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Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC)
Required: At least 8 years experience consulting on indoor environmental issues at the time of application. Experience may include asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination.
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.
Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
Required: At least 2 years experience consulting on indoor environmental issues at the time of application. Experience may include asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination.
Council-certified Residential Indoor Environmentalist (CRIE)
Field experience not required. Candidates must attest to current employment in indoor environmental investigation at the time of application.
The Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) and the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) investigate indoor air quality problems. For example, a CIE or CIEC identifies mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection. These professionals have verified knowledge of disciplines related to indoor air quality, including HVAC, building science, mold and microbial issues, industrial hygiene, lead-based paint and asbestos.
CIEs and CIECs posses verified experience conducting field investigations in one or more of the following settings:
Offices and commercial buildingss
Schools and public buildings
To earn the Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) or Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) designations, the candidate must:
Demonstrate verifiable field experience in indoor air quality investigation
Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum
Earn the unanimous approval of the CIE or CIEC certification board
Re-certify every two years
Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year
Maintain the highest ethical standards
The CIE and CIEC 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.
OUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS
Restoration and Remediation:
ACAC offers restoration industry certifications and contractor certifications such as mold contractor certifications, indoor air quality certifications, water damage certifications, fire and water restoration certifications; structural drying certifications, moisture control certifications, and thermography certifications.
Administration and Management:
ACAC offers emergency management certifications and indoor air quality management certifications.
Investigation and Consulting:
ACAC offers mold inspector certifications, indoor air quality certifications, environmental certifications, infection control certifications, thermography certifications, and fire and smoke certifications.
25 ACAC certification programs are accredited by the
Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
All ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.