Contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting must train and re-certify in lead-safe work practices before renovating older housing. These strict EPA rules went into effect on April 22, 2010.
New certification is required for all home improvement activity that disturbs more than 6 square feet of interior or 20 square feet of exterior lead paint in housing built before 1978, and in any child-occupied facility.
Visit EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Website for full details on the EPA's new renovator rules. Renovation firms must have at least one certified Renovator who has completed training and obtained certification from EPA and a firm certification from EPA. Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued a certificate of course completion.
What you will learn
Course teaches safe work practices to renovators, remodelers, painters, carpenters and those who regularly disturb lead-based paint. Course covers topics on containment, minimization and cleanup of lead hazards.