Are you getting close to 5 years since you become EPA lead-safe certified? In that case, you will require a 4-hour EPA Lead Safe Refresher training course to stay a certified renovator. Once your recertification course is finished, your certified renovator status is effective for 5 years from the course completion date.
If you happen to be close to your 5th year of certification, don’t hold back taking the certified refresher training course. If you fail to complete the 4-hour refresher training course before your certification expires, you have to retake the 8-hour initial certification training course.
More on the Lead-RRP Rule
The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting ( RRP Rule ) requires firms that execute renovation, repair, or painting jobs become lead-safe certified. In accordance with the EPA 2008 RRP Rule, any individual who disturbs more than 20 square feet of lead-based paint on an exterior wall, or interferes with an area more than 6 square feet of interior paint per room, must be trained in lead-safe work practices.
This guideline is applicable to anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing as well as child care facilities constructed before 1978, like general contractors, residential rental property owners also managers, and special trade contractors, including:
- HVAC Technicians