NORMI™ Certified Mold Assessor

This NORMI™ Certified Mold Assessor course meets the licensing requirements for FL, DC, LA and all non-licensing states. This initial training prepares the student to enter the industry as an assessment professional.

As a NORMI™ Certified Mold Assessor, you will have the initial training you need for ALL non-licensing states nationwide, as well as, FL, Louisiana, Washington, DC, and the City of Portland, OR. Though NORMI has been approved for Texas and New York, those licensing classes are longer and scheduled at a different time.

This course is designed to meet the criteria required by the States of Florida (Mold-Related Services Board of the DBPR), Louisiana, District of Columbia and Portland, OR for licensure as an IAQ/Mold Assessor. Students who attend this course receive written documentation evidencing specific training in “mold, moisture and respiratory protection”. This course includes detailed discussions regarding the licensing laws and NORMI Professional Practices. This course will help prepare the student for the NORMI approved state examination, also required for licensure.

NOTE: The District of Columbia will take the NORMI Certification for licensure, however, each state requires a separate certificate so additional charges may be incurred. For clarification or more information, contact NORMI at 877.251.2296 or email

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  • Anyone interested in knowing more about indoor air quality and mold
  • Advanced training for Certified Mold Inspectors, Home Inspectors, General Contractors, Environmental Consultants and Industrial Hygienists
  • Architects who want to construct “mold-free” structures
  • Contractors interested in becoming licensed in Florida or District of Columbia.
  • Restoration contractors in non-licensing states who want more credibility with a national certification or state licensure.
  • Contractor employee toolbox training, even if licensure is not needed

Our proprietary approach to industry training in this industry involves training aspiring Assessors and Remediators in the same classroom simultaneously because Assessors are responsible for writing remediation protocols and Remediators need to know how to do interim evaluations of their work in anticipation of a Post Remediation Verification (PRV) or Clearance. By training them together, each learns the correct language and develops a better understanding of the applicable law under which they should operate. Duties are clearly defined (to avoid the potential conflict of interest) and job descriptions are clarified. This approach also provides a unique networking opportunity to develop a pool of mold professionals from whom they may draw resources for future or existing projects.


The NORMI CMA is a fully licensed and insured professional, trained to meet specific state requirements for licensure, has completed at least 24 hours of education in mold assessment and remediation techniques including assessment, mold, moisture, and respiratory protection (PPE). Based on a NORMI proctored examination, accepted by the multiple states for licensure, this experienced professional develops and follows industry standard protocols for either sanitization and remediation based on IICRC S500, IICRC S520, NYS Guidelines, EPA Standards, ASTM and NORMI Professional Practices.


The NORMI Professional Practices Manual (over 200 pages) will be produced for each class and provided to each student to include, but not limited to, all power point slides, reference documentation, the applicable state licensing law, NORMI Professional Standards and definitions/acronyms.

  • Module 1 – Introduction, Code of Ethics & Definitions – covers the areas of professional ethics and industry unique language.
  • Module 2 – Mold Media & Basics – over-reactions to mold contamination in indoor environments, how molds grow and proliferate.
  • Module 3 – Health Concerns – mold, mycotoxins, allergic reactions, SBS, comfort and other IAQ concerns of asbestos and lead. This segment will also consider the causes and conditions for mold proliferation in indoor environments.
  • Module 4 – Regulations, Industry Guidelines & the Law – introduction to, and discussion of, IICRC, NYCDOH, OSHA, EPA and the appropriate State Mold Licensing Law.
  • Module 5 – NORMI™ Professional Practices – industry and NORMI™ standard of best practices having a better understanding of legal obligations for meeting insurance criteria and client expectation.
  • Module 6 – Moisture Challenges – assessment of moisture intrusion events, air infiltration issues and how they occur and how they are resolved with or without remediation techniques. Utilizing sanitization processes to improve the environment.
  • Module 7 – Controlling Moisture in Buildings – a study of the building sciences that include discussions of moisture diffusion and transport, building assemblies and relative humidity.
  • Module 8 – Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning – detailed discussion of building sciences, basics of HVAC systems, inspection and assessment, humidistat-c controlled exhaust fans, VAVs and fresh air make-up.
  • Module 9 – IAQ/Mold Assessment Process – steps to a successful assessment which include interviewing occupants and questionnaire to complete a thorough assessment and develop a solutions protocol for sanitization or remediation. Discussion of DIY (do-it-yourself) options and understanding the triggers which would prompt further action. This section includes the writing of protocol and mold management plans.
  • Module 10 – IAQ/Mold Sampling Process & Equipment – hands on and practical discussion of testing equipment and the sampling processes to make a comprehensive evaluation of the current conditions of the indoor environment. Biological sampling strategies including ATP luminometer testing.
  • Module 11 – Protecting the Public – information is the key to helping the client understand the limits of your liability and the need for their due diligence in protecting themselves from indoor contaminants.
  • Module 12 – PPE, Respiratory Protection & Safety – practical discussion of safety, donning and doffing of PPE, respiratory protection, as well as training in hazcom. This is NOT an OSHA class, only a light overview.
  • Module 13 – Successful Mold Remediation Process – 33 Steps checklist approach to completing a successful mold remediation process to meet the mold protocol and prepare for Post-Remediation Clearance procedures. Hands on to include building containment, establishing negative pressure and pre-Post-Remediation Clearance Procedures.
  • Module 14 – IAQ Basics 101 – discussion of solutions implemented for ensuring the ongoing management of the indoor environment.
  • Module 15 – Addenda & Business Documents include the appropriate governing law (where applicable), the NORMI Professional Practices, documents for completing the assessment and checklists.
  • D. Douglas Hoffman
  • Lance Eisen
  • Timothy Butler