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 - 14439 14439 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userSotirios D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
Excellent! Excellent!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
We couldn’t pick a better company to go thru! Thank you everyone at Zack Academy for being apart of an outstanding company!... We couldn’t pick a better company to go thru! Thank you everyone at Zack Academy for being apart of an outstanding company! I highly recommend everyone use their services!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCraig L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
The class was informative, entertaining and well paced. Most importantly, it provided me with important information to help... The class was informative, entertaining and well paced. Most importantly, it provided me with important information to help insure my clients and crews are kept safe. I encourage anyone working in older homes to take this course!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBryan B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
The trainer was awesome at explaining everything. The trainer was awesome at explaining everything.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMegan M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
The instructor was good at explaining the course material and was comfortable with answering any and all questions we had. The instructor was good at explaining the course material and was comfortable with answering any and all questions we had.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
He knew the subject well and kept things moving along nicely. He knew the subject well and kept things moving along nicely.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWill E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
Did a great job. It was a great class. Did a great job. It was a great class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeff K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
Our instructor was very knowledgeable and concise. He really kept it going! Our instructor was very knowledgeable and concise. He really kept it going!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTyler H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
Great class. Instructor was very knowledgeable and very friendly. Great class. Instructor was very knowledgeable and very friendly.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
Great class and instructor! Great class and instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatthew D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
Very enjoyable and informative. Learned a lot. Instructors were extremely knowledgeable with subject matter and taught in... Very enjoyable and informative. Learned a lot. Instructors were extremely knowledgeable with subject matter and taught in a way that made the experience fun!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDan O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
Class was engaging. Very informative. Instructors were knowledgeable about subject matter. Class was engaging. Very informative. Instructors were knowledgeable about subject matter.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKirk B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
A great instructor. I feel like he really knew the material and did his best to set us up for success! A great instructor. I feel like he really knew the material and did his best to set us up for success!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJonathan L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
Overall, happy with the instructor. Overall, happy with the instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userStephen S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 23, 2020
I had a wonderful time at the class. The instructor was very helpful and answered all questions. The class was very insightful... I had a wonderful time at the class. The instructor was very helpful and answered all questions. The class was very insightful and eye opening for everyone!!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 22, 2020
The trainer provided a professional, well informed, presentation of the curriculum required for the two students present... The trainer provided a professional, well informed, presentation of the curriculum required for the two students present to achieve their goal of passing their examination and gaining their certification for RRP.
Lead Renovator Certification
review usernouraldin t.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 21, 2020
Good and informative. Good and informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatthew N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 21, 2020
Great class. So much information. I’m glad I took the class. I will change my current work practices. Great class. So much information. I’m glad I took the class. I will change my current work practices.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVolodymyr H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 21, 2020
I really appreciated the class. The trainer explained the material very clearly and was  professional. Thank you very... I really appreciated the class. The trainer explained the material very clearly and was  professional. Thank you very much.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDrew A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 21, 2020
Good class! Very up to date and efficient. Good class! Very up to date and efficient.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJose N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 19, 2020
The class was great and I also enjoyed learning from this instructor. He made the time go by fast as he taught the course. Thank... The class was great and I also enjoyed learning from this instructor. He made the time go by fast as he taught the course. Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTroy J V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 19, 2020
The course and instructor were excellent! The course and instructor were excellent!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRita V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 16, 2020
I took the EPA RRP Lead Renovator class and had a great experience. The class is full of very important information and I... I took the EPA RRP Lead Renovator class and had a great experience. The class is full of very important information and I actually had a lot of fun. Thank you proActive Safety Services and Zack Academy.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTracey S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 16, 2020
I wasn't sure what to expect with this training, but the instructor kept it light and it was easy to remain engaged. His... I wasn't sure what to expect with this training, but the instructor kept it light and it was easy to remain engaged. His demeanor in the classroom made it obvious that he's very comfortable in his position, that he cares about what he's teaching and he enjoys his job. I would gladly recommend him as a trainer!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJulie D.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2020
Very informative, but could have been done online at home. Majority of the class was watching videos. Very informative, but could have been done online at home. Majority of the class was watching videos.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJake B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2020
The instructor was really, really good. The instructor was really, really good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2020
The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative. He kept the class interesting and engaging. I recommend, if you have... The instructor was very knowledgeable and informative. He kept the class interesting and engaging. I recommend, if you have to get lead test certified, that you take this class with this instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLeigh Ellen M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2020
The instructor was thorough, friendly and made the course fun! The instructor was thorough, friendly and made the course fun!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAsh T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2020
Great Instructor. He made the class very fun and hands-on! Great Instructor. He made the class very fun and hands-on!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userfrank T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2020
Great instructor and pace of the class. Great instructor and pace of the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMorris P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2020
Excellent class! Excellent class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames Jian L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2020
It was amazing class with a lot rules and workshop practice; very appreciated! It was amazing class with a lot rules and workshop practice; very appreciated!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFernando M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2020
The instructor is very good. I learned a lot about how to handle and dispose of lead paint. A good time! The instructor is very good. I learned a lot about how to handle and dispose of lead paint. A good time!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2020
Great class. Informative and interesting. Instructor was great! Great class. Informative and interesting. Instructor was great!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSharon M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
Excellent 100%. Excellent 100%.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn R.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
Instructor and course were great. The only challenge was having to slow down at times to review with people with little to... Instructor and course were great. The only challenge was having to slow down at times to review with people with little to no experience in the class, but that’s to be expected in a mixed crowd.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMike R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
The class was well organized and covered the rules, guidelines and material most important to compliance. It was my third... The class was well organized and covered the rules, guidelines and material most important to compliance. It was my third time through and the most accurately instructed course thus far. I will recommend Crosswall Training and Zack Academy to all of my colleagues, sub-contractors and friends for LBP certification! Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
Good instructor, very educational and to the point. Good instructor, very educational and to the point.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKeneil C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
The course was very informative and well put together. The course was very informative and well put together.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJonathan U.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
Very informative. The trainer was great! Very informative. The trainer was great!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userThomas M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
The trainer kept the class involved and uplifted during the entire time. The trainer kept the class involved and uplifted during the entire time.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
The trainer did a great job. She was very thorough in covering all of the important details in the curriculum. Also, she... The trainer did a great job. She was very thorough in covering all of the important details in the curriculum. Also, she displayed great skills in engaging the class. She took the time to thoroughly explain each and every question thrown her way. Also, great review prior to testing. Excellent hands-on training skills in the preparation of the room as far as protection and procedure. I personally had an overall great experience. She is an asset to your company. Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGeorgios P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
Excellent instructor on all levels. Excellent instructor on all levels.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJozsef K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
Great atmosphere. Lots of good information. Amazing skills to teach. Great atmosphere. Lots of good information. Amazing skills to teach.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTodd D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 11, 2020
The instructor was outstanding. I learned a great deal in her class. The instructor was outstanding. I learned a great deal in her class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeff C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 10, 2020
Instructor was very personable and involved the whole class. He was also easy to understand. Instructor was very personable and involved the whole class. He was also easy to understand.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGlenda R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 10, 2020
The trainer was great. Everything he explained was clear and easy to understand. The trainer was great. Everything he explained was clear and easy to understand.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEric B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 10, 2020
Very good course. Thorough, to the point and good at keeping our attention. Very good course. Thorough, to the point and good at keeping our attention.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChester F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 10, 2020
She was very, very good and excellent instructor. She was very, very good and excellent instructor.
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