EPA Lead Certification

Comply with the new EPA lead certification requirements or you could lose work...AND FACE FINES OF $38,892 PER DAY!

Lead Renovator RRP certification is required for any and all renovation activities that disturb more than 6 square feet of interior or 20 square feet of exterior paint in residential or child-occupied facilities built before 1978. Professionals who do not comply are at risk to be fined by the EPA or state authority, as these properties may contain harmful lead-based paint.

EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) RRP Rule For Lead Paint Renovations

The EPA has ruled that contractors, painters, landlords, or anyone who performs renovation, repairs, or painting (RRP) work for hire on target housing or child-occupied facilities must train and be certified in lead-safe work practices before renovating certain projects. These EPA rules took effect on April 22, 2010. Not sure if your work falls under the RRP rule or if it classifies as lead abatement? View our simple breakdown of lead-based paint activities and the required certifications.

There are 2 steps to comply with the RRP Rule:

  1. Get registered for an EPA or State-approved Lead Renovator Certification course
  2. Submit an application to EPA or Authorized State on behalf of your company.

The EPA lead certification and licensing requirement went into effect on April 22, 2010 and you want to be sure that you're lead safety certified. Failure to comply with EPA certification requirements WILL result in fines of up to $38,892 per violation on a qualifying project.

Zack Academy is an accredited EPA Training Provider and works with the largest network of accredited trainers in the US to offer the EPA lead certification, conducting initial and refresher training to comply with the lead renovation repair and painting program, certifying renovators to perform lead-safe work.

Visit epa.gov for full details on the new EPA renovator rules for lead safety certification and licensing.

A Primer On Lead Paint and Safety

Lead paint poisoning is often considered an issue that was eradicated years ago. However, recent studies on child lead levels have shown that despite increased efforts by contractors to follow lead safe practices, children residing in homes under renovation are 30% more likely to have an unsafe level of lead in their blood than those in homes that were not under renovation due to resulting lead dust and paint chips. Even basic renovation or repair work being performed by contractors including plumbers, electricians, and window replacement specialists can lead to invisible, harmful dust from disturbing lead paint.

To work towards completely eliminating the hazardous effects lead poisoning can have, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a new certification required for all contractors, renovators, and painters who work in pre-1978 homes and/or child-occupied facilities. For EPA lead certification, companies must register and pay a fee with EPA, and individuals must take a one-day lead safety training course approved by the EPA to become a certified renovator. The EPA lead certification is good for five years.

The Lead Based Paint Renovation Repair and Painting Program (RRP) involves pre-renovation and work practice requirements in addition to the firm and individual certification. Contractors, property managers, and other renovation workers must distribute a lead pamphlet from the EPA describing the hazards of lead before starting renovation work. The required EPA pamphlet is titled Lead Safe Certified Guide to Renovate Right, and the EPA mandates that the renovation contractor or worker must keep record of the tenant or owner's receipt of the pamphlet.

During renovation, lead-safe work practices must be followed, including work-area containment to prevent lead paint dust and debris, and minimizing exposure to lead paint hazards by thoroughly cleaning the site after project completion. These lead safe steps must be verified by an individual who has received the EPA individual renovator certification.

Even if you are currently not working on any projects that would fall under the new EPA requirements, it's better to get the training completed and not risk having to turn down any work because you are not yet in EPA compliance. For any questions at all on these new EPA requirements or to determine if these EPA-approved courses are right for you, please call us in the office at 646-564-3546 and we will be glad to help!

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100% Verified Reviews
Below are the most recent student reviews for previous Lead Renovator Certification Courses. All reviews are from people who registered for and attended the course.
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Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 22, 2020
Teachers show be as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as our instructor. Awesome job. Teachers show be as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as our instructor. Awesome job.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFidan D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 22, 2020
Very knowledgeable instructor Very knowledgeable instructor
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review userMichael M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 22, 2020
Fantastic teacher made learning the information fun and easy to comprehend Fantastic teacher made learning the information fun and easy to comprehend
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPhillip S.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 22, 2020
Course was very thorough and the instructors have great in depth knowledge of the materials being taught. Course was very thorough and the instructors have great in depth knowledge of the materials being taught.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRichard G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 21, 2020
well done ,laided out well. this was my third class for this certification and by far it was the best . well done ,laided out well. this was my third class for this certification and by far it was the best .
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDon L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 21, 2020
Dominick was excellent. Dominick was excellent.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 21, 2020
Instructor was great-on time, obviously knows the material and delivers with humor! Great job! Instructor was great-on time, obviously knows the material and delivers with humor! Great job!
Lead Renovator Certification
review usertanos N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 21, 2020
He was excellent and very easy He was excellent and very easy
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMario P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 20, 2020
Excellent class,really like it,good teaching for people working with lead in business. Excellent class,really like it,good teaching for people working with lead in business.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWai Yee Y.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 20, 2020
He was very good. He was very good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAddison V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 20, 2020
This was my 2nd time taking this course, the instructor made it fun and inspiring taking it again This was my 2nd time taking this course, the instructor made it fun and inspiring taking it again
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTony B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 20, 2020
Owen thought a great class this was my second time taking it. I like how he added some new stuff. Thank you Owen thought a great class this was my second time taking it. I like how he added some new stuff. Thank you
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 20, 2020
Great service. Great service.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJonathan G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Great class with very knowledgeable Instructor. Great class with very knowledgeable Instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDaniel W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Excellent Excellent
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMaliek G.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
The instructor was very helpful The instructor was very helpful
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Instructor explained everything very well Instructor explained everything very well
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteven A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Instructor was great, kept you entertained and was very knowledgeable Instructor was great, kept you entertained and was very knowledgeable
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJaime F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Very informative. Clear Explanations. A wonderful class. Very informative. Clear Explanations. A wonderful class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJennifer G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
I think the class overall was informative. The intro was a bit long on the history and didn’t feel relevant to the course.... I think the class overall was informative. The intro was a bit long on the history and didn’t feel relevant to the course. I enjoyed the hands on portion and the videos of how to actually set up, clean up etc.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRoger S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Baldi was an excellent instructor, he presented the information in an easy to understand manner. Baldi was an excellent instructor, he presented the information in an easy to understand manner.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCraig R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Very informative class. Good Instructor! Very informative class. Good Instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIrving T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Great Information! Great Information!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBill S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
The class was great! Kept us entertained and explained in a way everyone could understand. The class was great! Kept us entertained and explained in a way everyone could understand.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJimmie T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2020
Scott did a wonderful trying to get all of the material conveyed in a timely manner. Very helpful throughout the process. Scott did a wonderful trying to get all of the material conveyed in a timely manner. Very helpful throughout the process.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlfred S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2020
Great teacher - very informative class Great teacher - very informative class
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIlir B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2020
Great course and very informative. The instructor was very knowledge about the content and made the class go by fast. Great course and very informative. The instructor was very knowledge about the content and made the class go by fast.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRaffaele V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2020
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Great instructor! Very knowledgeable and helpful. Great instructor!
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review userNicholas P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2020
Well run course. Informative and entertaining. Thx Guys Well run course. Informative and entertaining. Thx Guys
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2020
Excellent class. Jamie was great Excellent class. Jamie was great
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPatrick J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2020
Couldn’t asked for anyone better. Great instructor Made the class fun. I appreciate his professionalism and knowledge.... Couldn’t asked for anyone better. Great instructor Made the class fun. I appreciate his professionalism and knowledge. I wish him the best. Thank you very much
Lead Renovator Certification
review userClay M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2020
Joel did a great job, will definitely take another course or two with you guys, thank you Joel did a great job, will definitely take another course or two with you guys, thank you
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlfonso H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 18, 2020
It was a great class had a bunch of fun and it was interactive It was a great class had a bunch of fun and it was interactive
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 17, 2020
Top Instructor very educational. Thank You for the great class Top Instructor very educational. Thank You for the great class
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKenneth J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 17, 2020
Instructor was helpful and courteous. Instructor was helpful and courteous.
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review userRoger L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2020
Very informative Very informative
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review userRohan R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2020
Class was very informative. Class was very informative.
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review usernesly m.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2020
The professor was excellent. He gets a thumb up. He was very informative, direct and to the point. We started and ended... The professor was excellent. He gets a thumb up. He was very informative, direct and to the point. We started and ended exactly on time.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNeena K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2020
Roslyn was amazing! I can't imagine being taught by anyone else. She was through, kind and accommodating to everyone. She... Roslyn was amazing! I can't imagine being taught by anyone else. She was through, kind and accommodating to everyone. She was responsive during questions and did a great job helping us understand the text. I hope I get her for my refresher in 5 years!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userdan B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2020
This was a great very informative class with hands on and great comunication This was a great very informative class with hands on and great comunication
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeffrey C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2020
It was very thorough and explanatory. The class was interactive showing much detail. I've taken the course twice in previous... It was very thorough and explanatory. The class was interactive showing much detail. I've taken the course twice in previous years and this one was the best.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJustin H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2020
Great class and teacher. Great class and teacher.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJason P.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2020
Overall very helpful Overall very helpful
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndrew D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2020
Instructor was so helpful and Very experiencedGreat class overall Instructor was so helpful and Very experiencedGreat class overall
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review userSteve K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2020
He was good at teaching class He was good at teaching class
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKenneth O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2020
Instructor was very helpful and informed on lead renovation. Instructor did a really good job of getting students involved... Instructor was very helpful and informed on lead renovation. Instructor did a really good job of getting students involved with class which created a very comfortable environment which makes learning alot easier. I give the instructor and course A+. Thank you for your help.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2020
Class was very informative . Jamie was personable and willing to answer any questions. Worth the time spent Class was very informative . Jamie was personable and willing to answer any questions. Worth the time spent
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2020
Jamie was very good at explaining everything. Very in depth with the hands on portion of training as well. Jamie was very good at explaining everything. Very in depth with the hands on portion of training as well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKayla E.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 12, 2020
Lead Renovator Certification
review userzohaib f.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 12, 2020
Really comprehensive initial course. Really comprehensive initial course.
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