EPA Lead Certification

Comply with the EPA lead paint RRP certification requirements or you could lose work...AND FACE FINES OF UP TO $41,056 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 $41,056 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 - 23311 23311 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userKenneth J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 27, 2024
Nancy was exceptionally knowledgeable. She was very informative and explained every question or concern with complete excellence. Nancy was exceptionally knowledgeable. She was very informative and explained every question or concern with complete excellence.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJE C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 27, 2024
It was an excellent experience. The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to follow. It was an excellent experience. The instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to follow.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userOluwagbemiga O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 27, 2024
Informative, Educational. Course was delivered professionally by Russ. 5 Stars experience. Informative, Educational. Course was delivered professionally by Russ. 5 Stars experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHenry O S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2024
The class was very enjoyable and Cindy is very kind in explaining and clarifying all doubts in the class 100% satisfied The class was very enjoyable and Cindy is very kind in explaining and clarifying all doubts in the class 100% satisfied
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2024
Returning to the world of lead renovation safety after a five-year hiatus, I was both excited and nervous about refreshing... Returning to the world of lead renovation safety after a five-year hiatus, I was both excited and nervous about refreshing my knowledge. (These classes are usually boring and have a poor instructor) Thankfully, Cindy Lead Renovator Certification course not only met but exceeded my expectations. Cindy's deep expertise, coupled with her dynamic teaching style, made complex regulations and safety procedures both accessible and engaging. Her patience and dedication to ensuring every student understood the material were evident throughout the course. The hands-on demonstrations were particularly beneficial, providing practical insights that I could immediately apply to my work. Cindy's ability to inject enthusiasm into the subject matter transformed what could have been a mundane refresher course into an invigorating educational experience. I highly recommend Cindy to anyone looking to become certified or refresh their knowledge in lead renovation safety. Her professionalism and passion for teaching make her an invaluable resource in this critical field. I am (Zotinis Construction LLC) now EPA Certified and A lead renovator once again! See you in 2029 for the refresher. I would hope to see Cindy again!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFabricio D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2024
Very good Very good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJairo V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2024
Very good Very good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRichard S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 25, 2024
Julio was very helpful in making sure everybody understood some complex information. He broke it down to simplicity and... Julio was very helpful in making sure everybody understood some complex information. He broke it down to simplicity and made it easy to understand and apply. I recommend him highly as a Lead Certification Instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
We covered a great deal if material effectively We covered a great deal if material effectively
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
Very informative and very engaging with the class. Great experience! Very informative and very engaging with the class. Great experience!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userUhchiaron H.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
Very helpful Very helpful
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
It was a very Knowledgeable class to take It was a very Knowledgeable class to take
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTom P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
Harold was very knowledgeable and effective Harold was very knowledgeable and effective
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWyatt R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
Decent class great instructor. Decent class great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGreg R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
Absolutely one of the best classes I have ever had. Learned so much and truly enjoyed it. Josh was amazing. Absolutely one of the best classes I have ever had. Learned so much and truly enjoyed it. Josh was amazing.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
It was surprisingly interesting and as entertaining as a government mandated class could be. It was surprisingly interesting and as entertaining as a government mandated class could be.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatthew L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
Well informed Instructor. Thanks Doug Well informed Instructor. Thanks Doug
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTamra L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2024
The material was presented very clearly. Easy to follow along. Kept the material interesting, the course r went by quickly.... The material was presented very clearly. Easy to follow along. Kept the material interesting, the course r went by quickly. Would definitely recommend.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHelen B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
He was knowledgeable, could relate material to experience. Funny guy He was knowledgeable, could relate material to experience. Funny guy
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteve R.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
A lot of information for one day. I think I would have learned more at a slower pace! Instructor was extremely knowledgeable... A lot of information for one day. I think I would have learned more at a slower pace! Instructor was extremely knowledgeable with the material…
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSpencer S.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
Class was a bit rushed, but instructor was well versed Class was a bit rushed, but instructor was well versed
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGregory B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
Very well explained was the best classroom I’ve been in Very well explained was the best classroom I’ve been in
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIgor K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
Good course, great instructor. Good course, great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
Very informative course. Instructor was great. Kept class involved. Very informative course. Instructor was great. Kept class involved.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJosiah B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
Very informative and professional while remaining approachable when it came to questions Very informative and professional while remaining approachable when it came to questions
Lead Renovator Certification
review userjack d.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
It was great It was great
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
Spencer was awesome. He made what we thought was going to be a very boring class super fun and interactive! Spencer was awesome. He made what we thought was going to be a very boring class super fun and interactive!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLauren B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 23, 2024
Spencer was awesome. He made what we thought was going to be a very boring class super fun and interactive!He was hilarious... Spencer was awesome. He made what we thought was going to be a very boring class super fun and interactive!He was hilarious and his teaching style enabled me to retain all of the information he taught!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userClinton H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2024
The Instructor was very informative and kept the class lively. The Instructor was very informative and kept the class lively.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndrii T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2024
The best teacher! The best teacher!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userkeith N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2024
Joseph was very knowledgeable and was great at teaching the material. Kept it entertaining enough to stay engaged for 8 hours.... Joseph was very knowledgeable and was great at teaching the material. Kept it entertaining enough to stay engaged for 8 hours. Would recommend again
Lead Renovator Certification
review userStephen H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2024
Excellent experience. Glad I chose Zack Academy. Excellent experience. Glad I chose Zack Academy.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeris W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2024
The course was informative and interactive. I recommend for a novice to an expert. The course was informative and interactive. I recommend for a novice to an expert.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userpaul m.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2024
Very well done , very informative on the most up to date regulations Very well done , very informative on the most up to date regulations
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAustin M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 22, 2024
Great class! Great class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMark G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
Micah made the class enjoyable and engaging. His passion for doing things correctly was inspiring. I appreciated his knowledge... Micah made the class enjoyable and engaging. His passion for doing things correctly was inspiring. I appreciated his knowledge of the trades and helpful insights.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoshua P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
Good Good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeramy S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
I thought the class had a good tempo, and was informative. I found the hands on demonstrations especially helpful. I thought the class had a good tempo, and was informative. I found the hands on demonstrations especially helpful.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrandon G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
It was great! I learned a lot and now have a better understanding of lead and the effects it has. It was great! I learned a lot and now have a better understanding of lead and the effects it has.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCorey F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
Instructor Jamie was Great! Kept the class engaged, and included everyone in the demonstrations! Instructor Jamie was Great! Kept the class engaged, and included everyone in the demonstrations!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoshua Connor S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
Great instructor Great instructor
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
A lot of great info. I highly recommend this course A lot of great info. I highly recommend this course
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLindsey W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
It was a very informative class that I needed and the instructor was very knowledgeable. It was a very informative class that I needed and the instructor was very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChad F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
Really enjoyed the class it was presented very well by Josh. He has a lot of experience in painting with actual jobsite experience... Really enjoyed the class it was presented very well by Josh. He has a lot of experience in painting with actual jobsite experience and that was very helpful and it came across in the way he taught the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userScott W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
Instructor knew his material very well. Very informative and relayed the information very clearly. Instructor knew his material very well. Very informative and relayed the information very clearly.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEdward D Y.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
I perfer a more interactive class room but the video was very good and informative I will use them again for future training I perfer a more interactive class room but the video was very good and informative I will use them again for future training
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
Very Straight Forward. Very informative. Jim Sure loves to talk about the history of Lead. Very Straight Forward. Very informative. Jim Sure loves to talk about the history of Lead.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDarneshia M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 21, 2024
I really enjoyed the training class. The trainer, resources and materials used were exceptional. I look forward to future... I really enjoyed the training class. The trainer, resources and materials used were exceptional. I look forward to future trainings with Seagull Environmental.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris l.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 20, 2024
The instructor was very professional and knowledgeable about the subject matter. I felt as tho he tried to make sure we understood... The instructor was very professional and knowledgeable about the subject matter. I felt as tho he tried to make sure we understood the material. I was very pleased with the experience. I would recommend him anytime. Thank you
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMaximin R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 20, 2024
Hi my name is maximin I must say I didn’t like the idea of attending a class on a holiday but once I got there, met with... Hi my name is maximin I must say I didn’t like the idea of attending a class on a holiday but once I got there, met with the instructor and the other attendees, started chatting a bit my whole attitude had changed. The class was very informative and interesting and eye opening I must add and maybe for the first time we became vividly aware of the dangers and the importance of paying close attention in observing these very important safety guidelines. The instructor Steve was very excellent. He knew very well the material that he was to present to us and the information he needed to provide for our learning so that made his presentation very fulfilling. It was time well spent inspite of it being done on a holiday.
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