Assessment Certification update

Since this may affect mold inspectors in Arkansas, Maryland and possibly Florida, I thought I’d share this email I recieved.

October 29, 2009
**Imminent Industry Changes **
[FONT=Times New Roman]Have you taken the time to ponder what’s happening with industry certifications? The[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]January ANSI/NOCA 1100 Standard has laid the groundwork for imminent change. The[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]standard’s definition of assessment-based certificates issued by associations and course[/FONT]
[FONT=Times New Roman]providers can be clearly applied to most so-called certifications in the IAQ industry. [/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]Standard 1100, which prohibits people from using acronyms or the word “certified” to describe their assessment-based certificates is only a first step. **The move to professionalize industry certifications is ongoing with more new standards in process. **Soon, training certificates issued as “certifications” are going to be seriously questioned by your peers and the courts.[/FONT]

[FONT=Times New Roman]Those who hold board-awarded certifications through the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) can rest assured they have professional certifications.[/FONT]

[FONT=Calibri]Click here to learn more about ACAC certification:]([/FONT]

Other info: (Maryland)

To be licensed, mold investigators, as the law describes them, will have to be certified as an industrial hygienist by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene; as **a microbial consultant or indoor environmental consultant **by the American Indoor Air Quality Council (now the ACAC); or must successfully complete at least 20 hours of college-level microbiology.

IAC2 meets these ANSI guidelines.

I didn’t see them on the list. We may find out in a court room somewhere before long.

IAC2 never bothered to apply. There are other groups that never bother to apply either like the American Industrial Hygienist Association. You cannot tell me that the AIHA is not a legitimate organization.

James, I was just passing along some information I recieved. You can use it however you want. I belong to ICA2 also. I am not aware that anything needed to be applied for to meet the new ANSI/NOCA 1100 Standard.

one more job today and I’m out of here,
Have a good weekend.

Have a nice weekend, Doug.

IAC2 received exclusive permission to use “certified mold inspector” from the owner of the Federal Trademark that such use would infringe upon.

Florida Mold Assessor - Initial License by Examination
Application Requirements:

  • [FONT=Verdana]EXAMINATION: Individuals seeking licensure as a mold assessor must first take and pass one of the examinations approved by the department and administered by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), in computer based testing format. To contact the American Council for Accredited Certification please call 1-888-808-8381 or go to the website at Please refer to the application instructions for information regarding the administration of the examination.

Thought this was worth posting.

Nick should be very pleaesed that the State is accepting testing by computer.