      4. Pay the corresponding fee
  4. After passing both exams, expect the license to be sent via mail to the registered address

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    Lecture videos

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    Key concepts

    Step-by-step solutions to math problems

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Virginia Lead Inspector License Exams

Below is all the information related to the trade and Virginia Law exams, including the official reference lists.

Virginia Lead Inspector Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 90 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 35 Questions
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Lead Toxicology
      (HUD Guidelines - 60%, EPA Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR Part 745 - 40%) (5)
    • Inspection Protocol and Methods
      (HUD Guidelines - 83%, EPA Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR Part 745 - 17%) (18)
    • Sampling Methods
      (HUD Guidelines - 96%, EPA Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR Part 745 - 4%) (19)
    • Post-Abatement Clearance
      (HUD Guidelines - 100%) (8)
    • EPA Study Topics
      • Initial Request for Inspection
        • Defining the scope of work
        • Roles and responsibilities of an Inspector
        • Difference between inspection and risk assessment
        • Difference between XRF and paint chip sampling
        • Importance of State and local requirements
        • HUD and EPA notification and disclosure regulations
        • Health effects of lead in adults and children
        • Places where lead can be found inside and outside the home
        • EPA recommended steps for reducing lead in drinking water
        • Goals of HUD lead guidelines
        • Information about a property needed to provide proposal for inspection
        • Property information is needed to determine the number of units to inspect
        • Basic building and construction technology
        • General contract terms and requirements
      • Preparation for Inspection
        • Inspection scheduling
        • Licensing and transportation of XRF
        • How an XRF analyzer works
        • Inspector and occupant safety issues with XRF use
        • XRF calibration checks
        • Equipment and forms are needed for sampling
        • OSHA regulations are applicable to lead, safety, and respiratory protection
        • Respirators and other protective equipment
        • Types of dosimeters
      • Pre-inspection Meeting
        • Background information about lead use
        • Determine construction history
        • Calculation of number of units to inspect using HUD tables
        • Random selection of units using HUD protocols
        • Reading blueprints
      • The Inspection
        • Inventory of painted surfaces
        • Sample locations in single-family and multi-family dwellings
        • Field document: sample location, sketches, HUD forms
        • How to take XRF readings
        • Performance characteristics sheets (PCS)
        • XRF substrate corrections
        • Interpretation of XRF readings
        • Why POS, NEG, and INCONCLUSIVE ranges vary among
        • XRF analyzers
        • Data collection from XRF
        • Collection of paint chip samples (ppm and mg/cm2)
        • Laboratory and chain of custody form
        • Sample labeling
        • Methods for analysis of lead
        • Interpretation of lab results
        • Use of chemical spot-test kits
        • Soil sampling methods
        • Dust sampling methods
      • Inspection Report
        • How to summarize inspection results
        • Contents of the inspection report
        • Recommendations an Inspector can make
      • Clearance Testing
        • The final visual inspection of hazard control activities
        • Why pre-abatement wipe and soil samples are collected?
        • Why dust samples are collected for clearance?
        • The number and location of clearance wipe samples
        • How to perform clearance wipe sampling
        • Calculation of wipe sample results (μg/ft2)
        • Wipe sampling clearance standards
        • What happens when a wipe test fails?
        • The number and location of clearance soil samples
        • How to perform clearance soil samples
        • Compositing soil samples
    • PSI© Lead Inspector Official Content Outline

Virginia Lead Inspector Virginia Law Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based testing
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 20
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 60 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 70% (14 correct)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Knowledge of Chapter 5 of Title 54.1 (2)
    • Lead-Based Paint Activities Regulations (18)
  • PSI© Virginia Law Official Content Outline

Virginia Lead Inspector Book Set

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