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 ( 4.7 out of 5 stars - 9584 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userEdison C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2018
The instructor was very professional, I was so glad to attend this class. The instructor was very professional, I was so glad to attend this class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJesus D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2018
Good stuff! Good stuff!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChad D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 10, 2018
Our instructor Jamie was very knowledgeable and thorough and made the class enjoyable. He also made the class easy to learn. Our instructor Jamie was very knowledgeable and thorough and made the class enjoyable. He also made the class easy to learn.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGerret E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 10, 2018
Very informative, great class. Very informative, great class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIrmela P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 10, 2018
The class was very educational. The hands on part helped a lot. The class was very educational. The hands on part helped a lot.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGEORGE G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 9, 2018
Class was very informative. He made the time go by fast and got his point across clearly. Class was very informative. He made the time go by fast and got his point across clearly.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userATHANASIOS G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 9, 2018
I thought that the Zack Academy Lead course was great. The instructor was fantastic and thorough. He covered everything that... I thought that the Zack Academy Lead course was great. The instructor was fantastic and thorough. He covered everything that we needed to know.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael F.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 9, 2018
Smart guy who knows the business! Smart guy who knows the business!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 7, 2018
Very good. Very good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSharon B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
Great info. Thank you! Great info. Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDean R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
Excellent teaching, very knowledgeable on the issues and illustrating the highlights of the course to pass the final exam.... Excellent teaching, very knowledgeable on the issues and illustrating the highlights of the course to pass the final exam. Would not hesitate to take another class from Glynite Construction. Very well done....
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
Very informative and knowledgeable of content. Very informative and knowledgeable of content.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph B.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
The instructor knew what he was talking about and was very helpful. The instructor knew what he was talking about and was very helpful.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
The instructor was very pleasant to work with and was very knowledgeable. The instructor was very pleasant to work with and was very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userjohn v.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
I thought Mr. Truman did an excellent job with the class. He was very informative and knowledgeable. He also answered all... I thought Mr. Truman did an excellent job with the class. He was very informative and knowledgeable. He also answered all my questions. During the hands-on portion of the training, he explained everything in detail and had no problem with going over things twice if needed. I highly recommend this class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWilson M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
Very helpful with questions and important details provided by instructor. Very helpful with questions and important details provided by instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVincent F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
I appreciated Sean's knowledge and the way he understood the information. Sean was very easy to listen to and he moved the... I appreciated Sean's knowledge and the way he understood the information. Sean was very easy to listen to and he moved the class along. There was a lot of material to cover but he got it done and he was energetic and happy throughout the day.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2018
Sean was absolutely excellent in every way. Sean was absolutely excellent in every way.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSam V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2018
Paul was a great instructor !!! Paul was a great instructor !!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNicholas C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2018
Great presentation. Very thorough and made it interesting. Great presentation. Very thorough and made it interesting.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2018
Excellent! Excellent!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDan H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2018
It was a real eye opener and has inspired me to possibly change the focus of my business. Until now I have really paid no... It was a real eye opener and has inspired me to possibly change the focus of my business. Until now I have really paid no attention to the subject. I am exploring possibilities for moving into the lead abatement business but need to find out more about the demand for it. The course was great and Paul did an excellent job.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph D S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2018
Amazing class. I really learned a lot. I will definitely send a referral to someone else. Amazing class. I really learned a lot. I will definitely send a referral to someone else.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrendan G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2018
Great and informative class. Great and informative class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKarl S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2018
He was very knowledgeable learned a lot easy to understand. He was very knowledgeable learned a lot easy to understand.
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review userDenis D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2018
Had a great time. The instructor was really good. Had a great time. The instructor was really good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAaron D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2018
Great instructor! Great instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBen B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2018
Great job! Great job!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeff P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2018
Class and information was great. Class and information was great.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAdam J.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2018
Instructors were engaging and knowledgeable. Instructors were engaging and knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMark K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2018
Very relaxing and well presented. Very relaxing and well presented.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCarson P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 3, 2018
This class was great! The instructor was VERY informative and knowledgeable!! This class was great! The instructor was VERY informative and knowledgeable!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHaydon M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 29, 2017
Instructor did a great job. Good personality and communicated well. Was a pleasure taking his class. Instructor did a great job. Good personality and communicated well. Was a pleasure taking his class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTyson C.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 29, 2017
The course is easy to understand and covers all of the questions on the test. It can be a bit repetitive, but extremely... The course is easy to understand and covers all of the questions on the test. It can be a bit repetitive, but extremely informative. I would recommend it to all contractors and remodelers.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAshley C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 29, 2017
I loved the instructor, he was great!!!! If he teaches other classes in my area I will definitely be taking them, I would... I loved the instructor, he was great!!!! If he teaches other classes in my area I will definitely be taking them, I would highly recommend the instructor I had.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTerrence G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 29, 2017
The class was a good eye opener for anyone, from contractors to homeowners. The instructor was great, kept it lively but... The class was a good eye opener for anyone, from contractors to homeowners. The instructor was great, kept it lively but still informative and made sure we got the point. Our company will benefit greatly. Thanks!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLeonardo T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 28, 2017
The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient. He went through the whole program making sure we learned and understood... The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient. He went through the whole program making sure we learned and understood the process, reasons, and consequences. Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 28, 2017
Was very informative! Was very informative!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKrzysztof M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 28, 2017
Instructor was very knowledgeable about the risks of lead. I'm very pleased with the facts and all information provided.... Instructor was very knowledgeable about the risks of lead. I'm very pleased with the facts and all information provided. The test was not difficult after taking the class. I would certainly recommend that class to anyone.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNate F.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 28, 2017
He was a good instructor He was a good instructor
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKaden H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 28, 2017
Awesomely taught Awesomely taught
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSpencer S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 28, 2017
Scott was a very good instructor. Scott was a very good instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userZac H.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 28, 2017
Scott was full of knowledge and was more then helpful in answering any questions Scott was full of knowledge and was more then helpful in answering any questions
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHIRAM U A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 27, 2017
Excellent class. Excellent class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrandon P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 27, 2017
It was a very needed class and the instructor was very knowledgeable and very informative. It was a very needed class and the instructor was very knowledgeable and very informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCharles Kim S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 23, 2017
The instructor was great!!! This was a very different instructed course then I've ever taken before. Liked it. The instructor was great!!! This was a very different instructed course then I've ever taken before. Liked it.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 23, 2017
Great instructor, got my rrp cert so can’t ask for much more than that! Great instructor, got my rrp cert so can’t ask for much more than that!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 23, 2017
Great instructor Great instructor
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlberto S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 22, 2017
She is very professional She is very professional
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames C.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 22, 2017
To the point ,very infomative. To the point ,very infomative.
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