Training: Lead Courses

Date and Time

Course Description:

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 Contractors:


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.


Applicants must submit:

·         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

·         Signed Affirmation that both EPA certifications are not required for any home improvement work performed by the applicant.

Lead initial courses

refresher courses