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Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities

COURSE NO: C07-014
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities
Course Highlights

This online PDH course examines sources of lead contamination found in drinking water in schools and child care facilities. It features seven modules on how to enact a plan for testing, remediating, and communicating lead contamination in drinking water.


Lead had been widely used in plumbing in the U.S. until it was determined to be unsafe for human consumption. In children, lead exposure can cause reduced IQ and attention span, learning disabilities, poor classroom performance, hyperactivity, behavioral problems, impaired growth, and hearing loss. Thus, it is important to constantly test for, remediate, and communicate any lead contamination in drinking water.


This course maintains that the only way to know if there is lead in drinking water is testing. It provides information on likely sources of lead in a building’s plumbing system and how to sample different sources of drinking water. It also historically contextualizes the presence of lead in plumbing and subsequent phasing out after being determined unsafe for human consumption.


This 7 PDH online course is applicable to environmental, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as other technical personnel who are interested in learning more about eliminating lead sources from drinking water.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding how to sample drinking water for lead and interpret the results
  • Understanding the effects of lead exposure on the human body, particularly for children
  • Learning about the historical context in which lead was used in plumbing in the U.S. and why it was phased out
  • Learning how to develop and enact a plan to test for, remediate, and communicate any lead contamination in drinking water in schools and child care facilities
Course Document
In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review "Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities" by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), publication EPA 815-B-18-007, dated October 2018.
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Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-five (35) questions to earn 7 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on the entire document.
The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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