USEPA/ HUD

Lead-Based Paint Safety

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The United States Environmental Protection Agency is authorized to set minimal standards for all lead based paint abatement, inspections, risk assessments and renovations. This includes establishing training and certification requirements and work practice standards for individuals and firms engaged in those activities and developing hazard standards. Cornerstone Training Institute is accredited by the EPA for Lead Abatement Worker, Supervisor, and Lead Renovator

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Lead safety for Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP)

Initial 9-Hours           Refresher 4-Hours

This 8-hour course is for anyone who may be doing any renovation, repair, painting or remodeling for compensation in a pre-1978 homes.  In 2010 the United States Environmental Protection Agency promulgated the RRP final rule. Under this Federal law anyone engaging in the above activities will have to receive training by an EPA accredited training provider.

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Lead Based Paint Abatement Worker

16-Hours Initial   8-Hours Refresher

This 16-hour initial training course meets EPA’s training requirements for individuals who wish to perform abatement. Lead abatement is an activity to reduce levels of lead, particularly in the home environment, generally to permanently eliminate lead-based paint hazards, in order to reduce or eliminate incidents of lead poisoning. 

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Lead Based Paint Abatement Supervisor
24-Hours Initial      8-Hours Refresher

This 24-hour course meets EPA’s training requirements for those individuals who perform lead-based paint inspections and/or clearance examinations on abatement and renovation projects. While there is no pre-requisite for attending this course, students must complete the course and pass the course examination to obtain a 6-month interim certification. During this 6-month period the Inspector can perform inspections and clearance examinations while EPA processes their certification application. In addition, applicants must take and pass the EPA National Certification Examination. There are NO time extensions. If the student fails to obtain certification within this 6-month time period the interim certificate will expire and the Inspector will no longer be able to perform inspections and clearance examinations and will have to take the ENTIRE course over again unless the application is in process. To maintain certification, students must complete a refresher course and apply to EPA prior to the expiration date on their certificate.

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Lead Based Paint Inspector
32-Hours Initial      8-Hours Refresher

This Lead Abatement Supervisor training provides information on lead-based paint abatement and regulatory guidelines for those individuals that will plan and/or oversee lead abatement work.

A certified Supervisor can perform all of the duties that a Lead Worker can, and additionally a Supervisor is responsible for occupant safety during the abatement process and for writing the abatement plan. The course focuses on essential abatement procedures including site preparation, contract planning, project management, abatement implementation and record-keeping. This workshop prepares you to apply your knowledge to the field, with extensive hands-on training and real-world examples from experienced instructors.

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Lead Based Paint Risk Assessor
32-Hours Initial      8-Hours Refresher

This 16-hour course meets EPA’s training requirements for those individuals that will perform lead-based paint Risk Assessment or Lead Hazard Screening services. A Risk Assessor can perform all of the duties that a Inspector can (including work that falls under the EPA RRP Rule and HUD’s Lead-Safe Housing rule.) In addition, a Risk Assessor is responsible for identifying all lead-based paint hazards, making recommendations for their treatment and recommending maintenance and monitoring schedules. EPA requires that an individual wishing to be certified as a Risk Assessor first successfully complete the Inspector class and have a certain amount of education and experience. Proof of education and experience must be sent with the student’s application to EPA. During this 6 month period the worker can perform risk assessment activities while EPA processes their certification application. Applicants must then take and pass the EPA National Certification Examination. 
NOTE: Current EPA Inspector Certification is a pre-requisite for this course