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Renovator – Refresher Course (English)

Credentialed Class

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.

  • 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
  • Written Section
  • Hands-on Section
  • Identify health risks of overexposure to lead

Grading Criteria

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.

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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