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The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch (CLPPB) staff manages a program to ensure that construction activities involving lead are performed in a manner to eliminate existing lead hazards, and to avoid creating new lead poisoning hazards for children and other occupants, as well as the workers themselves. The primary activities include:

  • Evaluating and accrediting training providers who teach lead specialists how to find and abate lead hazards. 
  • Evaluating the qualifications of applicants for lead certification, and granting certification to those qualified to perform lead-related construction work in an effective and lead-safe manner.

Apply for Certification or Renewal Online

Please note: as of March 1, 2019, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Lead Related Construction (LRC) program is no longer issuing lead certification cards. Online lead certificates can be accessed via your online profile. If you have questions, call 1-800-597-5323.


Most of your lead training and certification questions are answered in the links below. If you have any further questions, you can contact the program:

  • LRC Information Line - (800) 597-5323 - leave a message, and a representative will contact you as soon as possible
  • CLPPB Front Desk - (510) 620-5600 - ask to talk to someone in Lead-Related Construction
  • FAX - (510) 620-5656
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Effective July 1, 2020, the fee for each certificate or renewal requested is $135 and a fee of $70 is required to be paid prior to taking each State certification exam.

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