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Lead Paint Renovator Renewal Deadline Extended

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a final rule on April 8th to extend re-certification for individual renovators who received their initial certification prior to March 31, 2011.  This extension applies only to individual renovators who must get re-certified within the following timelines.


  • Individual renovators who received certification on or before March 31, 2010, now have until March 31, 2016, to get re-certified.


  • 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, will be five years to get re-certified.


These extensions apply to only the states that fall under the EPA program and not the following 14 states that are authorized to administer their own RRP program:  Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.


SPECIAL NOTE:  These extensions only apply to individual renovator certifications, not to firm certification.  Firm certifications must be renewed according to the original expiration date, and are good for a 5 year period.



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