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Council-certified Residential Mold Inspector
Required: 2 years experience in residential property inspections involving microbial sampling
Certification performed by ACAC: Testing, analysis, and evaluation of the individual's knowledge, skills and abilities for the purpose of certification and re-certification in the field of microbial investigation.
The Council-certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI) investigates microbial issues in the indoor environment. For example, a CRMI performs mold inspection, mold testing and bioaerosol sampling. A CRMI interprets lab results and design an effective remediation protocol. Finally, these professionals perform post-remediation sampling to verify the success of a remediation project.
CRMIs possess verified knowledge in disciplines related to mold inspection, microbial investigations and sampling. The certification examinations cover a wide range of bioaerosols and their potential health effects. They also deal with microbial sampling procedures and equipment.
To earn the Council-certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI) designation, candidates must:
Demonstrate verifiable field experience in mold testing or mold inspection
Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum
Earn the unanimous approval of the CRMI certification board
Re-certify every two years
Participate in an average of 20 hours of professional development activities each year
Maintain the highest ethical standards
The CRMI certification is 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 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.