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The Best and Most Trusted Mold Inspection and Testing Related Certifications

American Council for Accredited CertificationThe ACAC offers the best, accredited certification programs available for mold inspectors. Many mold inspectors simply have a “training certificate”. There is a difference between “training certificates” and accredited certifications.

Training is vocational schooling. When a student completes a training course, he/she earns a training certificate or diploma. The student owns the training certificate and can add it to his/her curriculum vitae. No further requirements are necessary.

Certifications are affidavits of industry knowledge – knowledge beyond a course curriculum. When an individual demonstrates knowledge, he/she earns a certification designation. The individual does not own the designation, but may renew it after meeting its requirements.

Accredited Certifications are professional credentials qualified and recognized by one of three independent organizations. Certification programs accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) must require verifiable field experience. ACAC certifications are accredited by the CESB.

Among other items, the ACAC mold certifications require:

  • Minimum years of verifiable field experience;
  • Difficult certification exams,
  • ACAC unanimous board approval; and
  • Re-certification every two years with a minimum of 40 continuing education credits

When looking to hire a professional mold inspector, look for a company and inspectors that have reputable licenses, certifications, and ones that belong to industry leading organizations like the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).

Michael Bains

by Michael Bains, President, Mold Inspection Sciences

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April 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm


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