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.
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review userSerhii T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2024
Best instructor Best instructor
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review userDmitri K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2024
Quick and easy. Quick and easy.
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review userBenzion S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2024
I have nothing negative to say. Was professional, clear, and got exactly what I came for. I have nothing negative to say. Was professional, clear, and got exactly what I came for.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMason M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 19, 2024
The teacher was great and you were able to tell his experience by the way he knew everything by heart. The teacher was great and you were able to tell his experience by the way he knew everything by heart.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 18, 2024
Andrew did a great job teaching the class, he kept the class engaged, and he communicated the material well. I would definitely... Andrew did a great job teaching the class, he kept the class engaged, and he communicated the material well. I would definitely attend any course administered by Andrew in the future
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review userDaniel C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 18, 2024
Scott was an excellent instructor, he was very clear through out the day. Explained it all so carefully. Did a great job... Scott was an excellent instructor, he was very clear through out the day. Explained it all so carefully. Did a great job Thanks!
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review userAng S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 18, 2024
Instructor Nick is outstanding. His expertise and engaging teaching style make learning enjoyable and effective. Highly recommended! Instructor Nick is outstanding. His expertise and engaging teaching style make learning enjoyable and effective. Highly recommended!
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review userBradley H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 18, 2024
Great class, tons of amazing information. Glad I attended. Great class, tons of amazing information. Glad I attended.
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review userEdwing B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2024
Excellent training. Excellent training.
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review userSamuel H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2024
I thought the class was very educational. I thought the class was very educational.
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review userJoseph M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2024
Great teacher. Explained everything very well. Very friendly Great teacher. Explained everything very well. Very friendly
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review userHolly L.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 16, 2024
The class was informative. Robert made it very entertaining and easy to follow along. I do feel the class could be done in... The class was informative. Robert made it very entertaining and easy to follow along. I do feel the class could be done in a shorter time frame.
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review userBeth A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 15, 2024
Alice was very friendly and the class environment was pleasant. She did a great job of conveying all the information we would... Alice was very friendly and the class environment was pleasant. She did a great job of conveying all the information we would need to succeed. Thanks Alice
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review userMANUEL ALEJANDRO M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 15, 2024
The instructor was very clear and easy to undestand The instructor was very clear and easy to undestand
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review userAnastasios S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 15, 2024
Course was extremely helpfully the instructors were very efficient and to point . Course was extremely helpfully the instructors were very efficient and to point .
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review userLYNN H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 14, 2024
Well represented and very informative overall. Well represented and very informative overall.
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review userJulian m.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 14, 2024
Top notch service Top notch service
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review userERIC S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 14, 2024
The instructors are very knowledgeable and understand how to make the students retain the information. The instructors are very knowledgeable and understand how to make the students retain the information.
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review userBryan G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 14, 2024
Really great class, Barry is an awesome trainer. Makes the class fun and keeps you focused. I would recommend this class... Really great class, Barry is an awesome trainer. Makes the class fun and keeps you focused. I would recommend this class or others to anyone who needs what they offer.
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review userRudy V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 14, 2024
He was great on his training I really enjoyed the class, if I had another course to take I definitely. He was great on his training I really enjoyed the class, if I had another course to take I definitely.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGlenroy W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 14, 2024
I have nothing but great things to say about this course and the Instructor Barry. Barry made this course enjoyable and very... I have nothing but great things to say about this course and the Instructor Barry. Barry made this course enjoyable and very informative. The time flow by and although it was jammed pack full of extremely vital information , it was very ease to digest and understand. If you're looking to be RRP certified the Zack academy is the way to go . Money will spent.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLeonel A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
Great instructor , very knowledgeable and great personality I will definitely come back and recommend other to take any other... Great instructor , very knowledgeable and great personality I will definitely come back and recommend other to take any other courses.
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review userDaniel K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
The class provided good information and the instructors were great The class provided good information and the instructors were great
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review userC&L Sales Consultant L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
Professional and provided practical and helpful training Professional and provided practical and helpful training
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review userMiguel R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
The instructor was great!!! Very informative and made everyone comfortable with doing class exercises. The instructor was great!!! Very informative and made everyone comfortable with doing class exercises.
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review userTony C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
Best class Best class
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review userWADE G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
Was well prepared and helped with questions for everyone in the class. Appreciate all the help in helping everyone in our... Was well prepared and helped with questions for everyone in the class. Appreciate all the help in helping everyone in our class we all Was able to pass. Thanks again
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review userAngel M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
The instructor was great The instructor was great
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review userMuhammad I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
Super class Super class
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review userEdwin J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
Really helpful really easy course nice class Jim was the best Really helpful really easy course nice class Jim was the best
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review userDennis M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
Instructor was very knowledgeable. Answered all questions precisely and accurately. Made the practical application portion... Instructor was very knowledgeable. Answered all questions precisely and accurately. Made the practical application portion enjoyable. Would highly recommend this location.
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review userBryan M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 13, 2024
Class information was good. Helpful to review and refresh. Not much prep for a test...if I were a "newbie," I would have... Class information was good. Helpful to review and refresh. Not much prep for a test...if I were a "newbie," I would have been frustrated by the agenda and lack of keeping to it.
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review usermichael s.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 12, 2024
I couldn't have asked for a better experience, the instructors were friendly, knowledgeable, and made the experience fun... I couldn't have asked for a better experience, the instructors were friendly, knowledgeable, and made the experience fun and informative. Made the day fly by.. I have experience in this field and I left with much more knowledge than I arrived with for sure.
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review userRafael O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 12, 2024
The teachers are excellent and they explain everything really good they answer all your questions and concerns . I would... The teachers are excellent and they explain everything really good they answer all your questions and concerns . I would recommend this class to anyone
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review userMaykol P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 12, 2024
Todo muy bien Todo muy bien
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review userRobert B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 12, 2024
Informative. covered a good bit of Information In one day. Hands on portion made for a surprisingly fun day. Informative. covered a good bit of Information In one day. Hands on portion made for a surprisingly fun day.
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review userRussell P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 12, 2024
Great informative class Jamie was great Great informative class Jamie was great
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review userPaul G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 11, 2024
Tom was a detailed instructor and very knowledgeable thank you Tom was a detailed instructor and very knowledgeable thank you
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review userTimothy N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 11, 2024
Instructor was knowledgeable and had lots of good information Instructor was knowledgeable and had lots of good information
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review userDereke M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 11, 2024
Good experience. The proctor was very easy going. There was a lot of information to digest but overall the course was good Good experience. The proctor was very easy going. There was a lot of information to digest but overall the course was good
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review userNicholas Ray M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 11, 2024
Instructor was cool and helpful Instructor was cool and helpful
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review userDiego C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 9, 2024
Robert. Was very explicit, informative and very knowledgeable. He express himself very clearly. At the same time keeps... Robert. Was very explicit, informative and very knowledgeable. He express himself very clearly. At the same time keeps the attendees active and engaged
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrandon H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 9, 2024
The lead class was very help with info I didn’t know , thank you for the life saving info , and the instructors was Very... The lead class was very help with info I didn’t know , thank you for the life saving info , and the instructors was Very helpful
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony U.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 8, 2024
Early on in the training, the two instructors were talking in the front of the room during the video we were trying to watch.... Early on in the training, the two instructors were talking in the front of the room during the video we were trying to watch. It made it difficult to hear. They should have taken the conversation to the back of the room or outside the room. Overall the training was good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFlorin G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 8, 2024
I enjoyed the training, and learned a lot of good information. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and a good teacher. I enjoyed the training, and learned a lot of good information. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and a good teacher.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFritz D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 8, 2024
The class and instructor were very good The class and instructor were very good
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review userAndrew L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 8, 2024
The instructor was very informative and gave good advice and good examples. Answered all questions, and taught me a cool... The instructor was very informative and gave good advice and good examples. Answered all questions, and taught me a cool trick how to use tape.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCarolyn R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 8, 2024
Very informative. Learned a lot about lead paint and glad I took the class. Earl was great and answered all my questions. Very informative. Learned a lot about lead paint and glad I took the class. Earl was great and answered all my questions.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 8, 2024
Great Class. Instructor was Knowledgeable & Entertaining Great Class. Instructor was Knowledgeable & Entertaining
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVito P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 8, 2024
Really good Really good
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