Where Can I Find Training for EPA RRP Certification?
The RPOA offers training for the EPA RRP certification. RPOA’s goal is to provide RRP certification training at the lowest cost while maintaining quality and adhering to RRP requirements. Furthermore, the RPOA provides a perspective on the training from a landlord point of view—something not available from most providers.
Why Should You Get Certified?
The EPA’s Renovate, Repair & Painting (RRP) rule requires any property manager, landlord, or contractor to use lead-safe work practices when working on their rental units, if the unit was built prior to 1978. Finding yourself under the EPA’s spotlight could be devastating to your business (and your personal wealth) if you’re not in compliance. Being RRP certified and learning to work in a lead-safe manner will help you avoid the health risks of lead and also protect you and your business from fines of up to $37,500 per incident.
Even if you’re not personally doing the work, if a contractor you hire is working on one of your units that was built before 1978 and they are disturbing lead paint without certification, they are not only in violation of the RRP rules and regulations but they are exposing you and your business to future liabilities. The easy fix is to do your best to ascertain whether or not they are using lead-safe work practices and one of the easiest ways to know that RRP work is being done correctly is to take the RRP certification course yourself.
For the latest schedule of EPA RRP certification classes and other RPOA events, go to the RPOA website and click on Events at the top of the page. You can register online or by calling the RPOA office at (616) 454-3385. Click here to see our upcoming certification and refresher courses.
You can learn more about the RRP rule in our Knowledge Base article, What is the RRP Rule?.
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