EPA Lead Renovators Certification Initial
This Lead Renovator (RRP) Initial Certification course is 8 hours in length and includes EPA-HUD approved lead safety training and certification. Any contractor performing work on pre-1978 homes or child-occupied facilities must employ at least one Certified Renovator who has successfully completed this training. Companies must also be registered as a Lead Safe Certified Firm with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The course concludes with a certification exam. This course is approved for purposes of certification under Section 402 of TSCA.
Effective April 22, 2010, anyone who performs renovations, repairs, or painting in pre-1978 housing or child-occupied facilities must comply with the Lead RRP Rule. Individuals and firms that are not certified could face fines of up to $37,500 per day.
The EPA rule applies if your project disturbs:
- More than 6 square feet of interior painted surface AND/OR
- More than 20 square feet of exterior painted surface
There are 5 steps to be sure you are in compliance:
- Get registered for an EPA-approved lead certification course
- Submit an application to EPA on behalf of your company
- Complete the training in a public or private workshop
- Pass the 25-question certification exam given in class
- Receive approval from EPA and you are in the clear!