Lead Based Paint Credentials

Professions & Occupations

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What you need to know

​​Governor's Executive Orders​

Any person working on a lead abatement project or in a lead occupation in Nebraska must obtain a license.

A Lead occupation is a worker, supervisor, inspector, project designer, risk assessor (includes licensure as an inspector), visual lead hazard advisor, or elevated blood lead level investigator.  License means an authorization issued by the Department permitting an individual to work in a lead occupation. 

Abatement or abatement project means any measure or set of measures designed to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards.

Initial Application, Requirements & Fees

To qualify for a license in a lead occupation in Nebraska you must:
  1. Complete EPA approved initial training for discipline which you are applying for. Lead training is valid for three years. 
  2. Complete a Nebraska 3rd Party Certification Examination. Please call (402) 471-0386.
  3. Have been examined by a physician within the past year and declared to be physically capable of working while wearing a respirator. (Applies to both worker and supervisor.) Must have an original signature from the physician (MD or DO).
  4. Submit two identical photos. Passport-sized (2" x 2"), head/shoulders taking up majority of area, taken within the past six months.

Initial Application for Lead Occupation Certification

Fee Information


Renewal Information, Continuing Education & Reinstatement

All lead licenses expire two years from the date of issuance.

To renew a license, submit the following: 

  • Renewal notice
  • Renewal fee
  • Documentation of completing a Department-approved lead refresher training course
  • Documentation of being examined by a physician and declared to be physically capable of working while wearing a respirator (applies to both workers and supervisors). Must have an original signature from the physician (MD or DO).

A renewal notice will be mailed by the Department to your last known address at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your license. Note: The Licensure Unit no longer mails wallet-size license cards. Please use the License Lookup website to view your license status and to view or print a license any time at no charge.

An individual, once licensed, must successfully complete an approved review course in order to renew his or her license, and must furnish proof of completion of such course during renewal.

For information on approved courses, contact DHHS.HealthHazardIndoorAir@nebraska.gov by e-mail or call (402) 471-0386.  


An application for reinstatement to practice a lead occupation is required if your license has been revoked, expired, placed on inactive status, lapsed or voluntarily surrendered without disciplinary action.

Reinstatement Application for Lead Occupation Certification


Click here for the Lead Program website.

Office of Rehabilitation & Community Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Public Health/Licensure Unit
Licensing Phone Number
(402) 471-2299
Lead Program Phone Number
(402) 471-0386
Fax Number
(402) 742-1152
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Lead Licensing
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986


Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 3rd Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.