EPA-Authorized Renovation, Repair, and Painting Courses
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) joint Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Program Rule (RRP) will affect paid renovators who work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including: renovation contractors, maintenance workers in multi-family housing, painters, and other specialty trades. Under the rule, child-occupied facilities are defined as residential, public or commercial buildings where children under age six are present on a regular basis.
The course takes 8-12 hours total (depending on class size). Classroom Training (including an Exam) requires 6-8 hours of the total time for the course, and 2-4 hours are set aside for Hands-on Skill Sets in the Lab (11 skills to be evaluated by the instructor). Registration information is provided at the bottom of this page. Completion of the course will register your name with EPA as a Certified Lead; Renovation, Repair, and Painting Professional. The company you work for, whether that is a large entity or you are simply a sole proprietor, will still need to register as a Certified Firm with EPA. Click to download the Certified Firm Registration Form.