Renovation, Repair & Painting Certification Course

Thursday April 13, 2017, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Instructor: Richard MacFarlane, Benchmark Environmental Engineering
Member Price: $250, Non-Member Price: $350


Homes and other buildings built before 1978 are likely to contain lead-based paint. All rental property owners that are considering conducting repairs or home improvements either on their own or with a contractor should be certified.

Federal law requires that if you or someone on your staff is performing the work, your firm must be Lead-Safe Certified and your staff trained in lead-safe work practices. If not, you could face tens of thousands of dollars in fines. Plus, you put the health of yourself, your workers, and your customers, at risk, which could result in lawsuits. EBRHA’s lead paint training courses will teach you the dangers associated with lead paint and how to remain safe when exposed to or handling lead paint.

The Initial RRP class meets EPA and HUD requirements for lead-safe work practices training under the RRP Rule. EPA’s Renovation, Repair and Painting Final Rule (40 CFR 745) requires that renovations conducted for compensation, must be performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators.  The use of lead-safe work practices makes the job safer and reduces your liability exposure. Completing this training demonstrates your company’s compliance to prospective clients and can be a marketing advantage that distinguishes your company from the competition.

This 8-hour course was designed to train contractors or property owners who perform building renovations or repairs or painting and how to work safely and comply with the EPA regulations. The course addresses health concerns, regulations, before, during and after work procedures as well a recordkeeping  and training non-certified workers. The class consists of a presentation of the new RRP regulations and hands on student participation. There is an exam at the end of the course and students must pass at 70%.

Course Topics:

  • Biggest concerns about lead paint
  • EPA and HUD Regulations
  • How to determine if lead-based paint affects your work
  • How to begin the work
  • How to set up the work area to contain dust during work
  • How to work in a lead-safe manner
  • Proper cleaning activities and verify cleanliness
  • How to dispose of waste safely
  • Recordkeeping
  • Training non-certified workers

About the Instructor
Benchmark Environmental Engineering is an EPA Accredited RRP Training Provider. Benchmark Environmental Engineering provides comprehensive environmental inspection, consulting, and training services to homeowners, businesses, property owners, property managers, insurance companies and government agencies in California and throughout the United States. With over 20 years of experience in environmental testing, inspection and education and a national reputation for specializing in complex environmental cases, Benchmark Environmental Engineering is a leader in environmental consulting. We offer our clients a wide range of services, including Phase I and II Site Inspections, indoor air quality management, mold, bacteria, lead, and asbestos testing.