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Residential Mold Inspection Course

mold inspection course

Length: 90-Hours (Online) Fees: $299 Sale $249

Our 90-hour, comprehensive Certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI) course contains lessons on how to inspect for mold on residential property. You will learn how to identify and assess mold damage, how to collect samples, and the recommended remediation protocols. You will also learn how to report on the presence of mold using national standards of practice.

This in-depth, 15-lesson course will help you learn the skills and knowledge necessary to start a mold inspection career. You will not only learn about mold, but how to inspect and write up your reports. You will learn about how mold affects the human body, which kinds of molds are dangerous, how to submit samples to a laboratory for analysis, and much more.

As you complete each lesson, you will use interactive flash cards and take practice quizzes that will test your knowledge, generate instant feedback and provide opportunities to correct mistakes, re-learn information and re-test. Our system keeps track of your progress, so you can take a break at any time, even turn off your computer and the course will return to where you left off.

The course includes a 2-hour mold DVD also available online, that takes you through a complete mold inspection as outlined in the course. You can use the provided report templates to create reports for your clients or use the free mold report software we include with the course. When you finish the course and pass the final exam, you will be a Certified Residential Mold Inspector (CRMI) and possess the knowledge and skills needed to start a full or part-time business.

Continuing education credits. This course qualifies for (14) Continuing Education Units from the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Certified Residential Mold Inspection Course (CRMI) (#1856) for residential mold inspection / mold assessment.

Disclaimer: The IICRC does not endorse any educational provider, product, offering, or service. The Institute expressly disclaims responsibility or warranty for third-party publications, products, or instruction. The approved status does not award IICRC Certification.

Residential Mold Inspection Course Lessons

1.Common Terminology
2.Understanding Mold
3.Effects on Humans
4.Effects on Homes
5.Detection Equipment
6.Mold Sampling
7.Standards of Practice
8.Grounds Inspection
9.Exterior Inspection
10.Structure Inspection
11.Plumbing Inspection
12.Interior Inspection
13.HVAC Inspection
14.Mold Reporting
15.Mold Treatment

What You Will Master

Mold identification, prevention, and control
National Standards of Practice for mold inspections
How and where to find mold in the home
The Code of Ethics for mold inspectors
How to complete a mold inspection report
And much more

Package Includes:
Online Course Access and optional back-up CD, Mold Inspection DVD, Report Templates, Online Flashcards & Testing, CRMI Certificate,Toll Free Student Support.
Free Bonuses: $399 Mold Inspection Report Creator, $149 InspectHost Business Website, $149 1-year NAMRI Membership

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Mold Inspection Course Objectives

Each lesson starts by listing the objectives you will learn, followed by a short practice quiz to check your prior knowledge. Below are the objectives that you will master in each lesson of the Mold Inspector Certification Course.

  • Introduction to Mold Inspection Terminology - Overview of the common language used throughout the mold inspection industry by licensed mold inspectors
  • Understanding Mold - Defining mold and its characteristics, how mold grows, the differences between mold, mildew, and fungi, what is considered excessive mold, the causes of mold, defining mold remediation, understanding spores and substrates, potential health hazards, hidden mold, recognizing areas affected by mold, toxic or unsafe mold
  • Effects on Humans - Harmful effects on humans, how mold attacks, the risks of inhalation exposures, sensitization and allergic reactions, sinusitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and other health problems, by-product reactions, risks of ingestion exposures, techniques for treatment and prevention
  • Effects on Homes - The cost of mold damage, the cost of mold remediation, molds effects on construction and house furnishings, affects on the insurance industry, construction flaws that cause mold damage, where to look for mold, warning signs of mold
  • Mold Detection Equipment - How mold can be detected, common tools for mold inspections, where to inspect for mold, mold related safety equipment, common signs & locations of mold infestations
  • Mold Sampling - Methods of sampling for mold, types of equipment needed, determining the correct mold sampling method, pros and cons of sampling types, tape sampling, swab sampling, bulk sampling, air sampling, safety when sampling for mold
  • Standards of Practice - The EPA's position on mold exposure, terminology used in mold standards, the scope of a mold inspection and limitations, areas of the grounds, exterior, structure, plumbing, interior, and HVAC which are to be inspected, areas excluded from a mold inspection, standardized procedures for collecting tape, swab and air samples
  • Grounds Inspection - Components and conditions outside the home and not part of the structure that include grading, slope, erosion, close vegetation, general drainage, retaining walls, and water sources that can contribute to microbial growth in the home
  • Exterior Inspection - Components and conditions outside the home that are part of or connected to the structure that include porch, decks, patios, steps, siding, windows, window wells, doors, eaves, soffits, gutters, down spouts, flues and chimneys, that have deterioration or defects that can contribute to microbial growth in the home
  • Structure Inspection - Components that support or allow access to the framework of the home that include the foundation, roof supports, floor and ceiling supports, columns or peers, exterior or load-bearing walls, the attic, basement, crawlspace and garage, that have deterioration or defects that can contribute to microbial growth in the home
  • Plumbing Inspection - Components and related fixtures that are connected to the home's pressurized water supply, waste pipes and ventilation pipes that include sinks, tubs, showers, drains, toilets and installed appliances such as garbage disposals, dishwashers, washing machines and water heaters that have leaks, deterioration or defects that can contribute to microbial growth in the home
  • Interior Inspection - Components and conditions inside the home that include windows, doors, kitchens, floor coverings, stairs, bathrooms, laundry, bedrooms, closets and other various rooms that show evidence of suspected microbial growth, water damage, musty odors, dampness, insufficient ventilation, deterioration or defects that can contribute to microbial growth in the home
  • HVAC Inspection - Components related to the heating, cooling and distribution of a home's climate control system that include the air supply and return boxes, boiler pipe system, humidifier, filters, ducts and vents, condensate drain or pump lines that show evidence of suspected microbial growth, water damage, musty odors, deterioration or defects that can contribute to microbial growth in the home
  • Mold Reporting - Mold reporting methodologies, pre-inspection agreement, the inspection process, mold report summary, interpreting lab results, reviewing the report with the client
  • Mold Treatment - Understanding mold remediation, treatment methods, mold remediation techniques, containing mold from spreading, killing and removing mold, protecting a remediated area against mold re-growth

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