Project Monitor (PM) Certificate


According to the California Department of Public Health, the Project Monitor (PM) certificate is intended for those who plan to oversee lead-related construction work to ensure that specifications are followed. This includes:

  • Working with consultants, industrial hygienists, journeymen, engineers and housing specialists to develop the project specifications.

  • Conducting air monitoring to assess exposure levels and dust wipe sampling to ensure adequacy of containment.

  • Performing clearance testing at the end of the project to see if any lead contamination remains

  • Ensuring work activities for compliance with Federal, State and local regulatory requirements


Under California's Title 17 regulations, a certified Project Monitor

  • may prepare lead abatement plans

  • may perform clearance inspections

  • may not conduct lead abatement activities

  • may not manage individuals performing lead abatement activities

  • may not conduct lead hazard evaluations except for clearances


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