How to Perform Mold Inspections Course

 
Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online How to Perform Mold Inspections Course. 
 
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Goal:
The goal of this course is to teach the student all about mold and how to perform a proper mold inspection. 
 
Objective:
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  • perform a mold inspection;
  • describe different types of mold;
  • explain health effects;
  • perform sampling;
  • interpret lab reports
  • recognize remediation efforts; and
  • methods to help prevent mold growth. 
The course includes:
  • 46,998 words; 
  • hundreds of photos and diagrams;
  • 76 quiz questions in 11 quizzes;
  • a 120-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and 
  • accreditations and state approvals.

 

How to Perform Mold Inspections Course

Course # 4104

nachi.org/moldcourse

Activity

Assignments

Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading and studying online course instructional material at 140 words per minute

6.7

Taking quizzes

2.3

Taking exam

3.7

Performing a self-guided assigned research exercise
1.0
Submitting an academic written essay assignment and applicable digital image and contributing to an academic online discussion
2.0


Total

15.7



Preparation

Studying & reviewing instructional material in preparation for taking quizzes and exam

6.0

Homework of reading, studying, and note-taking from the downloaded student study guidebook at 140 words per minute
3.3
Homework of preparing to perform an the assigned inspection activity, taking inspection images, developing observations and opinions, and writing assigned essays
4.0

Total

10.3


Sub Total

26.0

Overall Total


26

 
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The course covers the following categories:
  • Types of Mold Inspections
  • IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards
  • What is Mold?
  • Physical Characteristics of Mold
  • Health Effects and Mold
  • What Mold Needs to Grow
  • Building Science and Mold
  • Finding Mold in Buildings
  • Inspection Tools and PPE
  • Hypotheses
  • Sampling Devices
  • Air Sampling
  • Procedures for Air Sampling
  • Procedures for Surface Sampling
  • When Not to Sample for Mold
  • General Outline for Performing Tests
  • Interpretation of Lab Results
  • Threshold Limit Values
  • Mold Inspection Reports
  • Remediation
  • Remediation of Large Areas
  • Remediation in HVAC Equipment
  • Remediation of Confined Spaces
  • Containment
  • Completing Mold Remediation
  • Preventing Mold Growth
  • Pollen and Mold Counts
  • Vital Documents
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Resource List
Upon completion of this course and passing of the 120-question final exam, the student can download and print their own Certificate of Completion which is auto-generated in their own name.
 
This course has been approved by:
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. 
 
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). 
 
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Leviticus 14:39-47:  The priest shall come again on the seventh day and shall look; and if the disease has spread in the walls of the house, he shall command that they take out the diseased stones and cast them into an unclean place outside the city.  He shall cause the house to be scraped within round about and the plaster or mortar that is scraped off to be emptied out in an unclean place outside the city.  And they shall put other stones in the place of those stones, and he shall plaster the house with fresh mortar.  If the disease returns, breaking out in the house after he has removed the stones and has scraped and plastered the house, then the priest shall come and look, and if the disease is spreading in the house, it is a rotting or corroding leprosy in the house; it is unclean.  He shall tear down the house--its stones and its timber and all the plaster or mortar of the house--and shall carry them forth out of the city to an unclean place.  Moreover, he who enters the house during the whole time that it is shut up shall be unclean until the evening.  And he who lies down or eats in the house shall wash his clothes.
 
 
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.
 

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