On April 22, 2010 the EPA passed the renovation, repair and painting (RRP) rule which requires individuals performing renovation, repair, and painting activities on homes or child occupied facilities built prior to 1978 to obtain an EPA Lead Certification. Lead certificates are received by completing an 8 hour Lead Renovator Certification course instructed by an EPA authorized training provider. Individuals who do not become certified may face fines of up to $37,500 per day.
The EPA RRP Course is designed to instruct individuals on the health effects of lead-based paint, how to test for lead-based paint, how to work using lead-safe work practices if lead is present, and how to educate your customer on the hazards of lead based paint.
Any contractor disturbing more than 6 square ft. of space in pre-1978 housing or child occupied facility must employ at least one certified renovator who has successfully completed the EPA RRP Training Course. If you are the owner of a company, you or a principle of the company must complete the EPA RRP Training Certification course. After completing the course successfully and receiving a lead-safe certified renovator certification the employees of the company may work under your lead certification. Companies must also submit an EPA Firm Application to become a lead safe certified firm.
The EPA requires the RRP Lead Renovator Initial Course to contain a hands-on training aspect, which means that the majority of the class may be done online (6 Hours) but participants will still be required to attend the class in person in order to participate in the hands-on activities portion. Able Safety is currently working on designing a new partial online EPA RRP Certified Renovator course that will work using the same "Learning Management System" that is currently in use on the EPA RRP Refresher Course Online.
The Lead Renovator Certification is valid for 5 years. If you are already a certified renovator and your certification has not yet expired you are eligible to take a 4 hour refresher course entirely online. eparrponline.com offers a quick and convenient way to renew your lead certificate entirely online at very little cost to you. If your certificate has already expired you are no longer eligible to take the refresher course and must re-take the 8-hour initial lead certification course again.
Topics covered in this course include:
After taking this course, you will be able to:
1. Understand the dangers of lead based paint
2. Take proper precautions to ensure lead related illnesses do not occur
3. Implement proper cleaning procedures
4. Effectively contain dust
5. Safely dispose of waste