Course Description

This eight-hour course will teach you how to comply with the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule and the HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule, and how to perform lead-safe work practices safely and effectively. Includes hands-on procedures and a required certification exam. EPA Certified Renovator status will allow you to perform lead-safe renovation, repair and painting work in pre-1978 housing, and in child-occupied facilities where work will disturb lead-based paint. Your certification is valid for five years from the date of completion of the course.

To renew certification after five years, you must successfully complete an EPA-accredited Certified Renovator refresher course before your initial certification expires. Refresher training must be completed every five years to maintain certification. If the certified renovator training is not refreshed within five years of the previous training, you must retake this initial course to become certified again.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand why lead-based paint is a problem during renovations.
  • Know what the EPA and HUD regulations are and why they are required of Certified Firms and Certified Renovators
  • Determine:
    • If lead-based paint affects work.
    • How to begin work.
    • How to set up a work area to contain dust.
    • How to work in a lead-safe manner.
    • How to clean the work area and verify cleanliness.
    • How to dispose of wastes safely and document work.


Who Should Attend: Residential property managers, general contractors, trades, painters, plumbers, carpenters, electricians and home inspectors.

For activities such as remodeling and repair/maintenance, electrical work, replacing windows/doors, painting and plumbing.

If you have already taken the Initial Training, we offer the Lead Safe Renovator: Refresher Training.

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