EPA Lead-Safe Certification Program
Please follow the steps below and start the process today:
April 16, 2015 -- EPA is extending the certifications of certain individual renovators under the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule.
Step 1: Where will you be working?
Step 2: Get your firm certified, recertified, or update your information .
- APPLY FOR FIRM CERTIFICATION/RECERTIFICATION ONLINE . When applying for recertification, your new certification begins when your old one expires. You’re not penalized for applying early.
- Follow this link to update your firm's information or to request a copy of your firm's certificate.
- If this is your first application, you'll be required to complete a brief registration process prior to completing the application.
Step 3: Employees must be trained . Make sure your employees are trained
in and use Lead-Safe Work Practices. Each firm must have at least one certified renovator.
- Renovators are certified upon completion of an EPA accredited renovator training course.
- Their course completion certificate serves as their certification credential.
- The initial training is 8 hours.
- To remain certified a renovator must complete a refresher training course before their current certification expires.
- The expiration date is based on when the course was taken (see table below).
- Either the 4 hour refresher or 8 hour initial training course may be used for refresher training.
- If certification expires, the 8 hour course must be taken again to regain certification.
- Find an RRP training class or provider in your area .
Renovator Training Expiration InformationSource: www2.epa.gov