Mold Courses for Florida

To Whom It May Concern:
 
Several of InterNACHIís online and online video courses are either partly or entirely mold-related.  Proper mold assessment requires a holistic approach and relies on an understanding of mold, condensation, ventilation, drywall, HVAC, humidifiers, plumbing, moisture, climate, rot, flashing, surface drainage, exhausts, building practices, stack effect, roofing, downspouts, gutters, grading, sump pumps, crawlspaces, foundations, waterproofing systems, indoor air, insulation, building envelopes, vapor barriers, lab report interpretation, etc.
 
The following chart reflects a few of InterNACHIís courses that help with this understanding.  The chart also lists the portion of each course that could be considered directly related to mold assessment.
 
Course
Total Course Length
Mold-Related Hours
DBPR-approved for grandfathering
12 hours
12 hours
Approved
12 hours
12 hours
Approved
 8 hours
 8 hours
Approved
14 hours
 8 hours
Approved
16 hours
10 hours
Not approved
Building Science and Thermal Imaging course
 5 hours
 4 hours
Not approved
 5 hours
 2 hours
Not approved
16 hours
14 hours
Not approved

88 total hours
70 total mold-related hours
 

The following quote is from the Florida DBPR website stating that mold-related courses are accepted:

"Any educational institution that provides education in mold-related services would be acceptable.
An applicant would need to submit course-completion certificates to verify their hours.
"
Members wanting to use InterNACHI's mold-related courses for grandfathering should include a copy of this web page with their application, along with a copy of each of their Certificates of Completion. 
 
If you don't have 60 hours of mold courses completed, you should apply anyway, and the DBPR has agreed to keep your application open until you get your courses done. Visit this message board thread for an update on this matter.
 
How to make a clean copy of this page.
How to download and print copies of your certificates of completion.
 
For more information, visit www.nachi.org/education.htm
 
 
 
 
Other Florida links:
http://www.floridainternachi.org