The EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule for the expiration of certificates has been a source of confusion. To settle the issue on when initial course certificates expire, and if an extension will be granted, has been explicitly outlined on the EPA website. Upon completion of the eight hour initial Lead Renovator course, the expiration date is five years from the date of the course completion. This includes any four hour Lead Renovator Refresher certificates.
Any certificate granted on or before March 31, 2010, is eligible for an extension which expired March 31, 2016. Certificates granted between April 1, 201 and March 31, 2011 have an extension date that is 6 years from the date of the course completion. Certificates granted after April 1, 2011 have no eligibility for an extension and the certificate expiration date is five years from the course completion date.
These extensions do not apply to the Lead Renovator Firm Certifications with the EPA. For further information, check out this PDF from the EPA website Renovator Certificate 6th Year Extention. For more information on the RRP Rule, Lead Renovation, and news updates provided by the EPA, click on the links below.