Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP)

The purpose of the Renovation, Repair and Painting Program (RRP) is to minimize exposure from lead-based paint dust during renovation, repair, or painting activities. Common renovation activities like sanding, cutting, and interior demolition can create hazardous lead dust and chips by disturbing lead-based paint, which can be harmful to adults and children. Firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools, must be certified by the Department of Commerce and use certified renovators who are trained by an approved training provider to follow lead-safe work practice.

Becoming a Certified Individual and Certified Firm

Firms can become certified by sending an application to the Department of Commerce for a fee of $25. Firms must have at least one certified renovator employed with the firm. RRP Firm applications are found under the Applications section on this page.

Individuals can become certified renovators and/or dust sampling technicians by completing the appropriate 8-hr training course from an approved training provider. Classes can be found on our Training Calendar. If the individual is certified as a renovator with EPA or another authorized state, the individual will need to register their renovator certificate with Commerce. Renovator registration applications are found under the Applications section on this page.

Activities that each renovator discipline may perform:

  • Renovator: either performs or directs workers who perform renovations.
  • Dust Sampling Technician: optional dust clearance sampling for renovation activities.

Homeowners do not need to be certified

If you are a homeowner performing renovation, repair, or painting work in your home (primary residence), the RRP rules do not apply to your project. However, you have the ultimate responsibility for the safety of your family or children in your care and your neighbors. If you live in a pre-1978 home and plan to do repairs, painting remodels, or renovations, please read a copy of EPA’s Renovate Right (Spanish version). If you are renting or flipping your home, the RRP rules apply to your project(s).

Program Links

Resources

RRP Recordkeeping Documents

Program Contacts

lbpinfo@commerce.wa.gov
Phone: 360-586-5323 (LEAD)

Compliance and Enforcement, Training Accreditation

Jennifer Caraway
Jennifer.Caraway@commerce.wa.gov
509-220-0058 | 360-725-2813

Certifications

Dano Summers
Dano.Summers@commerce.wa.gov
360-259-5215 | 360-725-5088

Program Manager

Cynthia Sanderson
Cynthia.Sanderson@commerce.wa.gov
360-725-2941