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EPA Certification Program: Fees for Renovation Firms and Abatement Firms

How Much Does it Cost to Become Certified?

If your firm is submitting: Then your firm must pay:

An application for RRP Lead-Safe Certification to conduct renovation,

repair or painting activities

$300
(this includes all EPA administered jurisdictions)

A combined application for RRP Lead-Safe Certification to conduct renovation,

repair or painting AND Lead-based Paint (LBP) Activity Certification for lead

abatement, inspection or risk assessments

$550
(this includes all EPA administered jurisdictions)

Submitting an application for LBP Activity Certification for lead abatement,

inspection or risk assessments

$550
(this includes all EPA administered jurisdictions)

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

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 order to qualify for a refund. The date of withdrawal is the date the Agency receives 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.

To request a withdrawal or refund contact the CDX Help Desk at 1-888-890-1995 or helpdesk@epacdx.net for assistance.