UT Martin extends opportunity for lead renovator certification

UT Martin extends opportunity for lead renovator certification

Posted: Wednesday, February 9, 2011 6:01 pm

The Certified Lead Renovator Courses are scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break, on Feb. 19 and March 19, at UT Martin. 

The $250 fee includes: the manual, Certified Renovator certificate from the National Center for Healthy Housing (NCHH) and EPA materials. 

The eight-hour course will 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.

 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 began 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.

NCHH is the EPA authorized training provider for the course. Instructor will be H. Dale Fortner, NCHH principal instructor.

  To register, call ECOS at 731-881-7082 or register online at http://www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/non_credit_registration.php.

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