Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

09/24/2010 -- Lead base paint certified renovator training now offered at CCAC

Press Release

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is offering a Lead Base Paint Certified Renovator Training program during the fall 2010 semester. The first training course will be held on October 22, with two more courses following on November 22 and December 17. All sessions will be held at the CCAC West Hills Center 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale. The cost of the program is $239.

New Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations require homes, childcare facilities and schools built before 1978 to be certified as lead safe.  Contractors performing renovation, repair and painting projects that disturb these buildings must be certified or trained as EPA lead safe contractors and follow specific work practices to minimize public exposure to lead hazards contained in lead paint. 

The Lead Base Paint Certified Renovator Training program is a one-day, 8-hour course and will provide EPA mandated training for individuals or contracting firms to become EPA lead certified renovators in compliance with the new federal law. This course is approved for purposes of certification and under Section 402 of Toxic Substance Control Act for Renovator Training.

Classes are limited to 25 students. Students must register 10 days prior to the day of the course. For more information or to register, please call Marge Curtin at 412.788.7386 or email mcurtin@ccac.edu

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About CCAC
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.