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Lead Based Paint Renovator Certification Process:


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 for to renew your UA SafeState Lead Renovator certification.

To learn more about lead based paint abatement certification, click here

The Lead Based Paint training and certification process requires initial training and 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.

Every three years, the applying individual must take a refresher course from an Alabama-approved trainer to maintain accreditation.

The general steps for lead based paint renovator accreditation in Alabama are as follows:

  1. Complete Training
  2. Apply
    • Apply online (click the crimson button at top left of this page) and submit all required documents
    • Request a copy of .pdf application (English and Spanish applications available) from Program Specialist, Rhonda Hester ( or from the Alabama-approved training provider who instructed your last training.
  3. Submit payment. Once 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 receive credentials via email and be issued a UA SafeState ID card via mail
  4. Register Renovator Firm with Alabama Department of Public Health – Once an individual’s certification is obtained through UA Safe State, by law, the lead renovation company must obtain firm certification from ADPH.
    • The ADPH handles in-the-field enforcement of lead regulations inspectors audit records, perform site inspections, and respond to complaints or requests.
    • Apply for Lead Renovator Firm Certification here. Fee is $300/yr.
    • See list of current Lead Renovator Firms here

How to Become a Lead-Based Paint Professional in Alabama



Summarizing the Importance of the EPA RRP Rule


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.

Application Processing Time: 

Accreditation applications are reviewed and processed in order of receipt and only once payment and all required documentation are received. Application review and processing may take up to 30 days. Please plan accordingly.

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 Ashley Chambers ( 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

Ashley Chambers, Manager of Environmental Services
(205) 348-9761 or (800) 421-7141