Florida DBPR adopts ACAC exams for Mold Assessor License
ACAC Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)exam is one of the three tests adopted by Florida for mold inspectors effective March 1, 2011.
CIE & CIEC “The Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) and the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) investigate indoor air quality problems. For example, a CIE or CIEC can identify mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection. These professionals have verified knowledge of disciplines related to indoor air quality, including HVAC, building science, mold and microbial issues, industrial hygiene.”
CMC The Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) investigates microbial issues in the indoor environment.
These three Certifications require years of experience, rigorous examination and approval of the ACAC board.
Until March 1, 2011 under the grandfathering exception mold assessors do not have to have experience or pass the ACAC examinations approved by Florida. Hire Florida licensed mold assessors that are ACAC certified professionals for your mold inspections / testing. ACAC Label
As of January 10, 2011 the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation has had about 224 individuals qualify for a mold assessor license. About 24 people in all of Collier and Lee Counties have qualified for a Mold Assessor License. Label
For comparison Home Inspectors are also now required to be licensed by the DBPR. Home Inspector license does not qualify as mold assessor license. About 1,000 individuals statewide have been licensed as Home Inspectors, with about 100 of them locally.