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Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program

EPA Certified Renovator Training

Effective April 22, 2010, contractors who perform home improvement activity in housing built prior to 1978 and any child occupied facility must be certified in accordance with the new EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) rule.

Complete the below two steps to obtain your EPA Certification. You do not have to complete either step prior to starting the other:

  1. You need to become an EPA Certified Firm by applying for an EPA certification. Visit the EPA website to obtain your application. Complete and submit your application to the EPA with the appropriate fee ($300). EPA has up to 90 days to process your application.
  2. Each EPA certified Firm must assign an EPA Certified Renovator to each project. Certified Renovators are typically lead persons and supervisors. They are required to be present during setup and tear down, and clean-up activities, and are required to train other workers on how to safely conduct work. They are responsible for record keeping and ensuring the work is done in a lead safe manner and in accordance with regulations. To become a Certified Renovator, you must take a full day eight-hour EPA Certified Renovator Training Course and pass the test administered at the end of the training. You will receive your EPA Certified Renovator certification in the mail in one to two weeks.

All trainings, course materials, and tests currently provided by the Lead Safety and Healthy Homes Program are in English only. These courses are only approved for purposes of certification under Section 402 of the TSCA.

To Register

Our goal is to meet the needs of the San Diego Community. If you are interested in attending either an initial or a refresher training, send an e-mail with your contact information to, or call Robert Cox at 858-492-5015.

Cancelation Policy

All cancelations must in writing and received in our offices by mail or e-mail to at least 5 full working days (Monday-Friday not including Holidays) prior to class in order to receive a refund. The sender is responsible for assuring receipt of all cancellation notices.

E-Mail Notifications

After registered persons have been given the opportunity to confirm their participation in new classes, we will update the website and notify everyone on the Contractor Distribution List of the newly scheduled classes via e-mail. To be included on the Contractor Distribution List, send you name and e-mail address to Lead Safety and request to be added to this list.

Training Location

All trainings are held at the Ridgehaven "Green Building" Auditorium, located at:
9601 Ridgehaven Court
San Diego, CA 92123

Childcare Providers / Landlords / Teachers / Medical Professionals / Contractors / Residents

Is the 8 hour training not right for you? Please contact us to see if we can provide training or presentations to meet the specific needs of your organization or community event.

Online Training PowerPoint Presentations - Presentaciónes de Capacitación en PowerPoint

The Lead Safety and Healthy Homes website has additional information about program services and lead poisoning symptoms and prevention.

La página Web de LSNP tiene adicional información acerca los servicios del programa y Los sintomas y la prevención del envenenamiento por plomo.