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 - 13318 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userRolando R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2019
Very educational. Very educational.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userManpreet S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 12, 2019
This is really good Academy. This is really good Academy.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNathaniel C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 11, 2019
The trainer was fantastic. His real world experience and examples helped make the class more fun, more engaging and helped... The trainer was fantastic. His real world experience and examples helped make the class more fun, more engaging and helped further explain the material. I highly recommend this class and especially this trainer.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJustin M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 11, 2019
I enjoyed this class! I enjoyed this class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 11, 2019
Very respectful of our time and great value added. We will be sending more! Very respectful of our time and great value added. We will be sending more!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDeondre O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 11, 2019
Class was awesome. I learned a lot. Instructor was very informative and engaging. Class was awesome. I learned a lot. Instructor was very informative and engaging.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userShakeel D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 11, 2019
Excellent instructor. Described everything in detail. Excellent instructor. Described everything in detail.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBogdan D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
The best instructor! The best instructor!
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review userDarrell G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
He was very thorough and effective in his presentations and was detailed in teaching the hands-on activities! He was very thorough and effective in his presentations and was detailed in teaching the hands-on activities!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteven S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
I thought the instructor did a great job teaching the class. He went out of his way to learn our names and involve everyone... I thought the instructor did a great job teaching the class. He went out of his way to learn our names and involve everyone multiple times in discussion. I was expecting this class to be extremely boring but found the class very informative and his teaching style kept me alert. I was on a job site yesterday and was talking to two guys who are currently studying for their builders licenses. I highly recommend this class to them as part of their training and certification. Thank you.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrett B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
Good instructor and I enjoyed the hands-on training. Good instructor and I enjoyed the hands-on training.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
The instructor was very informative and kept the class moving. He was precise in his presentation and was exceptionally knowledgeable. The instructor was very informative and kept the class moving. He was precise in his presentation and was exceptionally knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRon G.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
The course was complete and offered detailed knowledge of the topic. I appreciate the opportunity to have a phone number... The course was complete and offered detailed knowledge of the topic. I appreciate the opportunity to have a phone number to call in the event that I have future questions.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTodd R.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
He did a great job! He did a great job!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEric S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
Class was informative. The instructors did a good job. Class was informative. The instructors did a good job.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 10, 2019
Great class. Very informative and great instructor. Great class. Very informative and great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAdam W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2019
Very informative and the trainer made it all easy to understand. Thanks! Very informative and the trainer made it all easy to understand. Thanks!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIsidro A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2019
Thanks to the instructors. I highly recommend. Thanks to the instructors. I highly recommend.
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review usertony c.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2019
The course very detailed. The course very detailed.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTimothy H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2019
Very informative class. The instructor was very knowledgeable. Very informative class. The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2019
Instructor was very informative. I appreciate the information and I will definitely be taking an updated class and seeing... Instructor was very informative. I appreciate the information and I will definitely be taking an updated class and seeing what other classes you guys offer.
Lead Renovator Certification
review useralvin a.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 6, 2019
The class was very informative and the instructor was very professional. The class was very informative and the instructor was very professional.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn L P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 4, 2019
Very well pleased with this course. Very good information on the class and instructor was very knowledgable. Very well pleased with this course. Very good information on the class and instructor was very knowledgable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userQurban C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 3, 2019
This is the right place to learn. Professional institute. I highly recommend. This is the right place to learn. Professional institute. I highly recommend.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVito P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 3, 2019
Steve was an excellent instructor. I learned a lot about lead. Thank you for everything! Steve was an excellent instructor. I learned a lot about lead. Thank you for everything!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2019
My instructor was great! She really kept the class moving along and was very informative. She was also very interactive with... My instructor was great! She really kept the class moving along and was very informative. She was also very interactive with the class, which keeps you paying attention.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMelvin D.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2019
Great information. Too long though for the information you get. Great information. Too long though for the information you get.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJonathan H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2019
Instructor was very helpful, nice and right to the point. Instructor was very helpful, nice and right to the point.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKeith R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2019
The trainer made the course very enjoyable and was able to convey all aspects of the course curriculum. I would recommend... The trainer made the course very enjoyable and was able to convey all aspects of the course curriculum. I would recommend this course to all contractors.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteve T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2019
Instructor was informative and presented materials in a way that was comprehensive. He managed the time well. Instructor was informative and presented materials in a way that was comprehensive. He managed the time well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoshua W.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2019
Very informative and engaging. Kept your attention. Very informative and engaging. Kept your attention.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSHAWN P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2019
Great class and very informative. Excellent instructors with hands-on application. Worth the money spent. Great class and very informative. Excellent instructors with hands-on application. Worth the money spent.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userClaudio G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2019
Great place with extremely knowledgeable instructor! Instructor is fun and explains everything for you to understand the... Great place with extremely knowledgeable instructor! Instructor is fun and explains everything for you to understand the task at hand!! Funny guy - you will NOT go to sleep in his class. His energy and fun teaching method will NOT bore you not even a second. 
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJose L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
Loved the experience to learn more from them. Their people are well prepared and they make sure you learn so that you can... Loved the experience to learn more from them. Their people are well prepared and they make sure you learn so that you can perform and do a good job every time. Thanks!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMiguel R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
This was a great class. I’ve learned a lot about lead that I didn’t know about. I’m grateful that the instructor was very... This was a great class. I’ve learned a lot about lead that I didn’t know about. I’m grateful that the instructor was very knowledgeable about lead. Very well spoken. Recommend everyone to learn the dangers about lead. This should also be taught in schools for kids.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames D S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
I found the class very informative. Also, very interactive. I found the class very informative. Also, very interactive.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIvan B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
Very good and easy to listen to. Overall, a great experience. Very good and easy to listen to. Overall, a great experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJosh F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
An awesome instructor. He made the course material interactive and lively. An awesome instructor. He made the course material interactive and lively.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJim C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
All I can say is the instructor made what would have been a boring class very enjoyable. He covered everything so all of... All I can say is the instructor made what would have been a boring class very enjoyable. He covered everything so all of us could understand. Was worth attending.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJuan Jose C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
Very good training! Very good training!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames D.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
Instructor was informative and presented materials in a way that was comprehensive. He managed the time well. Instructor was informative and presented materials in a way that was comprehensive. He managed the time well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userErvin H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
Good class! The instructor was very knowledgeable. Good class! The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVictor H.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 29, 2019
Instructor was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. They offered snacks and coffee which was a nice little touch.... Instructor was knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. They offered snacks and coffee which was a nice little touch. I had a great experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPaul P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 28, 2019
Great class! I learned a lot and glad to have a great instructor. Great class! I learned a lot and glad to have a great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAdmir M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 28, 2019
Very professional. Very professional.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteven T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 28, 2019
The trainer made the class enjoyable. He has very good knowledge of the material. Overall, a very good instructor. The trainer made the class enjoyable. He has very good knowledge of the material. Overall, a very good instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGordon N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 28, 2019
Informative class; never boring. Informative class; never boring.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRichard W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 28, 2019
Instructor was very thorough and answered all questions. I definitely recommend this course. Instructor was very thorough and answered all questions. I definitely recommend this course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMarco Antonio M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 28, 2019
Was great! Informative; will looking to be back for more courses. Was great! Informative; will looking to be back for more courses.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEdwan S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2019
Instructor did a good job presenting the information. Instructor did a good job presenting the information.
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