Environmental Training - Lead Worker Initial - English Language


This course is designed for non-supervisory personnel seeking a EPA/HUD/OSHA-based training class qualifying them to obtain a state-issued license for the abatement of lead-based paint. 

The course includes lectures, demonstrations, hands-on training, individual respirator fit testing, course review and a written examination.

Topics covered

  • What is lead?
  • Potential health effects of exposure to lead
  • Identifying lead-based paint hazards
  • Worker and community rights
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Controlling lead based paint hazards
  • Worksite setup
  • Abatement methods
  • Lead abatement in the home
  • Cleanup, disposal and clearance
  • Industrial removal of lead-based paint
  • Other health and safety problems incidental to lead-based paint abatement
  • Laws, regulation, and standards

Course length

  • 2 days
  • Classes run from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day with a one-hour lunch break

Languages offered

  • English
  • Spanish


  • None


  • Each student must bring to class his or her social security card and a government-issued photo ID.
  • You must be able to read and understand the English language to take this class.  No interpreters will be allowed in class.
  • Your photograph will be taken for use on certification documents.


  • Students completing the coursework and passing the exam will be issued: 1) an EPA-approved course certificate with unique identification number, and 2) a plastic course certification card.   Both will have your picture on them.  These are valid for 12 months from the course completion date.
  • The course certificate permits licensure in any of the 50 United States.

Registration and Payment

  • Prices above are all-inclusive and include necessary training materials, supplies, beverages, and snacks during breaks.  Students are responsible for all meals (including lunches), lodging and transportation to/from class.
  • Payment in full is due at registration.  TES accepts Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, e-check, and Paypal.
  • Students wishing to pay by check or cash should call TES at (615) 377-0881 to make arrangements. 

Cancellation and Refunds

  • Students cancelling up to 72 hours before a session begins may elect to reschedule or receive a full refund at the student's discretion.  Students cancelling less than 72 hours before a session begins will be charged the full price of the course.  However, TES will issue the student a credit for the full course amount that may be applied toward any regularly-scheduled TES course offered during the next 12 months.
  • TES reserves the right to cancel a session before it begins if the quantity of students is lacking.  In these cases, TES will make every effort to immediately notify all registered students by phone, and students may elect to reschedule for a later date or receive a full refund at their discretion.  Moreover, if TES cancels a session with less than 24 hours remaining before the course is scheduled to begin, TES will issue a $50 credit to each previously registered student which credit may be applied toward any regularly-scheduled TES course offered during the next 12 months.  
  • Refunds will be processed using the same credit card or other payment method used for the original registration.
  • In the event of inclement weather, TES will make a decision whether to hold class on a day-to-day and class-by-class basis.   Students may phone TES at (615) 377-0881 to inquire about severe weather closings.

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