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EPA Lead-Safe Certification Refresher Requirement

EPA Lead-Safe Certificate Expires Every 5 Years

Posted by: Kaplan Real Estate Education

Updated: January 15, 2019


Attention Certified Renovators —Your EPA Lead-Safe Certification Expires Every 5 Years!

Are you approaching 5 years since you become EPA lead-safe certified? If so, you will need a 4-hour refresher course to remain a certified renovator. Once your recertification course is completed, your certified renovator status is active for 5 years from the course completion date.

If you are close to your fifth year of certification, don’t delay taking the certified refresher course. If you do not complete the 4-hour refresher course before your certification expires, you will need to retake the 8-hour initial certification course.  For more information on lead-safe certification, visit the EPA website.

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More on the Lead-RRP Rule

The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP Rule) requires firms that perform renovation, repair, or painting projects become lead-safe certified.  According to the EPA 2008 RRP Rule, anyone who disturbs greater than 20 square feet of lead-based paint on an exterior wall, or disturbs an area greater than 6 square feet of interior paint per room, needs to be trained in lead-safe work practices.

This rule applies to anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child care facilities built before 1978, such as general contractors, residential rental property owners and managers, and special trade contractors, including:

- Painters           - Carpenters         - Electricians
- Plumbers        - Roofers               - HVAC Technicians

To learn more about the EPA’s RRP Rule, visit the EPA website.