EPA – Lead Remodelers and Renovators – CLASSROOM – NYC
EPA rule in effect as of April, 2010
Contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting must train and re-certify in lead-safe work practices before renovating older housing.
New certification is required for all home improvement activity that disturbs more than 6 square feet of interior or 20 square feet of exterior lead paint in housing built before 1978, and in any child-occupied facility.
Renovation firms must have at least one certified Renovator who has completed training and obtained certification from EPA and a firm certification from EPA.
Course teaches safe work practices to renovators, remodelers, painters, carpenters and those who regularly disturb lead-based paint. Course covers topics on containment, minimization and cleanup of lead hazards. Upon successful completion of the course, students are issued a certificate of course completion.
Attention Home Improvement
New Department of Consumer
Affairs (DCA) requirement for Home Improvement Contractors License:
Beginning August 9,
2020, new and renewing Home Improvement Contractor license applicants must
submit proof that they are certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) relating to safe lead practices and/or affirm that certification
is not required based on the type of work the business performs.
Copies of EPA
Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) certification AND EPA Lead-Based Paint
Activities certification (also known as Lead Abatement certification), OR
Copy of either EPA RRP
certification or Lead Abatement certification AND a signed Affirmation
indicating that the other EPA certification is not required, OR
that both EPA certifications are not required for any home improvement work
performed by the applicant.