The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) rule is widely considered a “game changer” for the residential remodeling industry. The rule took effect April 22, 2010. On or before that date, any company working in a home or child-occupied facility built prior to 1978 must pay to be registered with EPA as a renovation firm. In addition, at least one employee from that company must receive eight hours of training from an EPA-accredited provider, and then pass a test, in order to be a Certified Renovator. Click on the link above to see more information.