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 - 9332 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userBill S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2017
Very informative. Instructor made it easy to learn. Very informative. Instructor made it easy to learn.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPeter A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2017
Very informative and well run class. Very informative and well run class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2017
The instructor was good and made it fun. The instructor was good and made it fun.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrent H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2017
Jamie was a great, knowledgeable instructor. He made the class engaging and hands-on so we had a clear understanding of... Jamie was a great, knowledgeable instructor. He made the class engaging and hands-on so we had a clear understanding of what to do in real world situations.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userScott F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2017
Great experience and instructor that taught RRP. Great experience and instructor that taught RRP.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatt D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 16, 2017
Great training event and great instructor. Great training event and great instructor.
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review usernathaniel z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2017
Great instructor. Great instructor.
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review userAnthony G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2017
Excellent and highly experienced instructor taught us a very safe and practical way to perform our duties. Excellent and highly experienced instructor taught us a very safe and practical way to perform our duties.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userElizabeth C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2017
Great class. For a course that reviews EPA guidelines and red tape, it was actually enjoyable. Great class. For a course that reviews EPA guidelines and red tape, it was actually enjoyable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 15, 2017
The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful, and I am now confident I could handle identifying and properly removing... The instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful, and I am now confident I could handle identifying and properly removing lead paint.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2017
John did an excellent job explaining the material in an easy to understand manner. He provided real-world applications/examples... John did an excellent job explaining the material in an easy to understand manner. He provided real-world applications/examples which made concepts easier to understand.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeff B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2017
Very informative and well run. Very informative and well run.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDwyght M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 14, 2017
It was informative. It was informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMike O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2017
The class was excellent and well presented. The instructor clearly knew his topic and we certainly left with all the tools... The class was excellent and well presented. The instructor clearly knew his topic and we certainly left with all the tools to be better contractors.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2017
Very good! Very good!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2017
Very informative and a well rounded initial course. Thanks to the instructor for helping me with the questions and concerns... Very informative and a well rounded initial course. Thanks to the instructor for helping me with the questions and concerns I had. It was overall a great class and many more should take it!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userThomas C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 11, 2017
Good place to take the course. Good place to take the course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLauro S. C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2017
Very professional, diligent, accurate, punctual and knowledgeable. Very professional, diligent, accurate, punctual and knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJOHN K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2017
Good course. Good instructor. Good course. Good instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph D.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2017
Good experience and information. Good experience and information.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2017
Very good, covered what seems to be relevant material and made it very understandable. Took time to answer our questions... Very good, covered what seems to be relevant material and made it very understandable. Took time to answer our questions and was able to give us actual scenarios.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTimothy (TJ) K.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2017
Excellent instructor - very personable! Excellent instructor - very personable!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2017
The instructor was awesome. Very informative and knowledgeable. Very pleasant and he explained things very well and was... The instructor was awesome. Very informative and knowledgeable. Very pleasant and he explained things very well and was articulate.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony L.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2017
The class was smooth and interesting. The class was smooth and interesting.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDarrell B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 10, 2017
She was awesome! She was awesome!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userThomas L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 9, 2017
It was very informative, I am quite pleased and excited to move forward knowing what I learned in this class. It was very informative, I am quite pleased and excited to move forward knowing what I learned in this class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 9, 2017
Kate was very informative. Very understanding. Kate was very informative. Very understanding.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVictor N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 9, 2017
Upon completing this class, I became enlightened about the risk of reconstructing homes built prior to 1978 due to high levels... Upon completing this class, I became enlightened about the risk of reconstructing homes built prior to 1978 due to high levels of lead. The instructors are very knowledgeable, polite, professional, and organized. It’s imperative that we, as a community, take this course to help prevent the spread of lead poisoning to the people we love and to keep ourselves safe as well. Thank you all for the knowledge gained!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRoseli M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 9, 2017
Very good training. Very good training.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSabrina H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 9, 2017
Overall I think the instructor did a very good job at teaching this course. I knew nothing pertaining to lead base material... Overall I think the instructor did a very good job at teaching this course. I knew nothing pertaining to lead base material until attending this class. I think this is very useful information that all general contractors should be required to obtain and hold a certificate within. I would definitely suggest this course to others!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWalter U.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 9, 2017
Great Instructor. Great Instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKeith M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Excellent instructor. Jamie is very knowledgeable and a professional. Great job! Excellent instructor. Jamie is very knowledgeable and a professional. Great job!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMartin W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Very pleased. Very pleased.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCarlon B.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Instructor was knowledgeable and precise. I learnt a lot and will continue to use in the future. Instructor was knowledgeable and precise. I learnt a lot and will continue to use in the future.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlexander J.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
It was a long day, but a very easy course. It was a long day, but a very easy course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMaryeileen K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Very informational and the instructor was knowledgeable and personable. Very informational and the instructor was knowledgeable and personable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCory B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Awesome job! Awesome job!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Very good course, the instructor made the material fun. Sending 3 of my employees next month. Very good course, the instructor made the material fun. Sending 3 of my employees next month.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
The class was very informative! I liked the hands on training as well. I feel confident that I will be able to use the information... The class was very informative! I liked the hands on training as well. I feel confident that I will be able to use the information I learned in class and apply it to my work in the field. Thank You!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Good information, instructor well educated on the topic, lots of good knowledge, answered all of our questions. Good information, instructor well educated on the topic, lots of good knowledge, answered all of our questions.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLisa M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Great class. Very informative presentation. Great class. Very informative presentation.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDarrell G.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 8, 2017
Julie Lessley, did a great job instructing the class. She's was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. Julie Lessley, did a great job instructing the class. She's was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeffery F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 5, 2017
I was pleasantly surprised by how well prepared and congenial our instructor was. He was well prepared pleasant and his... I was pleasantly surprised by how well prepared and congenial our instructor was. He was well prepared pleasant and his sense of humor made the time fly by. By the end of his presentation everyone in our group passed the exam and completely understood the abatement renovators responsibility. Thanks for making it painless!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoshua G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 5, 2017
This class was very informative. The instructor makes it fun and interesting. There is a test at the end but the instructor... This class was very informative. The instructor makes it fun and interesting. There is a test at the end but the instructor makes it impossible to fail. He beats the strong point's into your head. Highly recommended!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames I M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 5, 2017
I give the instructor an A+. Made the day go by smoothly he explained all the information required. I was very impressed! I give the instructor an A+. Made the day go by smoothly he explained all the information required. I was very impressed!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPurity I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 5, 2017
The instructor is knowledgeable about the course. The instructor is knowledgeable about the course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userXandria S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 5, 2017
Robert was an excellent instructor. He made otherwise dry material interesting and fun to learn. I learned a lot. Robert was an excellent instructor. He made otherwise dry material interesting and fun to learn. I learned a lot.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 5, 2017
Outstanding course, with an outstanding instructor! Outstanding course, with an outstanding instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDeniz S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 5, 2017
Our instructor was Denis Edwards. I think he is very knowledgeable and knows his work.  Our instructor was Denis Edwards. I think he is very knowledgeable and knows his work. 
Lead Renovator Certification
review usersteve b.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 4, 2017
i enjoyed the course and the instructor. i enjoyed the course and the instructor.
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