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Visual Assessment Training

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Introduction to the Course

Welcome to the HUD Lead Based Paint Visual Assessment Training Course! Here's how this training works: Each slide follows a specific sequence. The arrows at the bottom should be used to go forward or back. At the end of the training, there is a short test. Upon completion you will have the opportunity to download a copy of the training course; a certificate of completion will be mailed to you in 2-3 weeks.

Course Outline

Here is a list of the topics covered in this course:

  • The Purpose of This Training
  • Background of Lead-Based Paint
  • Identify Deteriorated Paint
  • Identify Types of Deterioration
  • Describe Causes of Deterioration
  • Summary of Deterioration
  • Repair Deteriorated Paint

Purpose of Training

Training is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new lead-based paint regulation (24 CFR Part 35, et al.). This training is intended for those already inspecting housing units. You may be a:

  • Housing quality standards inspector
  • Maintenance supervisor
  • Building engineer
  • Person with housing inspection duties
  • Lead-based paint risk assessor
  • Lead-based paint inspector
  • Sampling technician
  • Other building maintenance staff

This training will build on your existing building inspection and assessment skills to perform visual assessments.

Why is this training important?

Deteriorated paint is a major source of lead in dust. This dust can be ingested by children and other at risk groups and can poison them.

Identifying and eliminating deteriorated paint helps to reduce the risk that lead poses to children.


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