I attended the second part of the workshop. The first part (9a-12p) was for Home Inspectors, and the second part (1p-4p) was for Mold Related Services. As the latter is my focus, I only attended it.
If I understand your question correctly, you are wondering what was discussed with regard to the examination(s) that will be used for licensure. As the description above references, the ACAC’s examinations have already been approved. The committee stated that they have already reviewed numerous organizations and their individual examinations. However, they welcome any information regarding the different examinations available.
As I understand it, the requirements for the examination that they are looking for are that the organization/examination is “National”, not just regionally, state, or locally available. Also, it must be proctored. Mr. Morrisson and other committee members requested that all information be forwarded to Mr. Morrisson’s attention for review. Although they will review all information, they stated that they do not anticipate there being very many programs that fit what they are looking for to fulfill the statute.
For clarification purposes, the above-mentioned examinations from the ACAC are for the new licenses only. The grandfathering education requirements are not exclusive to these certifications or this organization. Mr. Morrisson told me personally that as long as the certifications/organization/program met the hourly requirements as stated in the statute, it would be fine. However, we have no way of knowing exactly what will go through and what will not, with regard to the numerous “certification” examinations out there. Only time will tell.
Let me know if you need anything further.
Joshua S. Ray, CR, CIE, CMR
Coastal States Restoration, Inc.
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