Resources

 

NATEC Resources is intended to support your endeavors in obtaining the type of lead certificate that is right for you. Here you can find frequently asked questions, forms to download and important links that might be helpful to you.

 

 

Information on the different types of lead training.

Click here to view important links.

Click here for forms and applications to download.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Facilities:

Where are your training offices located?

You can view our training offices here: https://natecintl.com/contact-us.html 

Are your facilities open for in-person training?

Yes, we are open throughout all branches for in-person training. Due to the nature of state, local and federal mandates, social distancing and masking rules will apply.  https://www.natecintl.com/covid-19-protocol.html 

What is your COVID-19 Protocol? 

https://www.natecintl.com/covid-19-protocol.html 

Can you provide training at my location?

Yes, we offer private training at client sites. Our business development managers are ready to serve you for a custom quote. Contact us at training@natecintl.com.

 

General Training:

Do I have to submit proof of prior certification for a refresher course?

Yes, please submit a valid prior certification to training@natecintl.com to be able to attend your scheduled course and receive a new certification.

Proof of prior certification for CDPH or EPA lead courses only are not required, however it is important to know that it is the student’s responsibility to enroll for a refresher course within 2 years of their last training.

How does my firm get certified through EPA?

NATEC provides individual certifications. To certify your firm, click the link below to apply through the EPA website.

https://www.epa.gov/lead/getcertified

What states are you authorized to instruct in?

AL, CA, DE, GA, IA, KS, MA, MS, NC, OK, OR, RI, UT, WA, WI

What is EPA reciprocity?

Not necessarily. Whether to accept certification from another jurisdiction is up to the individual state or tribal area. EPA cannot compel states or tribes to adopt programs identical to the Federal program or to establish reciprocity provisions.

Source: https://www.epa.gov/lead/my-epa-renovator-certification-accepted-all-states-and-tribal-areas

 

Asbestos Training:

How often do I need to renew my Asbestos certificate?

Asbestos certificates are valid for 1 year. Refresher training is required every year to stay current. There is an additional 1-year grace period where refresher training can still be taken but the individual cannot perform any work related to their certificate during the grace period. All certificates that surpass the 2-year timeframe will need to take the initial course.

When is the next Cal-OSHA CAC/CSST State Exam?

Please click the link below and locate the exam schedule (pdf) to view any upcoming exam dates through Cal-OSHA.

https://www.dir.ca.gov/databases/doshcaccsst/caccsst_query_1.html

I’m trying to become a Certified Asbestos Consultant (CAC), what courses do I need?

Asbestos Supervisor Initial, Asbestos Building Inspector Initial, Asbestos Management Planner Initial (Pre-requisite: Asbestos Building Inspector), Asbestos Project Designer Initial.

I’m trying to become a Certified Site Surveillance Technician (CSST), what courses do I need?

Asbestos Supervisor Initial, Asbestos Building Inspector Initial.

 

Lead Training:

Certification: this is the CDPH certification obtained after applying and taking state exam

CCF / Course Completion Form: this is the form given to students upon successful completion of an accredited CDPH lead course by an accredited training provider. Not to be confused with the CDPH certification see above which is issued by the CDPH.

Continuing Education: this is also known as “refresher training”. It is the required refresher or continuing education required to maintain the CDPH certification.   

How often do I need to renew my EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting certificate?

EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Initial certificates are valid for 5 years. Refresher training is required before the certificate expiration date. Refresher Certificates are valid for 3 years (without hands-on) and 5 years (with hands-on). All certificates that surpass the 5-year timeframe will need to take the 8-hour initial course.

Does my firm need to be EPA certified even if I have my EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting training certificate?

Beyond someone trained as a “certified renovator”, the firm must also be certified by the EPA. To certify your firm, click the link below to apply through the EPA website.

https://www.epa.gov/lead/getcertified

For additional information, click here: https://www.epa.gov/lead/renovation-repair-and-painting-program-firm-certification

How often do I need to renew my CDPH lead training?

Continuing education must be completed within two years of the date of training and every two years thereafter to stay up to date. Refresher training that surpasses the 2-year timeframe will not be approved by CDPH for a renewal certificate.

§35096. Certification, Interim Certification, and Renewal Procedures, states “(1) Certified or interim certified individuals shall complete a minimum of seven contact hours of continuing education instruction every two years to be eligible to apply for certification or interim certification renewal.

Do I have a grace period to renew my CDPH lead training?

No, if you have not taken a refresher course within the two-year interval then an initial training will be required. Title 17 does not have a grace period for training.

My CDPH card is current (not expired) but my last lead training was 2.5 years ago. Since my card is not expired, am I eligible to take the refresher training?

No. Continuing education must be completed within two years of the date of training and every two years thereafter to stay up to date. Refresher training that surpasses the 2-year timeframe will not be approved by CDPH for a renewal certificate. The CDPH application will be rejected.

§35096. Certification, Interim Certification, and Renewal Procedures, states “(1) Certified or interim certified individuals shall complete a minimum of seven contact hours of continuing education instruction every two years to be eligible to apply for certification or interim certification renewal.

What happens if I did not complete my CEUs within the 2-year timeframe per title 17?

You will need to take the applicable initial course and re-apply to the CDPH. Contact the CDPH to determine if you need to re-take the CDPH lead exam.

Do I have to submit proof of prior certification for a refresher course?

Yes, please submit a valid prior certification to training@natecintl.com to be able to attend your scheduled course and receive a new certification. 

Proof of prior certification for CDPH lead courses only are not required, however it is important to know that it is the student’s responsibility to enroll for a refresher course within 2 years of their last training.

How do I apply for my CDPH lead certificate?

Please click the link below to create your account and follow the necessary steps to apply through the CDPH online portal.

https://accountportal.cdph.ca.gov/Licensing.aspx                

When is the next CDPH Lead state exam for Supervisors, Inspector/Assessor and Project Monitors?

Please click the link below to view any upcoming exam dates through CDPH.

https://exam-registration.cpshr.us/childhood-lead-poisoning-prevention-exams/test-schedule

How do I contact the CDPH with questions?

Please call the lead hotline 1-800-597-5323 for any certification questions.

Online/Virtual Training:

What platform do you use for Virtual Training?

Our publicly-held virtual courses are hosted on the Zoom platform for Educators, however for our private clients, we are able to accommodate other platforms such as Microsoft Teams and more.

What is the difference between a Virtual course and an Online course?

Our virtual courses are with a live instructor on a set date and time. Our online courses are self-paced.

What do I need to access a virtual course?

Webcam is required for all Lead classes. Wi-Fi/Internet Connection, Speakers, Mic, Zoom (Laptops, tablets, PC, or smartphones can be used).

When will I receive my Zoom Link to access my virtual course?

Zoom Links are sent out 3 days prior to the scheduled class date to the email address you      provided. If you have not received your link or if you are experiencing technical issues, please check your spam inbox or contact virtualtraining@natecintl.com.

When will I receive my online course login information?

Once you register, a login for the class will be sent from our online training department to your email address that you provided on your registration. Students are required to have their own unique email to access the online training. Once you receive your login, you can begin your course and must finish within 14 days. If you have not received your login information or if you are experiencing any technical issues, please check your spam inbox or contact onlinetraining@natecintl.com.