EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Final Rule (40 CFR 745) applies to pre-1978 housing or child occupied facilities (includes elementary schools, pre-K, day care and other facilities.)
The Rule requires that RRP regulated renovations be performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators and lead safe work practices.
Firms looking for certification must apply to EPA and pay a fee ($300) in order to become a Certified Firm (renewable every 5 years). Firms may begin applying for certification prior to taking the training.
Becoming a Certified Renovator is a matter of successfully completing a Certified Renovator Course delivered by an EPA-accredited training provider. A refresher course is needed every 5 years to maintain certification.
Certified renovators who have taken our training also meet HUD’s training requirements.
One of the two courses below are needed for individuals to become Certified Renovators. Aside from HUD regulated jobs, only one Certified Renovator is needed per job site. The Certified Renovator can train all their workers on the job site.
8 hour Initial RRP Course:This course includes lecture, demonstrations and hands-on. Topics include: Background information, Regulations, How to use EPA Recognized test kits, Setup, During work activities, Cleaning and checking your work, Recordkeeping and Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers.
4 hour Refresher RRP Course:This course is for Certified Renovators needing their 5 year refresher training. This course also provides a path to becoming a Certified Renovator for those with previous lead abatement supervisor or HUD Lead Safe training.
Requirements for Certificate Award: A course certificate will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course. Attendance of the entire class, demonstrating successful completion of hands-on activities, payment and passing an exam are required.
RRP renovator courses do not certify one to do lead abatement and are not intended to provide OSHA compliance training. For those interested, Chem Scope does separately offer lead abatement and/or OSHA lead awareness training.