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News | Lead Based Paint Training

Lead Based Paint Training in Oregon

OHBA in partnership with the National Center for Healthy Housing is now offering the EPA Approved Lead-Based Paint Renovator Courses across the state!

EPA's Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule will become fully effective and enforceable on April 22, 2010. The Rule applies to all renovations including many typical maintenance and remodeling activities performed for compensation in pre-1978 housing and pre-1978 child-occupied facilities when the work will disturb paint, stain, shellac and varnish.

Approximately 8.4 million renovation, repair and painting projects, large and small, will trigger the EPA Rule's requirements in the first year alone. An estimated 211,000 trade contractors, third-party property managers, residential rental property owners, property leasing agents, and other affected organizations will have to comply with the Rule which includes applying to EPA to become Certified Renovation Firms. Thousands of workers performing these renovations will have to be trained and certified as Renovators by EPA-accredited trainers.

To become a Certified Renovator, you must take the 8-Hour EPA approved Renovator Course taught by an EPA Accredited Trainer. The Oregon Home Builders Association has partnered with the National Center for Healthy Housing to provide EPA accredited Trainers for this course.

Certify your Firm

  • After course completion, certify your firm with the CCB and comply now with the new EPA lead based paint requirements. Download application. Or fill out online

EPA Proposes Additional Changes to the Rule

EPA has published a proposed rule change to LRRP. These proposed changes will mean additional requirements for remodelers.

Anyone from the public can submit comments to the EPA about the proposed rule change. Individual comments from remodelers will make the greatest impact. NAHB has also drafted a sample letter for you to use. We suggest you send your comments to both the EPA (you’ll find the address in the sample letter) and your US Senator and Representative. Click here to find the contact information for your representative.

To read a summary of the proposed changes and the additional requirements it would put on remodelers, click here.

Download Resources

  • Download the EPA brochure. This provides a comprehensive, easy to read summary of the new rule including how this rule affects you and your work practices.
  • Download the Renovate Right pamphlet. This pamphlet must be provided to all home owners and residence of pre-1978 housing before work begins.
  • View a video about the precautions necessary when working with lead paint.

For more information on the Renovate, Repair and Painting Rule

For tools to help you comply:

8 HOUR COURSE (IN CLASS)

1. Register for the Course with your local HBA. View the dates and Oregon locations.

2. Certify your firm with the CCB and comply now with the new EPA lead based paint requirements. Download application.

ONLINE COURSE
+ 3 HOUR HANDS-ON TRAINING

1. Enroll in the Online Course. Read more information.

2. Register for the 3 Hour Hands-On Training with your local HBA. View the dates and Oregon locations.

3. Certify your firm with the CCB and comply now with the new EPA lead based paint requirements. Download application.