Advanced Mold Inspection Training Course

 
Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online Advanced Mold Inspection Training Course. 
 
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Goal:
The goal of the course is to train and certify mold inspectors in how to perform mold inspections of homes. 
 
Objective:
Upon successful completion of this training course, the student will be able to:
  • follow the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice;
  • understand how to find indications of visible mold growth;
  • perform a visual examination of a home to find mold;
  • explain conditions conducive to mold growth; and
  • report to clients the results of a mold inspection including laboratory result interpretation. 
The course includes:
  • 9 hours of training video;
  • 47,000 words;
  • 152-page student course book;
  • online writing essay assignment;
  • inspection report writing assignment;
  • required additional reading;
  • 120-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading;
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion; and 
  • accreditations and state approvals.

 

Advanced Mold Inspection Training Video Course

Course # 4106

nachi.org/videomoldcourse

Activity

Assignments

Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading and studying online course instructional material at 140 words per minute. Watching, listening, and studying instructional video.

9.0

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

3.7

Homework of reading, studying, and note-taking from the downloaded student study guidebook at 140 words per minute
3.4

Homework of preparing to perform an the assigned inspection activity, taking inspection images, developing observations and opinions, and writing assigned essays

4.0

Total

11.1





Sub Total

26.8

Overall Total


27

 
 
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 covers the following categories:

  • what mold is;
  • the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice;
  • health effects related to mold exposure;
  • what mold needs to grow;
  • how to perform a visual examination of a building to find mold;
  • the IAC2 Mold Sampling Decision Chart;
  • the IAC2 Mold Sampling Procedures;
  • proper use of tools, equipment and PPE;
  • hypotheses development;
  • building science and moisture;
  • sampling devices and procedures;
  • documentation of work;
  • laboratory result interpretation;
  • mold remediation;
  • remediation clearance inspection;
  • report writing;
  • preventing mold growth. 

Dr. Shane, a chief mycologist, is a guest expert of the course and demonstrates how to use mold sampling equipment and devices.  On-site, actual visual examinations and mold sampling are performed at several buildings.

The course is designed primarily for commercial and residential property inspectors.  Public health and environmental health professionals who are involved with mold issues may be interested in this course.  Building managers, custodians, remediators, contractors, and other professionals who respond to mold problems may also want to refer to this course.

Successful completion of this course is a requirement for membership of the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (www.IAC2.org).  This course has been approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (www.InterNACHI.org).
 
Types of Mold Inspections   
Dr. Shane Teaches About Documents, Sampling Devices, Pumps
and Calibrations
IAC2 Mold Inspection
Standards of Practice
Dr. Shane Demonstrates Air Sampling and Surface Sampling Techniques
What is Mold?
Dr. Shane Answers Questions About Mold Issues    
Physical Characteristics of Mold
Actual Visual Examinations for Moisture and Mold Performed On-Site
at Numerous Buildings
Actual Mold Sampling Performed
On-Site at a Building
General Outline for Performing
a Mold Inspection
Health Effects and Mold
Interpretation of Laboratory Results
Mold Needs to Grow
Threshold Limit Values (TLVs)
and Guidelines
Building Science in Relation to
Mold Growth
Mold Inspection Report Writing
Finding Mold in Buildings
Mold Remediation
Actual Visual Examinations for Moisture and Mold Performed On-Site
at Numerous Buildings
Remediation Clearance Inspections
Inspection Tools and PPE 
Preventing Mold Growth
Hypotheses Development
Vital Documents
 
Upon completion of this course and passing of the final exam (drawn from a larger pool), 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. 
 
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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