The EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course is 100% online with no hands-on requirements. You can relax and take this EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course from the convenience of your own home. This course is intended as an option for you to renew your Initial EPA Lead Renovator Certification and it complies with the EPA’s Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, otherwise known as the RRP Rule. The EPA does require you to renew your lead renovator certification prior to expiration or you could face fines of up to $37,500 per day.
Taking lead paint certification online can be completed at your own pace. There is no need to take time out of your day that interferes with your busy work schedule to renew your certification. You are able to take this EPA Lead Certification online and at any time. You can even stop the training session and be guaranteed you will start from where you left off when you are ready to complete the lead paint certification online session.
This approved EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course is 4-hours in length and is valid for 3 years. Lead Renovators, however, are only allowed to take the EPA Lead Certification Online refresher course every other recertification period renewal and will need to attend an in-person lead renovator refresher course every other time.
To be eligible, individuals must have a current Initial Lead Renovator Certification or In-Person Refresher Certification and must complete this course prior to its expiration. Most EPA-authorized state programs do not accept lead paint certification online as an approved lead renovator renewal option. Check with your authorized program to verify. State programs currently include: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. If you are unsure if your state is authorized, visit the EPA lead paint program website for a complete listing.
The EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course is easy to follow and understand. It is broken into modules that will guide you through the program in a meaningful path that will relate to your actual work activity. The lead paint certification online course will strengthen your knowledge of lead-safe work practices in pre-1978 residential properties and child-occupied facilities.
Don’t let your certification expire. Maintain current lead renovator certification to protect your company, yourself, and everyone you work with. Renew your lead certification by attending this EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course today!
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NOTICE: You must have a current non-expired Lead Renovator Individual Training Certificate (your name and photo are on this certificate) to recertify with a 4-hour refresher course. If your certificate is expired, the EPA requires you to take the 8-hour initial course to become certified again.
The purpose of the EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course to train lead renovators on lead-safe work activity including:
- To understand the health risks of lead based paint and coated surfaces.
- To understand the rules and regulations governing lead-based paint.
- To understand pre-renovation responsibilities
- To understand proper containment set up.
- To understand lead dust control measures, protection techniques and disposal considerations.
- To understand cleaning, inspection and sampling strategies.
- To understand recordkeeping requirements.
EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course Overview
- Role and responsibilities of a lead renovator
- Background information on lead and its adverse health effects.
- Regulatory requirements
- Testing for lead-based paint
- Setup practices and containment
- Dust control and Personal Protective Equipment
- Cleaning activity and checking your work
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I Eligible to take the EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course If My Initial or In-Person Refresher Certification is Expired?
No. The EPA requires anyone who attends this refresher course must have a current lead renovator certificate that is not expired.
Can I take the EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course to Renew During Two Consecutive Renewal Periods?
No. The EPA only allows the on-line refresher course every other renewal period. Lead Renovator re-certification must alternate with an in-person course every other renewal period.
How long is the EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course good for?
Lead Renovator Certification received from the EPA Lead Certification Online without hands-on is valid for 3 years.
Can I renew my lead renovator certification with the EPA Lead Certification Online Refresher Course if I work in an EPA Authorized State?
Most EPA-authorized state programs do not allow you to renew your lead renovator certification with the EPA Lead Certification Online without hands-on training course. You should check with your authorized state program to verify. State programs currently include: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. For an up-to-date listing of EPA-authorized state programs, visit the EPA web site.
As required by the EPA, an individual must submit proof of a non-expired lead renovator initial or in-person refresher certification in order to receive a new refresher certification from the Lead Renovator Certification On-Line Refresher Course. The individual certificate will have your name and picture on it; we are not able to accept the Firm’s certificate as a replacement. Registrants must provide a copy of their initial or in-person refresher certificate to their training provider prior to attending the course.
In accordance with the EPA, if an individual certificate is not received, course attendance will NOT be reported to the EPA and a new certificate will NOT be issued. In cases where an attendee is unable to submit their most recent individual certificate, or if the certificate has already expired, the attendee will be required to attend an EPA Lead Renovator Certification Initial Course.
In 2015, the EPA announced an expiration deadline extension. Use the chart below to see if you are still eligible to certify by taking a Lead Renovator Refresher Course or if your individual certification has lapsed and you must now certify by taking a Lead Renovator Initial Course.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this on-line refresher course, you must have a current Lead Renovator Certificate (Initial or in-person Refresher) issued by the training provider from the course you previously attended. The EPA does not allow a grace period so you will need to take an initial course to recertify if you are expired. Please check your expiration date on your certificate to verify. The EPA requires that you submit a copy of your current certificate to prove your eligibility. Once received, your course will be activated and you will receive log in credentials. Detailed instructions will be listed in your registration email provided to you after purchase. Please note that the EPA does not allow any individual to take the Lead Renovator Certification On-Line Refresher course in any 2 consecutive renewal periods.
NOTE: There are two types of certificates required as part of this program. Please verify the expiration date on the certificate issued on the TRAINING CERTIFICATE ONLY.
- Training Certificate Example (USE this certificate to verify expiration for eligibility):
This certificate will have your name, address, and photo on it. It is also issued by the training provider from the course you previously attended. Please verify the expiration date (circle in example) to make certain your training certificate is not expired.
- Firm Certificate Example (DO NOT use this certificate to verify expiration for eligibility):
This certificate will have your company name on it and is issued by the Environmental Protection Agency. Do not use this certificate to verify your eligibility to take this on-line training course.