Lead Certification - Renovator Initial Training
This course qualifies as 8 hours of Continuing Education for Massachusetts Construction Supervisors
This course was developed by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and has been delegated to various states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The course certificate is valid in all fifty states. Compliance with this regulation requires the following steps:
Successful completion of the course includes taking and passing the test to become a Certified Renovator.
This full day course is from 8:00 am - 5:00 with an half hour break for lunch, which is included.
Objectives for the Course
- Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead Paint?
- Understand the Regulations
- How to Prepare
- Dust Containment
- Cleaning and Checking Your Work
- Record Keeping
- Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers
- State specific regulations
Organizations That Will Benefit
- State and local public agencies that administer Federal funds for housing
- Non-profit and community housing organizations, particularly those that assist public agencies in administering Federal housing funds
- State and local health departments
- Home inspection firms
- Lead and other environmental services firms
Who Shoud Attend?
- Renovators, remodelers, painters
- Maintenance personnel, and any other workers removing or modifying painted surfaces
- Home inspectors
- All renovators are potential HUD contractors
Renovators have a role to play in preventing lead poisoning. Dust from renovations, repairs, and surface preparation during painting activities creates potential lead hazards when lead-based paint is disturbed and lead-safe work practices are not used. EPA requires certification for renovation firms, and training and certification for renovators to prevent lead poisoning resulting from unsafe renovation practices.