Lead RRP Initial Day – 8 Hours

This one day course will meet the EPA Training requirements for persons performing renovations in pre-1978 housing and child-care facilities. Students that complete the course will become Certified Renovators and know how to perform all work using lead-safe work practices. Students will also learn how to perform acceptance testing for their work.

The eight (8) modules covered in the course include:

  • Module 1: Why Should I be Concerned About Lead Paint?
  • Module 2: Regulations
  • Module 3: Before Beginning Work
  • Module 4: Contain Dust During Work
  • Module 5: During the Work
  • Module 6: Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work
  • Module 7: Recordkeeping
  • Module 8: Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers

Activities & Exercises

This course will include activities and exercises to help you identify methods for reducing the amount of dust you create and containing and cleaning up the dust you do create. Many of the exercises and activities take place in small groups, so you will have an opportunity to share your experiences and ideas with others in the class.

Lead RRP Refresher – 4 Hours

Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting refresher training and re-certification is required every five (5) years. Currently-trained Lead-Abatement Supervisors and Lead-Abatement Workers will also be eligible fore the 4 hour re-certification course.

The seven (7) modules covered in the course include:

  • Module 1: Regulations
  • Module 2: Using EPA-Recognized Test Kits
  • Module 3: Review of Set-up Practices
  • Module 4: Review of Prohibited Practices, Personal Protective Equipment and Dust Control
  • Module 5: Cleaning Activities and Checking Your Work
  • Module 6: Recordkeeping
  • Module 7: Training Non-Certified Renovation Workers


Lead OSHA & RRP Update – 4 Hours

This course is designed to supplement the EPA mandated Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting course as required by 40 CFR Part 763. The 8 Hour RRP course must be completed as a prerequisite to attending the Lead OSHA & RRP Update Training course. The course is designed to teach the students to comply with the OSHA lead and California specific requirements not taught in the EPA’s 8 hour RRP course. The training course consists of the following:

  • Requirements of Title 8 CCR Section 1532.1 (Cal OSHA Construction Safety Orders for Lead)
  • Requirements of Title 17 (CDPH) requirements for lead
  • Title 22 Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) requirements for disposal of lead contaminated waste in California
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Update on EPA’s RRP Rule and current enforcement status

Lead OSHA Initial – 8 Hours

This course is designed for maintenance staff that work in a building that contains, and may impact, lead or lead based paint. This training course is taught by a California DHS Certified Lead Inspector/Assessor. The training course consists of the following:

  • Information on lead: its forms and history of use
  • Lead hazards and health effects
  • Operations that could cause exposure to lead
  • How to recognize and report lead hazards
  • Corrective measures to reduce or eliminate lead hazards
  • Overview of CAL-OSHA lead regulations (CCR, Title 8, Section 1532.1) and California DHS Title 17
  • The specific nature of operations which could result in elevated blood lead levels
  • Respiratory protection and other necessary protective work clothing and equipment
  • Removal and stabilization of lead-based surface coatings
  • Hygiene facilities and regulated areas
  • Engineering and work practice controls to prevent exposure
  • Medical surveillance and medical removal protection plan

Lead OSHA Refresher – 4 Hours

Annually required refresher for Lead OSHA certification. Pre-requisite: Lead OSHA Initial (8 Hour).

Lead Awareness – 2 Hours

This course is designed for members of a building’s custodial staff that work in a building that contains, but do not impact, lead or lead based paint. This training course is taught by a California DHS Certified Lead Inspector/Assessor. The training course consists of the following:

  • Information on lead: its forms and history of use.
  • Lead hazards and health effects.
  • Operations that could cause exposure to lead.
  • How to recognize and report lead hazards.
  • Corrective measures to reduce or eliminate lead hazards

Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Initial – 16 Hours

This course is designed for building maintenance staff that work in a building that contains, and may impact, asbestos containing building material (ACBM). This training course is taught by a CAC. The training course consists of the following:

  • Information regarding asbestos and its various uses and forms
  • Information on the health effects associated with asbestos exposure
  • Locations of ACBM identified throughout each building in which they work
  • Recognition of damage, deterioration, and de-lamination of ACBM
  • Name and telephone number of the Asbestos Program Manager
  • Description of the proper methods of handling ACBM
  • Information on the use of respiratory protection as contained in the EPA/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Guide to Respiratory Protection for the Asbestos Abatement Industry
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Hands-on training in the use of respiratory protection, other personal protection measures, and good work practices
  • Periodic surveillance

Asbestos Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Refresher – 4 Hours

Annual refresher, pre-requisite: Asbestos Operation & Maintenance Initial (16 Hours)

Asbestos Awareness – 2 Hours

This course is designed for members of a building’s custodial staff that work in a building that contains, but do not intentionally impact, ACBM. This training course is taught by a CAC. The training course consists of the following:

  • Information regarding asbestos and its various uses and forms.
  • Information on the health effects associated with asbestos exposure.
  • Locations of ACBM identified throughout each building in which they work.
  • Recognition of damage, deterioration, and de-lamination of ACBM.
  • Name and telephone number of the Asbestos Program Manager.

OSHA Respiratory Protection & Fit Testing – 2 Hours

This course is designed to teach the student the required skills needed for respiratory protection in accordance with federal and California state requirements. This two hour course includes qualitative fit testing of the students and the respirators the student brings with them to the training course. Although not required for course attendance, proof of prior (within 1 year) medical clearance must be submitted for the fit testing portion of the training. The training course consists of the following:

  • Classes and characteristics of respirator types
  • Limitations, selection and inspection of respirators
  • Donning, use, maintenance & storage of respirators
  • Positive & negative user seal checks
  • Qualitative and quantitative fit testing procedures
  • Components of a respiratory protection program