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 userDaniel B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 23, 2022
Kenneth, was kind and thorough. He e=went over the materials so well that I passed my test with flying colors. His organization... Kenneth, was kind and thorough. He e=went over the materials so well that I passed my test with flying colors. His organization was great and really made me feel like I was excelling in all areas of his instruction. You could tell he cared about his profession and cared deeply about passing on the valuable information to his students. He worked at my pace and I was grateful for that. Kudo's to Kenneth and Phase One Consultants!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKeith S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 23, 2022
The instructor was phenomenal he gave a good class The instructor was phenomenal he gave a good class
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review userJeremy S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 23, 2022
Instructor was great Instructor was great
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review userSamuel M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 23, 2022
On par with other instructors On par with other instructors
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review userLindsay F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 22, 2022
Scott covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Excellent job!!! Scott covered a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Excellent job!!!
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review userRyan R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 22, 2022
The instructor was able to use real world scenarios and had extensive knowledge of the information. I really enjoyed that... The instructor was able to use real world scenarios and had extensive knowledge of the information. I really enjoyed that it was not just him reading from the PowerPoint. Scott was able to thoroughly answer any and all questions that pertained to the training.
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review userAaron H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 22, 2022
Scott did awesome and was also a great guy! Scott did awesome and was also a great guy!
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review userDebra T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 22, 2022
My instructor was Jeff VanSlooten . He was very knowledgeable and professional. He made the class very understandable and... My instructor was Jeff VanSlooten . He was very knowledgeable and professional. He made the class very understandable and answered any questions we had.
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review userMaritza S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 21, 2022
Good class , interesting and specific detail was learning Good class , interesting and specific detail was learning
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review userJermaine L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 21, 2022
Great job Great job
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review userBrian T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 21, 2022
Instructor was awesome, made the class very enjoyable Instructor was awesome, made the class very enjoyable
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review userThomas H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 21, 2022
He was a great teacher. Kept our interest He was a great teacher. Kept our interest
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review userJay W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 21, 2022
The instructor handled the course very professional. It was very informative and very well presented The instructor handled the course very professional. It was very informative and very well presented
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review userJacob A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 21, 2022
Instructor was great. Instructor was great.
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review userJustin S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 21, 2022
Martin was great! Martin was great!
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review userScott B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2022
great class. well instructed great class. well instructed
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review userAnthony C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2022
Alberto was the best!!! Alberto was the best!!!
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review userWayne J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2022
Cindy was an amazing instructor knowledgeable and very informative. She kept everyone engage and way she teaches the course... Cindy was an amazing instructor knowledgeable and very informative. She kept everyone engage and way she teaches the course made the information easy to absorb!!!
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review userRiadul I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2022
It was very good It was very good
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review userEdgar C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2022
Very clear class enjoyable and very practical Very clear class enjoyable and very practical
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review userArif S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2022
Very good Very good
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review userGeorge K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2022
I had enjoyed this day as I learned a few new key points and practicing what we learned added much to this valuable class.... I had enjoyed this day as I learned a few new key points and practicing what we learned added much to this valuable class. The instructor Cindy Zeus was very professional and made sure you enjoy learning what needed to.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDebbie B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 18, 2022
The teacher was very easy to understand. He made the class interesting . The teacher was very easy to understand. He made the class interesting .
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review userMatthew D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 18, 2022
Great Class Great Class
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review userLarry B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 18, 2022
The teacher kept our interest. He was easy to understand and kept us engaged in the class. I took this class years ago. This... The teacher kept our interest. He was easy to understand and kept us engaged in the class. I took this class years ago. This teacher was much better than the last class years ago
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review userAmanda C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 18, 2022
Earl Morris is very knowledgeable and has lots of experience to share. Earl Morris is very knowledgeable and has lots of experience to share.
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review userJay M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
The class i took was well taught and organized. The delivery of the content was thorough and to the point. I felt i learned... The class i took was well taught and organized. The delivery of the content was thorough and to the point. I felt i learned a lot and it was not difficult to remain engaged.
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review userJulio C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
The course had a lot of really good information and Tiffany was a great instructor love it!! The course had a lot of really good information and Tiffany was a great instructor love it!!
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review userRICKY M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
I liked the training,I also learn alot so I am thankful and looking forward to someday doing again I liked the training,I also learn alot so I am thankful and looking forward to someday doing again
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review userJersayn G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
Very well taught! Very well taught!
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review userRicardo H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
Instructors did a very good job.  Instructors did a very good job. 
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review userRobert S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
Very informative, hands on, personable staff! Very informative, hands on, personable staff!
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review userTerry W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
very imformative and helpful enjoyed the class, very imformative and helpful enjoyed the class,
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review userMichael C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
I think that the Class was very good! I learned a lot. She was very thorough and helped me understand how important every... I think that the Class was very good! I learned a lot. She was very thorough and helped me understand how important every step of the process was done , and how to document everything.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoshua B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
Everything was very informative. The instructor did a great job. Everything was very informative. The instructor did a great job.
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review userChristian N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
Instructor was very informative and nice! Instructor was very informative and nice!
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review userScott S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 17, 2022
Easy class to get certification. Very informative. Easy class to get certification. Very informative.
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review userMichael E.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
Late and not well organized (blamed training supply for computer not compatible with TV). But she did go through the information... Late and not well organized (blamed training supply for computer not compatible with TV). But she did go through the information quickly and knew the information she was teaching.
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review userMyra G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
Our instructor was very knowledgable . Our instructor was very knowledgable .
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review userMarie K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
Tiffany did a great job training our class. She has excellent knowledge of the topic and was able to answer questions very... Tiffany did a great job training our class. She has excellent knowledge of the topic and was able to answer questions very quickly and efficiently. She held my interest throughout the day. Very personable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDonya M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
Informative Class and the Teacher was wonderful! Informative Class and the Teacher was wonderful!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
The instructor was very professional and did a great job teaching this class. The instructor was very professional and did a great job teaching this class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJacob R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
Very Profesional, respectful and helpful. It would be near impossible to find a better teacher/instructor. Very Profesional, respectful and helpful. It would be near impossible to find a better teacher/instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEric F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
Jamie Hayes was a wonderful instructor. Thorough and knowledgeable on the topics with much insight. Jamie Hayes was a wonderful instructor. Thorough and knowledgeable on the topics with much insight.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRichard P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
It was a very informative class. The instructor was good. It was a very informative class. The instructor was good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJorge C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
Great class Great class
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDonald S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2022
Excellent Excellent
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review userQuentin R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 15, 2022
Informative Informative
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review userClyde P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 15, 2022
Instructor did a great job. Instructor did a great job.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHernan M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 15, 2022
Excellent course thankfully Excellent course thankfully
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