Since April 22, 2010, government law shows that contractors doing renovation, repair and painting jobs which disturb lead-based paint in houses, child care facilities as well as schools constructed before 1978 need to be certified and comply with particular work practices to avoid lead contamination.
The EPA requires that Certified Renovators obtain this refresher training course every 5 years to renew, in compliance with the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule.
EPA Renovate, Repair, and Paint (RRP) Refresher Course:
This refresher training course was created by the EPA, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), to educate renovation, repair, and painting contractors the way in which they should perform safely in housing with lead-based paint and adhere to EPA’s RRP Rule, and HUD’s Lead Safe Housing Rule.
What If I’m Already a Certified Renovator?
In the event that you are already a Certified Renovator, make sure to take your 4 hour refresher course before your existing certification expires.
EPA regulations point out that any Certified Renovator, whose RRP certification has expired, possibly even by one day, is not eligible to take the 4 hour RRP refresher course and must re-take the 8 hour initial RRP course. Keep in mind that there is absolutely no penalty for taking your 4 hour refresher course early, and giving yourself at least thirty days to take the course before your initial certificate expires, is the best way to go.