Individual Lead Renovator Application Lead Renovator Firm Certification Application

Lead Based Paint Renovator Accreditation Process:


Registration for Firm Certification is now managed by UA SafeState, see Accreditation and Certification Process below for Details.

All firms which perform, or offer to perform, any of the lead-based paint renovation activities described in Alabama’s lead rules must have certification from the Alabama Department of Public Health. This certification is administered by UA Safestate.

In order to be certified as a Renovation Firm, the company must have at least one individual who is accredited by and registered with UA SafeState Environmental Programs at the University of Alabama as a Lead Renovator.



For Individual Lead Renovator Accreditation: The Lead-Based Paint training and accreditation process requires initial training, accreditation, and yearly re-registration.


For renovators, registration is $100/year – and applicants can choose whether they’d like to register for 1 year, 2 years, or all 3 years.


Prior to the 3-year expiration date, the applying individual must take a refresher course from an Alabama-approved trainer to maintain accreditation.


If your last training was before today’s date in 2019, you should not take a 4-hour refresher course, you will need to take the 8-Hour initial training course to renew as an accredited UA SafeState Lead Renovator.

How to Become a Lead-Based Paint Professional in Alabama (Video)

Summarizing the Importance of the EPA RRP Rule (Video)

Visit the lead-based paint abatement accreditation page if you are seeking certification as an abatement firm.

Not sure if you perform Lead Abatement or Lead Renovation? Learn More!

Steps For Individual Renovator Accreditation and Firm Certification:

  1. Complete Training
  2. Apply for Individual Lead Renovator Accreditation
  3. Submit payment for Individual Accreditation – SafeState will contact the applicant for payment. Payment can be made via telephone, check, or money order.
    • Application Process time – When payment and required documents are submitted, application review and processing may take up to 30 days. Please plan accordingly.
    • Once processed, the applicant will receive credentials via email and be issued a UA SafeState ID card via mail
  4. Lead Renovator Firm Certification – After an individual’s accreditation number and expiration date are received, the company must then apply for firm certification.
  5. Submit Payment for Firm Certification – Once the application is submitted, the applicant can mail a check/money order, or UA SafeState will contact for payment.
    • Application Process time – When payment and required documents are submitted, application review and processing may take up to 30 days. Please plan accordingly.
    • Once processed, the applicant will be issued the Firm Certification certificate from UA SafeState on behalf of the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Click here for the list of certified lead renovator firms in Alabama.

FAQS for Certified Lead Renovators:

  • When in doubt, look at the UA SafeState ID card.
    • Registration Expiration Date is the date an individual must renew their UA SafeState card.
    • Accreditation Expiration Date displays the date an individual must complete lead renovator refresher training.
    • Refresher training must be completed prior to expiration or the Initial Course must be repeated. The most recent training must be conducted by an Alabama-approved training provider.

Become a Lead-Based Paint Renovator Training Provider:

  • Training course accreditation is required for training programs in these disciplines. Training providers seeking to offer courses for approval in Alabama should contact Kalyn Tew ( for instructions on the application process and approval schedule.

Training Provider Guidance

Lead-Based Paint Regulations:

UA SafeState Contacts:

Rhonda Hester, Environmental Program Specialist
(205) 348-4829 or (800) 421-7141

Kalyn Tew, Manager of Environmental Services
(205) 348-9761 or (800) 421-7141