Certification, Accreditation, and Training for
Businesses, Contractors, & Property Owners (Regulated Community)
Certification and Business Entities
- More information on DOEE business entity requirements and fees
- Apply to become a DOEE-certified Lead-Safe business entity
- Current list of DOEE-certified companies for lead-based paint abatement and interim controls, and lead-safe renovations and repairs
- Current list of DOEE-certified companies for lead paint inspections, lead risk assessments, dust clearances, and project design
- Apply for a Lead Renovation and Abatement Permit
- District of Columbia lead-safe work practices, Renovate Right!
Accreditation and Training Providers
- More information on being a DOEE-accredited training provider
- To apply for DOEE-accreditation as a training provider
- List of DOEE-accredited training providers [here]
- More information on EPA-Accredited Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program (RRP) Training Providers
Certification for Individuals
- More information on DOEE individual discipline (worker, dust sampling technician, lead inspector, risk assessor, lead supervisor, and project designer) requirements and fees (tba)
- Apply to become a DOEE-certified lead-safe certified individual
- Current list of DOEE-certified individuals
- Get trained to conduct lead-based paint activities
- Lead-Based Paint Applications and Forms
For Property Managers Owners
Property Managers and Owners should be aware of the District’s lead laws.
District Required Forms
The District’s lead laws require the issuance of several DOEE forms for pre-1978 properties.
- Issue a completed DC Lead Disclosure form to tenant prior to obligation under a lease or a buyer prior to obligation under a contract
- Issue a completed DC Tenant Rights form to tenant before a tenant executes or renews a lease and whenever the owner provides notice of rent increase
- Issue a completed Property Access form to tenant at least 48 hours prior to work under the District’s lead law
- Contractors are required to submit a completed Notice of Dust Sampling form to DOEE prior to performing dust testing
- Issue a clearance examination report no older than 12 months to a tenant when a child under age 6 or pregnant woman lives or regularly visits your property [See definition of regularly visits in the regulations]
- Issue a completed Clearance Examination Receipt Acknowledgement to tenant along with a clearance examination report
- Issue a completed Tenant Right to Return Post Relocation to tenant post relocation
Need help adhering to documents issued by DOEE?
DOEE issues letters, Notices, Orders and other official documents to owners. Review them and supporting documents carefully.
- Review the letter, Notice or Order and supporting documents carefully.
- Work with a housing counseling service organization for assistance, if needed.
- Hire a DC certified abatement-renovation contractor to remediate identified hazards within the required time period.
- Hire a DC certified consultant contractor to conduct lead testing and clearance examination and submit the report to DOEE within the required time period.
- Make sure that your hired consultant is following the applicable clearance requirements by using the clearance examination checklist
- Submit a written detailed request for an extension to [email protected], if applicable.
- Review the lead compliance and enforcement program’s website.
- Submit the passing clearance examination report to DOEE using [email protected].
- Contact DOEE at 202-535-2600 for more information.