Free EPA Lead Certification Courses Offered in Ulster County, NY

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Green Education Services will be offering free EPA Lead Certification courses in New York, made possible by the Ulster County Health Department.

Green Education Services, an Accredited EPA Lead Certification Training Provider (, recently announced it has been awarded a training contract with the Ulster County Health Department to provide free EPA Lead Renovator training and certification for contractors and home renovators in New York.

Effective April 2010 the Lead Renovator Certification, issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is now required for contractors who perform renovations, repairs, or painting that disturb lead paint in housing, schools, and day care centers built before 1978. The 8-hour training course emphasizes lead-safe work practices, and concludes with a certification exam.

“The adverse health effects of lead dust and chips created from renovations are a serious threat for both adults and children,” commented Green Education Services CEO Zachary Rose. “We are proud to be partnering with Ulster County to provide accessible, quality training on best lead safety practices, awarding valuable certification to workers across the state.”

The 1-day courses will be held monthly in Kingston, NY beginning on June 15, 2012, and are open to anyone interested in earning the EPA Lead Safe Certification for Renovations. Pre-registration is required to secure a guaranteed seat in class. With questions and to register, contact Green Education Services at 1-800-355-1751 or visit

About Ulster County Department of Health
Ulster County Department of Health is pro-actively engaged in pursing Ulster County Executive Mike Hein's goal of making Ulster the healthiest county in New York State. As a full service public health agency, Ulster County Department of Health works to improve the health and well being of Ulster County residents through innovative prevention outreach and education initiatives, clinical services, patient care, food and water safety, lead poisoning prevention, tobacco marketing enforcement and emergency preparedness.

About Green Education Services
Green Education Services ( provides building design and construction industry professionals with world-class sustainable design and work-safety training. With LEED® Certification Seminars, EPA Lead Certification Training, and Energy Auditor Training, Green Education Services provides all the green jobs training, resources, and tools necessary to quickly and successfully enter the green work force.

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