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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. 

    • The Oregon Health Authority maintains a training calendar​ . It also has a list of accredited training providers​​​

    • You can also call 971-673-0440 or email​.

    • This initial certification is valid for five years. Before your certification expires, you must take a four-hour refresher course from an Oregon Health Authority approved provider. If your initial certificate expires before you take the refresher course, you must take the full eight-hour course again.

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​.​​​​​​​​



Find a lead-safe contractor  

Here’s a list of lead-safe Oregon contractors by county

Find a lead certification class

Use this training calendar​ to find a refresher or initial course.

Record-keeping checklist

CCB form to change certificate holder