EPA Lead Certification

Comply with the EPA lead paint RRP certification requirements or you could lose work...AND FACE FINES OF UP TO $41,056 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 $41,056 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 - 23699 23699 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userMarcelle V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 21, 2024
I really liked the course, I learned a lot, they provided all the material I needed. I will definitely recommend it to my... I really liked the course, I learned a lot, they provided all the material I needed. I will definitely recommend it to my friends.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userErno H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
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review userScott T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
Luis greeted me at the from door with his hand extended to shake mine. Very friendly and kind. Down to earth. To be honest,... Luis greeted me at the from door with his hand extended to shake mine. Very friendly and kind. Down to earth. To be honest, one of the most informative instructors I've came across. Addressed every single person in the class by first, name which is a huge sign of respect. 3 thumbs up to this guy! Thanks Luis! Time for me to teach my guys like taught me! Sincerely!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
The course was very informative , and the instructor added to the course outline with his years of experience. Looking forward... The course was very informative , and the instructor added to the course outline with his years of experience. Looking forward to additional training to better understand Lead Removal
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDecarlo G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
Very informative class. Organized and on point. Very informative class. Organized and on point.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKent R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
Well done Well done
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
Informative Informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
Not just an instructor, but a seasoned professional with years of hands on experience in this field. Not just an instructor, but a seasoned professional with years of hands on experience in this field.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userIsabel S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
Love the class, very educational and helpful. Love the class, very educational and helpful.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLarry B.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 20, 2024
The instructor was clear and precise which made the day go smoothly. The instructor was clear and precise which made the day go smoothly.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLenroy c.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
This course was very informative, it was hands-on and the presenter was very detailed and conveyed the purpose of this exercise... This course was very informative, it was hands-on and the presenter was very detailed and conveyed the purpose of this exercise very well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHector O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
The instructor was awesome The instructor was awesome
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCalvin J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
The instructor was very informative and helpful , in the eight hours I gained an enormous amount of knowledge, I left the... The instructor was very informative and helpful , in the eight hours I gained an enormous amount of knowledge, I left the course well prepared for the job. I would recommend someone to take the course.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKyle W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Scott was increddible, made the course fun, entertaining, and didnt make it feel like we were "stuck there" for 8 hours. Scott was increddible, made the course fun, entertaining, and didnt make it feel like we were "stuck there" for 8 hours.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGary F.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Very knowledgeable and inclusive instructor. Very knowledgeable and inclusive instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChristian B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Micah is very knowledgeable and has a passion for the industry. The training had hands on information and he made it fun. Micah is very knowledgeable and has a passion for the industry. The training had hands on information and he made it fun.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLorena M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Great information and teaching tactics. The Instructor made our class enjoyable. Great information and teaching tactics. The Instructor made our class enjoyable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSam K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Great course and Lars was a great instructor. Great course and Lars was a great instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSeth W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Sharon was great! The class was solid and provided a lot of good information. Sharon was great! The class was solid and provided a lot of good information.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTony D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Instructor was great, very knowledgeable and informative Instructor was great, very knowledgeable and informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userChris Z.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Great class very informative! Great class very informative!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRodrigo G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 19, 2024
Well organized class with emphasis on key areas. Good pace to class with good real life examples from instructor. Second... Well organized class with emphasis on key areas. Good pace to class with good real life examples from instructor. Second time taking course and would recommend him to others.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userWENDY B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 18, 2024
Excellent, very well explained course Excellent, very well explained course
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEli S. W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 18, 2024
Very thorough, answered all questions Very thorough, answered all questions
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEdward W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 18, 2024
Great course! Very thorough and informative. Kept the class engaged and explained the process and focus points and how... Great course! Very thorough and informative. Kept the class engaged and explained the process and focus points and how the whole thing is to keep dust contained and protect children. Up to date on the current issues with 3m and knew how to answer and direct questions that were outside the class lesson to other classes or inform how to obtain the answer if possible.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBryan W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 18, 2024
Class was good Class was good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 18, 2024
Dan was professional and very knowledgeable. Dan was professional and very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 18, 2024
This was an excellent class and very well put together. It was very informative and I enjoyed every minute of this class. This was an excellent class and very well put together. It was very informative and I enjoyed every minute of this class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userManuel V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 18, 2024
Very informative and interactive. Would recommend to colleagues in need of certifications and/or refresher courses. Thank... Very informative and interactive. Would recommend to colleagues in need of certifications and/or refresher courses. Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLafond W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
He was very good He was very good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMartin M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
Scott was very thorough and presented the material in a way that kept you engaged and was easy to digest. Scott was very thorough and presented the material in a way that kept you engaged and was easy to digest.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCynthia S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
Learned a lot in this class and the teacher made it very easy to understand Learned a lot in this class and the teacher made it very easy to understand
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAndrew M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
great experience! I learned a lot that will help me in the future! great experience! I learned a lot that will help me in the future!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJon C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
Very informative Very informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRyan M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
great class great class
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSam A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
Jamie was extremely knowledgeable and brought a great energy to the class. You can tell he knows his stuff and finds a way... Jamie was extremely knowledgeable and brought a great energy to the class. You can tell he knows his stuff and finds a way to make it relatable to any type of field of work you are in
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review userJoshua M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
Instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful Instructor was very knowledgeable and helpful
Lead Renovator Certification
review userViki W.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 17, 2024
Polite, punctual and informative Polite, punctual and informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2024
Russ the instructor was polite and patient enough to answer everybody's questions Russ the instructor was polite and patient enough to answer everybody's questions
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPedro A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2024
Information was great Information was great
Lead Renovator Certification
review userNicholas M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2024
Very informative. Josh did a great job of explaining certain situations by giving real life stories. Very informative. Josh did a great job of explaining certain situations by giving real life stories.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoseph M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2024
He was great He was great
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrayan M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2024
GREAT GREAT
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAristides A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 16, 2024
Great class and very informative Great class and very informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKatherine M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 15, 2024
He was very professional. He was very professional.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKONSTANTIN K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 15, 2024
Excellent course. The instructor explained everything very clearly and intelligibly Excellent course. The instructor explained everything very clearly and intelligibly
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHasan P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 14, 2024
Very pleased with the quality and friendly service! Very pleased with the quality and friendly service!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDarren J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2024
Very informative a presented in a profession manner. Great guy! Very informative a presented in a profession manner. Great guy!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeremy S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2024
Josh did a very well job describing everything great for an interior process in learning Josh did a very well job describing everything great for an interior process in learning
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTamara R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on April 13, 2024
This class was a lot more interesting and engaging than I expected it to be. The pace was good and I was glad we could opt... This class was a lot more interesting and engaging than I expected it to be. The pace was good and I was glad we could opt out of breaks. The hands on activities were fun and challenged what we had learned. I don't like the idea of having everyone go around and read out loud. Some people have disabilities and language barriers that would make that difficult or embarassing.
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