Wash.) September 29, 2011 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and
Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the development of a
certification exam for professionals in the mold remediation industry. The Mold
Removal Specialist (MRS) Certification exam will certify that successful
candidates meet all state required licensing requirements. Additional
information on the exam can be found at www.iicrc.org/mrs.
The MRS certification does not replace
the current Applied Microbial Restoration Technician (AMRT) exam and is an
additional level of certification. The differences between the MRS
certification and the AMRT certification are:
completion of the Mold Removal Certification exam, there are no continuing
education requirements – only an annual renewal fee and a recertification every
actual exam will be completed at a testing center located closest to the test
strongly encouraged, no training pre-requisites are required to take the exam.
is the first IICRC exam not associated with a specific IICRC training course.
The IICRC is
currently seeking mold technicians and specialists to participate in a
beta-test for this exam. Beta-testing is limited to 200 participants and those
participants will receive a discounted rate of $150 and, if passed, will be
among the first to hold this certification. The test is available for
registration (www.iicrc.org/mrs) through
October 14, 2011.
“As the IICRC
seeks to be the leading independent, non-profit certification and standard
setting body within the industry, it is important we remain proactive
throughout all new regulation and legislation changes, such as in the mold
remediation industry,” said Paul Pearce, IICRC chairman of the board.
Mold Removal Specialist exam will certify that the successful candidate has the
knowledge and skills necessary to perform mold remediation for structures and
contents, design and maintain containments, control pressure differentials,
safely work in mold contaminated environments, understand common remediation
work practices, review protocols, design and implement remediation processes,
understand and follow industry standards and legal requirements, recognize
conditions conducive for causing mold growth and how to prevent amplification
and contamination for a variety of building environment types.
To sign up
for beta-testing or for additional information, visit www.iicrc.org/mrs.