Frequent Questions

I took a class to be a Certified Renovator and my firm applied for firm certification before April 22, 2010, but my firm does not have its certificate yet. What do we do?

In these circumstances, EPA does not intend to take enforcement actions against firms who applied for firm certification before April 22 and have not received their certification.  The certification requirement is important to making sure that firms are protecting children and other residents while renovations are ongoing, but EPA does not wish to disrupt ongoing renovations for those firms that submitted applications on time.  We expect that all of the applications filed before April 22 will be reviewed by June, and that the applications submitted for the first 60 days after April 22 will be reviewed soon thereafter. Thus, it will only be a short window of time when firms that applied are waiting to hear back from EPA.  

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