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.
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Lead Renovator Certification
review userEMMANUEL R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2021
Best course I’ve attended so far in my career. All school / training personnel were very helpful, professional and knowledgeable... Best course I’ve attended so far in my career. All school / training personnel were very helpful, professional and knowledgeable .
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPaul V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2021
Very good course, very informative Very good course, very informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMark D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2021
Excellent course, very informative. Discussions in regards to actual renovations were easy to see how training is applied... Excellent course, very informative. Discussions in regards to actual renovations were easy to see how training is applied to real renovations. Thank you for the training.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMangal S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2021
Class was great Class was great
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFrancis H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 15, 2021
Great instructor Great instructor
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKyle M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 15, 2021
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDerek H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 15, 2021
The class was very informative. The instructor was excellent. He was very clear, thorough and went above and beyond to ensure... The class was very informative. The instructor was excellent. He was very clear, thorough and went above and beyond to ensure we learned and understood what was being taught.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJacob F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 15, 2021
Awesome instructor Awesome instructor
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review userJon A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 15, 2021
Very informative but concise. The presenter emphasized important points for the test without spoonfeeding the material.... Very informative but concise. The presenter emphasized important points for the test without spoonfeeding the material. The presenter emphasize important information for the field.
Lead Renovator Certification
review usercharlies h.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2021
Like the time and the environment at double tree. Learned how to protect myself and the safety of others when dealing with... Like the time and the environment at double tree. Learned how to protect myself and the safety of others when dealing with lead during renovation.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMary Jo P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2021
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlisher H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2021
I liked their service. I will recommend to everyone to use them I liked their service. I will recommend to everyone to use them
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2021
Andrew was entertaining and well experienced with the subject matter. Andrew was entertaining and well experienced with the subject matter.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAddison H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2021
Very informative and actually made the class fun and interesting. He gave a lot of real life examples on how and when we... Very informative and actually made the class fun and interesting. He gave a lot of real life examples on how and when we should do things and how to make lead safe work easier by taking more time in the prepwork.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristian D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2021
Excellent Excellent
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRomeo W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2021
Scott was very informative and entertaining it felt like a four hour course Scott was very informative and entertaining it felt like a four hour course
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKendrick G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2021
Fantastic!!! Fantastic!!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoshua P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2021
Incredible Incredible
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review userTyler H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2021
Amazing!!! Amazing!!!
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review userNaomi F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 11, 2021
Excellent trainer  Excellent trainer 
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review userSEVADA M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 11, 2021
They explained and answered the material very well They explained and answered the material very well
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJose R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 11, 2021
Thank you for the experience at NATEC It was awesome, and the instructor Very nice and helpful Thank you  Thank you for the experience at NATEC It was awesome, and the instructor Very nice and helpful Thank you 
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCesar S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 10, 2021
Great teacher Great teacher
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRONNY P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 10, 2021
very thorough, knowledgeable, and polite. Great class very thorough, knowledgeable, and polite. Great class
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDina S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 10, 2021
It was a fun learning experience It was a fun learning experience
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGaylord (Wes) G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 10, 2021
Very informative, made sure we understood what was being tought gave plenty of time for questions Very informative, made sure we understood what was being tought gave plenty of time for questions
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJim H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 10, 2021
Steven Hoff was great. I learned a lot that I did not know from the 2 previous Lead certification courses (2010, and 2015)... Steven Hoff was great. I learned a lot that I did not know from the 2 previous Lead certification courses (2010, and 2015) that I have taken.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBenjamin E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
It very well delivered,the teacher was extremely helpful in every way possible,this is usually a very long day and he kept... It very well delivered,the teacher was extremely helpful in every way possible,this is usually a very long day and he kept out interested and alert throughout the day
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMark F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Course was comprehensive and well taught Course was comprehensive and well taught
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMark H.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
This class is good. This class is good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPete S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Great job this was my third time renewing my lead safe kept the class interesting will use them to certify my crew leader Great job this was my third time renewing my lead safe kept the class interesting will use them to certify my crew leader
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLouis G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Very good and excellent at explaining in detail Very good and excellent at explaining in detail
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHAROLD G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Class was very good, the trainer was very knowledgeable , and was able to convay the information so everyone was able to... Class was very good, the trainer was very knowledgeable , and was able to convay the information so everyone was able to remember it.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrendan W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Very energetic and knowledgeable Very energetic and knowledgeable
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJesse H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Instructor had tons of knowledge and experience both in the field and as teacher Instructor had tons of knowledge and experience both in the field and as teacher
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTravis C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Great instructor Great instructor
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review userRonald F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Very easy and informative straight up teacher Very easy and informative straight up teacher
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review userPatrick K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Instructor was engaging an informative Instructor was engaging an informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLizzette M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
very informative and at the right amount of time. very informative and at the right amount of time.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDorise J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 9, 2021
Joe a was a great instructor. He definitely made sure you were paying attention. Joe a was a great instructor. He definitely made sure you were paying attention.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGene K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
Very helpful Very helpful
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review userHoracio D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
Instructor has good knowledge. Interesting class Instructor has good knowledge. Interesting class
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review userIvan M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
Andrew was great and knowledgable. Made the class fun and kept us engaged Andrew was great and knowledgable. Made the class fun and kept us engaged
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlfred P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
The instructor was knowledgeable and professional The instructor was knowledgeable and professional
Lead Renovator Certification
review userZachary P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
Great course Great course
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrandon H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
The instructor was very well knowledgeable and he made the class I was dreading into a fun learning experience. The instructor was very well knowledgeable and he made the class I was dreading into a fun learning experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAdam W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
Tiffany was amazing! I learned a lot from her! Tiffany was amazing! I learned a lot from her!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
The class was interactive and the instructor was knowledgeable enough to go through the course at a good pace. The class was interactive and the instructor was knowledgeable enough to go through the course at a good pace.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRonald K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
Great class, kept it interesting, and loved the hands on portion. Great class, kept it interesting, and loved the hands on portion.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 8, 2021
Jamie did a great job teaching the course. Informative and useful info. Jamie did a great job teaching the course. Informative and useful info.
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