EPA Lead Certification

Comply with the new EPA lead certification requirements or you could lose work...AND FACE FINES OF $37,500 PER DAY!

New lead certification is required for any and all renovation activities that disturb more than 6 square feet of interior or 20 square feet of exterior lead paint in residential or child-occupied facilities built before 1978. Professionals who do not comply are at risk to be fined by the EPA.

New EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Rules

The EPA has ruled that contractors who perform renovation, repairs, and painting must train and re-certify in lead-safe work practices before renovating certain projects. These new EPA rules took effect on April 22, 2010. Not sure if your work falls under this rule? View our simple breakdown of lead-based paint activities and the required certifications.

There are 5 steps to be sure you are in compliance:

  1. Get registered for an EPA-approved lead certification course
  2. Submit an application to EPA on behalf of your company
  3. Complete the training in a public or private workshop
  4. Pass the short certification exam given in class
  5. Receive approval from EPA and you're in the clear!

The EPA lead certification & 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 $37,500 per day that you are working in the field on a qualifying project.

Zack Academy is an approved EPA Provider and offers the new EPA lead certification, conducting initial training in Lead Paint Safety for Renovation, Repair and Painting, 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. 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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Below are the most recent student reviews for previous Lead Renovator Certification Courses.
Average rating: Average Rating stars out of 5 stars ( 4.8 out of 5 stars - 10812 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userEugene S.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
The class was informative and fast moving. The class was informative and fast moving.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Megan is a fantastic instructor. Great flow to the class and very knowledgeable. Megan is a fantastic instructor. Great flow to the class and very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatthew C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Very detailed. Loved the hands on. Very detailed. Loved the hands on.
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review userChristina C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
It was very informative. It was very informative.
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review userKurt o.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Meghan was wonderful. I passed the test due to her extremely competent, helpful and accurate teaching techniques. Thank... Meghan was wonderful. I passed the test due to her extremely competent, helpful and accurate teaching techniques. Thank you!!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJamie W.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Good class and instructor. We covered so much material which can be overwhelming. However, I feel like I left the class a... Good class and instructor. We covered so much material which can be overwhelming. However, I feel like I left the class a much more knowledgeable person than I was walking into it.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Baldi was great. Kept it interesting and was very knowledgeable and thorough. Baldi was great. Kept it interesting and was very knowledgeable and thorough.
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review userAlbert M. Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Excellent teacher! Interesting background! Knowledgeable and fun! Class went pretty fast...and I learned something! Excellent teacher! Interesting background! Knowledgeable and fun! Class went pretty fast...and I learned something!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeff R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Class was well organized and very informative. Class was well organized and very informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
I was going into the seminar expecting something similar to the one I attended about 7 years ago. Which I would have given... I was going into the seminar expecting something similar to the one I attended about 7 years ago. Which I would have given a 1. However, I was pleasantly surprised at the manner in which the material was presented, how well he knew his subject matter, and how much more I learned compared to the last time.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteve T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Jamie was a very nice, personable instructor that helped everyone interact with the class activities. He was very clear,... Jamie was a very nice, personable instructor that helped everyone interact with the class activities. He was very clear, concise, and made all the material easy to understand. I feel that I learned a great deal from his instruction.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userOtto S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 18, 2018
Great experience! Great experience!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJonathan K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 17, 2018
I think Doug did a great job. He was very thorough and answered to the best of his ability all questions for then it to him. I think Doug did a great job. He was very thorough and answered to the best of his ability all questions for then it to him.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHarvey V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 15, 2018
The class was all that I expected and was informative but entertaining. The class was all that I expected and was informative but entertaining.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTonya R.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 15, 2018
The class was very informative. The class was very informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMarc L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Liked Spencer. Will recommend many more. Liked Spencer. Will recommend many more.
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review userUbong E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Excellent class! Excellent class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoey Y.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Very good. Very good.
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review userLarry W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Excellent teacher, was very thorough about things, great demo as well. Excellent teacher, was very thorough about things, great demo as well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJose P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Really good class and a lot of information. Dynamic hands-on training overall a great instructor. Really good class and a lot of information. Dynamic hands-on training overall a great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userjoseph p.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Steve Hoff is the best instructor that I've ever had for a training class. He was knowledgeable and made the class interesting. Steve Hoff is the best instructor that I've ever had for a training class. He was knowledgeable and made the class interesting.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Excellent. Extremely informative. Excellent. Extremely informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLucio D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Zack Academy made the class fun. We really learned a lot because it was enjoyable Zack Academy made the class fun. We really learned a lot because it was enjoyable
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFranqui G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Very informative Very informative
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review userScott M F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Good instructor; kept my interest. Good instructor; kept my interest.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndrew M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
Enjoyed it! Enjoyed it!
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review userLouis L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 14, 2018
The interactive class was very informative! I was very pleased with the instruction given and the course content was more... The interactive class was very informative! I was very pleased with the instruction given and the course content was more that I expected. The staff and instructors were very professional! I was able to retain the information because of the course structure and instuctors. I would recommend this course and school to anyone I know looking for any type of training. This has been an excellent experience! Thanks for training.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSam F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Very engaging and well executed course. Highly recommended. Very engaging and well executed course. Highly recommended.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHoward K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Very good class. Very good class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRichard N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Very good training. Very good training.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Class was very informative and worth it. Class was very informative and worth it.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTimothy B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Matt did a great job teaching the information and explaining what things we needed to know. Matt did a great job teaching the information and explaining what things we needed to know.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Good job. Good job.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userShyanna Q.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Overall, class went well. Hands on and informative. Glad I was able to get certified. It was a great experience. Overall, class went well. Hands on and informative. Glad I was able to get certified. It was a great experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMaria T G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
The instructor was very good. He really knows how to teach his class. The instructor was very good. He really knows how to teach his class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Excellent & informative instructor. I was very satisfied with the instructor and the class. Excellent & informative instructor. I was very satisfied with the instructor and the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userThomas P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
It was a very complete training (the lead class). I was very satisfied with Dean’s teachings. Thank you again for a great... It was a very complete training (the lead class). I was very satisfied with Dean’s teachings. Thank you again for a great class!!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher J P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Instructor was well informed and kept the class interesting. Great sense of humor. Instructor was well informed and kept the class interesting. Great sense of humor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJosh K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Fantastic Fantastic
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDonnell S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Zack Academy was great. They were very accommodating to get me in and certified in a timely manner and I was able to leave... Zack Academy was great. They were very accommodating to get me in and certified in a timely manner and I was able to leave with my certification in hand. They instructors were great and knowledgeable as well as friendly. Thanks Zack Academy!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCARLOS M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Excellent experience, to the point and very clear. Excellent experience, to the point and very clear.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMARIO A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 13, 2018
Good afternoon, The class was really exciting. Sometimes, we need a good review of what we already know and this is one... Good afternoon, The class was really exciting. Sometimes, we need a good review of what we already know and this is one of the best choices. Thanks for everything and I would definitely take another class with you guys.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMarcos M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2018
Very satisfied.. Very satisfied..
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWilliam P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2018
Very knowledgeable. Very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRhonda W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2018
Attending this class on Lead Renovation Containment was very good. A lot of information that I had no idea on the outcomes... Attending this class on Lead Renovation Containment was very good. A lot of information that I had no idea on the outcomes of lead poisoning. Understanding the information was given to us. Instructor (Charles) was clear and gave a good work class, and the on hands was also great to have the knowledge and examples of ways to set up for lead containment.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2018
The class went well. Informative and easy to learn. The class went well. Informative and easy to learn.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2018
Detailed, chill, engaging. Def would recommend. Detailed, chill, engaging. Def would recommend.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2018
Very good. She made the best effort to make the training interesting, light, open and fun. She was very smart and her stories... Very good. She made the best effort to make the training interesting, light, open and fun. She was very smart and her stories tied into the course work.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNeal H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2018
Great class! Relearned things I had forgotten. Very informative! Highly recommend. Great class! Relearned things I had forgotten. Very informative! Highly recommend.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPeter D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2018
Sean was a great instructor...his knowledge and ability to make course material applicable to real-world situations was terrific... Sean was a great instructor...his knowledge and ability to make course material applicable to real-world situations was terrific ... highly recommend Sean.
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