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

As a NORMI™ Certified Mold Remediator, 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 State of Louisiana requires an additional training module (available through NORMI) and 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, Louisiana 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 CMR 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 Basics & Health Concerns – how molds grow, 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 3 – Industry Guidelines & Laws – introduction to, and discussion of, IICRC, NYCDOH, OSHA, EPA and NY State Mold Licensing Law<./li>
  • Module 4 – NORMI Professional Practices – industry and NORMI standard of practice and legal obligations for meeting insurance criteria.
  • Module 5 – Moisture Challenges – assessment of moisture intrusion events, how they occur and how they are resolved with or without remediation techniques.
  • Module 6 – Controlling Moisture in Buildings – a study of the building sciences that include discussions of moisture diffusion and transport, building assemblies and relative humidity.
  • Module 7 – Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning – detailed discussion of building sciences, basics of HVAC systems, inspection and assessment.
  • Module 8 – IAQ/Mold Assessment Process – interviewing occupants and questionnaire to complete a thorough assessment and develop a solutions protocol for sanitization or remediation. This includes the writing of protocol and mold management plans.
  • Module 9 – 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.
  • Module 10 – Detecting Moisture w/IR Thermography – utilizing of moisture detection techniques which include moisture mapping, moisture content testing and infrared thermography.
  • Module 11 – PPE, Respiratory Protection & Safety – practical discussion and hands on donning and doffing of PPE, including respiratory protection, as well as training in hazcom.
  • Module 12 – Successful Mold Remediation Process – 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 13 – IAQ Basics 101 – discussion of solutions implemented for ensuring the ongoing management of the indoor environment.
  • Module 14 – Addenda including Class Paperwork – definitions, acronyms and practical group discussion of case studies and backup documentation, including reporting.
  • D. Douglas Hoffman
  • Lance Eisen
  • Timothy Butler