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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.

Third Party Lead Examination Schedule
All examinations will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Nashville Memphis
January 17, 2008 January 30, 2008
February 14, 2008 February 21, 2008
March 13, 2008 March 26, 2008
April 17, 2008 April 22, 2008
May 15, 2008 May 20, 2008
June 19, 2008 June 24, 2008
July 17, 2008 N/A
August 14, 2008 August 26, 2008
September 18, 2008 N/A
October 16, 2008 October 21, 2008
November 13, 2008 November 19, 2008
December 11, 2008 December 17, 2008

*All Nashville exams will be given at 401 Church St., 5th Floor of the L&C Tower.

*All Memphis exams will be given at 2510 Mt. Moriah, Suite E 645, Perimeter Park.

Other times and locations may be scheduled based upon need.

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

Call Angie Phillips at 615-532-9413 to reserve your exam date in Nashville.

Call Norma Branch at 901-365-3204 to reserve your exam date in Memphis.

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