Secretary of Natural Resources Office

Lead-Based Paint Certification Program

The Cherokee Nation is one of only three tribes in the United States to have Treatment as a State (TAS) for its Lead-Based Paint (LBP) Certification Program. This TAS allows the Cherokee Nation to certify individuals as LBP Workers, Supervisors, Inspectors, Risk Assessors, and Project Designers. By having licensed certified professionals working on LBP issues, the Cherokee Nation is ensuring its children are being adequately protected from lead poisoning and its devastating effects.