Frequent Questions

Thousands of renovators are already trained and their firms are EPA certified. Will EPA enforce against renovators who did not receive their training certification before December 31, 2010?

It is most important that all contractors follow the renovation, repair, and painting (RRP) work practice standards. However, EPA is providing additional time for renovation firms and workers to obtain the necessary training and certifications before the enforcement of the firm certification and individual renovator requirements begins. Therefore, renovators who have not been able to complete the training requirements are advised to review EPA’s model training materials available at Additional information on lead-safe work practices can be found at or obtained from the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).



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