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Lead Certified Renovator Training (RRP)

Contractors are required to maintain certification for the EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP)

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. Previously certified FIRMS should apply to renew firm certification at least 90 days prior to the firm's expiration date to ensure continuous certification. For more information about RRP firm requirements and to apply, visit

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.

NOTE: A Lead-safe Renovator's individual certification must be renewed before its expiration date. To maintain individual certification, a 4-hour refresher class (or 8-hour regular class) and test must be completed prior to the expiration date. Firms must apply to EPA for recertification at least 90 days before the firm's expiration date.

  EPA has announced an extension for individual renovator recertification (beyond the expiration date shown on certificate) as follows:

  • Individual renovators certified on or before March 31, 2010, now have until March 31, 2016, to get recertified.
  • Individual renovators certified  between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011, have 6 years from the date of course completion.
  • Subsequent certifications for renovators receiving the extension will be 5 years.
  • These extensions apply only to individual renovator certification, not to firm certification.
You must provide a copy of your original RRP certificate
in order to receive a renewal certificate.
Please bring it to Refresher class.

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, normally within two weeks of course completion.
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 after this refresher class.

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


2016 Dates


Registration Website

Baton Rouge (LaHouse Resource Center)

Feb. 23, Jun. 14, Nov. 15

  8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

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


2016 Dates


Registration Website

Baton Rouge (LaHouse Resource Center)

Mar.10 & Jul. 21

4:30 p.m.

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.  
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: 11/17/2015 4:54:25 PM
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