Lead-Based Paint Credentials

A person shall not be eligible to engage in lead-based paint activities unless the person holds a license issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, Licensure Unit. The Department shall issue licenses to the following classes of lead-based paint professions: worker, supervisor, inspector, risk assessor, visual lead hazard advisor, elevated blood lead level inspector and project designer.

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Requirements/Application Procedures

To apply for a license as a Lead Abatement Worker, you must submit the following to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit:

  1. A completed initial application;
  2. License fee;
  3. Two identical passport-sized clear, front view, full face photographs of applicant alone, recent enough to be a good likeness (normally taken within the last 6 months). The photographs should be 2 x 2 inches in size with an image of head and shoulders taking up the majority of the area. Any retouching of photos is unacceptable;
  4. Documentation of successful completion of an initial lead abatement worker course, and all subsequent refresher courses, approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program with proof of passing the end of course examination. For information on upcoming courses, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386; and
  5. A completed pdf icon physical examination form (only supervisors and workers) showing that you have been examined by a physician, within the preceding 12 months, and declared to be physically capable of working while wearing a respirator.

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To apply for licensure as a Lead Inspector, you must submit the following to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit:

  1. A completed application;
  2. License  fee;
  3. Two identical passport-sized clear, front view, full face photographs of applicant alone, recent enough to be a good likeness (normally taken within the last 6 months). The photographs should be 2 x 2 inches in size with an image of head and shoulders taking up the majority of the area. Any retouching of photos is unacceptable;
  4. Documentation of successful completion of an initial lead inspector course, and all subsequent refresher courses, approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program. For information on upcoming courses, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386; and
  5. Documentation of successful completion of an inspector licensure examination approved or administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program. To schedule an inspector third party examination, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386.

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To apply for licensure as a Lead Risk Assessor, you must submit the following to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit:

  1. A completed application;
  2. Licensure fee;
  3. Two identical passport-sized clear, front view, full face photographs of applicant alone, recent enough to be a good likeness (normally taken within the last 6 months). The photographs should be 2 x 2 inches in size with an image of head and shoulders taking up the majority of the area. Any retouching of photos is unacceptable;
  4. Documentation of successful completion of initial lead inspector and risk assessor courses, and all subsequent refresher courses, approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program. For information on upcoming courses, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386; and
  5. Documentation of successful completion of a risk assessor licensure examination approved or administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program. To schedule an inspector third party examination, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386.

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To apply for licensure as a Lead Abatement Supervisor, you must submit the following to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit:

  1. A completed application;
  2. License fee;
  3. Two identical passport-sized clear, front view, full face photographs of applicant alone, recent enough to be a good likeness (normally taken within the last 6 months). The photographs should be 2 x 2 inches in size with an image of head and shoulders taking up the majority of the area. Any retouching of photos is unacceptable;
  4. Documentation of successful completion of an initial lead abatement supervisor course, and all subsequent refresher courses, approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program. For information on upcoming courses, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386;
  5. Documentation of successful completion of a lead abatement supervisor licensure examination approved or administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program. To schedule an inspector third party examination, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386; and
  6. A completed pdf icon physical examination form showing that applicant has been examined by a physician, within the preceding 12 months, and declared to be physically capable of working while wearing a respirator.

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To apply for licensure as a Lead Abatement Project Designer, you must submit the following to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit:

  1. A completed application;
  2. License fee;
  3. Two identical passport-sized clear, front view, full face photographs of applicant alone, recent enough to be a good likeness (normally taken within the last 6 months). The photographs should be 2 x 2 inches in size with an image of head and shoulders taking up the majority of the area. Any retouching of photos is unacceptable; and
  4. Documentation of successful completion of an initial lead abatement supervisor course, and all subsequent refresher courses, approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program with proof of passing the end of course examination.  For information on upcoming courses, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386.

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To apply for licensure as a Visual Lead Hazard Advisor, you must submit the following to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit:

  1. A completed application;
  2. License fee;
  3. Two identical passport-sized clear, front view, full face photographs of applicant alone, recent enough to be a good likeness (normally taken within the last 6 months). The photographs should be 2 x 2 inches in size with an image of head and shoulders taking up the majority of the area. Any retouching of photos is unacceptable;
  4. Documentation of successful completion of an initial visual lead hazard advisor course, and all subsequent refresher courses, approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program. For information on upcoming courses, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386; and
  5. Documentation of successful completion of a visual lead hazard advisor licensure examination approved or administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program.   To schedule a visual lead hazard advisor third party examination, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386.

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To apply for licensure as an Elevated Blood Lead Level Investigator, you must submit the following to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit:

  1. A completed application;
  2. Two identical passport-sized clear, front view, full face photographs of applicant alone, recent enough to be a good likeness (normally taken within the last 6 months). The photographs should be 2 x 2 inches in size with an image of head and shoulders taking up the majority of the area. Any retouching of photos is unacceptable;
  3. Documentation of successful completion of an initial elevated blood lead level investigator course, initial lead inspector course, and initial risk assessor course, and all subsequent refresher courses, approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program.  For information on upcoming courses, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386; and
  4. Documentation of successful completion of an elevated blood lead level investigator licensure examination approved or administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program. To schedule an elevated blood lead level investigator third party examination, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386.

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Examination Requirements

Third party examinations:

  • A third party examination will be administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit. For more information regarding the examination, please contact the Department at DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov or call (402) 471-0386.
  • Third party examinations are required to be licensed as an: inspector, risk assessor, supervisor, elevated blood lead level investigator, and visual lead hazard advisor.
  • Restrictions: No applicant for licensure shall be permitted to take the third party examination more than three times within six months of receiving a program completion license from an approved training or review program.
  • If an applicant for license does not pass the third party examination within six months of taking the initial program, he/she must retake the appropriate coursework.
  • Study sheets are available upon request
  • The third party examinations were developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

End of course examinations:

  • End of course examinations are administered by the training provider after the training course is completed for the following lead professions: certified worker and certified project designer.
  • The course and examination must be approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program.

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Fees

Fees

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Applications

These forms may be completed online, however, they cannot be submitted via e-mail due to the fact that all applications and forms require original signatures. If you complete the form online, you must print the form and mail it to the address below.

Fees (if applicable) are payable to the "Licensure Unit".

Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

pdf icon Application for Individuals to Conduct Lead-Based Paint Activities
pdf icon Duplicates/Reissue Form
pdf icon Name Change Form
pdf icon Reinstatement Application

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Renewal Information

  1. All lead-based paint licenses expire two years from the date of issuance.
  2. Individuals may renew their license any time up to one year after its expiration. After one year they need to reapply for initial licensure.
  3. To renew a license, the licensee holder must submit to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit:
  • the Renewal Notice;
  • applicable renewal fee;
  • documentation of successful completion within the preceding year of a lead-based paint refresher training course (within the discipline applied for) approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, Lead-Based Paint Program with proof of passing the end of refresher course training examination;
  • a completed physical examination form showing that they have been examined by a physician, within the preceding 12 months, and declared to be physically capable of working while wearing a respirator. Only workers and supervisors are required to obtain a physical examination;
  1. A renewal notice will be sent out to the last address of record at least 30 days prior to expiration.

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Continuing Education

As a condition of renewal of the license, and before submitting the renewal notice to the Department of Health and Human Services, Licensure Unit, the applicant must successfully complete an approved refresher course or approved initial program if applicable for the profession they are applying.

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Name and Address Change

To request an address change, you can contact Patti Owens at (402) 471-2299 or e-mail patricia.owens@nebraska.gov 

If you wish to change your name on your license record, you must complete the pdf icon Affidavit of Name Change form and submit it with a copy of the legal document verifying name change to:

Licensure Unit
Lead Based Paint Credentials
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986

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Certifications/Verifications

Certification and Verification information can be obtained by checking the website at: www.dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/lis_lisindex.aspx

OR

To request either a certification or verification or your license to be sent to another state licensing agency, send your request in writing along with the proper fee to the our office. Checks should be made payable to the Licensure Unit.

Certification

  1. Fee - $25.00
  2. Certification includes:
    1. Name
    2. Profession
    3. License number
    4. Issuance date
    5. Expiration date
    6. Whether the license was granted by examination, waiver, or reciprocity
    7. Examination information, if available
    8. Whether disciplinary action has been taken against the license. If so, the type(s) and date(s) of the action will be included.
    9. SEAL of the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services

Verification

  1. Fee - $5.00
  2. Verification includes:
    1. Name
    2. Profession
    3. License Number
    4. Expiration Date
    5. Department Staff Signature

A verification does not include the SEAL of the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services nor information relating to discipline, or examination.

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Duplicates/Reissue

Duplicates: A duplicate large license or small license card may be requested at the time of initial licensure.

Reissue: A large license and/or small license card may be reissued when the licensee requests: additional documents; replacement of original document(s) due to loss, mutilation or destruction; or replacement of document(s) due to a name change.

To request a reissued license, you must submit a pdf icon request for reissuance. Submit said request to:

Licensure Unit
Lead Based Paint Credentials
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986

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Rules and Regulations/Statutes

pdf icon Lead-Based Paint Activities Regulations - 178 NAC 23
pdf icon Statutes Relating to Lead-Based Paint Activities

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Contact Us

Office Address:

Mailing Address Physical Address
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Licensure Unit
PO Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th and M Streets
3rd Floor
Lincoln, Nebraska

Phone: (402) 471-2299
Fax: (402) 471-3577

 

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (central time)
Monday through Friday

For Individual Lead License Questions:

Patti Owens, Department of Health and Human Services
Phone: (402) 471-2299
e-mail: patricia.owens@nebraska.gov

Rene Tiedt, Program Manager
Phone: (402) 471-2299
e-mail: rene.tiedt@nebraska.gov

For Scope of Work/Abatement Abatement Questions:

Lenard Brown, Health Industrial Hygiene Specialist
Phone: (402) 592-4221
e-mail: lenard.brown@nebraska.gov

For Lead-Based Paint Business Entity Licensure:

Jeremy Poell, Health Industrial Hygiene Specialist
Phone: (402) 471-0783
e-mail: jeremy.poell@nebraska.gov

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Other Related Contacts

Lead-Based Paint Program Contacts

Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Public Health, Environmental Health Unit
Office of Environmental Health Hazards and Indoor Air
Lead-Based Paint Program
PO Box 95026, 301 Centennial Mall South - 3rd Floor
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026
Phone: (402) 471-0386 Fax: (402) 471-8833
Toll Free:  888-242-1100, Extension 1 (Nebraska only)
e-mail:  DHHS.HealthHazardsIndoorAir@nebraska.gov

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Complaints

To file a complaint, please contact the Lead-Based Paint Program's Health Program Manager, Doug Gillespie at doug.gillespie@nebraska.gov or (402) 471-0386.

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