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.
Average rating: Average Rating stars out of 5 stars ( 4.8 out of 5 stars - 14134 14134 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userTony B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2019
Great communication, open forum sharing insights and experiences. He definitely knows his stuff. Great communication, open forum sharing insights and experiences. He definitely knows his stuff.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 19, 2019
Direct and precise information was given. Direct and precise information was given.
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review userChristopher S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 17, 2019
The trainer was a pleasure. Really learned a lot from him. The trainer was a pleasure. Really learned a lot from him.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPawel U.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Great coverage of the material. Great coverage of the material.
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review userBrandon M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
He was friendly, very thorough and didn’t shortcut on ANYTHING. He was friendly, very thorough and didn’t shortcut on ANYTHING.
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review userEric C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
The instructor was great. He was very informative, interesting and I learned a lot. I would definitely recommend his class. The instructor was great. He was very informative, interesting and I learned a lot. I would definitely recommend his class.
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review userWilliam C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
He was excellent, knowledgeable, interesting and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend his class. He was excellent, knowledgeable, interesting and easy to follow. I would definitely recommend his class.
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review userVictor A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Excellent! Excellent!
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review userJose D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Learned a lot! Learned a lot!
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review userJoseph S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Great job. Great job.
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review userCarlos A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Excellent; very helpful. Excellent; very helpful.
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review userDennis G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Awesome!! Stayed focused and kept the material moving. Awesome!! Stayed focused and kept the material moving.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDave D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
This class was very educational and I learned a lot. The instructor was great and made this class an enjoyable lesson. I... This class was very educational and I learned a lot. The instructor was great and made this class an enjoyable lesson. I will recommend this class to co-workers.
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review userRoy Q.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
I learned a lot from the instructor. I learned a lot from the instructor.
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review userJames C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Great course! Great course!
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review userBenjamin M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Overall, it was good. Overall, it was good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userScott R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Great, informational course. Great, informational course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKale J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
I was told that many of these courses were dry and hard to sit through. However, this course through Zack Academy with... I was told that many of these courses were dry and hard to sit through. However, this course through Zack Academy with this instructor was informative, helpful, thought-out, hands-on and practical! Visual props, hand-on training segments, historical information and humor was used that made this course enjoyable! Definitely 2 thumbs up for the knowledgeable instructor and course layout! Keep up the good work Zack Academy.
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review userBenjamin M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Great presentation. Very knowledgeable. Kept it entertaining. Great presentation. Very knowledgeable. Kept it entertaining.
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review userDavid D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
Very informative training. Really appreciate the hands-on experience. Very informative training. Really appreciate the hands-on experience.
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review userAlan W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2019
The most informative and enjoyable class that I have taken. I will definitely being doing my refresher classes with them. The most informative and enjoyable class that I have taken. I will definitely being doing my refresher classes with them.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPhillip S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
I enjoyed the class and learned all I needed to and more. The instructor was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I enjoyed the class and learned all I needed to and more. The instructor was very pleasant and knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userShenethia M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
Instructor was great! Very helpful and the discussions were awesome. The overall outcome of the class was a success. Instructor was great! Very helpful and the discussions were awesome. The overall outcome of the class was a success.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHenry S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
The instructor was very knowledgeable in the teaching of the Lead training class. He kept your attention and spoke very well... The instructor was very knowledgeable in the teaching of the Lead training class. He kept your attention and spoke very well and clear.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeff P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
The course was great. The instructor made it fun and enjoyable the whole time. Definitely would recommend this course to... The course was great. The instructor made it fun and enjoyable the whole time. Definitely would recommend this course to anyone needing to take it.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJuan S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
Instructor very knowledgable. Instructor very knowledgable.
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review userAlexandru C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
Both instructors where great, thorough and were making sure at each step that the information stuck with us which in the... Both instructors where great, thorough and were making sure at each step that the information stuck with us which in the end yielded great results. 96 out of 100 at the test. Took only 1 time.
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review userEric S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
The instructor was great. The class was great as well. Interesting, informative and at times challenging and daunting (all... The instructor was great. The class was great as well. Interesting, informative and at times challenging and daunting (all of the liability comments and potential penalties).
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review userKevin C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2019
Very well planned and great hands-on session. Thank you. Very well planned and great hands-on session. Thank you.
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review userty r.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
Very knowledgeable instructor. Very knowledgeable instructor.
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review userJohn P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
The trainer gets 5 stars across the board. He made the class fun while teaching. I would recommend it to everyone. The trainer gets 5 stars across the board. He made the class fun while teaching. I would recommend it to everyone.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEvgeny Y.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
Very good! Very good!
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review userManuel Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
Very informative class. The instructor was down to earth and explained the course very well. I would highly recommend this... Very informative class. The instructor was down to earth and explained the course very well. I would highly recommend this class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIoannis A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
Class was so helpful. Instructor was awesome. Class was so helpful. Instructor was awesome.
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review userStanimir B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
Great class and teacher! Great class and teacher!
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review userChad W.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
Quality of the videos was severely lacking. Instructor was great! Quality of the videos was severely lacking. Instructor was great!
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review userkazi k.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
Everything was provided as suggested. Thank you! Everything was provided as suggested. Thank you!
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review userBryant M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2019
I thought the trainer was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is well-versed on the subject we discussed and courteous.... I thought the trainer was extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is well-versed on the subject we discussed and courteous. There was not a question that he did not answer above and beyond. If I ever have to take the refresher course, I hope he is teaching that class and any other for that matter.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
The instructor was great and well versed in Lead Renovations. I’ve learned quite a lot in the 8 hour class. The instructor was great and well versed in Lead Renovations. I’ve learned quite a lot in the 8 hour class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeremy S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
Great instructor. Great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMattie G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
Instructor was knowledgeable and explained things in detail. He just talked fast. Instructor was knowledgeable and explained things in detail. He just talked fast.
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review userTaurell B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
The trainer was cool and informative. Would recommend to anyone. The trainer was cool and informative. Would recommend to anyone.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
Excellent instructor and course. Excellent instructor and course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJustin B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
Very good course. Lots of amazing knowledge was learned. Instructor was absolutely amazing definitely recommend this course... Very good course. Lots of amazing knowledge was learned. Instructor was absolutely amazing definitely recommend this course to anybody that is dealing with LEAD.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userkenneth B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
Great experience. Learned so much about lead. Good instructor and so knowledgeable. Great experience. Learned so much about lead. Good instructor and so knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
Great! Great!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrent B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
<p>I really enjoyed the class. I enjoyed the trainer's&nbsp;<span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">humor and life experience... <p>I really enjoyed the class. I enjoyed the trainer's&nbsp;<span style="letter-spacing: 0px;">humor and life experience stories. I believe this was a good approach and it helped keep everyone's attention and all the attendees engaged in the course.</span></p>
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAmy F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 13, 2019
Great instructor! Paul was wonderful and made the day go by quickly and was very knowledgable. Great instructor! Paul was wonderful and made the day go by quickly and was very knowledgable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTimur K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2019
No complaints! No complaints!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNicholaos K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2019
Instructor was very well organized. He kept the class informed and got everyone involved. Instructor was very well organized. He kept the class informed and got everyone involved.
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