Seems there’s an answer on all four sides of this argument.
In Arkansas, their legislature is looking at repealing their mold law. And why is the Legislature taking a look a this? Bob Balhorn — lobbyist for the Arkansas Pest Management Association — said his group took exception to the requirement that all licensed mold inspectors are required to complete 20 hours of college-level microbiology courses.
Balhorn’s take on the whole issue is straightforward in that he says you dont need to be a microbiologist to effectively spot mold. It appears that the state House agrees with him as that group passed the bill on Feb. 24. The legislation is pending before a Senate subcommittee.
So go figure, 1. some folks think that licensing is a joke, 2. some think licensing is a necessity, 3. some think mold inspectors need some college education and 4. others think that any dumb arse can assess mold so no requirements are necessary, period.
Lastly, I too received my mold license with NACHI only coursework, however I don’t look at as a reward but rather as a $390.00 purchase.
Bruce Gregory, InterNACHI Certified HI# 10120503
Florida Home Inspector 1167, Florida Mold Assessor 450
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