Florida Mold Assessor & Remediator Continuing Education Course


Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Florida Mold Assessor & Remediator Continuing Education Course.
 
Take the free, online course.
 
This course consists of 14 hours of training, including: six hours of instruction regarding moisture intrusion; four hours of instruction regarding mold and mold safety; two hours of instruction regarding report writing; two hours of instruction regarding the Standards of Practice for mold assessors and mold remediators.
 
View the course approval by Florida DBPR Mold Related Services.
 
Goal:
The goal of this course is to teach individuals how to perform a mold assessment and complete mold remediation work. 
 
Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • inspect for moisture intrusion;
  • perform assessments for mold growth;
  • do remediation work with regard to mold safety;
  • communicate by writing effective reports;
  • follow a Standards of Practice for mold assessment and remediation. 
This course is free to all InterNACHI members and can be taken again and again, without limit.
 
Reminder to members:  InterNACHI's Code of Ethics 1.10 requires that you comply with all government rules and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where you conduct business.  InterNACHI's courses and Standards generally exceed the Standards of Practice that you are required to abide by locally. 
 
This course has been approved by:
The course includes:
  • 14 credit hours 
  • 35,000 words
  • 65 quiz questions in 6 quizzes;
  • a 60-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and 
  • accreditations and state approvals.
The course covers the following topics:
  • Florida Definitions
  • Mold
    • mold and the environment
    • health effects and associated symptoms
    • mold toxins (mycotoxins)
    • toxic molds
    • microbial volatile organic compounds
    • glucans and components
    • spores
  • Moisture Intrusion
    • moisture movement
    • moisture-resistant roof systems
    • roof flashing
    • roof ventilation and insulation
    • roof overhands and projections
    • roof drainage, gutters and downspouts
    • moisture-resistant wall systems
    • checking windows and doors
    • flashing of wall components
    • checking caulks and sealants
    • moisture-resistant foundations
    • inspection the basement foundation
    • basement wall insulation and finishing
    • slab-on-grade construction
    • slab-on-grade insulation and finishes
    • crawlspaces and moisture
    • checking ground clearances
    • checking wood preservatives
    • alternate foundations
    • moisture vapor control
    • climate considerations
    • moisture vapor control
    • climate considerations
    • moisture vapor issues
    • indoor humidity issues
    • air leakage and moisture
    • major problems with vapor retarders
    • mechanical systems and moisture control
    • construction-phase inspections
    • water management and damage prevention
    • moisture control for homeowners
    • where to look for moisture problems
      • kitchen
      • bathroom
      • utility room
      • attic
      • basement
      • laundry room
      • outside
      • roof
  •  Mold Remediation & Mold Safety
    • mold prevention
    • assessing and remediating moisture and mold
    • plan the remediation before starting work
    • questions to consider before remediation
    • HVAC system
    • hidden mold
    • remediation
    • damage cleanup & mold prevention
    • mold remediation guidelines
    • cleanup methods
    • personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • skin and eye protection
    • respiratory protection
    • disposable protective clothing
    • containment
    • limited containment
    • full containment
    • moisture meters: measuring and monitoring
    • humidity gauges or meters
    • humidistat
    • HVAC system filter
    • sampling
    • how to know you're finished with remediation
    • checklist for mold remediation
  • Report Writing and Communication
  • communication with building occupants
  • communicate when you remediate
  • development of report standards
  • checklist for narrative reports
  • development of reports software
  • narrative content
  • report content
  • sample reports
  • identification of accurate conditions
  • assessment of a condition's severity
  • transfer of liability
  • report narratives
  • level of assumption
  • quoting code
  • should inspectors write their own narratives
  • engaging you senses
  • ...may be evidence against you
  • missing a defect in the report
  • was it really a miss?
  • was the "miss" handled well?
  • that is the question
  • Minimum Standards of Practice for Mold Assessors
    • 61-31.701 (1) to 61-31.701 (8)
  • Minimum Standards of Practice for Mold Remediators
    • 61-31.702 (1) to 61-31.702 (16)

   
Upon completion of this course and passing of the 60-question final exam, the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.
 
The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log.  It counts as 14 InterNACHI Continuing Education hours and is approved by IAC2.
 
Members will need their username and password.  If you have forgotten your password, CLICK HERE (instant response) or email fastreply@internachi.org and request it (don't forget your name). 
 
InterNACHI... #1 in inspection education.
Some features which make InterNACHI's courses superior to existing continuing education options:
  The course is free for all InterNACHI members. The course is written in pure XHTML code for quick loading.  The course loads fine on old computers and loads fast, even with dial-up. The course is designed using a hierarchal menu coupled with a sequential page navigation.  This provides the student with the option to easily repeat areas of weakness. The course permits the student to start, stop and restart any part of the course as often as desired. There are a variety of images within the course, including diagrams, illustrations and photos.  The illustrations can be enlarged for clearer viewing by clicking on them. The text is integrated into InterNACHI's Inspector Glossary.  Rolling over blue-colored terms provides their definition. The final exam uses multiple-choice questions that reference the images.  The course's quizzes and final exam have numerous advantages over traditional exam systems:
  1. The course, quizzes and final exam incorporate built-in intelligence which identifies and strengthens each student's unique subject weaknesses.
  2. Not only is each question weighted with regard to score, but each answer is weighted, as well as the correctness of each answer being weighted.
    1. Answers to easy questions are weighted such that the student is penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly, but rewarded modestly for answering correctly.
    2. Answers to difficult questions are weighted such that the student is rewarded, in terms of score, for answering correctly, but not penalized for answering incorrectly.
    3. Answers to questions regarding basic safety, or questions every inspector should know the answer to, are weighted such that the student is severely penalized, in terms of score, for answering incorrectly.
Upon passing the final exam, the student can print out a Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name. The student's (InterNACHI member's) information is recorded on InterNACHI's servers for membership compliance verification, and automatically logs completion into InterNACHI's online Continuing Education log. 
InterNACHI... #1 in inspection education.
 
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