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Lead Certification

Commissioner's Certification Examination

Effective September 26, 2000, individuals engaged in lead-based paint (LBP) activities in "target housing" and "child-occupied facilities" in the State of Tennessee must be certified by the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. The Lead-based Paint Abatement Program is located in the Division of Solid Waste Management. Individuals seeking certification, except for those currently certified by EPA, must pass the Commissioner's (third-party) examination for LBP inspector, risk assessor or supervisor, which is separate from examinations associated directly with a training course. Certification examinations must be taken and passed within six (6) months following the completion of a lead-based paint training course accredited by the EPA, or the State of Tennessee, or an EPA authorized state.

The Commissioner's examination will be administered on the following dates, times and locations for individuals seeking LBP professional certification as an inspector, risk assessor or supervisor. Adjustments to dates, time, and/or location must be initiated through the program office. Please contact Katona Greer at 615-532-0846 for more information.

If it is hard for you to read, speak, or understand English, please see our Language Assistance webpage for more information about our free language assistance services.

Third Party Lead Examination Schedule
All examinations begin at 10:00 a.m. in Nashville*. In Knoxville and Memphis, exams begin at 10:30 a.m. unless otherwise specified by the examiner. Exams held in Memphis and Knoxville are scheduled upon request.

2018 Nashville* Memphis Knoxville
January 11 & 18 - -
February 22 8 -
March 8 - 29
April 12 5 -
May 10 - 25
June 7 22 -
July 19 - -
August 23 3 -
September 6 - 20
October 18 12 -
November 8 - -
December 6 - -

(-) Examination Not Scheduled

Other times and locations may be scheduled based upon need.

*All Nashville exams will be held at 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, on the 14th Floor of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower.

To take this examination, the appropriate application and fees must be submitted.

Certification Examination Training and Study Guide

For additional information or to request an examination application, please contact the Lead-Based Paint Abatement Program at 1 (888) 771-5323.

Conduct Lead-Based Paint Activities

If it is hard for you to read, speak, or understand English, please see our Language Assistance webpage for more information about our free language assistance services.


Katona Greer


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