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Lead Paint RRP Refresher Online Course

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! The EPA has changed the rules on the Lead Paint RRP Refresher Course!

Effective February 17th, the EPA has changed the rules allowing RRP Renovator certificate holders to take the 4 Hour Refresher Course online every other time they are certified. That’s right. The hands-on portion is dropped every other time you certify.  That means that if you got your initial certification by completing an 8-Hour RRP course, you can renew your certification online.


Michigan Classroom Lead Paint Safety RRP Courses



The Lead Paint RRP Refresher 4- hour course is a requirement to continue your certification as an EPA Certified Renovator. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the end of the class.

If you take an online RRP Refresher course, you will need to follow the instructions in the course to upload a copy of your prior certificate, along with a newly updated picture of yourself.  There are strict parameters that you must follow when uploading a photograph of yourself to be placed on your new certificate.


IMPORTANT!!!! The EPA REQUIRES THAT YOU MUST provide a copy of your Lead Paint certificate to attend the class. Please bring your initial Lead Paint RRP certificate and proof of identity to the course. If you do not have a copy of your certificate, you will not be able to attend the class. See the sample image of the certificate on the left.




Michigan Classroom Lead Paint Safety RRP Courses This course will be approved on three levels:

1. Fulfills the 4-Hour Federal Requirement for the Certified Renovator Refresher course by the EPA.

2. Fulfills 3 hours of Continued Competency for the Michigan Residential Builders License and Maintenance and Alteration Contractors License.

3. Fulfills 3 hours of Continued Education for the Michigan Real Estate License.

Students wishing to attend this course will need to register in advance through this web site or call our Registration Office at 1-800-727-7104. Payment in advance is required.

NOTE: RRP Stands for Renovate, Repair and Paint


Frequently Asked Questions on the EPA Lead Paint Requirements


How long is my initial Lead Paint RRP Certification good for?

The 4-hour RRP Refresher deadline has been extended. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted an extension to individual renovators who must get recertified:

  • Individual renovators who received certification on or before March 31, 2010, now have until March 31, 2016, to get recertified.
  • Individual renovators who received certification between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011, will have one year added to their 5-year certification.

Individual renovators who received certification after March 31, 2011 will have five years to get recertified. These extensions only apply to individual renovator certifications, not to firm certification.

When will I need to take a refresher course for my re-certification?

Renovators seeking re-certification must complete a 4-hour refresher training before the expiration of their current certification. Renovators will have to take the 8-hour course if they fail to take the refresher training before the expiration of their current certificate.


Who is eligible to take the refresher training?

A certified renovator is eligible to take the refresher course if the course is completed before their previous certification expires. A copy of the renovator’s prior course completion certificate is required to take the refresher course.

If you have taken the initial course prior with our company and are unable to locate a copy of your initial certificate, please contact us. We will need to verify the city and date you completed the initial course in order to provide a copy of your certificate (fees may apply).


Who can I contact regarding the EPA’s Lead Paint requirements?

You can contact our office at 1-800-727-7104 regarding signing up for classes and what is required for the Lead Paint RRP classes.

For specific questions regarding lead paint safety, please refer to the EPA’s Lead Paint Frequently Asked Questions page by clicking here. They can also be reached through the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (5323).


How do I re-certify my business (firm)?

Firm certifications expire every five years. Firms should submit their re-certification application at least 90 days before their expiration. This will help ensure their re-certification is complete before they expire.

Click here for information about applying for re-certification.


What if I am certified, but not my business (firm)?

Some renovation firms have trained employees but don’t realize the firm must also be certified. The firm, or business must also be certified. Click here for information about firm certification.

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