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Certified Lead Renovator course planned at UTM

Certified Lead Renovator course planned at UTM

Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 1:45 pm

WCP 8.24.10 The University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies (ECOS) is offering a Certified Lead Renovator Course that complies with the Environmental Protection Agency Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule.
It is scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break, on two dates – Sept. 11 or Sept. 18.
The $250 fee includes: the manual, certificate from the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and EPA materials. NCHH is the EPA authorized training provider for this class.
Instructor will be H. Dale Fortner, NCHH principal instructor.
The eight-hour Certified Lead Renovator Course is taught in eight modules.  They begin with “Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead Paint?”
The following topics are also included: regulations, before beginning work, contain dust during work, during the work, cleaning activities and checking work, recordkeeping and training non-certified renovation workers.
Students must achieve a 70 percent on the exam in order to pass the class. Students who pass the exam will be given a verification card.
This class meets EPA?and Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements. Successful completion earns EPA Certified Renovator status for five years.
Students will learn what EPA/HUD requires of Certified Firms and Renovators, and how to work in a lead-safe manner while complying with the EPA RRP Rule.
The EPA will begin enforcing the lead paint law, known as the RRP Rule, on Oct. 1.
Anyone who renovates, repairs or paints any building built before 1978 must comply with the Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.
If a project will disturb more than two-six square feet of interior paint surface, then a certified professional must perform a lead test.
Violators of the EPA RRP Rule can be fined up to $37,500 per day.
To register, call ECOS at 731-881-7082 or register online at


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