On Campus Courses

Renovator - Initial Course (English) for RRP

Instructor-led course (221)

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 follows the joint EPA – HUD Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) curriculum. This course is a requirement for any agency or contractor who anticipates doing renovation work in housing or building stock that was built before 1978 and that has lead containing painted surfaces. This also includes those groups anticipating doing federally financed renovation work through HUD. Satisfactory completion of the course will certify the student to conduct renovation activity on painted surfaces containing lead and ensure that the client, contractor and environment are protected. (EPA certification of Certified Renovator).

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

Course objectives

  • Identify health risks of over exposure to lead
  • Recall 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
  • Demonstrate work practices within a lead-safe containment
  • Describe and demonstrate safe practices for breaking down lead-safe containment and checking for satisfactory cleaning
  • List the types of records that should be kept to document lead-safe work practices
  • Describe and demonstrate steps 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 documents needed for lead-safe work
  • 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 geared towards those with no experience or previous training in performing lead containing paint retrofits. 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
  • 11 points(11 points to pass)
    Hands-on Section

BPI Continuing Education Units


Course cost


October 31, 2019 at 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Location: 550 Industrial Dr, Christiansburg, VA 24073
Cost: $299.00
Credit hours: 8.00
BPI units: 4.00
Space is available

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