Approval for lead training courses is based on the requirements specified in the Lead Poisoning Prevention Code. Application for refresher courses can be made concurrently with the initial course. The Department does not need additional copies of course material for the refresher course if it is the same as the initial course, excluding copies of the refresher course agenda. State and local government and nonprofit training programs shall be exempt from application, accreditation and certification fees.
Separate worker course approval is required for courses taught in a language other than English. If training provider wishes to teach a course in Polish, Spanish, or any other foreign language, the training course provider must apply for and receive separate approval. In addition, the training course provider must include a signed statement that the foreign language course content will be the same as the English language course content. If the course is not the same as the English version then the training course provider must provide the foreign version with an English translation of the content of the course and include agendas and other handout materials in the foreign language. The foreign language class list and certificates must indicate the language other than English. Any deviation from the approved course, such as conducting courses longer than an eight (8) hour day, shall not be approved by the Department without prior Department review and approval of such course. Separate approval is required for abbreviated or extended courses. Such approval is required before the courses are offered or held. The Department must receive a written request with a copy of the course agenda, times, etc. reflecting the alternative course meets the requirements set forth in the full course. "Training Hour" means at least 50 minutes of actual teaching, including time devoted to lecture, learning activities, small group activities, demonstrations, evaluations, and/or hands-on experience.