Contractors are required to be lead-certified
for the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)
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All firms that perform renovation, repair or painting work that disturb lead-based paint in housing and other child-occupied facilities built before 1978 are required to be certified. (Child-occupied facilities are those where children under age six are present on a regular basis.) The RRP rule applies to all interior projects involving more than 6 square feet, exterior projects of more than 20 square feet and all window replacement, maintenance or repair. (Note that the RRP certification is different from lead abatement, a separate classification.)
Certification involves two steps:
1. Firms must submit an RRP application and fee payment to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or to the designated state agency, if the state has an EPA-authorized program. The EPA RRP application form and information is online at www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/firmapp.pdf
2. Firms must also have at least one “certified renovator” on the job site where lead-based paint is disturbed.
To become a certified renovator, an individual must successfully complete the Lead Certified Renovator Training course conducted through an EPA-accredited provider and pass the certification exam. The full course is eight hours.
NOTICE: All paid contractors, maintenance workers, painters and others performing renovation, repair and painting projects not in compliance with the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP) are subject to penalties. For more information about the EPA compliance policies, click here.
Who should attend: Professional contractors, maintenance workers, painters and others who perform renovation, repair and remodeling projects in pre-1978 housing and child occupied buildings.
Description: EPA Lead Certified Renovator Training class and certification test.
Certification: Official certificates are issued through EnviroEd, a nationwide EPA accredited RRP training provider, to individuals who complete the course and pass the certification test. Firms must also apply for EPA certification (see above).
Continuing Education Units: Eligible for 8 CEU's for La. Residential Contractors. Certificate of completion may qualify for other professional units.
Date, Time and Location: Select the AGENDA tab above to see upcoming class dates. The one-day class is held from 8:30 - 5:30 in the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training facility. Please arrive between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m. for registration and photos taken of each attendee for inclusion on the certificates.
Instructors: Glenn Ray or William Robinson
LSU AgCenter Building Science Educators & NCHH RRP Qualified Instructors
$200 registration fee*
*20% discount on class fee for LHBA and La. Realtor members, LaHouse Gold + Key Contributors, government, students, faculty, and non-profit employees.
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