If you are in need of a licensed mold professional to detect, inspect, and test, for mold or moisture problems and help diagnose the cause, origin, and extent of the issue and provide definitive answers and recommendations in your Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward, Martin, or St Lucie County home, school, office, or commercial building, give A Accredited Mold Inspection Service, Inc. a call at: 1-888-381-6651.
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Fortunately each year more states require proper, meaningful mold inspection licenses. In July 2010 Florida started requiring for the first time a mold inspector’s license, also known as a mold assessor’s license. The Florida law requires that a mold assessor have at least (1) a 2-year degree in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, or a related field of science from an accredited institution and a minimum of 1 year of documented field experience in conducting microbial sampling or investigations or (2) A high school diploma or the equivalent with a minimum of 4 years of documented field experience in conducting microbial sampling or investigations. In addition, the applicant must have passed the state's required licensing examination, and must have documented training in water, mold, and respiratory protection.
Unfortunately, in most states becoming a licensed mold inspector means simply obtaining an occupational license. This is equivalent to obtaining a fishing license or paying a tax. You go to the tax collector's office, give them a check for $65.00 and you are licensed. In addition to an occupational license, most inspectors obtain a certification from a 2 day course provider. These certifications do little more than give the inspector and the client a false sense of security.
In addition to Florida, Louisiana and Texas also have mold licenses and Nevada, New Jersey, and New York either have licenses, or are working on such requirements, and the list of states is growing.
To increase the likelihood that you are hiring the right mold professional, look for something more than a 2 day certification, or an occupational license. Look for someone with one of the following credentials:Certified Industrial Hygienist
And where applicable, use a State Licensed Mold Inspector or State Licensed Mold Assessor.