Inspectors Providing Lead Paint Abatement Services in Maryland
The Inspection Contractors (IC) listed have been accredited/licensed by the
Maryland Department of the Environment to provide lead paint inspection
services. The Inspection Contractors qualify to perform different types of
inspections based on the accreditation category(ies) of the inspector(s) that
work for the contractor. There are three kinds of lead paint inspectors. They
qualify in the following ways:
- Visual Inspector (VI) - May perform Full or Modified Risk
Reduction Inspections. This is done by a Dust Inspection or a Visual
Inspection after unit has been prepared for inspection by an accredited lead
paint abatement contractor. Visual Inspectors may also perform testing for
- Inspector Technician (IT) - May perform Lead Free Inspections.
This is done by X-ray testing or paint chip analysis of all surfaces.
Inspector Technicians may also perform testing for Clearance.
- Risk Assessor (RA) - May perform all the functions of a VI and
IT. Risk Assessors may also perform Lead Hazard Screenings and Risk
Assessments. Risk Assessors may identify lead hazards and make
recommendations from analysis of X-ray testing, paint chips, dust, soil,
water and questionnaires. Risk Assessors may also perform testing for
For your convenience MDE publishes this list of accredited lead contractors
that meet Maryland’s standards to perform abatement activities involving
lead-based paint. The list is an information resource only. MDE does not endorse
any of the contractors included on this list nor does MDE provide any warranty
about their performance. Consumers are advised to request bids and conduct
reference checks before hiring. Contact the individual contractors for
information regarding services and fees. Verify with the contractor you are
going to hire that the inspector is accredited by MDE. This accreditation and
training does not satisfy the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.
If you have questions regarding official inspection or abatement work procedures call MDE at 410-537-3825.
The lists are updated weekly.