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 - 13749 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userBilbil L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
Absolutely excellent!!! Absolutely excellent!!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChaim R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
Very good instructor. Went over the info extremely well. Went over the importance of doing the job properly. Very good instructor. Went over the info extremely well. Went over the importance of doing the job properly.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIsrael G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
Excellent training! Excellent training!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
Very knowledgeable and helpful with real life experience. Very knowledgeable and helpful with real life experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLawrence T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
My instructor was wonderful. It was a great experience. My instructor was wonderful. It was a great experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userElio C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
Great teacher! Great teacher!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWalter B.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
Excellent job by the instructor! Excellent job by the instructor!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
The instructor was very good at moving through the material quickly but always willing to answer questions. All the material... The instructor was very good at moving through the material quickly but always willing to answer questions. All the material was covered in good detail and the review at the end was good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userElivelton C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 20, 2019
Very organized and gave me knowledge. Very organized and gave me knowledge.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCaleb B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 19, 2019
I thought the trainer conducted himself in a very professional way. He took something that most people hate going into and... I thought the trainer conducted himself in a very professional way. He took something that most people hate going into and made it a very tolerable and some what entertaining. He is extremely knowledgeable and informative. It was a great class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMelissa H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 19, 2019
Great instructor! Loved the hands-on applications and real life experiences. Class was tailored to specific industries present... Great instructor! Loved the hands-on applications and real life experiences. Class was tailored to specific industries present in class. Would highly recommend!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 19, 2019
Had a great time! Very informative and patient. Highly recommended. Had a great time! Very informative and patient. Highly recommended.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKieran C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 19, 2019
Class was great. Very informative! Class was great. Very informative!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChase M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 19, 2019
All training information was reviewed in a clear, concise manner and adequately prepared me for the certification test.... All training information was reviewed in a clear, concise manner and adequately prepared me for the certification test. Overall, this is a good course for anyone who may deal with lead paint.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJason J.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 19, 2019
The trainer did a great job keeping all of us on track and giving us the knowledge we need to make it a safe environment... The trainer did a great job keeping all of us on track and giving us the knowledge we need to make it a safe environment if and when we encounter lead.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userThomas S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 19, 2019
The instructor was excellent. Course was fantastic. The instructor was excellent. Course was fantastic.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userjohn O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 18, 2019
Very, very pleased with the content, insight and lead background. Very, very pleased with the content, insight and lead background.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBRIAN J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 18, 2019
<p>Very informative and made everything easy to understand.</p> <p>Very informative and made everything easy to understand.</p>
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review userHunter J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 18, 2019
Teacher was very good. Teacher was very good.
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review userBenton D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 18, 2019
Very good and informational. Very good and informational.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMason M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2019
Very informational. Well put together. This class is highly recommended. Very informational. Well put together. This class is highly recommended.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSHANNON G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 17, 2019
Course was very informative and thorough. Instructor was knowledgeable, engaging and helpful to answer any questions. Course was very informative and thorough. Instructor was knowledgeable, engaging and helpful to answer any questions.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristian C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 15, 2019
Very professional. Very professional.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVincent E. B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 15, 2019
Excellent instructor. Made the course enjoyable. Very knowledgeable. Would use Zack Academy again. Excellent instructor. Made the course enjoyable. Very knowledgeable. Would use Zack Academy again.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHarold M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 15, 2019
The instructor was very good, informative, very pleasant and made the day go by quickly. The instructor was very good, informative, very pleasant and made the day go by quickly.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPatricia D. W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 15, 2019
The trainer is an expert teacher who in several ways guided us through the essential material and gave us not only what we... The trainer is an expert teacher who in several ways guided us through the essential material and gave us not only what we had to do but why controlling anything to do with lead is so important. Her approach of teaching us in different ways and repeating crucial elements allowed us to do well on the test and get the certification we needed. The instructor's lively, rapid fire and effective delivery with the easy to read written material that we'll need later made it--dare I say--fun!&nbsp;
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 15, 2019
Instructor was very knowledgeable of subject matter. I found class to be very interesting and informative. Instructor was very knowledgeable of subject matter. I found class to be very interesting and informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRon T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
5 stars!&nbsp; 5 stars!&nbsp;
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoshua H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRenate S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
The instructor was excellent. She conveyed the information clearly and concisely and did so with passion and a sense of humor.... The instructor was excellent. She conveyed the information clearly and concisely and did so with passion and a sense of humor. Lovely woman and wonderful teacher. She made learning a dry subject fun!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristopher C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
The instructor was very helpful in understanding the regulations involving safe lead removal. The instructor was very helpful in understanding the regulations involving safe lead removal.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKollyn Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Great class. Great class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGary W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Great trainer! Great trainer!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJason V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Great trainer! Great trainer!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPeter M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Very informative without sidetracking from the course subject. The instructor was very good. Very informative without sidetracking from the course subject. The instructor was very good.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJosh W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
I had a great experience with the class. The instructor was very professional and personable! I had a great experience with the class. The instructor was very professional and personable!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWayne D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Good class. Information was good and instructor was very personable. Good class. Information was good and instructor was very personable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userjenitta h.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Truly a great and informative class. Truly a great and informative class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRussell B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Very nice and knowledgeable instructors. Very nice and knowledgeable instructors.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSanford t.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 14, 2019
Pros: an eye opening course. This course not only instructs you on the codes, regs and parameters you will need to follow... Pros: an eye opening course. This course not only instructs you on the codes, regs and parameters you will need to follow but gives you the history of why we are where we are today. Course material great, informative and designed for us. Cons: can be very repetitive.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatthew G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
Better than expected! Information was relevant and the instruction was clear. Well done! Better than expected! Information was relevant and the instruction was clear. Well done!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTymon L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
An excellent instructor. He provided good insight into real life situations. An excellent instructor. He provided good insight into real life situations.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMike R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
<p>Instructor was extremely informative and precise.</p> <p>Instructor was extremely informative and precise.</p>
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
I learned a lot from the class and it was a great help to me. I learned a lot from the class and it was a great help to me.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristina O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
The instructor was great. I wasn’t bored which made the time go fast. The instructor was great. I wasn’t bored which made the time go fast.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLucy S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
Outstanding! Outstanding!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNilo T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
Very good, easy to understand and very helpful. Very good, easy to understand and very helpful.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSimone M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
The trainer was highly knowledgable and kept the group engaged during the entire duration of the training. It was easy to... The trainer was highly knowledgable and kept the group engaged during the entire duration of the training. It was easy to tell he had a high level of subject matter expertise. I would recommend this course to anyone that needs it.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJonathan C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on September 13, 2019
Great place to learn. Great place to learn.
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