Are you complying with the law and keeping your customers safe from lead paint and other contaminants? As of April 22, 2010, anyone doing repair or contract work and/or in any way disturbing a painted area of a home or building that was built pre-1978 is required to be an EPA-RRP (renovation, repair and painting) certified professional. That means general contractors, renovation specialists, electricians, plumbers, property managers and even painters fall under the requirements of this law.
This law is enacted to keep homeowners and residents safe (and especially young children). The penalty for working on a home or building built pre-1978 is $37,000 per incident. The EPA is working hard to protect children and families, and we in turn want to protect you and your business.
Luckily, getting EPA-RRP certification is a snap with CSLS’s Hybrid Online/Hands-on Program. Through 6 hours of online self-paced study, we’ll walk you through all the necessary laws and statutes, as well as the health risks posed by specific building materials, so you can avoid and remove them safely. Once you complete the 6 hours of online self-paced study, you will print your certification and schedule the 2-hour hands-on portion of the program at one of our 25 locations statewide. Whether you have dozens of construction professionals on your team, or work as a solo contractor, this short and convenient course is a great way to keep your company in line with California law and the industry’s best practices.
In this day and age, there isn’t any excuse for failing to renovate any property in accordance with the law. You can’t afford to risk losing income or to put your customers’ lives and health at risk. Sign up for our ongoing EPA-RRP certification course today, and you’ll get:
It only takes a moment to register for our RPP-EPA certified renovator (available in both English & Spanish) online, self-paced program. Sign up now to get started.