Will your lead-safe renovator certification expire this spring?
Beat the rush and apply to renew it early! Sign up for and complete refresher training if it's due on the same day your certification expires. Online training is not accepted. After your refresher, mail us your Lead-Safe Renovator Application F-44003 with a check or money order for your fee, or apply online if you prefer to pay with Visa or MasterCard, or an electronic check.
If you're in charge of keeping your company's lead certification current, check your company expiration date to see if it's time to renew. If so, you can apply for it at the same time as your individual certification by including the Lead Company Application F-00171 (PDF) and certification fee. Company applications may also be submitted online.
Was your home or the home you're remodeling built before 1978?
If so, you, your children and the home's occupants could be exposed to lead in the dust from lead-based paint. Just a small amount of lead dust can cause learning disabilities, developmental delays, and other behavior and health problems in young children. Fortunately, you can prevent exposure to lead by making sure your home is lead-safe, even during renovation.
- Get your home, soil and well-water tested! Find a certified lead investigation company in your community using our public directory.
- Get your young children tested for lead.
- Get more information about how to protect your children and prevent lead poisoning.
- Protect yourself and your family if you work with lead.
Learn more about the effects of lead exposure on young children. Included is research on how lead exposure affects young children as they age and attend elementary school.
New Resource: Guidance for Child Care Providers Regarding Lead-Based Paint Hazards in Child Care Settings P-02105 (PDF) [For best results when printing this pamphlet, save it to your desktop and print it from there.]
New Resource: Lead Poisoning: Emerging Sources of Lead P-01887A (PDF)
New Resource: 2016 Report on Childhood Lead Poisoning in Wisconsin P-01202-16 (PDF)
Training and certification are required before you may offer or conduct regulated lead-based paint activities, including renovations, in pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities.
Our guide on Getting Certified to Work with Lead-Based Paint walks you through the process.