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What is the difference between Abatement Certification and Renovation (RRP) Certification?

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What is the difference between Abatement Certification and Renovation (RRP) Certification?

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Abatement certification, also known as Lead-Based Paint Activities certification, is a specialized type of certification for firms who specifically work with lead-based paint such as lead abatement firms, lead risk assessor firms, and lead inspection firms.  Abatement is the intentional and permanent elimination of lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards. 

Renovation (RRP) certification is appropriate for firms who disturb paint in pre-1978 residences and child-occupied facilities simply as a consequence of doing other work.  It covers a broad range of firms including renovators, carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, handymen, and more. These firms do NOT need abatement certification. 

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