According to the new 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 trainings are open to both HBAA members and non-members. HBAA members do receive a significant discount on their training.
Click here to learn more about the EPA’s requirements for lead paint renovation and repair.
For more information about the lead paint trainings, including upcoming training dates, contact Kory Boling, HBAA Education Director, at 1-800-745-4222 or email