Don’t Delay Your EPA Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting Certification
Jun 3, 2010 12:44 PM
As of April 22, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule has been fully implemented. Don’t risk being hit with hefty fines for noncompliance; become a Certified Lead Renovator.
Types of work covered by the rule include:
- Renovating, repairing, or painting that disturbs more than six square feet on an interior wall or 20 square feet on an exterior wall
- Replacing doors and windows.
Types of homes and buildings covered include:
- Residences built before 1978
- Pre-1978 buildings occupied by children under the age of six or pregnant women.
A two-part lead renovator course is being offered by CEDIA in cooperation with the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and other EPA-accredited training providers. Part one, available online, focuses on how to handle lead-based paint dust, understanding the health problems associated with disturbing lead-based paint, and how to properly dispose of lead-based paint waste. The online course is a prerequisite for the second lab portion and certification exam.
CEDIA will host the second hands-on lab portion at ADI locations across the country. Visit www.cedia.org/lead to find training near you. This part of the Certified Lead Renovator course will help participants apply the skills learned in part one. Participants will also learn the proper documentation process to confirm accurate work practices and learn how keep renovators safe and reduce liability in a lead-based paint environment.
To become a Certified Lead Renovator, individuals must score a minimum of 80 percent on the written exam provided at the end of part two. The exam is designed to determine participants’ ability to effectively manage a renovation project and comply with the new rules. Businesses must complete the EPA application to become to become a certified firm. To register for the online training or to learn more, visit www.cedia.org/lead.
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