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 its own private industry certification, the Contractor Training Center Mold Services Professional, or CTC-MSP, certification program. This comprehensive 14-hour training course builds upon a contractors existing knowledge within the construction industry and explains 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.
The Benefits of a Mold Services Professional Certification
Add more services to the scope of work you already provide!
Adding water damage restoration to your list of services can position you to be a first-responder in the event of a roof leak, or fire. This work usually involves significant remodeling or repairs which may require your services anyway! You can provide an all-around one-stop approach to handling mildew problems or leaky windows that cause mold to grow on carpeting. By obtaining this MSP certification, you can expand your market penetration by advertising these additional services - either with your existing construction business or as a separate restoration business!
Gives You Credibility
Having a license increases your credibility, allowing you to build trust with your clients. There are other ways you can gain their trust, but this is a big part of establishing yourself and your business, especially if you're working with new customers. Your customers can rely on the credibility of this MSP certification. Proving that you have taken the rigorous curriculum, have successfully passed an end-of-course certification exam, and have met the minimum criteria required to be designated as a CTC Mold Services Professional.
Gives You A Higher Earning Potential
Consequently, there are projects that may have water damage or leaks that have resulted in a mold problem and you can't perform the remediation or determine the extent of mold growth without a mold remediator or assessor's license. With one, you can offer these mold remediation and restoration services, get more jobs, and increase your profit. More times than not, clients will pay a higher price to a licensed remediator as opposed to unlicensed handymen.
To be on the safe side, we suggest you go ahead and get your license. Think about it. Let’s say a large project opens for you. Do you really want to reject the offer because you are not a licensed remediator? A huge benefit of having a remediator or assessor’s license in FL is the higher earning potential it gives you. Clients are willing to pay a higher amount for a licensed professional.
Neglecting or putting off a mold remediator or assessor’s license can result in being caught illegally performing work. Not only does this mean trouble for you and your business, but it discredits you and results in a loss of clientele. You can avoid all of this by getting your license. We are here to make this process as easy as possible.