Contractors: Don’t Forget Your Massachusetts Lead-Safe Licensing Waiver

Important reminder! If your company was certified before July 9, 2010 under the federal EPA RRP rule, you are entitled to a waiver of the Massachusetts state certification for the first 5 years (coincidental with the EPA certificate date) but you must fill out the form from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. You can find the form right here: Lead Safe Renovation Contractor Licensing Waiver

If you are working on pre-1978 homes in Massachusetts, you MUST have the MA certification or waiver. Filling out the waiver form along with providing proof of EPA RRP certification will save you $375. Fill it out now and get it in the mail.

This will also quickly get you certified in the Massachusetts Department of Occupational Safety’s Lead-Safe Renovation program. Another important aspect is that you will be listed on the Massachusetts Currently Licensed Lead-Safe Contractors List. Homeowners are checking this list when looking for contractors.

National Lumber has all the tools and supplies you need to help comply with the new lead-safe renovation rules. Visit or call your local National Lumber store today to see how we can help you.

1 Response to “Contractors: Don’t Forget Your Massachusetts Lead-Safe Licensing Waiver”

  1. 1 ZipWall October 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you for your post! The EPA’s RRP law has many nuances regarding compliance when a general contractor hires subcontractors. To find answers to these questions, please visit our RRP FAQ page at
    You can find more resources on the rule at
    You can also download the handbook Small Entity Compliance Guide to Renovate Right from the EPA’s official website at, which contains some sample forms.
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