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 ( 4.8 out of 5 stars - 11370 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 16, 2018
Class was very informative and the hands-on training was great. Class was very informative and the hands-on training was great.
Lead Renovator Certification
review usergeorge c.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 16, 2018
Good class, no frills, you learn what you need to do to be compliant with the law. Good class, no frills, you learn what you need to do to be compliant with the law.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrent W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 16, 2018
The class was very good! The class was very good!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnnette L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 14, 2018
very informative, glad I went to this class. will recommend. very informative, glad I went to this class. will recommend.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 14, 2018
He was very clear. Good experience. He was very clear. Good experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Great experience. The instructor made the class engaging and interesting. I would recommend this class and Zack Academy to... Great experience. The instructor made the class engaging and interesting. I would recommend this class and Zack Academy to anyone for an easy 1 stop experience for any of your extended learning needs.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTerry H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
The instructor was very good! The instructor was very good!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVictor N. C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Excellent instructor! Very well prepared for the class. Excellent instructor! Very well prepared for the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert W. C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Great class interaction. Great class interaction.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Excellent instructor! Kept us very focused and interested through a long day. Excellent instructor! Kept us very focused and interested through a long day.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRaymond K. M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
The instructor was great. She kept the students attention and made sure everyone knew the material. The instructor was great. She kept the students attention and made sure everyone knew the material.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Very well put together and not boring. Very well put together and not boring.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMuhammad R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Fantastic instructor! Fantastic instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHarold P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Great class and the instructor was great! Great class and the instructor was great!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFrancisco P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Wonderful! Wonderful!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJesse P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
The course was presented in a relaxed environment, with an informative instructor. Very organized class followed the schedule... The course was presented in a relaxed environment, with an informative instructor. Very organized class followed the schedule to the 'T', so we in and out with certificates in hand. Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDennis H.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Class was excellent. Class was excellent.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Good man; knows his stuff. Good man; knows his stuff.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRussell H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
Great instructor! I really enjoyed the class. Thank you! Great instructor! I really enjoyed the class. Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTim H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 13, 2018
The instructor was fantastic and made the information easy to retain. The instructor was fantastic and made the information easy to retain.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavy G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
Excellent class! Instructor was engaging, entertaining, and enlightening. So glad I took this course. It was great information... Excellent class! Instructor was engaging, entertaining, and enlightening. So glad I took this course. It was great information and presented well. The test is a breeze because the instructor goes over the information so well. If you must have the lead renovator certification in order to conduct your business, then make sure you take this course from Zack Academy! You will not be disappointed.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDashamir L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
Very nice. Very nice.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was very informative. I would recommend this class. The instructor was very informative. I would recommend this class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userramon m.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was good and knew the material. The instructor was good and knew the material.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndy M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
The instructor was great. Very informative class! The instructor was great. Very informative class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCameron W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 12, 2018
This class was very well taught. I feel very confident and knowledgeable about lead and how to properly contain and dispose... This class was very well taught. I feel very confident and knowledgeable about lead and how to properly contain and dispose of it. The instructor did a great job!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 11, 2018
Great instructor! Great instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian J. W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 11, 2018
Very informative. Very informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSandra N.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 11, 2018
It was interesting doing a virtual training for this subject but all-in-all it was fine. The people I worked with to get... It was interesting doing a virtual training for this subject but all-in-all it was fine. The people I worked with to get scheduled were great and very kind.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian J.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 10, 2018
Knowledgeable instructor with solid delivery of information. Knowledgeable instructor with solid delivery of information.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJason L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 10, 2018
Our instructor was very knowledgeable, and the hands on work was very helpful in learning the processes. Our instructor was very knowledgeable, and the hands on work was very helpful in learning the processes.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 10, 2018
The instructor did a great job! The instructor did a great job!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 9, 2018
Everything was explained and all of my questions were answered. The Instructor was very personable and knowledgeable. Everything was explained and all of my questions were answered. The Instructor was very personable and knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLuis R C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 9, 2018
Thank you Thank you
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris D.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 9, 2018
The Instructor was knowledgeable and made every effort to make sure everyone understood the subject matter. The Instructor was knowledgeable and made every effort to make sure everyone understood the subject matter.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCharles S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 9, 2018
It was a very good learning tool my instructor was very helpful. It was a very good learning tool my instructor was very helpful.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTerry C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 9, 2018
Zack was great and very patient. Zack was great and very patient.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKathy W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 7, 2018
The class was not boring like alot of classes are. The instructor kept it interesting. I did learn alot that i didnt know... The class was not boring like alot of classes are. The instructor kept it interesting. I did learn alot that i didnt know about lead contamination. It was actually interesting.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDustin D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 7, 2018
Instructor was great! Instructor was great!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFarid A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 7, 2018
Instructor was very knowledgeable and professional. Instructor was very knowledgeable and professional.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
Good, learned a lot. Good, learned a lot.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDaniel N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
Excellent instructor. Excellent instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTerry B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
Was very informative. Was very informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userScott L.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
I felt instructor did well in explaining codes by using his own life experience. I felt instructor did well in explaining codes by using his own life experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBryan M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
Very informative and easy to listen to. Very informative and easy to listen to.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRaafat K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
Micah was very interactive, knowledgeable. Made the class fun and easy to grasp the material. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Micah was very interactive, knowledgeable. Made the class fun and easy to grasp the material. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEric S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
Micah is a nice guy .... he makes a dry subject fun. Micah is a nice guy .... he makes a dry subject fun.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVictor V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
Great! Great!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userANTONIO Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
THE INSTRUCTOR MADE THE CLASS ENJOYABLE AND VERY EASY TO UNDERSTEND. I FEEL CONFIDENT NOW TO START TRAINING MY EMPLOYEES. THE INSTRUCTOR MADE THE CLASS ENJOYABLE AND VERY EASY TO UNDERSTEND. I FEEL CONFIDENT NOW TO START TRAINING MY EMPLOYEES.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWitold Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on October 6, 2018
Excellent and very professional. Thanks. Excellent and very professional. Thanks.
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