On Campus Courses

Renovator - Refresher Course (English) for RRP

Instructor-led course (251)

Course description

This course is accredited by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is approved for purposes of certification under Section 402 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) (15 U.S.C. 2682).

This course was developed by EPA, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to refresh the training of renovation, repair, and painting contractors in how to work safely in housing with lead-based paint and to teach them how to comply with both EPA's RRP Rule, and HUD's Lead Safe Housing Rule. Successful completion of the course will result in EPA certification as a Certified Renovator.

This half-day (four hour) course will incorporate our state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.

Course objectives

  • Identify health risks of overexposure to lead
  • Identify the regulations and responsibilities and penalties related to lead renovation work
  • Identify the actions that should be performed prior to starting lead-safe work
  • Describe the containment requirements for interior and exterior containment
  • Refresh work practices within a lead-safe containment area
  • Refresh skills related to safe practices for breaking down lead-safe containment and checking for satisfactory cleaning
  • Refresh the requirements for recordkeeping relating to lead-safe work practices
  • Refresh the skill to training non-certified workers in lead-safe work practices

Skills you'll take home

  • Correctly test painted surfaces for lead containing paint
  • Recognize possible symptoms of lead poisoning
  • Identify the actions that should be done prior to starting lead-safe work
  • Put up, work safely in, and take down a lead-safe containment area
  • Use the proper documentation for lead-safe work
  • Ability to complete on-the-job training of non-certified workers so they will stay lead-safe while they work in a containment area


This is a lecture-lab course. Topics will be presented in class and then followed up with student involvement in lab activities. The class is intended for those who have successfully completed an EPA or HUD approved lead-safe work practices course in the past and who need to refresh that training. Testing for the course will involve both a written test and field practical.

Grading criteria and passing score

The final test consists of two sections: one written and one hands-on. Students must pass the written section with a 80% score or higher and must successfully complete all of the hands-on proficiency sections. If a student does not pass a section, he or she will be allowed to retake that particular section in accordance with CHP Energy Solutions Research and Training's retesting policy.

Grading plan

  • 25 points(20 points to pass)
    Written Section
  • 2 points(2 points to pass)
    Hands-on Section

Course topics

  • Regulations
  • Testing for Lead-based Paint
  • Review of Setup Practices
  • Review of Prohibited Practices, Personal Protective Equipment, and Dust Control
  • Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training Non-Certified Renovators

BPI Continuing Education Units


Course cost


October 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: 550 Industrial Dr, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Cost: $149.00
Credit hours: 4.00
BPI units: 0.00
Space is available

Additional information

To qualify for this course, the student must possess and provide proof of a previous EPA-HUD Renovator, Lead Risk Assessor, or Lead Inspector certification.

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