For lead abatement professionals


Certification and Training

The Division has resumed certification examinations for all lead disciplines. Please contact cdphe.iepcertification@state.co.us for more information.




We require anyone performing lead-related activities in single-family residential dwellings, schools, and public and commercial buildings to be certified by Colorado. The state certification is in addition to required federal certification through a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved training course. 

To become certified by Colorado, you must:

  1. Apply to us using the Lead Application for Certification for individuals
  2. Submit the appropriate fee via the payment portal at https://cdphe.colorado.gov/payrevenue
  3. Supply us your original training certificate from your EPA-approved training course. We can’t accept copies.
  4. Pass the appropriate state exam for the discipline in which you want to be certified.

After successfully completing the state exam, people seeking Worker or Supervisor certification will be issued an Lead Abatement Photo Identification Card.

Building Inspectors and Risk Assessors will receive a certificate.

Any company wishing to conduct abatement or evaluation of lead-based paint must become an approved firm before starting any work.

Payment Portal


Payment Portal

Effective September 1, 2020, the Indoor Environment Program of the Air Pollution Control Division (Division) will no longer accept checks, credit cards (in person or over the phone) or money orders for services rendered by the Division. All payments will need to be made directly through the CDPHE payment portal (https://cdphe.colorado.gov/payrevenue)

Please read these instructions before completing transactions through the payment portal

Before you submit any application to the Division you must first access the CDPHE payment portal and follow the below instructions to complete your financial transaction for the application(s). Upon completing your transaction through the payment portal, you will receive a payment receipt confirmation in your emailPlease attach a copy of that receipt to your application for which you are seeking service(s) and submit both the documents to the Division by email:

For asbestos or lead abatement notification: cdphe.asbestos@state.co.us

For demolition applications: cdphe.asbestos@state.co.us

For asbestos or lead abatement certification: cdphe.iepcertification@state.co.us