No InterNACHI School Opportunity if Not Enough Approved Mold Courses

Nick, Ben, et al
Whereas there are not enough iNACHI mold courses approved by the State of Florida it would seem my interest in becoming a certified instructor to teach mold courses should be put on hold, “No Courses, No Job”. Wouldn’t you agree?

Huh? You want to teach InterNACHI’s computer based classes?

Mr. Quigley, with all due respect, it is unfortunate that you find it necessary to carp on nearly every thread offered up here in the Florida section, holy moly, even a train stops once in a while. If you can’t provide any real contribution to a discussion you should keep your fingers off the keyboard.

And so, in answer to your question, no, I am not talking about computer based classes but a curriculum approved by the DBPR. If some of the “computer based” courses and the NACHITV courses previously offered for credit have been rejected by the state then a true classroom based curriculum is unlikely to be in the proverbial can.

4 of our mold courses have already been approved. We have some indication that a 5th regarding PPE might be approved too. It is unlikely that we’d offer mold classroom courses before other more popular home inspection courses anyway… if at all. Not much demand. Remember, home inspectors, by law are NOT required to have a mold assessors license. Why get a license and insurance for something you can do without a license or insurance?

Do you know if the Mold license is going to be trashed? :smiley:

It might be, but that’s not the point. The point is there is little demand for the courses since home inspectors aren’t required to have the mold license.

Several of the chapters in Fl offer classes at their meetings. For the classes to be considered as CE credits ( for license renewal) they have to be offered by an approved provider (Nachi) and given by an approved instructor. The classes can be the same as the on line classes but the instructor still needs to be approved. At least that’s the way it works with every other license the state requires CE for.

What am I missing here!!!

After March 1,2011

Home Inspector License


  • 120 hours of approved training
  • Pass a state test
  • NO experience
  • $300,000 Liability

Mold Asssessor License

· Extensive approved training
· Pass a state test (ACAC exams for- CIE or CIEC or CMC)
· 4 years experience
· Minimum $1 million Liability & E&O (PRE & POST) insurance
· (1 year of experience with specific College degrees)

Two different professions

Home inspectors aren’t required to get mold assessors licenses. I don’t know what about that is unclear.

I’m thinking licensed home inspectors can test for mold without a mold license . Sometimes I post without thinking. :roll:

I rarely post on every topic, and my contributions are numerous - Your inquiry was not clear to me what you were asking. If you do not expect people to reply, perhaps you should not post it on the message board – Maybe a private message would better serve your purpose - Sorry for any offense that you took, as that was not my intention

I know you’re being sarcastic, but it is really true… provided the mold growth is equal to or less than 10 square feet, which it almost always is.

Not being sarcastic at all…that’s the problem with posting, things can be taken out of context too easily. Thanx for the reminder on the less than 10sq ft rule.

Just to be fair to those who don’t pay attention. They shold be aware of other parts of law too. SOP should clear up a lot of confusion.
Penalties will probably be adopted and that will also help (pages 17>)

As for a humidity bloom in vacant home being less than 10 square ft, will be interesting to see what is enforced.

The mold law was designed to permit home inspectors to, except for extreme cases, continue to advertise and offer mold inspection services without an assessor’s license. The assessor’s license was created hand-in-hand with the remediator’s license to provide third party post testing.

I can think of several reasons home inspectors should not seek assessors’ licenses.

OK i’ll bite - What are the reasons?
Would they be required to sample and evaluate further if they held the Assessor license?

I know it’s the weekend and you may have had a couple drinks but are you joking?

They passed the law to protect the consumer from Home Inspectors doing mold.

Have you forgotten the meeting the DBPR had around the state and dozens of HI’s asked why they couldn’t just perform air samples. Same answer every time, they read the description of a mold assessor.

We will see soon enough, hiding behind the 10 square ft joke is going to be costly for someone.
My guess is you are wrong, maybe one of these proposed rules will apply, who’s going to be the first to find out? Should be fun :slight_smile:

Practicing beyond the scope of license.
Fine up to $1000 + Costs; Plus Reprimand, Probation.
Advertising goods or services in a manner that is fradule, false, deceptive, or misleading in form or content.
Fine up to $1000 + Costs; Plus Reprimand, Probation, Suspension .
False, fraudulent, deceptive or misleading advertising.
Fine up to $1000 + Costs; Plus Reprimand, Probation, Suspension .

I agree with Doug.

I am having a hard time believing that an inspector is okay to assess, where mold assessment is not a part of the HI SOP.

The 10sq foot rule is also interesting. So, are air samples prohibited, because 10sq feet doesnt apply? Also, for the 10sq ft rule, are we talking about tape or swab samples exclusively?

The 10 sq foot rule appears to prohibit most forms of mold analysis from being performed by one without an assessors license.

Am I wrong?

I agree, the 10 square feet rule is a joke. If I remember right, the EPA first muttered that joke. You noticed nobody in the mold industry is laughing.:roll: