Advanced Mold Inspection Training Course

Welcome to InterNACHI's free, online "Advanced Mold Inspection Training Course." This course is provided by our tuition-free college, InterNACHI® School.


The goal of the course is to train and certify mold inspectors in how to perform mold inspections of homes.


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.

Course includes:

  • 50,939 words;
  • student book;
  • 8 hours of training video;
  • inspection and writing assignment;
  • research and writing assignment;
  • 120-question final exam (drawn from a larger pool);
  • instant grading; and
  • a downloadable, printable Certificate of Completion;

Advanced Mold Inspection Training Video Course

Course # 4106



Estimated hours for the average student

Academic Engagement

Reading online course instructional material at 140 words per minute.


Watching and listening to instructional video


Taking exam


Conducting a directed and independent inspection study performed according to the Standards of Practice, including the development of an inspection report


Submitting an inspection and writing assignment


Submitting a research and writing assignment




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


Reading the downloaded student course book including taking the quizzes with the book

Reading, research, and studying related to completing the research and writing assignment


Studying and preparing for inspection processes according to a Standards of Practice, including capturing and storing digital images with a camera or device, making observations, evaluating conditions, deducing, formulating opinions, communicating observations in written form, attaining competency in performing inspections and using an inspection checklist or software and other inspection tools in producing a report. 



Sub Total


Overall Total

57.0 clock hours
5.7 CEU 

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 ( This course has been approved by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (
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.

For TEXAS Students:
Provider License #:10026
Course Approval #:31292

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