EPA Renovation, Repair, and Painting - Initial Course

Dates: August 3, 2023

Meets: Th from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Location: Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman

Registration Fee: $300.00
MT WAP Registration: $0.00

The Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP) course is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)/U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certification course designed for all workers who disturb painted surfaces in housing and child-occupied facilities built prior to 1978, 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 six years of age are present on a regular basis.

The RRP course is intended for students who have no prior knowledge of lead-based paint, but the certification is required regardless of experience. Students learn how to assess and work with lead-based paint hazards in a way that is safe and constructive for themselves and others. To maintain their certification, students must complete a four-hour refresher course every five years.

The Initial Certification course has 8 contact hours. Six hours are spent training in the classroom and taking the written exam. Two hours are spent on 11 different hands-on skill sets in the lab that are evaluated by the instructor. This course can qualify as 4 continuing education units (CEU) toward Home Energy Professional Recertification.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be registered with the EPA as a Certified Lead; Renovation, Repair and Painting Professional. Whether you work for a multi-person operation, or as a sole proprietor, you will need to register as a Certified Firm with the EPA. To complete that application, go to EPA's online Certified Firm registration page at www.epa.gov/lead/getcertified.

Montana Weatherization Network members may take this course at no cost. Use the MT WAP Registration option to register with a $0 fee.

For questions, contact the Training Center at classes@weatherization.org, or 406-586-0070.

Please visit the Montana Weatherization Training Center's website at weatherization.org.

Fee:   $300.00

optional: Fee Breakdown

Fee Breakdown

Registration Fee$ 300.00
MT WAP Registration$ 0.00

Montana Weatherization Training Center - Bozeman

751 Osterman Drive
Suite 101
Bozeman, MT 59715

Brian Nickisch

Growing up in Eastern Montana, Brian has experienced every sort of extreme weather event. Witnessing the impact of weather events on communities Brian has lived in has helped develop a passion for being able to help those impacted most. Through acquiring a teaching degree from Montana State University and a master's degree in environmental science from the University of Nevada, Reno, Brian has sought out to improve lives through education and promoting energy efficiency.

In addition to his formal education, Brian's experience teaching high school science, installing solar arrays, and conducting home energy assessments have given him crucial skills that he’s excited to contribute to the Training Center and the weatherization network.

Nick Thomas

Growing up in the Gallatin Valley has offered Nick years of demolition, renovation and building experience as well as a keen knowledge of different building structures and ways of protecting homes from harsh Montana climates. He brings several years of weatherization field experience to the Training Center after working for the HRDC energy assistance program. His standardized work specifications (SWS) and code compliance knowledge shapes his teaching focus toward workplace safety and crew efficiency.

Aaron Mugaas

Aaron brings deep and relevant experience to the team, with decades of service to the weatherization industry as both a crew member and auditor. He’s also spent time in private industry as a house builder and home inspector. Aaron’s training includes degrees in Biology, and study in Land Resources and Environmental Sciences. His focus at the Training Center is on health and safety, building science, hands-on training of practical skills.

  • All contractors doing work for compensation in structures built prior to 1978.

  • This course has 8 contact hours. It's approved for 4.0 CEUs from BPI.


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