According to the California Department of Public Health, the Sampling Technician certificate is intended for those who, under the direction of an Inspector/Assessor, perform sampling activities. This may include:
- Obtaining paint-chip, dust or soil samples.
- Utilizing an XRF machine to test painted surfaces.
- Conducting visual assessments
Under California’s Title 17 regulations, a certified Sampling Technician:
- may obtain samples during a lead hazard evaluation under the direction of a certified Inspector/Assessor.
- may not conduct lead abatement activities.
- may not facilitate lead abatement plans.
- may not conduct full lead hazard evaluations, including clearance inspections.