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Comprehensive COVID-19 Training Available for Mold Professionals

Detailed Guidelines take the Guesswork out of Proper Procedures

Mold contractors have a number of resources available addressing the specific requirements involved with COVID-19 decontamination cleaning. Along with online training classes, industry professionals also have the opportunity to download documents on managing emergency service operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Association of Environmentally Responsible Mold Contractors (NAERMC), is one industry organization offering coronavirus decontamination and sanitation training through a live online webinar. During the 2-3 hour class, attendees will learn best practices on the following topics:

  • Part I: Biocides. Which ones work to kill coronavirus and which ones leave a toxic chemical residue (not green, chemical-free).

  • Part II: Green, chemical-free sanitizers that do not leave a toxic residue and are EPA/CDC approved to be 100% effective against coronavirus.

  • Part III: Crew safety. Outer wear. Respiratory protection. What works and what does not work.

  • Part IV: Post-remediation testing. How do you prove that the premises are safe for re-entry? How do you prove that the coronavirus is completely dead?

  • Part V: A discussion of insurance coverage issues.

The cost of the course is $100 with a list of training dates on the website. In addition to the COVID-19 training program, an optional COVID-19 certification by NAERMC is also available for an additional $150.

NAERMC is a state of Florida approved mold assessor/remediator exam and training provider.

COVID-19 certification requirements include:

Taking the 2.5-3 hour live webinar training

  • Passing the 50 question online exam /*

  • In Florida: State issued mold remediator license or pesticide applicator license; or CIH

  • Outside of Florida: State issued mold remediator or pesticide license; or CIH; or one of these certifications: CIEC / CIE / CMR / AMRT

RIA and IICRC Team Up to Take Down COVID-19

Published as a joint initiative of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a report titled, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Our Essential Industry: Managing and Sustaining your Organization amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, is available for download. To access the report and other COVID-19 information, visit the RIA COVID-19 webpage at https://www.restorationindustry.org/page/COVID-19resources.

Other COVID-19 resources on the dedicated webpage are several industry briefings and access to a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

The IICRC website highlights a disaster resource page with happening now COVID-19 updates. Daily tips and links to updated COVID-19 news are easily accessible and include timely information from OSHA, CDC and other organizations. Additionally, there are several video presentations for viewing on cleaning COVID-19. Visit the IICRC COVID-19 resource page at https://www.iicrc.org/page/IICRCResources.

HL Law Group specializes in insurance and property claims. If you or your clients have questions regarding mold or other damage-related issues, please contact our staff of experienced attorneys. Call us today at (855) 713-1212 or email us at info@hllawgroup.com.

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