How Do You Become a Certified Mold Inspector?


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Become a certified mold inspector in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Maryland and New York by receiving certification from the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors. Different certifications exist depending on the regulations of individual states. OSHA also offers online coursework leading to mold inspection certification.

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Certification in mold inspection or assessment in Florida follows 24 hours of training during which you learn the basics of mold, moisture and respiratory protection, receive hands-on training, and take a concluding exam. Successful completion leads to certification as a Mold Related Services Assessor. You may be able to bypass much of the training and take the exam instead. You need to have 32 hours of similar training to receive NORMI certification in New York. The training is on-site and requires practical tasks and a concluding proctored exam.

Additional certifications from NORMI include a CMI - NORMI Certified IAQ/Mold Inspector and a QMA - NORMI Qualified Mold Assessor. Both certifications focus on practical inspection proficiency.

OHSA's online training website offers a six-hour mold inspection certification program. Purchase the course on the OSHA website, and certification follows successful mastery of topics such as home inspections, sampling, testing, and the tools and protective equipment accompanying the job.

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