Overview & Benefits
Obtaining an industry certification for mold remediation and assessment
If you’ve landed on this page, chances are you have thought about launching your own mold remediation or assessment business— and we want to congratulate you! Unlike getting your contractor’s license, in some states, the identification and remediation of mold-contaminated surfaces are not regulated. Meaning, most states* have no ‘license’ requirements in order to perform mold removal or water damage restoration. In these ‘unregulated’ states, homeowners are urged to select certified professionals who have taken specialized training programs to ensure the proper protocols are being followed.
Homeowners can rely on these certifications to demonstrate their knowledge and ability to follow current restoration industry protocols. These training programs combine damage restoration protocols & mold remediation industry standards in a comprehensive training course and verify retention of the material by requiring an end-of-course examination.
Contractor Training Center has researched these industry protocols, standards, and publications and has prepared several mold-related services certification programs and courses. Our courses build upon a contractor's existing knowledge within the construction industry and explain industry protocols needed to perform mold remediation for structures and contents, cleaning & containment procedures, safety protocols, and PPE used in different remediation situations, and providing the background and science behind mold growth including the prevention of cross-contamination and avoiding additional mold growth.
The Benefits of Having a Mold Remediator/assessor License or Certification
Mold-Related Services, including Mold Remediation and Assessment, are regulated differently in each of the 50 states. In many states, there are no prerequisite requirements to performing mold-related services, because the state does not regulate mold-related professionals. In other states, however, certification exams, training courses, and other requirements must be met before you can legally work on any project involving mold.
States that regulate Mold-Related services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- New York
- Washington, D.C.
In states that do not regulate mold-related services, you may wonder what the benefits of first completing our training course may be. We offer an extensive, 14-Hour Course on Mold-Related Services for anyone looking to get certified in mold remediation and assessment services.
Gives You Credibility
Obtaining your Mold Remediation Certification will build your business's reputation and allow you to build trust with your clients. Proper mold remediation requires specific equipment and protocols. Your clients will be more inclined to trust you for their mold remediation services once you have demonstrated your understanding of mold restoration protocols and mold remediation. With our certification course, you will gain an understanding of the industry protocols needed to perform mold remediation for structures and contents, cleaning & containment procedures, safety protocols, and PPE used in different remediation situations, and providing the background and science behind mold growth, including the prevention of cross-contamination and avoiding additional mold growth.
Gives You a Higher Earning Potential
Once you earn your Mold Remediation Certification, you will be able to take on more projects. Mold remediation often will lead to bigger restoration projects to safely rebuild the structures affected by mold. A client may hire you for a mold remediation project that ultimately requires the additional services that your business offers. You will be able to provide your services for their project from start to finish.
Additionally, clients are often willing to pay a higher price to a licensed remediator instead of an unlicensed contractor offering their services. Getting your license will make your business more valuable and gives you a higher earning potential.