NAHB Encourages EPA to Remove Hands-On Requirement for Refresher Course

Lead paint rule requires recertification in 2015.

May 28, 2014
NAHB Encourages EPA to Remove Hands-On Requirement for Refresher Course

EPA’s proposed action, if adopted in sufficient time prior to the agency’s July 1, 2015, re-certification deadline, will enable remodelers and their companies to retain their current EPA certified renovator status by utilizing existing (and future) EPA accredited online training providers.

The NAHB has commended the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to amend the existing regulations under the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) program by removing the current hands-on training requirements for the EPA-approved certified renovator refresher course.

Read NAHB's letter to the EPA supporting its proposal as a positive step toward helping NAHB members and other small businesses retain their EPA certifications by completing the refresher course prior to the deadline of July 1, 2015.

By removing the hands-on training component for the certified renovator refresher course the EPA will help facilitate wider adoption of an internet-based curriculum that will benefit small remodeling businesses by avoiding the added burden of lost wages and additional costs of traveling to a training location.

EPA’s proposed action, if adopted in sufficient time prior to the agency’s July 1, 2015, re-certification deadline, will enable remodelers and their companies to retain their current EPA certified renovator status by utilizing existing (and future) EPA accredited online training providers.

NAHB has been actively engaged in the EPA’s lead-based paint program for the residential sector since its inception and has been an advocate and supporter of the required training completion for its members. Learn more about the EPA Lead Paint rule at nahb.org/leadpaint.

For more information about this item, please contact Nissa Hiatt at 800-368-5242 x8451 or via email at nhiatt@nahb.org. PR

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