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The followng information will help you develop an independent study-review course for these ACAC certifications. The Handbook for each program includes eligibility requirements, application procedures, examination information, recertification and reinstatement policies and the ACAC code of conduct, while the Exam Study Guide lists areas within each reference text that deal with specific examination topics.
Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor
Required: 5 years experience remediating microbial issues in the indoor environment
(NOTE: Field experience requirement will increase to 8 years on Jan. 1, 2018.)
Council-certified MIcrobial Remediator
Required: 2 years experience remediating microbial issues in the indoor environment
Council-certified Residential Microbial Remediator
Required: current employment in microbial remediation
The Council-certified Microbial Remediator (CMR) and the Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) conduct mold remediation and mold removal projects in the indoor environment. A CMR or CMRS can design and maintain effective containments. A CMR or CMRS can control pressure relationships during a project. A CMR or CMRS can safely clean, treat or remove structures and contents affected by microbial contamination. A CMR or CMRS can design remediation protocols or follow established protocols and industry standards.
A CMR or CMRS possesses verified knowledge of the microbial remediation field. The certification exams cover the most respected reference texts in the industry. Candidates must know the important industry standards. They must be familiar with scientific principles governing mold and the indoor environment. They must understand the most common practices and protocols used by remediators. They must be familiar with the equipment used in mold remediation. They must be aware of legal issues affecting their work.
A CMR or CMRS possesses verified experience in mold remediation and mold removal in one or more of the following settings:
Offices and commercial buildings
Schools and public buildings
To earn the Council-certified Microbial Remediator (CMR) or Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) designations, candidates must:
Demonstrate verifiable field experience in microbial remediation
Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum
Earn the unanimous approval of the CMR or CMRS certification board
Re-certify every two years
Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year
Maintain the highest ethical standards
The CMR and CMRS certifications are accredited by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a nationally recognized independent accreditation body. ACAC certifications are the ONLY designations in the indoor air quality field to earn CESB accreditation. The CRMR designation is not accredited.
* The CIEC and CMC programs are
by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies
and the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* 18 other ACAC programs are accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.
* ACAC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.