Certification Courses

EPA-RRP – Renovation, Repair and Painting Certification and Refresher Courses

Are you complying with the law and keeping your customers safe from lead paint and other contaminants?
As of April 22, 2010, anyone doing repair or contract work to a home that was built pre-1978 is required to be an EPA-RRP Certified Professional.  That means painters, general contractors, renovation specialists, electricians, plumbers and even property managers fall under the requirements of this law.

PDCC has partnered with Contractors Business Centers to offer EPA-RRP Certified Renovator and EPA-RRP Refresher

To register for RRP Certification or RRP Refresher courses and receive the PDCC member discount, or to learn more about the program and schedule, contact: 
Contractors Business Centers
Mary Birch | 888-323-3213 | MaryB@cslscorp.com

Contractors Business Centers will provide private training for groups of 5 or more, Monday – Saturday at a CBC training location.  The PDCC member discount rate will apply.

EPA-RRP Certification

certificationThis course will teach you how to comply with the EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule, the HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule, and how to perform lead-safe work practices.  CBC will walk you through all the necessary laws and statutes, as well as the health risks posed by specific building materials, so you can avoid and remove them safely. Whether you have dozens of construction professionals on your team or work as a solo contractor, this course is a great way to keep your company in line with California law and the industry’s best practices.

EPA-RRP Certification course includes:

  • Written study materials that explain the law and your responsibilities as a contractor or renovator
  • Disposable materials, including coveralls, respirators, gloves and foot coverings, so you can study hazardous building materials under safe conditions
  • Certificates showing compliance with EPA-RRP training
  • Instructors stay with each student, ensuring that each understands the material thoroughly

Tuition Fee for PDCC Members:   $190 ($35 savings)

EPA-RRP Refresher Course

refresherAre you keeping your EPA-RRP Certification up-to-date?  Certified Renovators are required to renew their EPA-RRP Certification every five or three years.  In-person classroom instruction is valid for five (5) years.  If taken online, the EPA Lead Renovator Refresher course is valid for only three (3) years.  Online instruction can only be taken every other renewal period, alternating with in-person classroom training.

The Refresher Course MUST be completed before your current certificate expires.  If not, you must retake the original 8-hour certification course.  Students MUST provide a copy of a valid initial training certificate or card that is not expired to take the Refresher course.

EPA-RRP Refresher course includes:

  • 4-hour in-person training course
  • Student Manual included
  • Convenient class times and locations
  • Certificate of Compliance with EPA-RRP Laws
  • Dedicated instructors

Tuition Fee for PDCC Members:   $105 ($20 savings)


Sacramento, Fresno, Oakland, San Francisco, Concord, San Jose, Bakersfield, Van Nuys, Orange, Riverside, San Marcos, San Diego

Contractors Business Centers will provide private training for groups of 5 or more, Monday – Saturday at one of the 12 CBC training locations.
The PDCC member discount rate will apply.

Upcoming Training Dates

EPA-RRP Certification Course
8-hour course: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday, October 20 – Concord, San Marcos, Orange
Saturday, October 27 – Van Nuys, San Francisco
Saturday, November 3 – Riverside East
Saturday, November 10 – San Diego, Sacramento
Saturday, November 17 – San Jose, Orange
Saturday, November 24 – San Francisco, Van Nuys
Saturday, December 1 – Sacramento, Concord

EPA-RRP Refresher Course
4-hour course:  times vary
Friday, October 26 – Van Nuys
Wednesday, December 19 – San Jose
Friday, December 21 – Van Nuys
Friday, February 8 – Sacramento
Friday, February 22 – Van Nuys
Friday, February 28 – Riverside East


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