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IICRC S520 Standard Soon to be Available for Peer Review and ANSI Public Review

June 19, 2006
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VANCOUVER, Wash. (June 2, 2006) - The Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification today announced that the IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation will be available for IICRC Peer Review and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Public Review Process in late June. The document is currently in final stages of editing and legal review.

Reviewers will have 45 days to read and comment on the S520 Standard and Reference Guide. A copy of the S520 will be available to reviewers, along with a format for comments. If you are interested in being a reviewer for the S520 please go to the IICRC web site and register. Instructions and information will then be sent to you when the review process is opened at the end of June.

"We need the restoration industry's involvement in reviewing the updated S520 Standard and Reference Guide. All comments will be considered, accepted in full, in part or not accepted with reason. We track each one, how the committees decided to use it, or reason for not using the comment," said Barry Costa, Standards Chair for the IICRC. "These comments will then be sent back to the reviewer."

The IICRC S520 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation was first published in December 2003. Soon after, the IICRC Standards Committee began to update and fully review the document, a process which lasted two years. It was then sent to an editing committee and reviewed by a legal team. The final IICRC S520 document is scheduled for completion by late 2006 and will be ready for printing and circulation at that time.

ANSI accredits organizations and their principles and practices across all industries to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S. quality of life. Member organizations include educational institutions, companies, professional associations, and government members.

For information on certification programs offered by the IICRC, please visit


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