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 - 18039 18039 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userMirsad M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 26, 2021
She was very clear and what she said. She made sure to explain all the important parts. She was very clear and what she said. She made sure to explain all the important parts.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGeorge D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 26, 2021
Professional, kind, and in charge. Professional, kind, and in charge.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJimmy T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 25, 2021
Sign up was easy, Class was actually better since we had an instructor that had a good personality. Went over test preparation... Sign up was easy, Class was actually better since we had an instructor that had a good personality. Went over test preparation which took away my slight anxiety. Great class and I'm certified which really matters
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLeo B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
Very organized and thorough. Very organized and thorough.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
Ken was a great instructor! He was very knowledgeable and engaging. He also provided us with indept scenarios and examples... Ken was a great instructor! He was very knowledgeable and engaging. He also provided us with indept scenarios and examples that made learning fun and easy! Overall this was a very good experince so I would defiently recommend this course to others!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWendell B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
Very good class. Instructor made the class fun and interesting Very good class. Instructor made the class fun and interesting
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
Trainer was well informed, and was easy to follow through the training. Space was clean and comfortable, and the free coffee... Trainer was well informed, and was easy to follow through the training. Space was clean and comfortable, and the free coffee was pretty good!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGustav H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
Professional, understandable, patient, and pragmatic instruction delivered in an engaging manner with excellent hands on... Professional, understandable, patient, and pragmatic instruction delivered in an engaging manner with excellent hands on follow up.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userZer K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
The instructor and class was great and the class was timed just right. It gave me a good understanding of the legal requirements... The instructor and class was great and the class was timed just right. It gave me a good understanding of the legal requirements when working on a home with potential lead.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGraham K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
Scott was a great instructor that answered any questions that came up and did great providing additional examples to the... Scott was a great instructor that answered any questions that came up and did great providing additional examples to the responsibilities and effects of lead. He was also very personable and created a great atmosphere to learn in.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMarc D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
Well presented. Well presented.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGilbert B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
This class was really informative. The instructor was great and I learned a lot This class was really informative. The instructor was great and I learned a lot
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPat J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 24, 2021
She was a pleasure to work with professional all the way She was a pleasure to work with professional all the way
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
This is an excellent course with superior knowledge of not only direct course objective materials however pathing forward... This is an excellent course with superior knowledge of not only direct course objective materials however pathing forward for related objectives. Very professional, and pertinent set up. Effective and Efficient! Gr8 Job!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndrew P.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Good course, I would recommend. Instructor was very thorough. Good course, I would recommend. Instructor was very thorough.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeremy H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Learned a lot in the class instructor had a lot of knowledge Learned a lot in the class instructor had a lot of knowledge
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBarbara S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Great course, the staff is very helpful and nice. Great course, the staff is very helpful and nice.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Great course Great course
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKenneth B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Joe M. was a wonderful teacher and I learned a lot during the course. Joe M. was a wonderful teacher and I learned a lot during the course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRafael M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Really awesome guy and instructor! It wasn’t a snooze fest most of the times it’s hard to stay up during these or their... Really awesome guy and instructor! It wasn’t a snooze fest most of the times it’s hard to stay up during these or their really boring but he made the class entertaining and that causes us all to pay attention and engage more. Very good at explaining things would definitely take another course with him as our instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userALLAN C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
I think it was very informative and relaxed setting . Did a great job I think it was very informative and relaxed setting . Did a great job
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRICHARD H.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Everything was well defined. The instructor answered all our questions and was thorough. Everything was well defined. The instructor answered all our questions and was thorough.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKYLE H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Very informative and taught the class well. Very informative and taught the class well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBRIAN F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Scott was very good at his job and answered any questions we had. I thought the test was fair. My only complaint was he... Scott was very good at his job and answered any questions we had. I thought the test was fair. My only complaint was he did tend to talk very fast, but I realize there is a lot of material to cover. I could see where it would be hard for a first time student to learn all of the material in one day.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnn M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
Andrew Bowling fantastic Andrew Bowling fantastic
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLinda S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 23, 2021
The class was well organized. The instructor was professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend the class... The class was well organized. The instructor was professional, knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend the class and plan to attend other classes.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRoger J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 22, 2021
Excelente course very professional and useful Excelente course very professional and useful
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 22, 2021
Excellent class Excellent class
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteven S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 22, 2021
Great course, hands on, excellent profesor, clean room. Great course, hands on, excellent profesor, clean room.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlvaro H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 22, 2021
Very informative and interesting class. Instructor kept fun! Very informative and interesting class. Instructor kept fun!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSherri R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 22, 2021
Awesome class!! The instructor was great and his style of teaching was perfect. He always made sure to answer any questions... Awesome class!! The instructor was great and his style of teaching was perfect. He always made sure to answer any questions we may have had and he made sure we understood all the information along the way. I couldn’t have asked for a better instructor and I was very impressed with everything about the class. A+ experience!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndrew B.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 22, 2021
For a certification course, it was quite painless. The instructor knew any and every facet and unique question, so the information... For a certification course, it was quite painless. The instructor knew any and every facet and unique question, so the information received was tailored towards what we didn’t know.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLarry S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 22, 2021
instructor was very informative and has a great personality instructor was very informative and has a great personality
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrent S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 22, 2021
Awesome class. Every renovator should take this class. Thank you. Awesome class. Every renovator should take this class. Thank you.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBruce H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 21, 2021
Being a trainer myself it's hard to stay engaged however my instructor kept me engaged the whole class. Super job Scott,... Being a trainer myself it's hard to stay engaged however my instructor kept me engaged the whole class. Super job Scott, thanks again
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFERNANDO K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 19, 2021
Excellent experience . Very good communication skills . Very good knowledge of the rules and the approach to the day to... Excellent experience . Very good communication skills . Very good knowledge of the rules and the approach to the day to day work & interaction with them. Positive & value all around . Thanks
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTiffany W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 18, 2021
Very eye opening class. Great instructor who’s teaching was easy to follow and hands on! Snacks and lunch provided! Really... Very eye opening class. Great instructor who’s teaching was easy to follow and hands on! Snacks and lunch provided! Really enjoyed this class! Thank you
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJosh W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
Great instructor & Good class Great instructor & Good class
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKi L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
He was very good!! He was very good!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeremiah T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
Was a great instructor. Very thorough and very knowledgeable. Would definitely take more classes from Scott Was a great instructor. Very thorough and very knowledgeable. Would definitely take more classes from Scott
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMerrick L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
I have been to lead training for years, I have never experienced such a curriculum. Totally amazing! For an 8hr course it... I have been to lead training for years, I have never experienced such a curriculum. Totally amazing! For an 8hr course it was simply laid out, the video potions kept my attention. Never wanted to Take a nap due to boredom. Having the hands on experience laid out with the awesome teaching tactics made me feel confident in my abilities. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience and life lessons that will stay with me for life!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
Excellent Training! Excellent Training!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
Great class! Great class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael S C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
Very knowledgeable Very understanding Easy to respond Very knowledgeable Very understanding Easy to respond
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSean B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
I enjoyed the class and found it to be beneficial in more ways than what i had oringinally signed up for. I enjoyed the class and found it to be beneficial in more ways than what i had oringinally signed up for.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVincent S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
Our instructor Joe M was Great. He spoke clearly and answered all of our questions. He made the class fun and kept our attention.... Our instructor Joe M was Great. He spoke clearly and answered all of our questions. He made the class fun and kept our attention. I would recommend Zack Academy to anyone interested in getting certified in any programs offered.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeffrey M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2021
The instructor was very knowledgeable and professional, He did a great job teaching about lead safety. Thankyou The instructor was very knowledgeable and professional, He did a great job teaching about lead safety. Thankyou
Lead Renovator Certification
review userYacel D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 16, 2021
I'm not doing this motivated for the $ 100 visa card, which by the way I ask you to let me out of it. Opinions shouldn't... I'm not doing this motivated for the $ 100 visa card, which by the way I ask you to let me out of it. Opinions shouldn't be conditioned or motivated by money. The training was one of the best sessions I ever had in the last 10 years. Easy and simple to understand, it covers all the required topics, step by step and the instructor keeps you engaged and motivated at all times. Thank you James for your dedication and passion to teach.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRyan R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 16, 2021
Very informative class. Very informative class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 16, 2021
Instructor very knowledgeable, pleasant and very good instructor. Instructor very knowledgeable, pleasant and very good instructor.
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