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 RRP - NORMI/EPA Lead RRP Training Program


As an approved training provider, NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors, has commissioned Best Training School to provide training for professionals who need to be certified as Lead RRPs. Though there has been some confusion as to who may be required to become certified, it is our understanding that any contractor, subcontractor, remediator, or inspector could be held liable for disturbing lead-based paint and should, therefore, take this training. For more detailed information, please read the information in the block below which is linked directly to the website.

EPA Approval Numbers through 09/17/2014
NAT-DST-I-73360-1-EN and NAT-RV-I-73360-1-EN

 EPA Requirements


Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children.

To protect against this risk, on April 22, 2008, EPA issued a rule requiring the use of lead-safe practices and other actions aimed at preventing lead poisoning. Under the rule, beginning April 22, 2010, contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in homes, child care facilities, and schools built before 1978 must be certified and must follow specific work practices to prevent lead contamination.

EPA requires that firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices. Individuals can become certified renovators by taking an eight-hour training course from an EPA-approved training provider. Learn how to become an EPA certified firm and where to take a training course near you.

Beginning in December 2008, the rule requires that contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint provide to owners and occupants of child care facilities and to parents and guardians of children under age six that attend child care facilities built prior to 1978 the lead hazard information pamphlet Renovate Right: Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child Care Providers, and Schools (PDF) (11 pp, 1.1MB) | en español (PDF) (20 pp, 3.2MB)

The rule affects paid renovators who work in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities, including:

  • Renovation contractors
  • Maintenance workers in multi-family housing
  • Painters and other specialty trades.

Under the rule, child-occupied facilities are defined as residential, public or commercial buildings where children under age six are present on a regular basis. The requirements apply to renovation, repair or painting activities. The rule does not apply to minor maintenance or repair activities where less than six square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed in a room or where less than 20 square feet of lead-based paint is disturbed on the exterior. Window replacement is not minor maintenance or repair.

Previously, owner-occupants of homes built before 1978 could certify that no child six years of age or younger or pregnant woman was living in the home and "opt-out" of having their contractors follow lead-safe work practices in their homes. On April 23, 2010, to better prevent against lead paint poisoning, EPA issued a final rule to apply lead-safe work practices (PDF) (18 pp, 121K) to most pre-1978 homes, effectively closing the exemption. The rule eliminating the opt-out provision became effective July 6, 2010.

Get Certified for Lead-Safe Work Practices. Find out how, from the US EPA.

Class Schedule

8:00-8:15am Registration and Introduction
8:15-8:35am Module 1-Why Should I Be Concerned About Lead Paint?
8:35-9:20am Module 2-The Regulations
9:20-9:35am Break
9:35-10:15am Module 3-Before Beginning Work
10:15-11:45am Module 4-Contain Dust During Work
11:45-12:45pm LUNCH
12:45-1:35pm Module 5-During the Work
1:35-1:45pm Break
1:45-3:15pm Module 6-Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work
3:15-3:35pm Module 7-Recordkeeping
3:35-3:40pm Break
3:40-4:20pm Module 8-Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers
4:20-4:30pm Review
4:30-5:00pm Test

The curriculum consists of an introduction and eight instructional modules. Most of the modules include interactive exercises. The timing of the course will depend on the choices the trainer makes about activities, and how much time is needed to discuss state and local requirements. Some modifications to this schedule may be made by the designated Principal Course Instructor but all material will be covered with the class beginning and ending on time!

Training Program Manager

D. Douglas Hoffman, Executive Director of NORMI

  • State of Florida Certified Class "A" General Contractor
  • State of Florida Certified Plumbing Contractor
  • State of Florida Certified Roofing Contractor
  • Hillsborough County IAQ Consultant
  • Approved Training Provider for Multiple States
  • Author of "Mold-Free Construction"

Principal Course Instructors

Wenford (Gene) Taylor, Senior NORMI Lead RRP Trainer
(Corporate at Large)

888-856-4803 ext 8201

  • Lead Inspector #100934-FL-I-I-839-2-0043
  • Professional Safety Certification
  • Registered Professional Industrial Hygienist
  • Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP) No. 113, by standard written examination.
  • Certified Moisture Management Professional (CMP) CMP# 92807664 by standard written examination
  • Certified Environmental Mold Remediator (CEMR) CEMR # 92807664 by standard written examination
  • Certified Mold Assessor by standard written examination
  • State Certified Fire Inspector 2000-2006

Arnold O. Schnabel, NORMI Lead RRP Trainer
(Corporate at Large)

888-856-4803 ext 8202

  • Lead Inspector #100934-FL-I-I-839-2-0039
  • Engineering graduate from Auburn U
  • Research and Development engineer for Boeing Aircraft Corp
  • Construction company owner for 7 years in Portland Or.
  • AOS Construction, Inc. in Tampa, FL for 13 years, specializing in Asbestos Abatement for 7 years
  • IAQ work since 1997 as owner of the current Indoor Environmental Solutions, Tampa, FL
  • NORMI Board of Directors since 2005 also a Senior Trainer and active CMA & CMR

Billy Walley, NORMI Lead RRP Trainer
(Based in Mississippi)

888-856-4803 ext 8203

  • Lead Inspector #100934-FL-I-I-839-2-0045
  • 15 Years Homebuilding and Electrical Construction
  • Associate Degree in Electronics

LaVerne Scheetz, NORMI Lead RRP Trainer
(Based in Pennsylvania)

888-856-4803 ext 8204

  • Lead Worker Initial #011860
  • BFA Interior Design & Space Planning, Arcadia University, Glenside, PA, 1978
  • NORMI certified CIS, CMI, PSP
  • Interior Designer, Diseroad and Wolff Architects, Hatfield, PA, 1977-1980
  • Owner/Designer LMS Interiors, Harleysville, PA , 1980-Present
  • Instructor, Montgomery County Community College (Adult Evening School) 1989-1994
  • President, Healthy Interior Solutions, Inc., Harleysville, PA 2006-Present
  • President, South East PA Chapter NORMI Environmental TASC Force
  • President Elect, Harleysville Rotary Club, Division of Rotary International

Harvey Mueller, NORMI Lead RRP Trainer
(Based in South Carolina)

888-856-4803 ext 8205

  • Lead Inspector #100934-FL-I-I-839-2-0033
  • College Mechanical Engineer
  • Refrigeration/Electrical/HVAC Apprenticeship
  • Green Solar Energy
  • Fork Lift Certification Instructor

Schuyler Hatt, NORMI Lead RRP Trainer
(Based in New York)

888-856-4803 ext 8206

  • Lead Inspector #100934-FL-I-I-839-2-0025
  • Water Damage Restoration and Fire/Water Restoration
  • BSA Twin Rivers Council Training Staff
  • President BNI Chapter

NOTE: Upon completion of the course each student will receive an interim certificate verifying that they have taken the course and passed the test. Once the student receives the EPA Certificate, faxes it to the NORMI Admin offices, and completes the certification criteria, the student will receive a dual certification and become a NORMI/EPA Certified Lead RRP.

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