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 - 19347 19347 student reviews)


Lead Renovator Certification
review userMichael R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 22, 2022
Robert was the best instructor I ever had and I’ve been doing RRP courses since it first started. He was helpful in explaining... Robert was the best instructor I ever had and I’ve been doing RRP courses since it first started. He was helpful in explaining in detail all the procedures from start to finish of interior and exterior projects. It was a good experience and I learned a lot. I’d also like to compliment Virginia in Florida for pointing me to Robert’s class in Bellmore NY. I was having an impossible time finding a class and was getting very frustrated, people wouldn’t call me back and were not helpful at all and then I was lucky enough to find Virginia. She gave me all the classes in my area, the cost of all classes and made the appointment for me. I was so happy I asked Virginia to marry me and she agreed and we want Robert perform the ceremony Lol… All kidding aside these two people were terrific and made a normally mundane experience a pleasure! I plan to repeat this in 5 years until I retire or die! They are a true asset to the powers that be in the world of Lead and I thank them both?? Michael Russo (Your new lead Super Hero)
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review userAlireza H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 22, 2022
He was great He was great
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review userDaniel Taek H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 22, 2022
Memo is great Instructor. Memo is great Instructor.
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review userNakia D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
Great instructor need the course free and break it down that we could understand what we need to both in the field and in... Great instructor need the course free and break it down that we could understand what we need to both in the field and in the office.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLouis H. O.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
Excellent presentation! Well researched, shared direct personal experience with applicable subject matter! Kept class attention... Excellent presentation! Well researched, shared direct personal experience with applicable subject matter! Kept class attention throughout the day!
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review userBrian D. M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
He was very nice, informative, and competent He was very nice, informative, and competent
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review userJoshua T. S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
Great class great instructor Great class great instructor
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review userCole Alexander M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
The course was awesome. Harold kept things moving along at a good pace and communicated the information passionately and... The course was awesome. Harold kept things moving along at a good pace and communicated the information passionately and in a fun way. 10/10
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohnnie B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
The Instructor was very knowledgeable of his job very cordial and nice guy to have as an instructor The Instructor was very knowledgeable of his job very cordial and nice guy to have as an instructor
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review userTim I.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor. Able to provide real-world knowledge with the technical ins and outs of the topic knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructor. Able to provide real-world knowledge with the technical ins and outs of the topic
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review userMarcos H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
Great teacher made sure we all know what was going on before moving to the next corse Great teacher made sure we all know what was going on before moving to the next corse
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDoug P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
Good experience Good experience
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMike F.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
Good information with topical anecdotes. Good information with topical anecdotes.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJason M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
Class was great and the instructor covered the material in a manner that it was relatable to all in the class. Class was great and the instructor covered the material in a manner that it was relatable to all in the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userVince C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 21, 2022
Great course. Covered all things current and relative to the topics. June was very informative and creative in teaching... Great course. Covered all things current and relative to the topics. June was very informative and creative in teaching the modules. Very passionate about teaching and has extensive background and experience within the industry.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoshua M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Instructor was very knowledgeable. Was able to answer all my questions. If the syllabus had been more organized, it would... Instructor was very knowledgeable. Was able to answer all my questions. If the syllabus had been more organized, it would have been easier to keep up with all the information a little better. Overall it was a good class, and I learned alot. I am confident now to take on lead projects.
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review userKevin L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
It was a-great flow of important information It was a-great flow of important information
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review userAdela N.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Instructor was detsiled and knowledgeable. Instructor was detsiled and knowledgeable.
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review userTeresa B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Great class! I was dreading going because I thought it would be boring. Tiffany is a great instructor. She kept us engaged... Great class! I was dreading going because I thought it would be boring. Tiffany is a great instructor. She kept us engaged and interested.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTodd C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Tiffany is amazing. She took some dry and redundant information and worked her magic to bring life to the material and good... Tiffany is amazing. She took some dry and redundant information and worked her magic to bring life to the material and good energy to the classroom. Todd Cop
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review userChristopher D.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Instructor was very knowledgeable Instructor was very knowledgeable
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review userCarl J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Great teacher and great class Great teacher and great class
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review userEnrique R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Well explained course Well explained course
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review userDonald K.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Jaime Hayes was very knowledgeable and thorough in his teaching. I will recommend Zack Academy to anyone I know needing lead... Jaime Hayes was very knowledgeable and thorough in his teaching. I will recommend Zack Academy to anyone I know needing lead certification. Thank you!
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMatthew R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Overall the class was a great introduction to lead safe work. Martin was very knowledgeable with good real world experience.... Overall the class was a great introduction to lead safe work. Martin was very knowledgeable with good real world experience. I’d recommend him and the academy to anyone looking to become lead safe.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJoe M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Very Good overall experience…Victor was great and taught the class with excellence. Very Good overall experience…Victor was great and taught the class with excellence.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userLindsay W.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Good class, informative & easy to comprehend Good class, informative & easy to comprehend
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review userTanner R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
One of the most engaging classes I have ever taken. Steve Hoff was a stud. One of the most engaging classes I have ever taken. Steve Hoff was a stud.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userScott H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
The Instructor, Spencer, was very informative and kept the entire class engaged for the duration of the class. The Instructor, Spencer, was very informative and kept the entire class engaged for the duration of the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJesus S.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Mr Spencer Hoff was very knowledgeable very good instructor very detailed as well Mr Spencer Hoff was very knowledgeable very good instructor very detailed as well
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAlise E.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Great instruction by Annette about a technical difficult process. Great instruction by Annette about a technical difficult process.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDaniel J.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
instructor was great, class was well taught and informative. instructor was great, class was well taught and informative.
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review userJoshua P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Great class, it is a lot of information but, the instructor made it easy to intake. She had a great sense of humor and was... Great class, it is a lot of information but, the instructor made it easy to intake. She had a great sense of humor and was extremely knowledgeable on Lead Safe Practices and Procedures. I would definitely recommend this class if you need the certification.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userDavid M.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
Very good. Interesting and informative. Pleasant instructor. Lunch was horrible. Very good. Interesting and informative. Pleasant instructor. Lunch was horrible.
Lead Renovator Certification
review useramar P.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 20, 2022
MR Stump was great, very knowledgeable , explained the entire course very well. MR Stump was great, very knowledgeable , explained the entire course very well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJeremy C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 19, 2022
The course dragged a bit, but the instructor did her best to make it somewhat lively. She was very informative and it's a... The course dragged a bit, but the instructor did her best to make it somewhat lively. She was very informative and it's a certification I can now add that'll further enhance my professional development goals.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userTanya B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 19, 2022
The instructor did a great job with informing the class. The hands on assignments and video presentation really helped me... The instructor did a great job with informing the class. The hands on assignments and video presentation really helped me understand the written information. The instructor was very patient and understanding with my asking questions. I would recommend this class to my colleagues. Thank you,
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGary B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 19, 2022
Great course. Very informative. Great instructor Great course. Very informative. Great instructor
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJohn C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 19, 2022
Martin Smith was an amazing teacher. He gave us real world experience and valuable skills. Very informative and enjoyable... Martin Smith was an amazing teacher. He gave us real world experience and valuable skills. Very informative and enjoyable class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userKurt M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 19, 2022
Yea very good Yea very good
Lead Renovator Certification
review userMason L.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 19, 2022
My experience was great, I learned a lot and Micah did an incredible job teaching the class and providing an amazing presentation... My experience was great, I learned a lot and Micah did an incredible job teaching the class and providing an amazing presentation when doing the live in class demonstration of the lead precaution setup. He was a great teacher as well.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userBrad C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
The class was informative and gave me good knowledge in an area where I had very little experience. The class was informative and gave me good knowledge in an area where I had very little experience.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGeorge B.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Good teacher, the calls was very long and boring however. Good teacher, the calls was very long and boring however.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userJacob A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Information was given very clearly, and the instructor was engaging. Information was given very clearly, and the instructor was engaging.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userpeter B.
4 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Very good experience, Very good experience,
Lead Renovator Certification
review userRichie V.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Martin is a very good communicator and explained the course at the beginning so we knew what to expect. I could tell he wanted... Martin is a very good communicator and explained the course at the beginning so we knew what to expect. I could tell he wanted to teach the class everything we needed to know to pass the course and even went over the test before we took it so at least i could tell he wanted all the information in our heads before the test. I could tell he wanted all of us to succeed.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userGideon H.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Very good. Thanks Very good. Thanks
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCristian M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Great introduction towards the course. Explained everything with detail and best of all it was hands on as well . Great introduction towards the course. Explained everything with detail and best of all it was hands on as well .
Lead Renovator Certification
review userCasey R.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Doug was a solid instructor. He kept the somewhat dry visual presentation interesting and I was very happy to have gotten... Doug was a solid instructor. He kept the somewhat dry visual presentation interesting and I was very happy to have gotten some hands on experience at the end of the class.
Lead Renovator Certification
review userAveah M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on May 18, 2022
Great class. Very informative. Great class. Very informative.
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