EPA RRP Trainer Newsletter
March 27, 2017
The content of this newsletter is for EPA administered jurisdictions only. This includes all
but 14 states that operate their own RRP program. See "Authorized State" topic below for
information.
jln This Issue
i EPA approach for
! continued reduction of
| lead exposure
i HUD announces revised
i standards for their
jgrantees
i Enforcement
! New CDX trainer
| dashboard
i Eligibility for refresher
! training
i Renovator refresher
i training options
| Frequent question
| database
! Authorized states
Useful Info &
Instructions
Renovation Regulations
Trainer Instructions
RRP Materials
Renovator Training
Extension
Logo Use Guidelines
RRP Promotional
Materials
Lead in the News
Newsletter Archive
EPA releases an approach for
continued reduction of lead exposure
This document provides a science-based public health
approach and a coordinated strategy for continuing our
progress to reduce lead exposures and protect public
health. This approach outlines a common set of public
health principles that will guide the Agency's work to
eliminate the adverse effects from lead exposure.
HUD announces revised standards for
their grantees
HUD's Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
(OLHCHH) issued guidance on February 17, 2017 setting
new dust lead action levels and clearance levels for
recipients of their Lead Hazard Control (LHC) grants. The
guidance sets action levels of 10 ug/ft2 for floors and 100
ug/ft2 for windows sills. The same levels will serve as
clearance levels on these surfaces. In addition, the
guidance sets clearance levels of 100 ug/ft2 for window
troughs and 40 ug/ft2 for porch floors. These levels are
effective April 1, 2017. For more information.
Enforcement
On November 3, 2016 EPA announced more than 100
federal enforcement actions completed over the last year
that require entities like renovation contractors, landlords
and property managers to protect communities and public
health from exposure to lead. Read the press release. Be

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sure to stay current with certification and training
requirements and to work lead-safe!
New CDX trainer dashboard
The CDX system has a new Training Provider Dashboard.
The dashboard allows trainers to manage their
accreditation(s), submit training notifications, add or
remove instructors/managers/facilities, request
replacement certificates and update their information from
one convenient location. The dashboard is accessible from
your MyCDX homepage by clicking the "New! Training
Provider Dashboard" link.
A to-do list function is being added in the near future that
provides reminders of upcoming accreditation expirations
and required course notification submissions.
Eligibility for refresher training
A certified renovator or dust sampling technician is eligible
to take the refresher course if the course is completed
before their previous certification expires. Prior to course
delivery, the trainer must collect a copy of each student's
previous course completion certificate to confirm their
certification has not yet expired and that they are eligible
to take the refresher course. The trainer must retain a
copy each students training certificate for a period of 5
years.
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Renovator refresher training options
A renovator must take the 4-hour refresher course
before the expiration of their current training, or they'll
need to retake the 8-hour initial course to be certified

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again. Renovators must submit a copy of their current
training course completion to the trainer to demonstrate
their eligibility to take the refresher course.
Renovator refresher training can be done with or
without a hands-on component. The version without
hands-on training can be done entirely
online! Renovators can use EPA's trainer search tool to
find trainers offering both in person and online training.
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*** If a renovator chooses to recertify via an online course that does not include hands-on
training (3 year certification), the renovator must select an option with hands-on training
(5 year certification) for their next recertification. The 3 year recertification option (i.e., no
hands-on training) cannot be selected for back-to-back trainings.
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Frequent question database (FQ
database)
As you know, EPA maintains a list online of Frequent
Questions regarding the Agency's Lead Program. It is
regularly updated to ensure that you have access to the
very latest information. When questions come up we
recommend you first review the Frequent Questions,
then if you cannot find the answer you're looking for call
the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD
(5323).

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Here's an example from the FQ database. An accredited
training provider asks, "can a final course assessment be
administered in an 'open book' format"? Did you answer
"no"?
Take a look at FO 23002- 35003 for more details!
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Authorized states
To date, EPA has authorized 14 states to run their own
renovation programs. Renovators and firms that only
work within an authorized state(s) must be certified by
each authorized state in which they do work, and would
not be required to be certified by EPA. The authorized
states are AL. DE. GA. IA. KS. MA. MS. NC. OK. OR. RI.
UT. WA and WI.
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An individual that completes a renovator course
accredited by an authorized state is also qualified to work
in EPA administered states for a period of 5 years
following course completion, with no additional training.
EPA certified renovators wishing to work in an authorized
state should contact the state to determine if additional
training/certification is necessary.
Regardless of whether a firm is certified by an authorized
state, if they do work in an EPA administered state they
must be certified bv EPA. Click here to see the FO's
related to this topic.
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