18 and older
This EPA RRP Lead Renovator Initial Certification course is fast-paced, interactive, and packed with valuable information. There are eight classroom modules, and eleven hands on activities. Depending on your state the test will be between 25 – 50 questions. Upon completion of the course you will receive a certification that is valid for five years. To extend that certification you must complete a refresher training course prior to your certification expiration date. If not, you will have to complete the 8-hour course to become certified again.
Module 1 – Why should I be concerned about lead based paint?
In this module we will describe the health effects of lead. Furthermore, we will discuss how lead infiltrates the home through paint deterioration or renovation activities. What you can do if you feel like you have been exposed. How to get tested for lead poisoning, and some simple steps you can take to keep it out of your environment.
Module 2 – Regulations
As mentioned before, the lead renovator certification covers two rules. The EPA’s RRP rule and HUD’s LSHR rule. We will cover these rules, how they are administered, and the major differences between the two rules. In this module we will also discuss enforcement. Furthermore, we go into detail on how the Occupational Health and Safety Administration could play a role on your project. Also, we will cover rule exclusions, firm certification, firm responsibilities, individual certifications, and the certified renovators’ responsibilities.
Module 3 – Before Beginning Work
In module 3 we will cover how to educate your owners and residents that the use of lead-based paint was widespread. How to determine if lead-based paint is present or not. How to use EPA recognized test kits to check for lead-based paint. Also, you will learn the methods for collecting paint chip samples and how to decide which rules apply.
Module 4 – Containing Dust During Work
Interior and exterior containment strategies is the focus of module 4. This module is very interactive as we will review photos of interior and exterior containment’s. Look for what is complying and out of compliance. Also, we will discuss different strategies you can use to save time yet work within the rules. Keeping the dust, you generate within the containment you build is one of the most crucial steps to compliance. After completing module 4 you will be armed with a wealth of knowledge on how to setup containment’s, but tools, and chemicals you maybe able to use to save time, and money!
Module 5 – During the Work
Setting up containment is only half the battle when conducting a successful lead-based paint renovation. In module 5 we will cover how traditional renovations create airborne dust. The prohibited practices for EPA, HUD, and any regional state program. How to protect yourself and make a personal protective equipment tool kit. We will also discuss material and tool handling strategies and what your cleaning processes should be during the job.
Module 6 – Cleaning Activities and Checking your Work
In module 6 we will discuss what effective cleanup is. Interior and exterior cleaning techniques. How to check your work, cleaning verification procedures, clearance testing, and safe disposal practices. The goal of cleaning is to leave no leaded dust behind to poison the residents.
Module 7 – Record Keeping
Record keeping is one of the most important modules that we will complete during the class. In this module we will cover all the documents that you will need to maintain compliance. We have created a packet that you can download and add your certifications to. That packet can then be printed anytime you get a lead project and you will have what you need.
Module 8 – Training Your Non-Certified Renovation Worker
One of the major features of the EPA’s RRP rule is that they allow for your workers to be trained by you. This is extremely fair and is one of the key features that makes it easier to work within the rules. In Module 8 we will dive into how to train your non-certified workers. What the rule allows for and doesn’t allow for. Also, we will give you some great training tips to try and make the experience enjoyable for your workers.
Who needs EPA RRP Lead Renovator Training?
Contractors, repair businesses, and real estate professionals working in houses built prior to 1978 are required to be certified. If the contractor has at least one certified renovator, they can train the non-certified workers on the job or in a classroom environment prior to the work commencing for projects regulated by the EPA RRP rule.
Who should attend from your company?
In most cases the company Owner, President, Operations Manager, Production Supervisor, and Production Workers. With the risk involved with lead-based paint work it is imperative that everyone understands the rules and the risks. Although the rule allows for only one certified renovator for EPA projects. Everyone must be trained in most cases for work that is regulated by HUD.
Please bring a Picture ID