Residential Mold Inspector Certification Course

Residential Mold Inspector Certification Course Online Training & Certification
$499.00


Online Course | Course CD-ROM | Forms CD-ROM | DVD Video Companion

The comprehensive 90-hour Residential Mold Inspector Certification Course (CRMI) covers the basics of mold, mold terminology, mold sampling procedures, mold equipment and mold inspection report writing. The course teaches you how to perform a professional mold inspection at a residential property based on the EPA guidelines for mold and in accordance with the standards of NAMRI, the National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors.

Not only will you learn about mold and the health effects of living with mold, but you will also learn how to take mold samples and write up a professional mold inspection report for your clients.

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How does the Residential Mold Inspection Course work?
The course is interactive and can be taken both online and on the cd-roms that we send you in the mail. All the quizzes and testing is done online. At the end of each lesson, there is an online quiz that will grade your answers, show you the results on the screen, and submit your scores over the internet.  You can complete the quizzes anytime you want and there is no set time you must login to take quizzes or exams.

How long is the Residential Mold Inspection Course?
The Certified Residential Mold Inspector Course is rated at 90 hours for someone with no experience but the course is entirely self-paced so you can go through the course as quickly or slowly as you'd like.



Residential Mold Inspection Course Objectives

Lesson 1: Common Terminology
Learn the common terminology used in mold inspections

Lesson 2: Understanding Mold
Understand the definition of mold 
Understand characteristics of mold 
Learn how mold grows 
Understand differences between Mold, Mildew, and Fungi 
Identify what is considered excessive mold 
Understand your role in explaining causes of mold 
Understand the concept of mold remediation 
Understand the concept of spores and substrates 
Understand your role concerning potential health hazards 
Understand your role concerning hidden mold 
Learn to recognize common areas affected by mold 
Learn to recognize toxic or unsafe mold 

Lesson 3: Effects on Humans
Understand the harmful effects on humans 
Understand how molds attack 
Understand the risks of Inhalation Exposures 
Learn about Sensitization and Allergic Reactions 
Learn about Sinusitis 
Learn about Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis 
Understand health problems associated with mold 
Understand by-product reactions 
Learn the risks of ingestion exposures 
Learn techniques for treatment and prevention 

Lesson 4: Effects on Homes
Learn about the costs of mold damage 
Learn about the costs of remediation 
Understand the effects on homes 
Learn how the insurance industry is affected 
Understand how to correct construction flaws that cause damage
Learn where to look for mold 
Learn the warning signs of mold 

Lesson 5: Detection Equipment
Understand the ways mold can be detected 
Learn about the common tools related to mold inspections 
Understand where mold can be found 
Learn about mold related safety equipment 
Learn the common signs & locations of mold infestations 

Lesson 6: Mold Sampling
Understand the different methods of sampling 
Know what type of equipment is needed 
Understand what method of sampling to use 
Learn the benefits and drawbacks of sample types 
Understand the concept of tape sampling 
Understand the concept of swab sampling 
Understand the concept of bulk sampling 
Understand the concept of air sampling 
Understand the safety considerations when sampling 

Lesson 7: Standards of Practice
Understand the government's position on mold exposure 
Define the terminology used in NAMRI mold standards 
Understand the purpose and scope of NAMRI standards 
Understand the limitations of a mold inspection 
Identify areas of the grounds, exterior, structure, plumbing, interior, and HVAC which are to be inspected 
Identify areas which are included from a mold inspection 
Understand when to collect tape and swab samples 
Understand standardized procedures for air sampling 

Lesson 8: Grounds Inspection
Evaluate the grading near the structure 
Determine if microbial growth exists near structure 
Identify areas that slope towards structure 
Determine if water erosion is observed 
Identify vegetation too close to structure 
Evaluate the general drainage near structure 
Evaluate retaining walls near the structure 
Identify water sources affecting structure 

Lesson 9: Exterior Inspection
Determine if porch/deck/patio has microbial growth
Identify signs of deterioration on exterior surfaces 
Identify cracks or open penetrations on exterior surfaces 
Evaluate the condition of steps to building 
Determine if windows/window wells have microbial growth
Identify deteriorated exterior grout or caulking 
Determine if earth-to-wood contact is present 
Evaluate exterior doors for microbial growth or water damage 
Evaluate exposed exterior wood for signs of dryrot 
Determine if eaves/soffits have microbial growth/water damage 
Determine whether gutters and downspouts have microbial
growth or water damage 
Identify damaged or nonfunctional gutters and downspouts 
Identify microbial growth or water damage on chimney 
Identify damaged or nonfunctional chimney flashing

Lesson 10: Structure Inspection
Determine if foundation has microbial growth or water damage 
Identify signs of deterioration on structural components 
Identify cracks or open penetrations on structure 
Evaluate the condition of columns or peers 
Determine if roof has visible microbial growth or water damage 
Determine if attic has visible microbial growth or water damage 
Evaluate the condition of attic insulation and ventilation 
Identify the presence of musty odors or dampness 
Determine if basement has visible microbial growth or water damage 
Evaluate the condition of crawlspace vapor barriers and ventilation 
Evaluate the condition of basement/crawlspace insulation 
Determine if garage has visible microbial growth or water damage
Evaluate the condition of garage insulation and ventilation 


Lesson 11: Plumbing Inspection
Determine if sinks/drains have microbial growth or water damage 
Identify Corrosion or deterioration on plumbing fixtures 
Identify evidence of past plumbing supply leaks 
Identify deteriorated grout or caulking on fixtures 
Identify cracks or open penetrations in plumbing system 
Determine if Shower/tubs have microbial growth or water damage
Determine if toilets have microbial growth or water damage 
Identify signs of potential water intrusion from plumbing 
Determine if supply/vent/waste pipes have microbial growth or water damage 
Identify Corrosion or deterioration on plumbing pipes 
Identify evidence of supply/vent/waste pipe leaks 
Determine if water heater has microbial growth or water damage 
Determine if water heater has proper extension 

Lesson 12: Interior Inspection
Determine if interior windows have visible microbial growth or water damage 
Identify cracks or open penetrations on interior Windows 
Identify deteriorated grout or caulking interior Windows 
Determine if kitchen has microbial growth or water damage 
Determine if areas beneath sinks are deteriorated 
Identify the presence of water staining on interior 
Identify the presence of interior musty odors or dampness 
Identify the presence of carpeting in potentially wet areas 
Determine if bathroom has microbial growth or water damage 
Evaluate the condition of bathroom and kitchen ventilation 
Determine if bedrooms have microbial growth or water damage 
Determine if laundry room has microbial growth or water damage 
Determine if other rooms or storage areas have visible signs of microbial growth or water damage 

Lesson 13: HVAC Inspection
Determine if the filter has signs of microbial growth or water damage 
Identify the presence of musty odors or dampness in the filter 
Determine if the return air box has signs of microbial growth or water damage 
Identify cracks or open penetrations in the return air box 
Identify corrosion, deterioration, or water stains 
Determine if the visible condensate drain or pump lines have microbial growth or water damage 
Evaluate condensate drain lines for blockage 
Determine if the humidifier has microbial growth or water damage
Identify cracks or open penetrations on humidifier 
Determine if visible areas of the ducts and vents have signs of microbial growth or water damage 
Identify cracks or open penetrations on the ducts and vents 

Lesson 14: Mold Reporting
Understand Reporting Methodologies 
Understand the Pre-Inspection Agreement 
Learn how to perform a professional inspection 
Understand how to present a report summary 
Learn how to review the report with the client 

Lesson 15: Mold Treatment
Understand the concept of mold remediation 
Learn about different treatment methods 
Learn about different remediation techniques 
Understand how to contain the mold from spreading 
Understand how to kill the mold and remove it 
Learn how to protect the cleaned area







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Residential Mold Inspector Certification Course $499.00






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