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Correspondence CourseCertified Mold Inspector

Practical Guide to Inspecting Heating/Cooling


The most in-depth, comprehensive mold assessment course on the market today. Using the latest standards of inspection, you'll receive our detailed training manual, other important course materials, 24/7 online access to the course, and free phone consultation from our expert instructors.

The course is divided into 15 sessions and covers all you'll need to begin a career as a mold inspector. After successfully completing the online final exam and submitting a mold inspection project, you'll receive a Nationally-recognized MICRO CMI certification.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Indoor Air Quality
  • Types of Mold
  • Health Concerns
  • Building and Material Science
  • Construction Issues
  • Structural Systems
  • Ventilation and Air Flow
  • Mechanical Systems
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Initial Customer Contact
  • The Exterior Inspection
  • The Interior Inspection
  • Sampling
  • Interpreting Results
  • Establishing Your Inspection Business
  • Managing Risk

Course Materials:

  • Micro Inspection Manual
  • Toxic Mold Solutions DVD
  • The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality
  • A brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home
  • Assessment and Remediation of Fungi in Indoor Environments - NYC Guidelines 2008
  • Assessment, Cleaning and Restoration of HVAC Systems
  • Building Air Quality
  • Fundamentals of IAQ In Buildings
  • HVAC Systems and Indoor Air Quality
  • Indoor Air and Toxic Materials
  • Moisture, Mold and Mildew
  • New York State Toxic Mold Task Force
  • Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
  • OSHA Rules and Regulations
  • EmLab Mold Report Packet with 5 free Spore Trap Analysis
  • Helpful Tips For Homeowners Brochure
  • Sample Report CD

Who Should Take This Course?

Home inspectors, Indoor Air Quality Personnel, Insurance professionals, Real Estate Professionals, Contractors, and those interested in a new career.

Prerequisite Requirements:

None. Some knowledge of construction practices and building science is beneficial, but not essential.

Tuition/Exams/Certification Fees:

Course fee includes tuition, course materials, online testing and certification, and a 1-year Micro membership

Micro Success Guarantee:

If you fail to pass your certification exam for any reason, you can retake our course curriculum and final exam at no additional charge until you achieve a passing grade.

Note:This course is eligible for 20 hours for re-certification with ACAC. Micro is an independent course provider not affiliated with the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). ACAC does not develop, accredit or approve training courses, nor does it contract with course providers."

*Continuing education units vary by state. Please contact AHIT for state specifics.

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