Lead-Based Paint Renovation License
Requirements for pre-1978 structures
Oregon enforces federal regulations for contractors working on housing or child-occupied facilities built before 1978.
Under these requirements, only contractors who are licensed for Lead-Based Paint Renovation can bid or work on pre-1978 homes.
The goal: Use lead-safe work practices and reduce the risk of lead poisoning.
Do I need a special license?
Homes and child-occupied buildings such as daycare centers, preschools and kindergarten rooms constructed before 1978 are presumed to have lead paint unless testing shows otherwise.
This means that you cannot bid on a renovation project until you complete an approved training class and obtain a Lead-Based Paint Renovation License.
Renovation means modifying any structure or part of a structure that disturbs more than:
- Six square feet of painted surface per room for interior work.
- 20 square feet of painted surface for exterior work.
This includes projects involving flooring, windows, gutters, siding, and painting. Window replacement is considered renovation.
How do I get licensed?
- At least one owner or employee of a contractor’s business must complete the eight-hour Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) training from an accredited provider.
Applying for a lead renovator license
- Once you complete the initial training, apply to the CCB for a Lead-Based Paint Renovation license. (Note: You must have an existing construction license to associate with the lead license)
Change RRP certificate holders
Renewing your lead renovator's license
- We mail your renewal form eight weeks before your expiration date.
- You must have a current Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) certificate and active CCB number.
- The annual license renewal fee is $50.
Details about lead-paint regulation
The EPA provides answers to frequently asked questions here.