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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 15. Virginia Board For Asbestos, Lead, And Home Inspectors
Chapter 30. Virginia Lead-Based Paint Activities Regulations

18VAC15-30-390. Course examination.

A. For each course, the accredited lead training program shall conduct a monitored, written course test at the completion of the course and a hands-on skills assessment, or as an alternative, a proficiency test. Each individual must successfully complete the hands-on skills assessment and receive a passing score on the course test to pass any course, or successfully complete a proficiency test. Refresher training programs are not required to conduct a hands-on skills assessment.

B. The course test is an evaluation of the overall effectiveness of the training which shall test the trainee's knowledge and retention of the topics covered during the course. An oral course test may be administered in lieu of a written course test for lead abatement worker only.

C. Seventy percent shall be the passing score on the course test.

D. The hands-on skills assessment is an evaluation of the effectiveness of the hands-on training which shall test the ability of the trainees to demonstrate satisfactory performance of work practices and procedures specified in Part VIII (18VAC15-30-440 et seq.) of this chapter, as well as any other skills demonstrated in the course.

E. The use of a proficiency test in lieu of a hands-on assessment and course test may be considered by the training provider. An accredited lead training program that offers a proficiency test shall assure that the test consists primarily of an evaluation of the effectiveness and reliability of a student's ability to conduct a particular lead-based paint activity. The proficiency test must also cover all of the topics and skills addressed in a particular course. For instance, a proficiency-based course in inspection could involve a mix of lecture material with students conducting a mock inspection in a residential dwelling with known lead-based paint concentrations. The student would be evaluated on the accuracy of the results of their inspection. For a training program to make use of a proficiency-based course, that course must be approved by the board in the same manner as approval for any other course, including fees.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-501 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 2, eff. November 13, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. October 1, 2003.

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