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 - 18578 18578 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userJewell S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 18, 2022
Joe M was a great instructor, he covered everything needed. I am a 26 year business owner and have taken this class at least... Joe M was a great instructor, he covered everything needed. I am a 26 year business owner and have taken this class at least 2 times and this one was by far the best. I will send my employee's to see him.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTyler A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 18, 2022
Very friendly and informative Very friendly and informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 18, 2022
Our instructor was very thorough with the material and helped with the hands on which made everything come together nicely!... Our instructor was very thorough with the material and helped with the hands on which made everything come together nicely! Overall great information
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAnthony D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 18, 2022
Fabiola was an Amazing teacher!! Fabiola was an Amazing teacher!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 18, 2022
Great class and awesome instructor. Great class and awesome instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLeoncio G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 16, 2022
The class was great the instructional take the time to explain and answer questions The location of the facilities are good... The class was great the instructional take the time to explain and answer questions The location of the facilities are good they are accessible close to the freeway enough space for parking and everybody working at the office was really good and The service was excellent I really recommend this place
Lead Renovator Certification
review userOtto M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 16, 2022
Good experience Good experience
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2022
Professional, extremely knowledgeable, excellent ability to get information across to an anxious audience Professional, extremely knowledgeable, excellent ability to get information across to an anxious audience
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHunter W.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 15, 2022
It was good but it could have been better if the instructors didn't make so much small talk It was good but it could have been better if the instructors didn't make so much small talk
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMaureen G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2022
This is the third time taking this course. The class was very informitive. This is the third time taking this course. The class was very informitive.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTim S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2022
Martin was very knowledgeable and had lots of experience with LEAD. I gained knowledge of the EPA rules. I would recommend... Martin was very knowledgeable and had lots of experience with LEAD. I gained knowledge of the EPA rules. I would recommend to anyone.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVan S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 14, 2022
The course was very informative and enjoyable. I'm ready to add RRP to my professional services The course was very informative and enjoyable. I'm ready to add RRP to my professional services
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 13, 2022
He was very helpful and extremely nice. There was no pressure and it was an informative presentation. I would highly recommend... He was very helpful and extremely nice. There was no pressure and it was an informative presentation. I would highly recommend this course and instructor.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEdgardo T.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 13, 2022
The instructor was amazing. he resolved all my doubts. The instructor was amazing. he resolved all my doubts.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEdwin Y.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 13, 2022
I recommend this place not only for the professionals that run it ,but because the classes are so understandable and all... I recommend this place not only for the professionals that run it ,but because the classes are so understandable and all your doubts are clarified before you leave the classroom..
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 13, 2022
Class was informative Class was informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 13, 2022
The instructor Spencer Hoff was knowledgeable and thorough. The instructor Spencer Hoff was knowledgeable and thorough.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDaniel S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 13, 2022
Micah did a fantastic job . Very knowledgeable. He made the class very enjoyable Micah did a fantastic job . Very knowledgeable. He made the class very enjoyable
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEarl W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 12, 2022
The instructor was both knowledgeable about the subject matter and made it entertaining as well. The classes started on... The instructor was both knowledgeable about the subject matter and made it entertaining as well. The classes started on time and he give timely bathroom breaks. I especially enjoyed the demonstrations on how to do the setups for indoor and outdoor lead treatments.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEthan L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 12, 2022
Knowledgeable and very engaging class.. Knowledgeable and very engaging class..
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrian C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 9, 2022
Class instructor was very professional and knowledgeable,all questions were answered. Lead is a tough subject to be lectured... Class instructor was very professional and knowledgeable,all questions were answered. Lead is a tough subject to be lectured on for 8hrs but the time flew by because of the interaction ,lectures and power points .I would recommend this class to any contractor that needs lead certification
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEmilio D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 9, 2022
The class was very informative The class was very informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userViktor S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 9, 2022
Cindy was excellent, efficient and entertaining! Cindy was excellent, efficient and entertaining!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGeorge J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 8, 2022
Class was great! Very informative Class was great! Very informative
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKye V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 7, 2022
The class was great, very informative and a thorough instructor. I left comfortable knowing how to handle the new skills... The class was great, very informative and a thorough instructor. I left comfortable knowing how to handle the new skills I've learned.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMark S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 7, 2022
I have taken this course with other instructors and this team does it well. Very well presented! I have taken this course with other instructors and this team does it well. Very well presented!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userHannah B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 7, 2022
Class was taught by lead-edu. Instructor was great--though some of the questions on the test were very misleading. I think... Class was taught by lead-edu. Instructor was great--though some of the questions on the test were very misleading. I think making "trick questions" is silly in this day and age--just make sure the folks know the information you told them.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAmy O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 7, 2022
Informative. Informative.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSteve S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 7, 2022
Spencer was great, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Made what could have been a pretty boring day, and enjoyable one. Spencer was great, very knowledgeable and entertaining. Made what could have been a pretty boring day, and enjoyable one.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userFred L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 7, 2022
Instructor was awesome. Very thorough took the time out to ensure everyone was on the same page before moving on. Instructor was awesome. Very thorough took the time out to ensure everyone was on the same page before moving on.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRajendra D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2022
Excellent Excellent
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBruce J.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2022
Besides the fact that the instructor was 45 minutes late with no notice, until I called to find out what was going on. Everything... Besides the fact that the instructor was 45 minutes late with no notice, until I called to find out what was going on. Everything went fine after he arrived.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGerman G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2022
Excellent amount of material and details when dealing with a situation where LEAD is present. Would recommend it to other... Excellent amount of material and details when dealing with a situation where LEAD is present. Would recommend it to other techs as well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRandy P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2022
This course should be taken by every living adult in America very knowledgeable. This course should be taken by every living adult in America very knowledgeable.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userSamuel J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 6, 2022
Scott was awesome. His in-the-field experience was the right amount of wisdom I needed to do my job accurately. Thx Scott was awesome. His in-the-field experience was the right amount of wisdom I needed to do my job accurately. Thx
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDean G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2022
Excellent course with outstanding instruction!!! Excellent course with outstanding instruction!!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userShareef R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 5, 2022
Very good Very good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTimothy O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2022
This was a refreshing change in Training. The class was good! This was a refreshing change in Training. The class was good!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRichard U.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2022
Class was very good the instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to learn from great experience Class was very good the instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to learn from great experience
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGavryel S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2022
Great experience. Very knowledgeable professor Great experience. Very knowledgeable professor
Lead Renovator Certification
review userEric A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2022
The class was amazing. The instructor taught with great clarity and really made you understand what she was teaching. The... The class was amazing. The instructor taught with great clarity and really made you understand what she was teaching. The best 8hr class ever!!! I’d do it again!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRobert B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2022
Ramon was a wonderful teacher. Ramon was a wonderful teacher.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDerek D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2022
Instructor was very well prepared and informative. The class was excellent Instructor was very well prepared and informative. The class was excellent
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDamian S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on January 4, 2022
Very knoligible and usefull Very knoligible and usefull
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRon Q.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 31, 2021
The instructor was very informative and took his time to answer any questions that I had. He made the training interesting... The instructor was very informative and took his time to answer any questions that I had. He made the training interesting and the hands on was very helpful.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKadia k.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 31, 2021
Very informative class, the instructor Mr. Horgan is very engaging with the students. Never a dull moment!! Very informative class, the instructor Mr. Horgan is very engaging with the students. Never a dull moment!!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLonnie B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 31, 2021
Very detailed and hands on! Great course! Very detailed and hands on! Great course!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBodi W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 30, 2021
Scott was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and included just the right amount of humor with the class. Would... Scott was very knowledgeable about the subject matter and included just the right amount of humor with the class. Would suggest him for future students.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userPeter C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 30, 2021
Very good communication, I feel I retained what I learned. Very good communication, I feel I retained what I learned.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJames H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 30, 2021
Couldn't be happier with the class and instructor. Who was very knowledgeable and kept what to me would have been a boring... Couldn't be happier with the class and instructor. Who was very knowledgeable and kept what to me would have been a boring subject interesting.
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