Frequent Questions

How does my firm become Abatement Certified?

Question

How does my firm become Abatement Certified?

 

Answer

EPA's Abatement program applies to all states, tribes and territories where EPA has not specifically provided authorization for that state, tribe or territory to operate the program themselves.

 EPA only administers the abatement program in the following states, tribes and territories: Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming or American Samoa, Guam, the Marianas and all tribal lands except the Cherokee Nation, Upper and Lower Sioux Nations, and the Bois Forte Band. Contractors working in these areas can become certified by first searching for their firm online at https://www.epa.gov/lead/lead-renovationabatement-firm-certification-application-or-update. If you cannot locate your firm using the search and can confirm your firm does not have a current or pending certification, you can begin an application to certify a new firm using the link provided at the bottom of the “Results” page. Please note that the search results area of the webpage has its own scroll bar separate from the main page, you need to scroll to the bottom of this area to see the link to begin a new firm application.  IIf you work in more than one state, you may need both EPA federal and state certifications.

Firms operating in any states, territories or tribes not listed in the previous paragraph should contact the respective state or tribe for more information about their training and certification requirements. Links to these state programs are available here.  Note that if you work in more than one state, you may need both EPA federal and state certification.

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