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Lead

What is the difference between Abatement (LBP) Certification and Renovation (RRP) Certification?

Answer: LBP activity (or abatement) certification is a specialized type of certification for firms who specifically want to work with lead-based paint. This includes abatement firms as well as risk assessment and inspection firms. Abatement is the intentional and permanent elimination of lead-based paint and lead-based paint hazards. Those who remove lead-based paint simply as a consequence of doing other work do not need LBP/Abatement certification. 

RRP (or renovation, repair, and painting) certification is for all firms who may disturb paint in pre-1978 residences and child-occupied facilities. It covers a broad range of firms including renovators, carpenters, painters, electricians, plumbers, handymen, and more.

Question Number: 23002-33318

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