Lead Based Painting Training Class

The City of Waterloo's Community Development Office will be hosting a Renovator, Remodeling and Painting class on Wednesday, April 19th, 2023 from 8 AM to 5 PM at the Waterloo HazMat Regional Training Center located at 1925 Newell Street in Waterloo. Pre-registration is required and is limited to the first 25 participants registered. Training and materials are being offered at no-charge to participants who perform work that disturbs painted surfaces.

The Lead Renovator, Remodeling and Painting (RRP) rule was established by the EPA in 2008 and went into effect in April 2010. It aims to protect the public from lead-based paint hazards associated with renovation, repairs and painting activities.

Being RRP certified and trained is a requirement for individuals, contractors, property managers and others who may perform renovations and work that will distribute painted surfaces. It  applies to work in homes  and apartments that were built before 1978. In general, anyone who is paid to perform work that disturbs paint in housing and child-occupied facilities built before 1978 must be certified.

This class is set up to protect yourself, your employees and residents of the building from the dangers of lead exposure. By learning and implementing the practices you will learn at this class, you will learn how to prevent lead hazards from happening. If you are planning on bidding on any future Community Development projects (Emergency Repairs, Lead Paint Grants Homes, Rental Rehab loans and other programs), you must be certified if the home or building was built before 1978.

To register, please contact the Waterloo Community Development Office at 319-291-4429 or email Matt Chesmore, Senior Rehabilitation Specialist at matt.chesmore@waterloo-ia.org

To learn more about the City of Waterloo's Community Development Programs, visit our website at, https://www.cityofwaterlooiowa.com/departments/community development/index.php Or contact Rudy Jones, Director of Waterloo Community Development office at 319-291-4429.