Karl Environmental Group is an accredited EPA Training Provider for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead Renovator: Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Program. Karl Environmental Group provides both Initial Lead Renovator and Refresher Lead Renovator training classes and certification for students from Greater Philadelphia, Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey at our fully equipped training center located in Reading, PA. Upon completion of the class, students will receive an EPA Lead Renovator certification which is valid for five years.
Individuals may then apply for the EPA’s Lead-Safe Certification for their firm, demonstrating that they have been properly trained in lead-safe work activities and practices.
—ALL CLASSES ARE VALID FOR 5 YEARS—
What is the RRP Program?
The EPA’s RRP Rule requires that firms who disturb lead-based paint in homes, day care centers, pre-schools, and any other child occupied facilities must be certified by the EPA and must employ certified lead renovators. The purpose of the rule is to ensure that firms disturbing lead-based paint do so following proven lead-safe procedures and practices. Visit the EPA’s website for more information.
Which Firms Need to be Lead Renovator Certified?
The EPA states that any company, partnership, corporation, agency, organization, sole proprietor, or individual that is paid to perform work activities which disturb lead-based paint in homes or child occupied facilities built before 1978, is required to become certified under the program. Common trades include:
- General Contractors
- HVAC Technicians
- Bathroom and Kitchen Installers
- Maintenance Staff
- Property Owners and Managers
What Happens if I am not Lead Renovator Certified?
The EPA has the power to enforce fines and criminal prosecution for those firms and individuals violating the RRP rule. Those committing willful violation of the rule may be fined up to $37,500 per violation and/or risk imprisonment.
What Does the EPA’s Lead Renovator Training Cover?
The 8-hour Initial Lead Renovator training class covers the following information:
- Why you should be concerned about lead paint
- Federal, state, and local regulations
- What to do before beginning work
- How to contain dust during work
- Performing lead safe work
- Cleaning activities
- Training non-certified renovation workers
The 4-hour Refresher Lead Renovator training course covers on overview of much of the information from the initial course in an easy to digest format.
Students will also practice the skills they have learned by participating in a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. A written test is required at the end of the course.
Why Not Take an Online Class?
Did you know that online refresher classes are only valid for 3 years before you have to come into a training facility again. Our refresher classes include hands-on training and are valid for a full 5 years!
Why Choose Karl Environmental?
Our instructors include lead inspectors, risk assessors, and abatement supervisors. They have years of field experience working with lead-based paint and know the regulations inside out! Who better to learn from than the actual people performing clearance examinations?
How do I Sign Up?
Click on the tabs below to see our current schedule and book your class. Have a group or don’t see a date/time that work for you? Contact Us to schedule a class.
Where is the Training Facility?
Karl Environmental Group’s training facility is conveniently located in Reading, PA, just minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 422. Business address: 20 Lauck Road, Mohnton, PA 19540.
Have a group or don’t see a date that works for you? Our EPA-accredited instructors are ready to perform on-site training throughout Berks County, Lancaster County, Montgomery County, Delaware County, Chester County, and Greater Philadelphia. Contact Us to have Karl Environmental Group perform a training class at your location!