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For federally required licenses and certifications will there be temporary waivers of continuing education or other conditions of certification that would be difficult or impossible to meet due to social distancing?

States should contact the appropriate EPA regional official as individual programs or actions may have their own requirements or processes. 

From the 3/26/20 Memo: COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program

Many training classes are offered on-line and such on-line training generally should not be affected by travel and social distancing constraints. If practicable, sectors mandated to function with certified operators should maintain normal certification and training practices. If not practicable due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EPA believes that it is more important to keep experienced, trained operators on the job, even if a training or certification is missed. 

View the COVID-19 Enforcement and Compliance Resources for frequently asked questions about enforcement and compliance and additional guidance.

View the COVID-19 Policy Statement regarding EPA’s lead-based paint program (May 8, 2020).

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