Lead Paint Safety

According to the lead paint rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which took effect in April 2010, any contractors disturbing more than six (6) square feet on a home built before 1978 must be a certified lead paint renovator. To become a certified lead paint renovator, contractors must complete lead paint training conducted by an EPA-approved instructor.

The Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA) has provided lead paint certification training since early 2010 and continues to provide it on an as-needed basis. The one-day training is taught by EPA-approved instructors and consists of a mixture of classroom and hands-on training.

The HBAA also provides continuing education for those who have earned the lead paint certification. Under Alabama Health Department regulations, all Lead Paint Certified Renovators must complete a refresher course every three years. These half-day courses are offered periodically at locations throughout the state.

All training is open to both HBAA members and non-members. HBAA members do receive a significant discount on their training.

Check out the HBAA Calendar for a class near you and to register online.

Click here for the lead paint initial certification registration form.

Click here for the lead paint renewal form.

For more information about the lead paint training, including upcoming training dates, contact Louise Brown, HBAA Education Specialist, at 1-800-745-4222.