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What is a Certified Mold Remediation Specialist?

...and why is it important to work with a Certified Firm?

IICRC Certified Firms are known for their high level of technical experience and professionalism.

Certified Firms are working in the field every day, with unmatched expertise to complete complex projects. Certified Firms give consumers peace of mind that the job will be completed right the first time.

The Mold Remediation Specialist Certification validates competency to:

  • Perform mold remediation for structures and contents
  • Design and maintain containments
  • Control pressure differentials
  • Safely work in mold contaminated environments
  • Understand common remediation work practices
  • Review protocols
  • Design and implement remediation processes
  • Understand and follow industry standards and legal requirements
  • Recognize conditions conducive for causing mold growth
  • Prevent amplification and containment for a variety of building types
  • Implement proper use of Personal Protective Equipment
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of removal/remediation processes

What are the IICRC Standards?

The IICRC Standards serve to develop common, industry-accepted language and terminology that enables us to more universally discuss concepts and procedures regarding cleaning, inspection, and restoration. The IICRC is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) member and accredited standards developer. ANSI coordinates standards, conformity assessment, and related activities in the United States of America. ANSI is responsible for overseeing the development of national consensus standards and verifying that the requirements for due process, consensus, and other criteria for approval have been met by the standard’s developer. An American National Standard (ANS) is a Voluntary Consensus Standard, and unless mandated by law, compliance is voluntary. However, some have been adopted as code or regulation by local, state, or federal authorities.