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EPA Lead-Safe Certification Program
Please follow the steps below and start the process today:
Step 1: Where will you be working?
If you will work in only one of these states (AL, DE, GA, IA, KS, MA, MS, NC, OK, OR, RI, UT, WA or WI) follow the link provided for the state and apply directly to that state program. Otherwise, go to Step 2.
Step 2: Get your firm certified, recertified, or update your information.
- Apply for Firm Certification/Recertification Online. When applying for recertification, your new certification begins when your old one expires. You’re not penalized for applying early.
- Follow this link to update your firm's information or to request a copy of your firm's certificate.
- If this is your first application, you'll be required to complete a brief registration process prior to completing the application.
Step 3: Employees must be trained. Make sure your employees are trained in and use Lead-Safe Work Practices. Each firm must have at least one certified renovator.
- Renovators are certified upon completion of an EPA accredited renovator training course.
- Their course completion certificate serves as their certification credential.
- The initial training is 8 hours.
- To remain certified a renovator must complete a refresher training course before their current certification expires.
- The expiration date is based on when the course was taken (see table below).
- Either the 4 hour refresher or 8 hour initial training course may be used for refresher training.
- If certification expires, the 8 hour course must be taken again to regain certification.
- Find an RRP training class or provider in your area.
|Date course completed||Expiration|
|On or before March 31, 2010||March 31, 2016|
|From April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011||6 years from the date of course completion|
|On or after April 1, 2011||5 years from the date of course completion|
Step 4: Download your personalized logo. Once you receive your EPA Lead-Safe Firm Certification in the mail and logo instructions in your e-mail, feel free to use the logo on your advertising materials.
- Details on certification requirements for firms
- Fee information
- Materials and downloads for firms related to Renovation, Repair, and Painting
- Learn more about the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
- Get information on purchasing EPA-recognized lead paint test kits
- Read about additional requirements for work in Federally assisted housing