Since 1993, COAD’s Ohio Center for Lead Abatement has provided a wide range of training courses and technical assistance for contractors and professionals in the environmental remediation industry including worker, inspector, risk-assessor and supervisor/contractor training. OCLA provides training for private contractors, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and local governments. OCLA is funded in part by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The OCLA is a licensed provider of EPA-approved lead abatement and hazard mitigation training courses. COAD is a member of the EPA Region III and V Lead Training Consortium, coordinated by the University of Maryland – Baltimore. Contact the OCLA for more information regarding working lead-safe, lead training classes, and on-site technical assistance.

Find qualified EPA-certified RRP firms in your region to ensure abatement and rehab projects are Lead-Safe!

Learn more about the environmental and health Hazards of Lead to keep you, your family, and your community safe.

The Ohio Department of Health has a wide variety of services, educational materials and resources available on healthy homes, lead mitigation, risk assessment, abatement and housing programs.

For compliance, certification, and licensing information, please visit Lead Abatement Contractor Resources at the Ohio Department of Health.

The new Lead Safe Ohio Program, which is part of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s ongoing efforts to make more of Ohio’s homes lead-safe for children and families, will invest $150 million toward state and local efforts to prevent lead poisoning and remediate homes of contamination.

Lead Courses offered:

  • EPA LEAD RENOVATION, REPAIR & PAINTING INITIAL (RRP – I)
  • EPA LEAD RENOVATION, REPAIR & PAINTING REFRESHER (RRP – R)
  • LEAD ABATEMENT CONTRACTOR – INITIAL (LAC‐ I)
  • LEAD ABATEMENT CONTRACTOR – REFRESHER (LAC – R)
  • LEAD ABATEMENT WORKER – INITIAL (LAW-I)
  • LEAD ABATEMENT WORKER – REFRESHER (LAW – R)
  • LEAD INSPECTOR INITIAL (LI)
  • LEAD CLEARANCE TECHNICIAN (CT)
  • LEAD RISK ASSESSOR INITIAL (LRA)
  • LEAD RISK ASSESSOR – REFRESHER (LRA – R)