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Thousands of renovators are already trained and their firms are EPA certified. Will EPA enforce against renovators who did not receive their training certification before December 31, 2010?

It is most important that all contractors follow the RRP work practice standards. However, EPA is providing additional time for renovation firms and workers to obtain the necessary training and certifications before the enforcement of the firm certification and individual renovator requirements begins. Therefore, renovators who have not been able to complete the training requirements are advised to review EPA’s model training materials. View additional information on lead-safe work practices or obtain it from the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323). 

Question Number: 23002-20668

Find a printable PDF copy of all frequent questions pertaining to lead.