ZOTA offers an EPA Lead Renovator Certification refresher course to those whose certification is about to expire. The course is compliant with the EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule. As of April 22 2010, anybody who performs renovation, repair, or painting work in pre-1978 housing or child-occupied facilities must have current lead renovator certification. Both individuals and businesses that do not renew their EPA lead certification will be subject to fines of up to $37,500 per day.
Course objectives for the EPA Lead Certification Renewal course are:
- To protect both employees and residents, especially children, from potential lead contamination.
- To gain an understanding of how important reducing and managing the production of lead particles and lead dust during renovation, remodeling, painting, rehabilitation and maintenance functions.
- To remind students of the tools, systems and techniques necessary to control dust accumulation.
- To fully comply with the EPA rules and regulations in relation to lead-based paint during renovation, remodeling, and rehabilitation.
State programs for the renewal course include: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
For those who are EPA lead certified and are reaching the end of their validation, there are two ways in which lead certification renewal can be obtained: online and in person.
- If you choose EPA lead certification online, ZOTA offers a four-hour, fully online lead refresher course without hands-on training. This allows students the opportunity to study online, when it is most convenient for them.
- If you prefer to take the lead certification renewal course in-person, ZOTA provides a four-hour, in-person lead certification renewal course to help update you on the latest standard procedures, safety regulations and hands-on practical training for construction professionals.
It is important to note that the online training is only valid for up to three years. The in-person course is valid for up to five years.
Lead paint is a known issue that affects millions of Americans each year. In the U.S., it is present in three-quarters of American homes and more than one million children under the age of six already have toxic levels of it in their bodies. Children exposed to lead paint make up about 600,000 new cases of intellectual disabilities annually.
Help to keep the future of America safe by renewing your lead certification. Take a renewal course with ZOTA and pass your certification renewal exam with confidence.