Learn about moderate-risk deleading

Moderate-risk deleading is lead removal with moderate risks of lead exposure. You can perform moderate-risk lead removal on your own after successful completion of the moderate-risk training course and passing the CLPPP exam.

Who can do moderate-risk work?

Property owners and their agents

Before beginning any deleading work, they must complete the course required and pass the exam. Owners and agents who pass will receive an authorization number to do this work. An agent is a family member or a friend helping the owner, not a contractor.

Moderate-risk deleading contractors 

Contractors must complete the training required by the Department of Labor Standards, pass an exam, and become licensed. Their license number will begin with the letters "MR" for moderate-risk.

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What type of work can I do after I am trained?


You can remove windows, woodwork, and any residential surface, except for ceilings and walls.

Making intact (repairing for repainting, not scraping down to bare wood)

You can repair small amounts of deteriorated lead paint. A small amount is no more than 2 square feet per interior room, hallway or common area, and no more than 20 square feet total on exterior surfaces. Repairing more than these amounts could increase your chances of dangerous lead exposure.

What should I know about the moderate-risk training course?

  • The course is one-day long. It covers safety procedures, cleanup, and what is required to meet the Lead Law and Regulations.
  • Carpentry skills are not covered in the course. If you are considering doing moderate-risk deleading work, you should have carpentry skills.
  • The course is offered across the state by private groups and organizations approved by CLPPP. The cost varies depending on the training provider. 
  • If you are authorized to perform moderate-risk deleading, you are authorized to perform low-risk deleading, including encapsulation.
  • Training for moderate-risk deleading consists of an 8-hour course. Private providers generally charge approximately $250 for the training.
    • Course schedules vary depending on demand. Some providers offer courses at least twice a month, including nights and weekends.
    • Contact the individual training providers to confirm course schedules and details

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