Lead Poisoning Prevention
Lead Independent Examination

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Who needs to take the Lead Independent Examination?

The following disciplines require successful completion of the Lead Independent Examination:

  • Lead Supervisor
  • Lead Inspector
  • Lead Risk Assessor

You must achieve a score of 70% or better to successfully complete the exam.

How do I take the Lead Independent Examination?

To take the Lead Independent Examination, fill out and submit the Lead Independent Exam Registration Form (PDF: 34KB/ 1 page) to MDH.

Where do I take the Lead Independent Examination?

The Lead Independent Examination is offered at the main MDH offices in the Orville Freeman Building, 625 Robert Street N, St. Paul, MN 55155. Metered parking is available on the Orange Level (top level) of the Centennial Parking Ramp (behind MDH) or across the street at Lots U and W behind the Harold Stassen Building, 600 Robert Street North.

When do I take the Lead Independent Examination?

The Lead Independent Examination is being offered by MDH on the following dates in 2014:

  • December 16

All testing sessions begin at 9:00 AM and end at 11:00 AM.

The Lead Independent Examination is being offered by MDH on the following dates in 2015:

  • January 20
  • February 17
  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15

All testing sessions begin at 9:00 AM and end at 11:00 AM.

What do I need to take the Lead Independent Examination?

Bring a copy of your training course diploma and a picture ID. There is no fee for the examination.

Parking is metered at the Centennial Parking Ramp and Lots U and W behind the Harold Stassen Building. Payment options include Visa/MasterCard credit and debit cards, $1 and $5 dollar bills, as well as coins at a rate of $1.50 per hour or $6.00 for an all-day rate.

What if I fail the Lead Independent Examination?

If you fail the examination, you may re-take it after 24 hours have passed. Contact MDH to set up an appointment to re-take the examination.

Updated Thursday, December 04, 2014 at 08:14AM