​Do I need lead certification courses?

If you disturb painted surfaces on homes built before 1978, you probably need to be certified as lead-safe. This is a two-step process.
  1. Take an eight-hour certification course approved by the Oregon Health Authority. The certification is good for five years and tells us you completed training in how to handle lead-based paint safely. 
  2. Obtain a Lead-Based Paint Renovator's License (LBPR) from the CCB. This license costs $50 annually.
Your initial lead training expires after five years. You must take a "refresher" course before that happens to keep your CCB license in good standing. 
  • Refresher courses are approved by the Oregon Health Authority and the EPA and are good for three years or five years, depending on whether you take the class in-person or online.
Where to find lead certification courses

CCB continuing education credit for lead courses (New!)

All contractors now earn CCB continuing education credit for taking the lead-safe classes.
  • Any government-approved eight-hour certification course or four-hour refresher course can count for your three CCB laws, regulations and business practices credits or for credit hours of other approved courses.

How do contractors get credit?

The CCB applies credits when you present your lead training certificate to obtain or maintain your CCB lead license.