Lead Licensing - Inspection and Risk Assessment ← Knowledge Base Can certified EPA Renovators take paint chip samples in Missouri for renovation projects? Can I collect paint chip, soil, or dust wipe samples without being licensed as a lead inspector or risk assessor? Do I have to be licensed as a lead inspector or risk assessor to use an XRF? If I am licensed as a risk assessor, do I have to be licensed as a lead inspector to conduct lead inspections? Can a lead risk assessor write lead abatement project specifications? Can a licensed lead inspector or lead risk assessor conduct limited testing, screening, surveying, or evaluation for the presence of lead-based paint or lead-based paint hazards? What procedure do I follow for using an X-ray fluorescence analyzer to test for the presence of lead in paint, or for performing a lead inspection of a residential dwelling, child occupied facility?