The Lead Based Paint training and certification process requires initial training and accreditation and yearly re-registration. 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
    • Register and pass an Initial training class or most recent refresher class from an Alabama-approved training provider.
  2. Apply
    • Apply online here (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 approved training provider.
  3. Submit payment. Once application is submitted, the applicant can mail a check/money order, or UA SafeState will contact the applicant for payment.
    • Application Process time – When all required documents and payment is 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 Firm with Alabama Department of Public Health – Once an individual’s certification is obtained through UA Safe State, the renovator company is required to obtain certification from the ADPH.
    • The ADPH handles in-the-field enforcement of lead regulations inspectors audit records, perform site inspections, and respond to complaints or requests.
    • Company registration is $300/year. Apply for Lead Renovator Firm Certification here
    • See list of current Lead Renovator Firms here


Frequently Asked Questions 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 is received. Application review and processing may take up to 30 days. Please plan accordingly.


For more information, call 800-421-7141