Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Training

If you work on buildings built before 1978 where children may be present, you must be EPA Lead RRP Certified. The EPA requires that all contractors must register for Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Certification by September 30, 2010 in order to perform renovation, repair and painting projects in homes, rentals, child-occupied facilities and schools built before 1978.

Under the new rules, contractors and workers must have documented training and practice lead-safe work practices to reduce potential lead exposures during renovation and repair activities. The requirements apply to anyone, such as painters, plumbers, electricians and contractors, who could potentially expose children to lead dust while performing their work.

For any contractor performing this work without the Lead RRP Certification, the EPA may seek penalties of up to $37,500 per violation, per day.

Become Lead RRP Certified in just 8 hours.

The EPA mandates training to prepare workers for lead handling best practices. With this course, you receive:

  • Comprehensive on-line training
  • Lead RRP certification exam
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Course workbook
  • Reporting templates for your firm and much more..

Who Needs to be Lead-RRP Certified?

All contractors who work with homes, schools and day care centers built prior to 1978 need to become EPA certified in Lead-Safe work practices. Renovators, electricians, HVAC specialists, plumbers, painters and maintenance staff who disrupt more than six square feet of lead paint in pre-1978 homes, schools, day care centers and other places where children spend time must have this certifcation, or face fines of thousands of dollars.

EPA Requirements

Common renovation activities like demolition, sanding and cutting demolition can create hazardous lead dust by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. On April 22, 2008, the EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning September 30, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. Individuals can become certified renovators by taking an eight-hour training course from an EPA-approved training provider.


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