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Lead Certified Renovator Training (RRP)

Contractors are required to be lead-certified
for the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)
You play an important role in preventing lead poisoning.
Are you ready?

Certification lasts 5 years.
Renew your certification before it expires!

NOTE: A Lead-safe Renovator's certification is good for 5 years from the date of course completion. To maintain your certification, you must complete a refresher training course prior to the expiration of your current certification (either the 4 hour refresher or 8 hour initial training course can be used for this purpose). After your certification expires, the 8 hour course must be taken again to regain certification.

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 designated state agency if the state has an EPA-authorized program. The RRP application 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.


This Lead Certified Renovator Training will be taught by LSU AgCenter–LaHouse Resource Center instructors qualified through EnviroEd, a nationwide EPA-accredited training provider. Certificates will be issued by EnviroEd and sent via email.

Description:  EPA Lead Certified Renovator Training 8-hour initial class OR 4-hour refresher classes with certification test. 

Who should attend: 
8-hour initial class: Professional contractors, maintenance workers, painters and others who are paid to perform renovation, repair and remodeling projects in pre-1978 housing and child occupied buildings.
4-hour refresher class: Lead-safe Certified Renovators whose certification expires within 90 days after this refresher class.

2015  8-hour Initial Classes: Other cities and dates may be added.

Location

2015 Dates

Time

Registration Web site

Baton Rouge
(LaHouse
Resource Center)

Mar. 12, July 14, Nov. 17

8:30 a.m. -
5:30 p.m.

www.regonline.com/RRP-LaHouse

New Orleans

Contact
Home Builders
Association of Greater New Orleans
(504) 837-2700










 

2015  4-hour Refresher Classes: Other cities and dates may be added.

Location

2015 Dates

Time

Registration Web site

Baton Rouge
(LaHouse
Resource Center)
Jan. 13, May 12, Sept. 22 12:30 -
4:30 p.m.

www.regonline.com/RRPrefresher-LaHouse

 

New Orleans

Contact
Home Builders
Association of Greater New Orleans
(504) 837-2700













Course Fee:
8-hour initial class: $200
4-hour refresher class: $125 
REDUCED FEE:  20% discount  for LHBA and La. Realtor members, other LaHouse Gold + Key Contributors, government, students, faculty, and non-profit organization employees.  
 
Registration:
Class size is limited. Payment must be received to reserve a space in the class. To register, click on the link in the above table.

Certification:  EPA certifications are issued through EnviroEd, a nationwide EPA accredited RRP training provider, to individuals who complete the course and pass the certification test. Trainees must attend the entire class and have their photo taken on site.

Continuing Education Units:  Qualifies for CEU's for Louisiana Residential Contractors. Certificate of completion may qualify for other professional units.

Instructors:  Glenn Ray or William Robinson, LSU AgCenter Building Science Educators, EPA Qualified Instructors

Last Updated: 11/21/2014 1:58:26 PM
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