NAHB Remodelers leaders called for this extension during their November meeting with the Office of Management and Budget while the rule was under review. This is great news for more than 200,000 certified renovators who would otherwise have been shut out of the opportunity to take advantage of the savings from completing an EPA-approved renovator refresher training.
Under the final rule:
Individual renovators who received certification on or before March 31, 2010, now have until March 31, 2016, to get recertified.
Individual renovators who received certification between April 1, 2010, and March 31, 2011, will have one year added to their five-year certification.
Subsequent certifications for renovators receiving the extension will be five years.
Certified renovators should have received an email from EPA spelling out these new rules and confirming whether their certifications are being extended. NAHB reminds certified renovators to make sure this email did not get stuck in a spam filter: You may need it as verification that your certification has been extended.
BATC University still has a lead renovator refresher course available on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015. Learn more here.