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Renovator Training Expiration Information

Date course completed Expiration
On or before March 31, 2010 March 31, 2016
From April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011 6 years from the course completion
On or after April 1, 2011 5 years from the date of course completion

The EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting / RRP Final Rule (40 CFR 745) requires that renovations conducted for compensation, must be performed by Certified Firms using Certified Renovators.

Certified Renovation firms eligible to legally work in pre-1978 homes and child-occupied facilities must re-apply to EPA and pay a $300 fee every 5 years in order to stay certified.


REGISTRATION – Register online at our website by clicking here, and send your photo and previous training certificate to

You will not be able to take the e-learning course and final exam until Public Health & Safety, Inc. receives your photo and valid certificate.


Trained Renovators seeking to RECERTIFY must complete another EPA-accredited Certified Renovator Refresher Course before your initial certification expires. A PERSONAL CERTIFICATE IS NEEDED FOR ONLINE REFRESHER TRAINING!


  1. Find your initial certificate right away
  2. Note the time available to complete online training
  3. Complete the online training modules and exam
  4. Note that EPA lockout may occur if online training progresses too quickly
  5. Submit your certificate / new photo well in advance of its expiration date
  6. Note that EPA processes Refresher certificates for emailing on 10th day of each month


  • Complete the "Agenda" introduction module plus seven learning modules
  • Then complete the  20- question multiple choice E-learning assessment.
  • To pass, you will need a score of at least 80% (16 out of 20 questions) total score.
  • Following completion, a certificate will be emailed.

For any questions, contact Public Health & Safety, Inc.   Ask for e-learning at Office:  312-491-0081 7 – 3 pm CST     Email:

Public Health & Safety, Inc. is an EPA-Accredited Training Provider #NAT-RV-R-18615-3-EN-E providing for online lead safety training for Refresher Training for Certified Renovators

This course may not be taken in:  Alabama,DelawareGeorgiaIowaKansasMassachusettsMississippiNorth CarolinaOklahomaOregonRhode IslandUtahWashington, and Wisconsin must contact the state to find out more about accreditation requirements in those states.


Each student is assigned a unique identifier to access the online course.

EPA recognizes the possibility that someone could have another person take the course for him or her; however, there are potential penalties for those who do this. Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 1001, it is a criminal violation to knowingly and willfully make a false or fraudulent statement in any matter within EPA's jurisdiction.


For the online Refresher Certificate, a new photo is required.  Specs require a  600 x 450 pixel (no hat) with image of Initial Renovator Course Certificate to: 

INITIAL TRAINING PREREQUISITE                                                                       

E-learning is a web-based training that is not led by an instructor where the student can take the training at his or her own pace. Requirements specific to e-learning are found at 40 CFR 745.225. To maintain certification, renovators must complete a renovator refresher course before their certification expires. If the renovator does not complete the course within the required timeframe, the individual must retake the initial 8-hour course to become certified again.

The 8-hour initial training includes hands-on training in testing for lead in paint, methods for minimizing the creation of dust and lead-based paint hazards, interior and exterior containment and cleanup methods, and cleaning verification. Activities covered include the use of EPA-recognized test kits, setting up barriers, covering furniture, ducts, and carpeted floors with plastic, mopping floors, bagging waste, and determining that the work area has been adequately cleaned. Each student performs these activities in front of an instructor who determines if the student is proficient in each one. Students must be deemed proficient in order to pass the class and become a certified renovator. The current version of the renovator refresher course includes hands-on training in testing paint for lead and cleaning verification.

On February 17, 2016 the EPA allowed renovators to take a refresher course without hands-on training once every other certification. Once a renovator takes the refresher course without the hands-on training, their next refresher training must include hands-on training. The certification from the refresher course without hands-on training will last for 3 years. Taking the course without hands-on training is optional but once a renovator takes the course; their next refresher course must include hands-on training and be taken within 3 years of their previous certification. The certification from taking a course with hands-on training will last for 5 years.  You may find out more information about this final rule by clicking here.

Cost: $ 99.00

For any questions, contact Public Health & Safety, Inc.   Ask for e-learning from 7 am – 3 pm CST at Office:  312-491-0081   or   Email: