EPA RRP Certified Renovator Refresher Online

  • Ideal for Contractors, Painters & Remodelers
  • 4 hours, Self-paced
  • EPA-approved 3 Year Certification
  • Valid in 36 States

A Refresher on the Safe Way to Renovate, Repair & Paint

The objective of the four hour EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Certified Renovator Refresher course is to review the relevant and important information given in the RRP Certified Renovator Initial training course, and to provide any current or up-to-date information regarding any regulatory changes, changes in state-of-the-art work practices, and/or any other changes to the RRP Certified Renovator discipline.


Online Refresher Course

In-class Refresher Courses

No hands-on training

Can do every other certification period

Certification lasts 3 years

Hands-on training

Can do at any time

Certification lasts 5 years

*Students MUST complete all course modules and pass the final exam before the expiration date of their previous certificate.

*Certification earned from completing this E-Learning course is approved for work performed in the following states: AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, HI, ID, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, ND, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VT, VA, WV, WY.  In order for your certification to be recognized in Washington state you must submit a reciprocity form to the Washington Department of Commerce after completing the course.

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Course Topics

  • Concerns about Lead-based Paint and its Health Effects
  • EPA and HUD Regulations
  • Priorities Before Beginning Work
  • Containing Lead Dust During Work
  • Lead Safe Work Practices to be Used During Work
  • Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training Non-certified Renovation Workers

Regulations Satisfied

OSHA – Lead in General Industry 29 CFR 1910.1025, Lead in Construction 29 CFR 1926.62, Respirator Requirements 29 CFR 1910.134

EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) – Requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and pre-schools built before 1978 have their firm certified by EPA (or an EPA-authorized state), use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers and follow lead-safe work practices. To learn more about the RRP Rule visit the EPA’s website.

The material will be presented through various media types including: lectures, slide presentations, videos, and printed material.

Lesson Plan

01 Introduction

EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (40 CFR 745) requires that renovations conducted for compensation, must be performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators. Renovation firms that wish to work in pre-1978 homes and child-occupied facilities must apply to EPA and pay a fee in order to become certified. Renovators seeking to become Certified Renovators must successfully complete an EPA-accredited renovator course or a course accredited by an EPA authorized State or Tribe. This course is the EPA model course (such as this one) for Certified Renovators and as such meets all requirements in 40 CFR 745.90.

02 Regulations

A comprehensive review of EPA and HUD regulations covering renovation, repair and painting work in target housing.

03 Testing for Lead-based Paint

An overview of EPA-approved lead testing kits and paint chip sampling process.

04 Review of Setup Practices

Upon completion of this module you will be able to: Establish containment systems that will keep dust inside of the work area to allow you to clean more efficiently at the end of the day and at completion of the job; Identify containment requirements for interior renovations; and, Identify containment requirements for exterior renovations.

05 Review of Prohibited Practices, Personal Protective Equipment and Dust Control

Upon completion of this module, you will know: What work practices are prohibited under the RRP Rule because they create dangerous amounts of dust and paint chips; What practices to use to control dust, debris or paint chips; and, What personal protection you need to work safely.

06 Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work

Interior and exterior cleaning techniques, how to check your work, cleaning verification procedure, clearance testing, and safe disposal practices.

07 Recordkeeping

In this section, you will learn about records required for each job. Records must be retained and made available to EPA, upon request, for 3 years following completion of renovation.

08 Training Non-certified Renovators

In this section, you will learn how to perform on-the-job training of non-certified renovation workers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If a company has several legal entities, does each entity have to become a certified firm?

If a certified inspector or risk assessor determines that a component was installed post-1978 and is therefore free of lead-based paint, can the renovation firm rely on this determination?

If a general contractor hires a subcontractor to work at a renovation site, does the subcontractor need to be a certified firm if the subcontractor does not disturb any paint?

If a project disturbs six square feet or less of interior surface or twenty square feet or less of exterior surface, is it necessary for a firm to comply with the pre-renovation education requirements, such as distributing the pamphlet?

If I received renovator certification in an authorized state, what do I need to do to work in EPA-administered jurisdictions?

If there are differences among EPA's, HUD's, and my State's lead-safe work and housing requirements, which ones do I have to comply with?

If my firm already has abatement certification, is separate RRP certification necessary?

Is my EPA renovator certification accepted in all states and tribal areas?

Is work done by friends, a brother-in-law, or volunteers covered by the RRP Rule if no one is compensated?

Must a certified lead abatement professional also become trained and certified to do renovation or repair work?

Must maintenance workers at kindergartens and elementary schools become certified renovators if they perform renovations covered by the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule in the portions of the school that are child-occupied facilities? Are the schools exempt?

My firm acts as a general contractor - we subcontract the entire renovation job to other companies rather than using our own employees. Under the Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule, does my firm need to have a certified renovator at the job site?

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