If you work in Pennsylvania and perform renovations, repairs, or painting (RRP) that will disturb painted surfaces in pre-1978 housing or child-occupied facilities you must be trained and certified as an EPA Lead (RRP) Renovator. In order to avoid fines of up to $37,500 per day, the Lead Renovator must also work for a company that is registered with the EPA as a Lead-Safe Certified Firm - this includes Sole Proprietors!

Because Pennsylvania is an EPA-run state, licensed RRP professionals are also able to work in other nearby EPA-run states, including New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York. This also means you must be certified by the EPA instead of the state of Pennsylvania. Overall, it makes the process more simplified, but it is important to make sure you follow all of the steps below to become properly certified and maintain your certification.

How do I become a Lead Renovator in Pennsylvania?

  1. Register for a 1-day EPA Lead Renovator class with our easy online registration. We offer classes throughout Pennsylvania!
  2. Submit your EPA Firm application online - don’t forget, this is required separately from the training class! The EPA will email you your Firm Certificate in 2-3 weeks, separate from your initial certificate.
  3. Attend the 1-day Lead Renovator Initial class and pass a 25 question test in class. Your training provider will issue you your Lead Renovator Certificate.
  4. Keep both certificates on file & set a reminder to renew in 5 years!

How about Refresher training?

We also offer Lead Renovator Refresher training, with locations throughout Pennsylvania and an Online Refresher course! Remember, this class is only for those individuals who have already completed the 8-hour initial course, and can only be taken if your training certificate has NOT yet expired. The refresher course is required within 5 years of your initial training course.

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Maybe you don’t currently perform renovations on older homes, but as a northeastern state, Pennsylvania has many pre-1978 homes and child occupied facilities. So please, make sure you are properly certified to bid on any of these projects!

Top trainers in Pennsylvania.

All the training providers on this website are properly accredited by the EPA. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions Page for full details on the EPA's lead renovator rules or contact customer support on this page.

Lead Certification Training

EPA Lead Certification is required for any renovation that disturbs more than 6 square feet of interior or 20 square feet of exterior lead paint in residential or child-occupied facilities built before 1978. Failure to comply puts you at risk to be fined by the EPA & Local Government.