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Certified Lead Renovator Course

A one-day training course from an EPA-accredited training provider to become a certified renovator. EPA certification is good for five years.

Who needs to be certified?

  • Any firm that is paid to perform work that disturbs lead paint or conducts lead dust sampling in housing or child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be certified.
  • This may include residential rental property owners/managers, maintenance staff, general contractors, renovators and remodelers, and special trade contractors including painters, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, and kitchen and bath specialists.
  • EPA has defined the term “firm” to mean a company, partnership, corporation, sole proprietorship or individual doing business, association, or other business entity; a Federal, State, Tribal, or local government agency; or a nonprofit organization.

How does my firm become certified?

A firm that wishes to become certified to perform renovations or conduct dust sampling must submit an application, along with the correct amount of fees, attesting that it will:

  • Assign a Certified Renovator to each renovation that it performs,
  • Use only certified or properly trained individuals to perform renovations, and
  • Follow the work practice standards and recordkeeping requirements in the regulation.

EPA will certify any firm that meets these requirements unless we determine that the environmental compliance history of the firm, its principals, or its key employees demonstrates an unwillingness or inability to maintain compliance with environmental statutes or regulations.

EPA has up to 90 days after receiving a complete application for firm certification to approve or disapprove the application.

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