If you’re a Maryland contractor, painter, remodeler, or renovator that disturbs painted surfaces in pre-1978 housing or child-occupied facilities you must be trained and certified as an EPA Lead (RRP) Renovator. Don’t forget, the Lead Renovator must also work for a company that is registered with the EPA as a Lead-Safe Certified Firm - this includes Sole Proprietors!

Maryland is an EPA-run state, so licensed lead renovators are also able to work in other nearby EPA-run states, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia. While Delaware is not an EPA-run state, you are also able to work there!

How to gain lead renovator license in Maryland?

  1. Register for a 1-day EPA Lead Renovator class with our easy online registration. We offer classes throughout Maryland!
  2. Submit your EPA Firm application online - don’t forget, this is required separately from the training class! The EPA will email you your Firm Certificate in 2-3 weeks, separate from your initial certificate.
  3. Attend the 1-day Lead Renovator Initial class and pass a 25 question test in class. Your training provider will issue you your Lead Renovator Certificate.
  4. Keep both certificates on file & set a reminder to renew in 5 years!

Rental Properties

If you are performing lead-safe work on pre-1978 rental properties in Maryland, you may need to complete additional training and paperwork to comply with existing state requirements.

Lead Maintenance and Repainting Supervisor

After this 2-day class, you will need to:

  1. Register with MD for Maintenance & Repainting Supervisor (S4) License ($125 / 2 yrs - View App)
  2. Register firm as Residential, Commercial, & Public Building (RC) Contractor ($250 / 2 yrs - View App)

If you have employees on the jobsite assisting the Supervisor, they must also be trained & registered as either a Lead Maintenance and Repainting Supervisor OR Lead Abatement Worker.

Need refresher training?

If you need Lead Renovator Refresher training, you’re in luck, we have class sites throughout Maryland and an Online Refresher course! This class is only for those individuals who have already completed the 8-hour initial course, and can only be taken if your training certificate has NOT yet expired. The lead renovator refresher course is required within 5 years of your initial training course.

Bid on more projects!

If you want to bid on projects such as pre-1978 homes and child occupied facilities you will need to become a certified Lead Renovator. You may not work on any old buildings now, but you most likely will within the near future! Don’t lose money. Get certified.

Maryland’s best trainers.

You can be sure every trainer on this site is EPA-approved, and will certify you to perform Lead RRP in Maryland. Visit the Frequently Asked Questions Page for full details on the EPA's lead renovator rules or contact customer support on this page.

Lead Certification Training

EPA Lead Certification is required for any renovation that disturbs more than 6 square feet of interior or 20 square feet of exterior lead paint in residential or child-occupied facilities built before 1978. Failure to comply puts you at risk to be fined by the EPA & Local Government.