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 www.epa.gov/lead .
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. Online 4-hour Refresher classes are now available from other providers and qualify for a 3-year renewal. Completing an 8-hour live RRP class provides a 5-year renewal. Firms must apply to EPA for recertification at least 90 days before the firm's expiration date.
You must provide a copy of your original RRP certificate
in order to receive a renewal certificate.
Please bring it to 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.
Who should attend: 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.
2020 Dates at LaHouse Resource Center: February 6, September 3, and November 10. (The May 19 class was canceled and the Aug. 11 class rescheduled to Sept. 3 in support of guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19)
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, upcoming sessions may be limited to 16 attendees and face coverings are required at all times. If state or LSU restrictions increase, this course may be canceled. If canceled, registrants may shift to another session or receive a full refund.
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Course Fee: $200 (20% discount for LHBA and La. Realtor members, other LaHouse Gold + Key Contributors, government, and non-profit organization employees. 50% discount for college faculty and full-time students.)
NOTE: LSU AgCenter - LaHouse courses quality for the Louisiana Incumbent Worker Training Program tuition reimbursement for eligible employers (see www.laworks.net for IWTP information).
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 La. Home Inspector and other professional units.This seminar is pre-approved for [8 OF HOURS] continuing education hours for Louisiana residential contractors (request LSLBC form) and La. Home Inspectors (“outside the scope” credit through LSBHI, up to 10 hrs.). A LaHouse Resource Center certificate of completion will also be issued to attendees.
Instructors: Glenn Ray or William Robinson, LSU AgCenter Building Science Educators, EPA Qualified Instructors