IAC2 Membership query

Staighten me out here will ya please? I just finished and passed the mold inspection course here on Nachi. It has the IAC2 logo at the start of it. Does this make me eligable for membership? 12CEs.

You’re good to go. You are now a certified mold professional.

Don’t let it go to your head Scott :stuck_out_tongue:

I hope not. Unless you have other training.

Which one?

Don’t worry Mr. Pendly, I won’t work in CA.:roll:

Paul anyone can test for mold. They just need to understand what is causing it.

You’re good to go in Iowa. You can probably run a major lab there with your certs.

Radon is next. Then I’m taking a break from books for a few. Got to do a website, get my Fluke TiR and do the mock run.:cool: Gonna give some of my inlaws a free HI for xmas. That should be good for a couple chuckles.:twisted:

Hey you’re a CPI, you’ll be rich in no time. I bought one of those fancy IR cameras. All I do is turn it on and walk around the house pointing at different colored things I see on the screen. Hell, I don’t know what I’m doing but I got money falling out of my pockets.:stuck_out_tongue:
You wanna really impress your inlaws?? Get one of these and give free colonoscopies for Xmas!!

That’s a great friggin idea!:shock:
Although I was hoping Bushfart or Joey or someone like that would pick on the CPI thing first.:wink:

GO with that!!! I cant find the post right now but puts your comment into prospective when your dealing with peoples health.

I sleep better at night knowing that I refered to a reputable, knowledgeable, licensed specialist to do the testing.

Just FYI…I have 2 nephews that are qualified to do these and the training that they have completed is way beyond our scope.

Moisture intrusion and poor ventalition is well with in our scope. Any monkey can take a swab and touch black looking growth and send it to a lab. don’t get me wrong I think well educated people that work in the labs are great. But i don’t think they understand moisture intrusion on a improper flashing instalation or why a valley leaking can show up 25 feet away. I think home inspectors are very qualified to look for mold and test for it. Where theres mold theres moisture. Where theres moisture mold will soon be. As far as killing people you are more likly to die from a car crash than mold. And companies charging $10.000 to repair/or remidiate are ripping off the client. In most cases the more education people recieve the more money they charge the public. A nurse can give a shot the same as a doctor can. But the doctor will charge 10 times as much. Its the same shot.
Does the doctor make it safer/better because he has more education/training. I never go past the point of my education limit for mold testing or reporting. Thats what doctors are for. But i sure can look to find the moisture that is causing it and test it if the client wants to know. In a house mold lives in just about everything. Drywall, wood, carpet etc. Just add moisture and you have mold. Don’t forget the moldy cheese sandwich in the fridge.

I hear ya…im only disputing the fact that if anyone just did the 3dayr class or an online class and then claims to be certified is wrong.

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And companies charging $10.000 to repair/or remidiate are ripping off the client. quote]

I agree most remediation jobs that I have gone behind that only cost $10,000 are not done right. The higher priced guys have the money for the proper education and tools and are more professional. All the mold needs to be removed properly or you might as well just leave the mold alone. Those cheap remediators just makes the problems in a home worse.

Over the course of my life I have gone to many, many training courses in and out of the military dealing with anything from oceanography to residential plumbing. What I discovered is that most initial training courses teaches you that you are now smart enough to know that you are not smart enough try and pass yourself off as anything but a novice on the subject matter. Most if not all introduction courses is designed to find out if you are even trainable enough to move on to the real training. The training never stops because just when you think you know everything, someone or something comes along and shows you just how much you don’t know.

During the Cold War, one American Admiral was giving a speech at a War college and during his introduction he was touted as being an “expert” on the Soviet Union / Russia. When he took the podium, his first comment was,“There are no such thing as an expert on Russia or the Soviet Union, only varying degrees of ignorance.” I think that can be applied to Home inspecting and all the ancillary inspection services.

Look guys, I’ve found mold in air handlers, duct work, on pipe insulation ect,ect…
It aint rocket science. All I asked was if I could become a member of IAC2 once I passed the INachi mold course. Plain and simple. Seems like some of you guys act like you the only…

Scott I agree, I asked on the forum the other day ago what tools I would need to get if I wanted to do mold inspections because my father did mold inspections and he passed away a couple months ago so I wanted to carry on the tradition…This is what Douglas Wall wrote…**"*****This is great, just printed it and posted it on our bulletin board in our office. A suggestion from one of my coworkers. People wonder why Texas, Arkansas and Florida passed mold inspection laws. ***
Eric,Get some training, lots of training, then about 40 to 60 hours of continuing ed each year."

There are a few bad apples in here but for the most part people are pretty supportive.

Just tell them to kiss youe a**. They will get the picture.

Scott, I believe your correct about this. I think there may be additional steps to become a IAC2 member, but not sure exactly what they are; most likely just filling out the applicaiton form or somthing like that. I’m currently doing the Radon Course, and plan on becoming a IAC2 member apon completion. If you find out more before I do, let me know! :slight_smile: