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 userDexter P.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
Very good Very good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJose C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
Excellent facilitator of learning. Excellent facilitator of learning.
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review userMelissa C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
Great all personal very professional and help you all the time if you have any questions or concerns I loved Thank you Great all personal very professional and help you all the time if you have any questions or concerns I loved Thank you
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAustin M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
Awesome! Engaging, personable and made the class fun! Highly recommended! Awesome! Engaging, personable and made the class fun! Highly recommended!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCharles D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
I thought the class was well run and the instructor was able to teach and keep the class attention. Great hands on expereince... I thought the class was well run and the instructor was able to teach and keep the class attention. Great hands on expereince as well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userdwight t.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
Excellent class! Excellent instructor! I’m looking at a the certifications through Zack Academy for my company employees... Excellent class! Excellent instructor! I’m looking at a the certifications through Zack Academy for my company employees right now.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
good class. Instructor was knowledgeable. good class. Instructor was knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKris K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
Andrew was great! Very informative and thorough. I will recommend him and this course in the future. Andrew was great! Very informative and thorough. I will recommend him and this course in the future.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMaurice J.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2021
The instructors was well versed in the knowledge for this course. Also with a positive attitude it made the information... The instructors was well versed in the knowledge for this course. Also with a positive attitude it made the information easier to understand and accept.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTim B.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
Good course. Instructor was very engaged and knowledgeable on the topics and regulations. Good course. Instructor was very engaged and knowledgeable on the topics and regulations.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael S.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
Good course. It covered the matter well. Good course. It covered the matter well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael A. P.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
Lead Renovator Certification
review userThomas S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
Course was very well taught and very informative. Hands on activities were an extra plus! Course was very well taught and very informative. Hands on activities were an extra plus!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPeter W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
I was able to really take in the information and I attribute that to skillful instruction that kept me paying attention.... I was able to really take in the information and I attribute that to skillful instruction that kept me paying attention. I’d like to thank you for good good job.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGuillermo I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
Very good Very good
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review userBurtis B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
Very informative, thorough, good guy! Very informative, thorough, good guy!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeff V.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
Good class Good class
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review userKeith M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2021
Andrew did a great job going over all the material. Made the test easy to pass i learned a lot. thanks Andrew Andrew did a great job going over all the material. Made the test easy to pass i learned a lot. thanks Andrew
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHalim S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2021
Excellent, and professional instructor. Knowlegable in the field, and could not ask for a more engaged, and entertaining... Excellent, and professional instructor. Knowlegable in the field, and could not ask for a more engaged, and entertaining individual for the course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLara C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2021
This class was very well put together with a great combination of personal experiences, video, and hands-on experience. It... This class was very well put together with a great combination of personal experiences, video, and hands-on experience. It was easy to understand and very thorough.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEthan B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2021
Jaimie was a great instructor. He made the course lively other than mundane, and I appreciated his expertise insight and... Jaimie was a great instructor. He made the course lively other than mundane, and I appreciated his expertise insight and opinions that came with the material. You could tell he had much experience on the subject. I think he did fairly good job of checking for understanding. I felt confident and prepared when the course was finished. I particularly liked hearing the real life examples of EPA fines, which added a sense of reality (on top of the seriousness of lead poisoning). And our company, one of our values that we rehearse regularly is that we “do not cut corners”. I believe this course (and Jaimie) has prepared continue our mission with safety and integrity.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2021
The instructor was great and the course was very informative. The instructor was great and the course was very informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeremy R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2021
Our instructor was awesome, he explained things so well and made sure you understood what was being taught. Took the time... Our instructor was awesome, he explained things so well and made sure you understood what was being taught. Took the time to answer all questions asked by the class and myself. Great sense of humor that made the 8 hour course bearable! Thank you for the great educational experience !
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLennox G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2021
Very informative Very informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRalph P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2021
I was impressed with the ease of communication that the instructor had with not only the material but also with field situations... I was impressed with the ease of communication that the instructor had with not only the material but also with field situations that explained and allowed actual visualization of the rules and requirements situationally His deep knowledge of the coursework allow me to stay engaged and helped other in a way that I saw participation from a very large amount of the cat tending class I walked away with knowledge of many rules that did not make sense previously. I was impressed with the simple yet thorough presentation and his extensive knowledge of the material A real learning moment
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKelvon B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
It was clear, he explained very well. It was clear, he explained very well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRichard F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
Very thorough. Very thorough.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeffrey C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
great instructor great instructor
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review userMOHAMMED R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
It was excellent description. It was excellent description.
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review userDariusz T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
Very professional Very professional
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review userNestor S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2021
Excellent He was very knowledgeable on his course . Excellent He was very knowledgeable on his course .
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review userRoberto E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 20, 2021
Exelente course Exelente course
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDonald K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 20, 2021
knowledgeable instructor who made the class fun! knowledgeable instructor who made the class fun!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeffrey D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 20, 2021
The instructor took what is very dry info and delivered it very well while engaging the class. The instructor took what is very dry info and delivered it very well while engaging the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSofonias P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 20, 2021
Great instructor easy communication. Ver detail about the class I took. Great instructor easy communication. Ver detail about the class I took.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAbraham H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 20, 2021
Excellent instructor. Excellent instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTeresa M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Good content, good location, professional instructor, offered good resources. Will recommend to multiple companies as training... Good content, good location, professional instructor, offered good resources. Will recommend to multiple companies as training resource.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCOLTON B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Instructors were very well prepared. Knowledgeable and very helpful! Didn’t just read from the book were hands on and made... Instructors were very well prepared. Knowledgeable and very helpful! Didn’t just read from the book were hands on and made the information easy to understand in practical every day use
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBen A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
He did a great job, very helpful He did a great job, very helpful
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAngel A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Class was informative and easy to follow. Take notes, bring stationary, bring a PEN! Class was informative and easy to follow. Take notes, bring stationary, bring a PEN!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCarlos P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Very interactive enjoyed the instructor and learned somethings I did not know Very interactive enjoyed the instructor and learned somethings I did not know
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review userChris D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Cass was very informative and well done. Thanks for providing us with an excellent exerience! Cass was very informative and well done. Thanks for providing us with an excellent exerience!
Lead Renovator Certification
review usercharlie l.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Very good job Very good job
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCorey T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Very professional Very professional
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Very informative Very informative
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review userDonnie A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Great Great
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRon C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
The instructor was great, kept it interesting and informative. The instructor was great, kept it interesting and informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBudd T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Very informative. Very informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Great instructor and information Great instructor and information
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVeronica P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 19, 2021
Outstanding Outstanding
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