Virginia Lead Risk Assessor Contractor License

The Lead Risk Assessor Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Conduct and lead inspections
  • Lead risk assessments
  • Abatement clearance testing
  • On-site investigation to determine:
    • The existence, nature, severity, and location of lead-based paint hazards
  • Provision of a report by the individual or the firm conducting the risk assessment explaining:
    • The investigation results and options for reducing lead-based paint hazards

How to Get the Lead Risk Assessor Contractor 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 Risk Assessor and Virginia Law examinations
    • If applying by phone, email, or fax:
      1. Complete the examination application form
      2. 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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    Key concepts

    Step-by-step solutions to math problems

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Virginia Lead Risk Assessor Contractor License Exams

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

Virginia Lead Risk Assessor Contractor 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 - 80%, EPA Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR Part 745 - 20%) (5)
    • Sampling Strategies
      (HUD Guidelines - 100%) (8)
    • Clearance Sampling
      (HUD Guidelines - 100%) (6)
    • Inspection Protocol and Methods
      (HUD Guidelines – 100% (16)
    • Sampling Methods
      (HUD Guidelines – 100%) (5)
    • Designing Inspection Activities and Abatement/Management Procedures
      (HUD Guidelines - 82%, EPA Code of Federal Regulations 40 CFR Part 745 – 18%) (10)
    • EPA Study Topics
      • Initial Request for Lead Services
        • Objectives of initial contact with client or owner
        • Types of lead evaluation protocol(s)
        • Difference between inspection and risk assessment
        • Classification of EBLL child
        • Use of EBLL questionnaire
        • HUD and EPA notification and disclosure requirements
        • Health effects of lead in children and adults
        • Places where lead can be found
        • 2012 HUD guidelines
        • EPA Title X purpose and goals
        • Importance of State and local regulations
      • Proposal to Perform Risk Assessment
        • General contract terms and requirements
        • Liability issues as they relate to risk assessment
        • Types of insurance relevant to risk assessment
        • Information about the property is needed to provide a proposal for risk assessment
        • Information about a property needed to determine the number of samples/units
        • Estimating costs for lead evaluation work
      • Preparation for Risk Assessment
        • Risk assessment scheduling and staffing
        • OSHA regulations applicable to risk assessment
        • Potential job site hazards and personal protective equipment
      • Walkthrough
        • Background information about lead use and sources
        • Basic building construction and architecture
        • Conditions when lead paint is considered a hazard
        • Sources of lead other than paint
        • HUD categories of paint condition and deterioration
      • Conduct Sampling
        • Field documentation: testing location, sketches, HUD forms
        • Selection of dust sampling location(s)
        • Single surface sampling procedures
        • Calculation of dust concentration in μg/ft2
        • EPA/HUD guidance levels for lead in dust
        • Spike and blank dust samples
        • Selection of soil sample locations
        • Soil sampling procedures/equipment
        • EPA guidance levels for lead in soil
        • Water sampling procedures
        • EPA drinking water lead standards
        • Selection of paint sample locations
        • Use of XRF analyzer and safety issues
        • Performance characteristics sheets (PCS)
        • Paint chip sample collection procedures/equipment
        • Laboratory methods and accreditation programs for lead
        • Calculation of ppm and mg/cm2 for lead in paint
      • Assessing Multi-Family (MF) Dwellings
        • Targeted, worst-case, and random sampling of MF dwellings
        • Elements of a management plan for MF dwellings
        • Interpretation of sampling results from MF dwellings
      • Report Preparation
        • Parts of the HUD standard risk assessment report
        • Hazard control action alternatives/costs
        • RCRA regulations for hazardous waste disposal
      • Ongoing Monitoring
        • Elements involved in ongoing lead-hazard monitoring
        • Schedules for reevaluation
  • PSI© Lead Risk Assessor Official Content Outline

Virginia Lead Inspector Contractor 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

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