Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting

Beginning in April 2010, the Toxic Substances Control Act will require contractors to test for lead paint in pre-1978 homes and, if detected, use Lead Safe Work Practices. This will require companies to be EPA registered and have a Certified Renovator available.

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Training Providers of the 8 hr. Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Program
The Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting Program is the mandatory course to become a Certified Renovator. It is eight hours (one day) with an end-of-course exam. Two of the hours are hands-on. Successful completion of this course will entitle the student to receive a certification as an EPA-recognized “Certified Renovator.” The course taught will satisfy EPA’s Renovation, Remodeling & Painting Rule-40 CFR 745.

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Applying for Certification
The application and instructions for firms applying for certification to conduct lead-based paint activities is now available at www2.epa.gov/lead/epa-lead-safe-certification-program.