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.