As of April 22, 2008, the EPA requires the use of lead-safe practices to prevent lead poisoning. Beginning in April 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination. Lead-based paint is a hazardous substance that is harmful to children ages 6 and under, pregnant woman and employees working on pre-1978 houses.

This one-day class on lead paint safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) is the Initial Renovator Course. The class is taught by Southface Institute, an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- and State of Georgia EPD-accredited RRP training provider.


Attendees learn how to properly work within the RRP Rule on pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities that have tested positive for lead-based paint.


  • By passing the 25-question multiple-choice test, attendees will be given a certificate of completion that is required when applying to conduct business in the State of Georgia.


Program Offerings

Eight classroom modules
Training materials and exam
Hands-on skills assessment
Review of the RRP rule
25-question multiple-choice test
Certificate of course completion


Price: $250
Member Price: $230

Course Requirements

Some residential construction background is strongly recommended.


How much is this course?
The course is $250 and $230 for Southface members.
I'm interested in taking this course. When will the next Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) - Initial Certification training be scheduled?
This course is scheduled based on demand. Contact us at and let us know you’re interested in future courses.