Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) – Initial Certification

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.


Training includes

  • 8 classroom modules;
  • Training materials and exam;
  • Hands-on skills assessment;
  • Review of the RRP rule;
  • 25-question multiple-choice test;
  • Certificate of course completion;
  • Continental breakfast and lunch;
  • Free parking



  • Some residential construction background is strongly recommended.