Lead

EPA Certification Program: Fees for Renovation Firms and Abatement Firms

Frequent Questions About Fees for Lead Abatement and RRP Programs

How much does it cost to become certified?

If your firm is submitting: An application for RRP Lead-Safe Certification to conduct renovations, repairs or painting activities A combined application for RRP Lead-Safe Certification to conduct renovations, repairs or painting AND LBP Activity Certification in one EPA state for lead abatement, inspection or risk assessments Submitting an application for LBP Activty Certification in one EPA state for lead abatement, inspection or risk assessments
Then your firm must pay: $300
(this includes RRP Lead-Safe Certification nationwide for EPA-run jurisdictions; no additional per state fees)
$550
(plus $35/state for LBP Activity Certification in each additional state)
$550
(plus $35/state for LBP Activity Certification in each additional state)

For additional details, review the fee table below:

Fee Schedule
Description Fee
Replacement Certificate $15
Renovation Firm Certification Certification Recertification
Firm $300 $300
Tribal Firm $20 $20
Combined Renovation and Lead-based Paint Activities Firm Application $550 $550
Combined Renovation and Lead-based Paint Activities Tribal Firm Application $20 $20
Lead-based Paint Activities Certification (abatement, Inspection, Risk Assessment) Certification Recertification
Firm $550 $550
Tribal Firm $20 $20
Combined Renovation and Lead-based Paint Activities Firm Application $550 $550
Combined Renovation and Lead-based Paint Activities Tribal Firm Application $20 $20
Multi-jurisdictional Certification Fee* $35 for each additional EPA-run jurisdiction**

*Multi-jurisdictional certification applies to lead-based paint activities (abatement, inspection, risk assessment) for an applicant applying in more than one EPA-run jurisdiction. This fee does not apply to renovation firm certification.

**An EPA-run jurisdiction includes an EPA-run state, a US territory or all Indian tribal land(s) in any one EPA Region (For current listing of EPA-run jurisdictions, see www.epa.gov/lead or call 1-800-424-LEAD)

What is EPA's fee refund policy?

Firms having submitted an application and associated fees for certification or re-certification who wish to withdraw their application prior to Agency approval will receive a fee refund based upon the schedule listed below. Firms who request a refund more than 10 days after the Agency receives the application will receive only a partial refund.

Number of Days Following Agency Receipt of Application Percent Reimbursable (based upon total fees submitted)
up to 10 days 100%
11 to 60 days  75%
61 to 120 days  50%
121 or more days 25%

Note: Refunds will only be made after EPA verifies fee receipt and deposit by the U.S. Treasury.

Firms must notify the Agency in writing in order to qualify for a refund. The date of withdrawal is the date on which the Agency received the withdrawal notification.

EPA will not refund fees after granting a firm certification or re-certification. If your application is disapproved, EPA will not refund fees.

Refunds are not available for replacing a certificate.

Refund and withdrawal requests must be sent to the following address:

U.S. EPA
P.O. Box 14417
Washington, DC 20044-4417