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The law requires you to take an EPA-RRP refresher course every 5 years to keep your certification in good standing. It’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest lead safety rules and regulations in order to keep you, your team, and your customers safe.

Renovator Training Expiration Information
Date course completedExpiration
On or before March 31, 2010March 31, 2016
From April 1, 2010 - March 31, 20116 years from the date of course completion
On or after April 1, 20115 years from the date of course completion

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The LEAD Renovation, Repair and Painting- For Contractors - Refresher Class
This course is approved for the purposes of recertification under Section 402 of TSCA.

Please note that this is the "Refresher" training course. 
Click here for the "Initial" course sign up page.

Next Class:  Scheduled on Request

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Time:  8am-12pm
Fee:   $175 per person
(Includes Certified Renovator Certificate and all testing fees).

Have a group of 5 or more students?
Group discount available.  Contact us for more information - admin@pdcaz.org.

Arizona PDCA Member?
Confirmed members in good standing will receive a $15 discount.

Additional classes will be added based on demand

We are required to collect a copy of each student's prior course completion certificate demonstrating their eligibility to take the refresher course.  After signing up you will receive a confirmation via email.  You will need to reply to this email and attach a pdf copy of this certification which we will use to verify eligibility and retain on file for a period of 5 years. 

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Please Note:  
No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within four (4)business days prior to the class date. 
Classes will be cancelled if a minimum number of students is not met.
Dates, times and locations are subject to change.
Students will receive an email certificate upon completion of the course.
* If you Arizona PDCA membership cannot be confirmed or is not in good standing, you will be charged the nonmember rate.

On February 10, 2016, the Administrator signed a final rule to make several revisions to the RRP and Lead-based Paint Activities Programs. The revisions will improve the day-to-day function of the programs by reducing burdens to industry and EPA, and clarifying language for training providers.

First, EPA modified the requirement that the renovator refresher training course have a hands-on component under the RRP program. Under the final rule, Renovators can take a refresher course without the hands-on training every other time they get certified. A course without hands-on training can be taken completely online. Renovators who take the online training will be certified for three years; renovators who take the hands-on training will be certified for five years. Modifying the hands-on requirement would give renovators easier access to trainings saving them time and money and possibly resulting in a higher number of renovators taking the refresher course.

Second, the Agency removed jurisdictions under the abatement program. Eliminating jurisdictions will lower burden and costs for applicants because they will send fewer applications and pay less in fees. Third, EPA added clarifying language to the requirements for training providers under both the RRP and abatement programs. Adding language to clarify what constitutes a violation would make the regulations consistent with other lead-based paint program regulations. This does not change any requirements for training providers.

You can find information about the rule and a pre-publication copy of the Federal Register notice on EPA’s Lead Program website at www.epa.gov/lead.

Can you take the course online?

We do not offer an online course. The classroom course that we provide gives students a 5-year certification.  The online course does not offer the "hands-on" portion and so the certification will only be good for 3 years afterwhich you must take the classroom course.

The Requirement

The rule requires that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint provide to owners and occupants of child care facilities and to parents and guardians of children under age six that attend child care facilities built prior to 1978 the lead hazard information pamphlet Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools (PDF).

The rule affects paid renovators who work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including:

Renovation contractors
Maintenance workers in multi-family housing
Painters and other specialty trades.

Under the rule, child-occupied facilities are defined as residential, public or commercial buildings where children under age six are present on a regular basis. The requirements apply to renovation, repair or painting activities. The rule generally does not apply to minor maintenance or repair activities where less than six square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed in a room or where less then 20 square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed on the exterior, but this does not include window replacement, demolition, or prohibited practices.

Learn More

Read EPA's Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule.

The Course

The Certified Lead Renovator class is a one day training program meeting all EPA requirements for contractors, property owners or managers and maintenance personnel who are involved in any activity that has the potential to disturb lead based paint.

The following topics will be covered:

Lead Dust Hazards
EPA Regulations, Violations and Fines
Prep Work
Dust Containment
Clean-Up of Work Site
Post-Work Inspecting
Record Keeping
Training Non-Certified Workers
Final Exam

The Trainer

Randy Fornoff teaches our LEAD renovation class.  He has chaired the training program of the PDCA Central Arizona Chapter No. 1 for several years and is currently holds the office of Vice-President.

For more information about Randy please visit his LinkedIn page.

EPA Forms

The EPA requires that specific forms be used for notifying residents, home owners and other interested parties and documenting testing procedures, test kit verification, worker training and other aspects of lead-safe work practices.

The basic layouts of the forms are included in the RRP Certified Renovator Class Manual, however you will have to create them for your own business. These forms are available for download in both pdf and word format. A complete library of forms can be downloaded for $129 or $99 for our training graduates.

The following booklets, brochures and documents are available to be downloaded at no charge.

EPA Renovate Right Brochure – Must be given to residents, home owners and other affected parties prior to any renovations.

EPA Small Business Compliance Guide – An informational guide for contractors, property owners and managers and maintenance personnel to assist in complying with the RRP Rules.

Steps to Lead Safe Renovation, Repair & Painting – A guide to lead-safe work practices.

EPA RRP Certified Firm Application

EPA RRP Certified Firm Application – Sample

Links of Interest


Renovation, Repair and Painting - Learn about EPA's lead-safety rules and lead-safe work practices.

How to become Lead-Safe Certified

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