Individual Lead Abatement Certification Fee and Refund Information

Description Initial certification fee Re-certification fee

Fee Schedule

Individual, all disciplines except abatement worker
(inspector, supervisor, risk assessor, project designer)

$410 $410
Individual abatement worker $310 $310
Tribal individual, all disciplines* $10 $10
Certification examination fee** $70 for each attempt
Replacement certificate $15

*Individuals must currently be in the employment of a Federally-recognized Indian Tribe.
**Does not apply to project designers, abatement workers, or applicants applying under reciprocity.

What is EPA's fee refund policy?

Individuals having submitted an application and associated fees for certification or re-certification who wish to withdraw their application prior to Agency approval will receive a fee refund based upon the schedule listed below. Individuals who request a refund more than 10 days after the Agency receives the application will receive only a partial refund.

Number of Days Following Agency Receipt of Application Percent Reimbursable (based upon total fees submitted)
up to 10 days 100%
11 to 60 days  75%
61 to 120 days  50%
121 or more days 25%

Note: Refunds will only be made after EPA verifies fee receipt and deposit by the U.S. Treasury.

Individuals must notify the Agency in writing in order to qualify for a refund. The date of withdrawal is the date on which the Agency received the withdrawal notification.

EPA will not refund fees after granting a individual certification or re-certification. If your application is disapproved, EPA will not refund fees.

Refunds are not available for replacing a certificate.

Refund and withdrawal requests must be sent to the following address:

P.O. Box 14417
Washington, DC 20044-4417