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Independence EPA RRP Initial Certification – Lead Renovator Training – Independence, OH

Confirmed lead renovator class that will not be canceled. Register with confidence!

Are you a contractor working in houses or child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978? If so, you must have at least one certified renovator. And an Environmental Protection Agency firm certification. You can poison yourself and your workers! Our Independence EPA RRP Initial Certification will help you avoid the catastrophe.

proActive Safety Services was founded in 2009 in Cincinnati, OH. Our mission is to reduce workplace accidents and injuries. We are passionate about workplace safety. Over 98% of our Google reviews are 5 stars. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau. Offer a price match and money-back guarantee. Our trainers are energetic, outgoing, personable. They take the time to listen to your questions.

Class Description

We offer Lead Renovator Training every two weeks in Independence, OH. Save $50 if you register at least 7 days prior to the course date.

Our 8 Hour Independence EPA RRP Initial Certification course is fast-paced, interactive. Packed with valuable information. There are eight classroom modules and eleven hands-on activities. Depending on your state the test will be between 25 – 50 questions. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certification. To extend that certification you must complete a refresher training course prior to your certification expiration date. If not, you will have to complete the Lead Renovator Training course to become certified again.

Classroom Modules – Independence EPA RRP Initial

Module 1 – Why should I be concerned about lead-based paint?

In this module, we will describe the health effects of lead. Furthermore, we will discuss how lead infiltrates the home through paint deterioration or renovation activities. What you can do if you feel like you have been exposed.

Module 2 – Regulations

Lead Renovator Training covers two rules. The EPA’s RRP rule and HUD’s LSHR rule. We will cover these rules, how they are administered, and the major differences between the two rules. In this module, we will also discuss enforcement. Furthermore, we go into detail on how the Occupational Health and Safety Administration could play a role in your project. Also, we will cover rule exclusions, firm certification, firm responsibilities, individual certifications, and certified renovators’ responsibilities.

Module 3 – Before Beginning Work

In module 3 we will cover how to educate your owners and residents that the use of lead-based paint was widespread. How to determine if lead-based paint is present or not. How to use EPA recognized test kits to check for lead-based paint. You will learn the methods for collecting paint chip samples and how to decide which rules apply.

Module 4 – Containing Dust During Work

Interior and exterior containment strategies are the focus of module 4. This module is very interactive as we will review photos of the interior and exterior containment. Look for what is complying and out of compliance. Also, we will discuss different strategies you can use to save time yet work within the rules. Keeping the dust, you generate within the containment you build is one of the most crucial steps to compliance. After completing module 4 you will be armed with a wealth of knowledge on how to set up containment’s, but tools, and chemicals you may be able to use to save time, and money!

Module 5 – During the Work

Setting up containment is only half the battle when conducting a successful lead-based paint renovation. In module 5 we will cover how traditional renovations create airborne dust. The prohibited practices for EPA, HUD, and any regional state program. How to protect yourself and make a personal protective equipment tool kit. We will also discuss material and tool handling strategies and what your cleaning processes should be during the job.

Module 6 – Cleaning Activities and Checking your Work

In module 6 we will discuss what effective cleanup is. Interior and exterior cleaning techniques. How to check your work, cleaning verification procedures, clearance testing, and safe disposal practices. The goal of cleaning is to leave no leaded dust behind to poison the residents.

Module 7 – Record Keeping

Record keeping is one of the most important modules. In this module, we will cover all the documents that you will need to maintain compliance. In addition, we have created a packet that you can download and add your certifications to. That packet can then be printed anytime you get a lead project and you will have what you need.

Module 8 – Training Your Non-Certified Renovation Worker

One of the major features of the rule. This is extremely fair and is one of the key features that make it easier to work within the rules. In Module 8 we will dive into how to train your non-certified workers. What the rule allows for and doesn’t allow for. Also, we will give you training tips to make the experience enjoyable for your workers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are there projects that require two certified workers?

Yes, there are two different rules within the certification. The Environmental Protection Agencies rule is known as the Renovate, Repair, and Painting Rule. Also, the Department of Housing and Urban Developments Rule is known as the Lead Safe Housing Rule. If your project falls under the Lead Safe Housing Rule everyone would need to be certified. The only exception to this would be if your Certified Renovator designated for the project was also a Lead Abatement Supervisor. Then, the certified renovator designated for the project could train the other workers. That training can take place on the job over the course of several days, or in a classroom environment. Also, the certified renovator would not be able to leave the project.

Who needs EPA RRP Lead Renovator Training?

Contractors, repair businesses, and real estate professionals. If the contractor has at least one certified renovator, they can train the non-certified workers on the job or in a classroom environment prior to the work commencing for projects regulated by the EPA RRP rule.

Does My Business Need to Be Certified?

Firms that will be disturbing more than 2 square feet of lead-based coatings need to be certified.  You can get certified by visiting the HTTPS://EPA.GOV/LEAD/GETCERTIFIED. The fee for certification is $300 every 5 years.

How Does the EPA Know I Exist?

We get this a lot in our class. There are several ways that they can easily find that out: Tax-ID number, permits pulled, and several other business functions become easily accessible. Furthermore, your customer’s neighbors have probably recently remodeled. Most likely, their contractor was certified and educated them on the dangers of lead-based paint.  Finally, Fire, Police, EMS, and building inspectors are all trained to report violations.

What If I Am Caught Violating the Rule?

If you have been certified than the penalty can be as high as $75,000 per violation and jail time. If you haven’t been certified, you are eligible for a civil violation of $37,500 per violation. Keep in mind, this is per violation. You can have several violations on one job.

Why do you need this training?

As a result of the EPA RRP rule. When working in housing built prior to 1978.  Your firm must employ at least one Certified Renovator. Your firm must be registered as a Lead-Safe Certified Firm.

What is considered qualifying work?

As a result of the rule, beginning in April 2010.  When you are performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in:

Child Care Facilities

Therefore, a supervisor must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination!

How do you ensure you are complying?

As a result of the EPA RRP rule there are 5 steps to be sure you are complying:

  1. Register for the EPA RRP Initial Certification.
  2. Furthermore, you must apply to EPA on behalf of your company.
  3. Your company must have a representative complete the lead renovator training.
  4. In addition, you must pass the 25-question certification exam.
  5. Finally, receive your approval from the EPA.

Who should attend from your company?

In most cases the company Owner, President, Operations Manager, Production Supervisor, and Production Workers. With the risk involved with lead-based paintwork, it is imperative that everyone understands the rules and the risks. Although the rule allows for only one certified renovator for EPA projects. HUD projects have different requirements.



Calendar.  Safety Services Where You Need Them!

With 5 safety trainers working full-time on staff, we have the flexibility to react to your training need, when you need it!

Most of our training courses are not listed as open enrollment style courses. The reason is we have found over the years they are very hard to fill, and we would rather not have to cancel the course.

You can view all of the safety training courses we offer by clicking here!

Email or dial 877-209-9648 to register for training. You may also click the link of the course you would like and register online.

EPA Lead Renovator Initial Certification Training Courses

EPA Lead Renovator Training Initial Certification Overview:

Because of the EPA RRP rule, we offer EPA Lead Renovator Training Initial Certification every week!  Did you know that the EPA is requiring Lead Renovator Training? As a result, Lead Renovator Training is required if your company is working in homes built prior to 1978. Therefore, your company must have one certified lead renovator. Because of these requirements, we offer EPA Lead Renovator Training Initial Certification to help keep your firm in compliance.


Our 8 hour EPA Lead Renovator Training Initial Certification course was developed using the curriculum that is provided jointly by: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

For the first portion of the course we cover the 8 modules required by the joint curriculum:

  1. Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead Paint?
  2. Regulations
  3. Before Beginning Work
  4. Contain Dust During Work
  5. During the Work
  6. Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work
  7. Record Keeping
  8. Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers

After completing the classroom portion we then move on to the interactive hands on portion of the training. You will master all 11 skills required:

  1. Using EPA Recognized Test Kits and Paint Chip Sample Collection Procedures
  2. Setting up Barriers, Signs, and Flapped Entry Doors
  3. Cover or Remove Furniture
  4. Establish Interior Containment
  5. Establish Exterior Containment
  6. Personal Protective Equipment
  7. Interior Final Cleaning
  8. Exterior Final Cleaning
  9. Bagging Waste
  10. Visual Inspection
  11. Cleaning Verification Procedure

After mastering each skill set we will have a short review, then a test.

Why do you need this training?

As a result of the EPA RRP rule. If your company is performing work in homes and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978.  Your firm must employ at least one Certified Renovator. In addition, your firm must be registered as a Lead Safe Certified Firm with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

What is considered qualifying work?

As a result of the rule, beginning in April 2010.  When you are performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in:

  • Homes
  • Child Care Facilities
  • Schools

Therefore, a supervisor must be certified and follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination!

How do you ensure you are complying?

Because of the EPA RRP rule there are 5 steps to be sure you comply:

  1. First, get registered for an EPA-approved lead renovator training course.
  2. Furthermore, you must apply to EPA to become a certified firm.
  3. Your company must have a representative complete the lead renovator training.
  4. In addition you must pass the 25-question certification exam.
  5. Finally, receive your approval from the EPA.

Who should attend from your company?

  • Owner
  • President
  • Operations Manager
  • Production Supervisors
  • Production Workers

Therefore, if you own a qualifying business, you need to attend this course! As a result of the rule, fines can be as high as $37,500 per violation! Consequently, understanding this rule shouldn’t be delegated.  Most importantly, we go beyond the basics and will give you several tools to stay in compliance as well as protect your increased liability.

How Did We Come Up with Our Schedule?

We have been testing how to increase enrollment and be able to confirm classes now for the last 3 years.  Based on our success and resource availability, we update our Safety Training Calendar annually.

How Do We Decide to Confirm a Course?

We try not to cancel a course more than one time.  However, we have to at least cover our cost to teach the training course. Based off of past sales and location we will confirm a course generally when we reach 5 registrants. We offer worry-free registration and will refund your money if you are unable to attend or need to find a date that is sooner than our next class.

What Courses Does My Company Need?

That really depends on your industry and what type of work you do within that industry. We always recommend conducting a job safety analysis by job type. Once you have finished those, you will then have most of the training that is needed to keep your workers safe.  Based off experience we are generally able to give you a list of training that you will be required to conduct by frequency. Remember, you don’t have to have all your training completed to work safe! Simply download our free JSA form, have your supervisor fill it out each day and review it with everyone working prior to work commencing.  This will at least give everyone knowledge of the hazards they face prior to facing them.

It is important to take care of your highest risk training topics first, and then move into the required topics.

Is OSHA Outreach Training All We Need?

Unfortunately, typically not.  Although, we can tailor OSHA training to your industry and get a lot of your required topics covered within it.  You should always have a strong safety orientation program as it is your opportunity to set the tone for safety.  As a result, typically most companies have specific machinery, tools, and equipment that they will need training for.  Also, most companies need to ensure there is an emergency action plan in place.

A good rule of thumb for OSHA training is to have all of your non-supervisors complete the OSHA 10 Hour training prior to working. Supervisors should complete the OSHA 30 Hour Construction prior to working.

Do You Have a Training Guarantee?

Yes, we guarantee to provide a professional, experienced trainer, who will deliver a interactive training experience. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, we will refund your money and credit your account the price of the course.

What Is Your Cancellation Policy?

If you cancel more than 7 days prior to the training date, we will refund your money.  If you cancel your training within 7 days of the course, you will be charged a re-booking fee of $150.  No Call/No Shows forfeit registration fees for the course and are charged a full registration fee to reschedule.  Cancellations due to family emergencies and natural disasters will be rescheduled.

Courses are guaranteed and confirmed unless there is an emergency.  This may include but is not limited to weather, instructor illness, travel interruptions beyond our control, etc.  In the event your course is canceled, you will be contacted via event update, text, and/or email using the details of your registration.  You will be rescheduled.

The EPA requires a minimum of 3 students to conduct a training course.  Courses with fewer than 3 students up to two weeks before the scheduled course date are subject to potential cancelation.  You will be notified and rescheduled.  As often as possible, this will only happen on time per student if it occurs.

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