InterNACHI and PRO-LAB Founders Launch Two Indoor Air Certifications.
Weston, Florida - January 11, 2006 - Nick Gromicko, founder of the National Association
of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI), the world's largest inspection trade association
and James E. McDonnell, CEO of PRO-LAB, the world's leading provider of environmental
laboratory testing services, announced the formation of two sister indoor air
quality organizations and certifications.
The International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) will
serve as a certifying body for inspectors who have fulfilled certain educational requirements in the area of inspecting
the quality of indoor air. This Association will promote the use of indoor environmental
inspectors who carry the IAC2 Certified logo:
The International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants, Inspectors,
and Abatement Contractors (IAC3) will serve as a certifying body for abatement contractors who have fulfilled certain educational requirements in the areas of both inspecting
the quality of indoor air and mitigating indoor air hazards. This Association
will promote the use of abatement contractors who carry the IAC3 Certified logo:
The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) has agreed to develop
and administer the IAC2 and IAC3 certification programs with the condition that
qualifying InterNACHI members be permitted to join IAC2 and use the IAC2 Certified logo at no charge to the InterNACHI member. PRO-LAB has agreed to provide the required
training and continuing education necessary to attain and maintain the certifications.
"The requirements to earn the IAC2 Certified designation are being developed now. We expect to have something to announce
at the InterNACHI Convention in February," said PRO-LAB's McDonnell. The continuing
education and training will focus primarily on mold, radon, asbestos and lead.
Earlier in 2005 InterNACHI launched www.InspectorLocator.com
a website which permits inspectors to advertise the ancillary inspection they
and permits consumers to search for inspectors based on the environmental inspections
Several other domain names have been registered for the IAC2-IAC3 projects and
these websites are under development including: breatheclean.org, breathecleanair.org,
certifiedcleanair.org, cleanaircertified.com, cleanaircertified.org, iac2.org,
iac2certified.com, iac2certified.org, iac3certified.com, iac3certified.org, iaccertified.com,
iaccertified.org, iacertified.com, iacertified.org, iaciac.com, iaciac.org, iaciaciac.org,
iaciaciac.com, iaqcertified.com, iaqcertified.org, indooraircertified.com, indooraircertified.org,
moldcertified.org, radoncertified.com, radoncertified.org,
Also, the professional designation "Certified Mold Inspector", the trade association names"International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2)" and "International
Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants, Inspectors and Abatement Contractors
(IAC3)" and the tag line "Bringing Clean Air to Life" have all be Trademarked.
"PRO-LAB already provides the best lab services, the biggest InterNACHI member discounts and
the most advanced training at our events," said InterNACHI's Gromicko. "I'm excited to
be working with them on this project which will certainly result in InterNACHI members conquering
their respective indoor air inspection markets."