18 and older
As contractors, we play an important role in helping to prevent lead poisoning. Ordinary renovation and maintenance activities can create toxic lead dust that can harm our customers, our children, our workers, and even ourselves.
As of April 22nd, 2010, individuals in need of lead certification to comply with the EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule are required to take this 8-hour training course to learn about the importance of containment and using lead-safe work practices. This course is intended for all contractors and professionals responsible for projects performed on pre-1978 residential properties or child-occupied facilities such as daycares, elementary schools, and pre-schools. Lead certification applies to firms that disturb more than six square feet of lead paint or coated surfaces, and firms not lead-safe certified are subject to fines of up to $37,500 per day.
Occupations that need this certification include general contractors, sub-contractors, painters, home improvement professionals, general tradesman such as plumbers, carpenters, and electricians, construction industry professionals, disaster and hazard remediation firms, maintenance personnel, residential real estate brokers, landlords, superintendents, and property managers. This course has 2-hours of hands-on activities and concludes with a 25-question final exam. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate, which is valid for five years from the date of completion.