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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review userAnthony S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2020
Great class great instructor! Great class great instructor!
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review userMike S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2020
Great class and great instrutor Great class and great instrutor
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review userHector C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2020
Great Experiance ! - great material Great Experiance ! - great material
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review userAdam F.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2020
Paul made the course about as fun as it could be.  Paul made the course about as fun as it could be. 
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review userSteve N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 9, 2020
Efficiently run course-good information-next-day certification document at no additional charge Efficiently run course-good information-next-day certification document at no additional charge
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review userJason H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 8, 2020
Course was great very informative and had a great instructor! Course was great very informative and had a great instructor!
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review userRichard S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 8, 2020
Very informative class Very informative class
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review userEd S.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 8, 2020
GOT ALL THE INFO NEEDED! GOT ALL THE INFO NEEDED!
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review userCraig S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 8, 2020
I was impressed with the Instructor's vast knowledge base and his ability to share it with us in an instructive manner. It... I was impressed with the Instructor's vast knowledge base and his ability to share it with us in an instructive manner. It enhanced the learning experience.
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review userDan R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 8, 2020
Instructor Jamie did a great job of breaking down the material and making learning easy and informative. He also had the... Instructor Jamie did a great job of breaking down the material and making learning easy and informative. He also had the class participate in simple activities that solidified my understanding of material
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review userJamahl T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 8, 2020
Instructor Jamie was patient and knowledgeable. Class time combined with the hands on work was greatly appreciated . Instructor Jamie was patient and knowledgeable. Class time combined with the hands on work was greatly appreciated .
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review userJubert D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 7, 2020
very nice and informative crew very nice and informative crew
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review userKevin K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 3, 2020
The instructor was very knowledgeable in the subject he was teaching. The instructor was very knowledgeable in the subject he was teaching.
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review userNicholas K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 3, 2020
Awesome Awesome
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review userJohn M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 3, 2020
Baldi is a great teacher. He’s passionate, knowledgeable and loves what he does. Baldi is a great teacher. He’s passionate, knowledgeable and loves what he does.
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review userSteve S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2020
The class and instructor were very good and had a great deal of knowledge. I would recommend this instructor to others The class and instructor were very good and had a great deal of knowledge. I would recommend this instructor to others
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review userPat B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2020
Enjoyed the way the course materials were presented Enjoyed the way the course materials were presented
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review userGreg K.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2020
Class was organized, good exercises, well worth the time and cost Class was organized, good exercises, well worth the time and cost
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review userBrenda C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2020
Paul is an excellent instructor. helps you understand when you have questions, Great person to be around very upbeat and... Paul is an excellent instructor. helps you understand when you have questions, Great person to be around very upbeat and I extremely knowledgeable on courses. Would like to get him instruct me on all courses I take!
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review userJeremy C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2020
Very articulate and knowledgeable. Great instructor Very articulate and knowledgeable. Great instructor
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review userChad B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 2, 2020
Course was great Course was great
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review userPeter T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 1, 2020
Very good class Very good class
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review userKevin O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 1, 2020
Informative, entertaining, interactive Informative, entertaining, interactive
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review userJeffrey D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on July 1, 2020
Clear and concise teacher. Clear and concise teacher.
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review userHumberto D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 30, 2020
I have to say he was a very good instructor knew what he was talking about and enjoyed teaching and answering questions... I have to say he was a very good instructor knew what he was talking about and enjoyed teaching and answering questions . Very pleased A+++
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review userJohn M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 30, 2020
Very informative , would really like to attend more classes Very informative , would really like to attend more classes
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review userMick S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 30, 2020
Great participation Great participation
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review userMike D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 30, 2020
VERY INFORMORTIVE VERY INFORMORTIVE
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review userAladdin D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 28, 2020
Excellent instructor, very effective materials. The class started on time with a very conducive environment to learning.... Excellent instructor, very effective materials. The class started on time with a very conducive environment to learning. Quick and easy certification process in the end. Highly recommended.
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review userKishma K F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 28, 2020
The class overall was convenient and educational. The class overall was convenient and educational.
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review userLori E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Scott was great!! Scott was great!!
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review userCorey L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Scott was a great instructor. I really enjoyed the class. Scott was a great instructor. I really enjoyed the class.
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review userJoey K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Ken was great. Super nice and very knowledgeable. Had an answer for all our questions and made the class interesting. Ken was great. Super nice and very knowledgeable. Had an answer for all our questions and made the class interesting.
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review userDemario R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Very engaging and creative with the class Very engaging and creative with the class
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review userJulie H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Very Good Class. Great Review of the Information. Very Good Class. Great Review of the Information.
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review userBryan A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Micah is very knowledgeable, and keeps the class on focus while allowing enough stories from his personal experience to keep... Micah is very knowledgeable, and keeps the class on focus while allowing enough stories from his personal experience to keep you interested. Good class.
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review userJoseph D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Your instructor Holly was very informative. Your instructor Holly was very informative.
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review userJhovan H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Great instructions Great instructions
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review userNeal F.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Well done videos Well done videos
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review userRoberto M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 27, 2020
Very informative... and friendly class.. very nice instructor Very informative... and friendly class.. very nice instructor
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review userNathan P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 26, 2020
Very detailed and informative with good hands on so you understand procedures and requirements Very detailed and informative with good hands on so you understand procedures and requirements
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review userBlirend R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 26, 2020
Excellent work Excellent work
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review userYevgeniy U.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 26, 2020
It was a very informative class with nice guys. It was a very informative class with nice guys.
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review userSadan I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 26, 2020
Very useful and needed course Very useful and needed course
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review userKortay C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 26, 2020
Easy course, useful information Easy course, useful information
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review userVadzim V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 26, 2020
All good. All good.
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review userDavid S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 25, 2020
Very nice ,clearly explained the concept. Very nice ,clearly explained the concept.
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review userAntonio A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 25, 2020
The instructor/teacher justin was a very knowledgeable individual he had a wide range of information about the course he... The instructor/teacher justin was a very knowledgeable individual he had a wide range of information about the course he was teaching. He was very patient with us the students and understood that for some of us it was the first time taking this course like myself I appreciate his knowledge and his time and would definitely recommend this class to my peers.
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review userPaul G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 25, 2020
A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE A GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE
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review userMike K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on June 25, 2020
I think the course was very informative and the instructor was great very easy to get along with she explained every detail... I think the course was very informative and the instructor was great very easy to get along with she explained every detail I would hire her in a heartbeat to work for my company.
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