IAQA Mold Remediation Technician Seminar

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IAQA Mold Remediation Technician Seminar

This two-day program is designed to give mold remediation workers/technicians an introduction to the core concepts of indoor environmental remediation along with detailed instruction and hands-on activities specific to mold remediation. From the front line worker up to the owner anyone can benefit from attending this course for indoor environmental workers/technicians with emphasis on mold remediation.

Day One Agenda

Day one is designed to meet our client's needs for a course that helps meet regulatory requirements, documents coverage of current standards and has been reviewed and approved by the IAQA and the state of Florida.


Important Day Two concepts and activities:

  • Background Information
  • Health Effects
  • Building Science & Moisture
  • Mold Remediation
  • Introduction and History of Mold Remediation
  • Definitions
  • Principles of Indoor Environmental Contracting/Mold Remediation
  • US Mold Guidelines/Standards and Regulations
  • Critical Concepts
  • Overview of a Mold Remediation Project
  • Equipment, Anatomy of Air Filtration Devices and HEPA Vacuums
  • Containment Construction
  • Decontamination Chambers and Procedures
  • Equipment Testing Procedures
  • Equipment Care and Cleaning
  • Hands-On Module


Day Two Agenda

Day two is primarily a hands-on day that emphasizes the importance of effective communication as well as techniques designed to increase productivity. Hands-on activities are conducted in an environment that encourages safe work practices.


Important Day Two concepts and activities:

  • Mold Remediation (continued)
  • Contents Handling and Remediation
  • Contamination Removal
  • Cleaning Tips/Antimicrobials
  • Final Cleaning/Disposal Issues/Clearance Criteria/Project Closure
  • OSHA - “A Brief Guide to Mold in the Workplace”
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Other Safety and Health Issues
  • Hands on (Hands on activities included, Tape and Fasteners, Working with Polyethylene)
  • Equipment Installation, Emergency Procedures, Mini and Full-containment Construction, Removing or Cleaning Contaminated Materials, Decontamination Procedures, Waste Disposal, Final Clean-up and Tear-down
  • Course Review
  • Exam



This course is scheduled through IAQTI. Call Dotty or Valerie at 866-427-4727.

Class qualifies for 2 IICRC CECs.

Class begins at 8:00am and ends approximately 5:00pm.

Lunch provided.


Class Schedule

Class date Class Location Instructor Price (IAQA Members) Price (Non-Members)
TBD TBD Hughes $550.00 $625.00



IAQ Training Institute, LLC is an Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) certified training provider and has been providing mold (microbial) remediation training across the US since 2001. IAQTI is a partnership between Joe Hughes and Cliff Zlotnik and is also the parent company of IAQ Radio a weekly podcast dedicated to IAQ, disaster restoration and building science issues. IAQ Radio airs live worldwide via the internet every Fridays at noon eastern and has recorded over 150 archived shows on IAQ, disaster restoration and building science over the past three years.


JonDon is a sponsor of IAQ radio and Andy Robinson, Steve Toburen and Bill Yeadon have all appeared on at least one episode of IAQ Radio. More information is available at www.iaqradio.com The Mold Remediation Technician and Microbial Remediation Supervisor training programs are taught by Joe Hughes with assistance from several excellent hands-on instructors. Mr. Hughes is a Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS), Certified Microbial Remediation Consultant (CMC) and Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) through the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). Joe has over 23 years of experience providing health and safety training courses and consulting. He is a former member of the IAQA Board of Directors (6 years) and a member of the editorial advisory board of IE Connections. Joe is also an adjunct instructor at the University of West Florida. 


About Certifications
Attendees are prepared to take one of three levels of certification exam through the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). ACAC was formerly the American IAQ Council and is one of the most widely recognized certification councils in the US. The certification exams must be taken at a third party testing center on a computer. Applications will be available at the class or from www.acac.org.


ACAC certifications are approved by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) the same organization that approves the ABIH Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification. Because the certifications are board awarded, and are not affiliated with training or membership organizations they are recognized by some state regulations and US Housing and Urban Development (HUD). They are more expensive and more difficult to achieve than any other certification in the industry. Following are the levels of certification these courses prepare attendees for:

Certified Residential Mold Remediator (CRMR) - Technician Level, no experience required. 50 question exam.
Certified Microbial Remediator (CMR) - 3 years verifiable microbial remediation experience required. 100 question exam.
Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) - 5 years verifiable microbial remediation experience required. 120 question exam.