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 - 5924 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2016
Great class. Informative. Great class. Informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBryan N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2016
The course was run very professionally with plenty of time spent discussing practical job site applications and issues. The... The course was run very professionally with plenty of time spent discussing practical job site applications and issues. The course material was covered thoroughly and at a good pace. Bonnie did a great job. I will choose this course service in the future for my training needs.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatt S.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2016
Course instructor was very knowledgable about the test content and taught to it. I would have enjoyed more hands on and a... Course instructor was very knowledgable about the test content and taught to it. I would have enjoyed more hands on and a more thorough process
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRodney J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2016
Great instructor. Great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMICHAEL C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2016
Fantastic. JOHN was a wonderful instructor. Fantastic. JOHN was a wonderful instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndrew B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2016
Made it quick and easy to understand Made it quick and easy to understand
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndrew M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2016
Was painless. Was painless.
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review userJim M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 5, 2016
Intelligent, to the point, clear speaker, knowledgeable, kept our attention without boring bologna. I would take any class... Intelligent, to the point, clear speaker, knowledgeable, kept our attention without boring bologna. I would take any class he taught.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWILFRED I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 4, 2016
I GOT A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE I GOT A WORLD OF KNOWLEDGE
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrent H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 4, 2016
Very well done. At the end of the class I was extremely confident to handle work. Very well done. At the end of the class I was extremely confident to handle work.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCharles M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 4, 2016
Excellent!! Excellent!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteve A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 4, 2016
Mark was very understanding very helpful great instructor trying to get the rest of my carpenters to take training with him... Mark was very understanding very helpful great instructor trying to get the rest of my carpenters to take training with him thank you.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian U.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 3, 2016
Excellent course Excellent course
Lead Renovator Certification
review userbrad r.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 3, 2016
Good job informative Good job informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDylan C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 3, 2016
The teacher was informative of all the policies as well as realistic to our situations as renovators. The teacher was informative of all the policies as well as realistic to our situations as renovators.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFelipe S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 3, 2016
Very good Very good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userkazimierz g.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 1, 2016
Very good Very good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMonica D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2016
Excellent class. Instructor was awesome. Excellent class. Instructor was awesome.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWilliam I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2016
I have been through lead courses for c5 ( competent person ) for several years when I was doing industrial lead abatement... I have been through lead courses for c5 ( competent person ) for several years when I was doing industrial lead abatement . Going into this class, I thought that there wasn't really much more that I could of possibly learned. But I was wrong. John kept my attention all the way thru the course with his vibrant, refreshing way of teaching. The class, to me, was actually fun in some ways. I've never had any instructor teach in the way that John taught that class. I only hope that in 5 years from now when I need to renew my certificate , John Schafer will be our instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPaul A. L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2016
It was a very good instructor really knew his stuff It was a very good instructor really knew his stuff
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJason V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2016
Amazing Amazing
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEdward S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2016
great instructor great instructor
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJianfeng Y.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2016
Very good class, covered all bases in a timely manner, very knowledgeable. Very good class, covered all bases in a timely manner, very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJacques B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2016
I loved Sean! He is a great teacher, makes the material fun and accessible, and talks and interacts from a lot of experience...... I loved Sean! He is a great teacher, makes the material fun and accessible, and talks and interacts from a lot of experience... The time flew by...
Lead Renovator Certification
review userStephanie P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 30, 2016
Great course. Very clear. Great course. Very clear.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Great class , great instructor. Great class , great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKirk Nicholas P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn G.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Very good instructor Very good instructor
Lead Renovator Certification
review userThomas B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Excellent examples, teached Excellent examples, teached
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher Dale F.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Good class Good class
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review userJerzy J. G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Technical terms were very well explained Technical terms were very well explained
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review userGerald J. G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
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review userRobin M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Great Refresher Coarse Great Refresher Coarse
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review userPhilip G.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Micah was interesting, and definitely knew his stuff. Maybe dragged on a little bit longer than was neccessary. Micah was interesting, and definitely knew his stuff. Maybe dragged on a little bit longer than was neccessary.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHunter D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDeshawn S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Micah was great Micah was great
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDylan W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
excellent class. excellent teacher excellent class. excellent teacher
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRyan T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDaren G.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Good class, and a good instructor.  Good class, and a good instructor. 
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJacob B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
The instructor for my course was awesome! His name was Micah and he definitely made the course as interesting as it could... The instructor for my course was awesome! His name was Micah and he definitely made the course as interesting as it could be! I'm glad that I took my course with him, and I would rate him very highly.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
A good class, very informative A good class, very informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMarie G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Steve was great. He made the class as interesting as possible, and he seemed like he knew what he was talking about. It... Steve was great. He made the class as interesting as possible, and he seemed like he knew what he was talking about. It was great not to have someone just read out of the manual to us. The only suggestion that I can make is one that I don't think is possible to achieve. Make the class shorter.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLorena W.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
It was not as miserable as I was dreading, but I don't see any reason it needed to be 8 and a half hours long. It was not as miserable as I was dreading, but I don't see any reason it needed to be 8 and a half hours long.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAurora L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
This was such an informative class. I feel better prepared to handle lead houses for painting than ever before. This is extremely... This was such an informative class. I feel better prepared to handle lead houses for painting than ever before. This is extremely useful to my field of business and the teacher was engaging, kept us entertained, and taught us very well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRawn S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Great course! Very informative, wonderful instructed! Thank you Great course! Very informative, wonderful instructed! Thank you
Lead Renovator Certification
review usermichael f.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Over priced but I did learn a couple of new things. Over priced but I did learn a couple of new things.
Lead Renovator Certification
review usereric g.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Over priced but I learned a few things I didn't know. Over priced but I learned a few things I didn't know.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVincent A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
John did an outstanding job. He kept a good pace, kept us involved in th learning process and made the information giving... John did an outstanding job. He kept a good pace, kept us involved in th learning process and made the information giving very personal. Coupling the information with real life examples was helpful.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKerrin O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Instructor was awesome Instructor was awesome
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRyan B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 29, 2016
Course went well. Enjoyed instructors enthusiasm and knowledge. Course went well. Enjoyed instructors enthusiasm and knowledge.
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