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 - 14756 14756 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userErnesto P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 25, 2020
Great class; great teachers. Great class; great teachers.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 24, 2020
An awesome instructor, very knowledgeable and patient! He has total command of this material and I would recommend his class... An awesome instructor, very knowledgeable and patient! He has total command of this material and I would recommend his class to anyone who needs this certification. 
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 24, 2020
Learned a new skill to further me in today's world. Learned a new skill to further me in today's world.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 21, 2020
I thought the instructor presented the material well as she was well-spoken. I'm considering we took this course during a... I thought the instructor presented the material well as she was well-spoken. I'm considering we took this course during a pandemic she held herself together. Consideration of everybody else at class went well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTodd L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 21, 2020
Our instructor was awesome! Our instructor was awesome!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 21, 2020
Great class! Great class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeff H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 21, 2020
Great information given in a straight forward, easy to understand manner. Information provided pertained to our industry... Great information given in a straight forward, easy to understand manner. Information provided pertained to our industry and the instructor gave enough peripheral information that I was able to keep everything in context and understand our role in the process. Excellent instructor. Well worth the time to attend the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBobby D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 21, 2020
This was a great class. Kept me interested and had lots of information and ideas. Strongly recommend. This was a great class. Kept me interested and had lots of information and ideas. Strongly recommend.
Lead Renovator Certification
review usercraig m.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
The course was rather easy and the instructor very helpful/knowledgeable. The course was rather easy and the instructor very helpful/knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Very informative and good techniques for use in the work field. Very informative and good techniques for use in the work field.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNick M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Class was well organized with a great instructor. Even limited number of people in class so we could distance ourselves... Class was well organized with a great instructor. Even limited number of people in class so we could distance ourselves comfortably for corona virus safety.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKeenan D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Awesome instructor! Awesome instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Very clear and informative course. Very clear and informative course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJerold S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Great class and great instructor. Great class and great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Well done! Well done!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBryan V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Great class. Instructor was very personable and made the class seem to go by quickly while still covering all of the materials. Great class. Instructor was very personable and made the class seem to go by quickly while still covering all of the materials.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGarrett C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Informative. Easy to follow logic. Glad to get this instructor. Will recommend Crosswall Training and Zack Academy. Informative. Easy to follow logic. Glad to get this instructor. Will recommend Crosswall Training and Zack Academy.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGassi G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 20, 2020
Very interesting class. The instructor was very knowledgeable. Very interesting class. The instructor was very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVolodymyr T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 19, 2020
Very knowledgeable instructor. Made it easy to understand and remember everything. Very knowledgeable instructor. Made it easy to understand and remember everything.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 19, 2020
My instructor was very knowledgable, made learning enjoyable and used a good balance of instruction and dialogue. Definitely... My instructor was very knowledgable, made learning enjoyable and used a good balance of instruction and dialogue. Definitely would take another class from them.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMark B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 19, 2020
Excellent instructor and training process. Excellent instructor and training process.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRick A.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 19, 2020
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCarl R.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 18, 2020
Class was very dry but both instructors knew their business. Class was very dry but both instructors knew their business.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userClifford M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 18, 2020
The teacher was really impressive and very knowledgeable about the course. I have taken this course before and found it... The teacher was really impressive and very knowledgeable about the course. I have taken this course before and found it boring but not this time. I was pleased with my experience!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAaron S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 18, 2020
Clear, concise and explained all material well. Clear, concise and explained all material well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWilis D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 17, 2020
Great training. Great training.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn C M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 17, 2020
You guys get the job done and do it well. You guys get the job done and do it well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userYigal N.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 17, 2020
Very good. Very good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 17, 2020
A great instructor and was very informative. He helped the class tremendously! Thank you. Also the staff was professional... A great instructor and was very informative. He helped the class tremendously! Thank you. Also the staff was professional and we enjoyed the snacks. Thanks again for everything!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatthew L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 15, 2020
The class content and instructor was very well put together and organized. It was nice to see an instructor that felt passionate... The class content and instructor was very well put together and organized. It was nice to see an instructor that felt passionate about not only the subject but his trade as a whole. Great class!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userOscar M R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 15, 2020
The instructor was great and had a good personality. He answered the questions we had and was informative. I have signed... The instructor was great and had a good personality. He answered the questions we had and was informative. I have signed up for their Mold training as well. I am very happy.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCaleb R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
Instructor had great practical knowledge and helped me understand how to implement proper practices to achieve compliance. Instructor had great practical knowledge and helped me understand how to implement proper practices to achieve compliance.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJakob M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
Great overall experience. Highly recommend. Great overall experience. Highly recommend.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeremy S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
Great experience. Very knowledgeable instructor! Great experience. Very knowledgeable instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userElizabeth (Liza) P.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
The course was fine.  The course was fine. 
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLiana R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
I like the instructor. He made us feel very comfortable to ask questions and made the course fun.  I like the instructor. He made us feel very comfortable to ask questions and made the course fun. 
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIvan R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
He is so nice and very clear. He is so nice and very clear.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVincent G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
The trainer was absolutely great! He really made us all understand the importance of this certification. He explained everything... The trainer was absolutely great! He really made us all understand the importance of this certification. He explained everything in detail which all the class totally understood the logistics, procedures and responsibilities. I would highly recommend him to future candidates.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
Great instructor and course. It was a very informative class. I learned a lot about lead paint. Great instructor and course. It was a very informative class. I learned a lot about lead paint.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlbert V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
Really good! Really good!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMarcus H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
Instructor did a great job making the class interactive. Instructor did a great job making the class interactive.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKENNETH B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 14, 2020
I thought the course was very educating and well set up. The staff is friendly and easy to work with. I thought the course was very educating and well set up. The staff is friendly and easy to work with.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlan N P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 13, 2020
It was very knowledgeable. I had no idea that there was so much lead out there and that it was so dangerous to you. Happy... It was very knowledgeable. I had no idea that there was so much lead out there and that it was so dangerous to you. Happy that I am certified to help stop the contamination of lead.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 13, 2020
Instructor was great. Very knowledgeable. Instructor was great. Very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userZach R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 13, 2020
Instructor was very informative. Class was great! Instructor was very informative. Class was great!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAntoni C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 13, 2020
A 10 out of 10! A 10 out of 10!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 13, 2020
The instructor was very knowledgeable and brought in his real word experience that was very helpful. He made a dry subject... The instructor was very knowledgeable and brought in his real word experience that was very helpful. He made a dry subject interesting.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrooke B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 13, 2020
He was thorough, had real life experience and I learned so much. He was thorough, had real life experience and I learned so much.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFelix C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 13, 2020
Very informative. The instructor was energetic. He was able to hold the attention of the class in a very natural way. Very informative. The instructor was energetic. He was able to hold the attention of the class in a very natural way.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKevin J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on March 13, 2020
Class was very knowledgeable. Instructor was very good. Class was very knowledgeable. Instructor was very good.
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