Mold Inspector Certification

Become a Certified Mold Inspector!

Mold Inspector Certification


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The NAMP certified mold inspector provides services to identify potential mold infestation in a house or building.

This course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge of Fungi and the potential health risks of toxigenic mold. You will learn the different ways to inspect for and control mold infestation, while ensuring your safety during the process. This course will explain the different tools and personal protective equipment (PPE) used during the inspection process. For each area of a house or building, the course will detail what to inspect, how to access it, and the sampling methods to use if mold is indicated. The course will also explain the testing procedures and legal requirements used by an AIHA certified laboratory. Lastly, you will learn how to interpret the results of laboratory testing.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify the services the NAMP Certified Mold Inspector provides
  • Discuss the characteristics and health impact of Fungi and the criteria that indicate toxigenic mold
  • Describe the ways to control mold
  • Identify the tools and personal protective equipment used to detect mold
  • Identify the areas and methods used to inspect in the exterior and interior of building assemblies, including foundations, roofing, basements, crawlspaces, attics, and interior rooms
  • List mold testing procedures and legal requirements
  • Explain regulatory and management issues relating to Storm Water Discharges
  • Explain the interpretation of laboratory results

Course Instructor: Edward P. Maloney, M.S.

Edward P. Maloney, M.S. For the last 20 years Mr. Maloney has focused exclusively on mold research, detection and remediation. Mr. Maloney is a director of the National Association of Mold Professionals and has taught over 70 courses on Mold Inspection, Testing and Remediation. He has taught members of all branches of the United States Military, United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Federal Emergency Management Agency and many other federal, state and city agencies. Mr. Maloney holds a Bachelors degree in chemistry and a Masters degree in Physiology from Miami University and is a member of the American Conference of Governmental and Industrial Hygienists and the Technical Director of IMS Laboratory.

Quiz Information

All quizzes require a score of 70% to proceed forward in the course.

Final Exam Information

The final exam requires a minimum score of 70% to receive a certificate of completion.


What qualifications do I need as a Mold Inspector?

It depends on your location. Many states are now considering adopting an official set of qualifications for mold inspectors, with a number of them already with pending legislation for the certification requirements. The Mold Inspector Program provides a comprehensive skill set, including all the essentials, to enable mold inspectors to pass a state’s certification exam. Those who enroll now will be grandfathered in before the certification laws are passed.

What are the career opportunities for Mold Inspectors?

Mold inspection is the fastest-growing niche market in the real estate industry – as well as one of the better paying ones. Today’s health concerns about mold infections are driving the market, which is increasingly moving towards being green. Given the persistent and strong demand for mold inspection, a mold-inspector service is easy to grow into a lucrative business, either as an independent enterprise or as an adjunct to an existing business.

What equipment do I need to buy?

You will need a regular respirator and protective clothing for hazardous sites. No other equipment is required and all additional equipment is optional. However, most mold inspectors need the following essentials: low-cost plastic tape or swab (for surface sampling), pumps and collection cartridges (for air and vacuum sampling), humidity meters, moisture meters, and infrared thermometers.

Which laboratory do I use for mold-sample analysis?

Choose only a laboratory that is accredited by the American Industrial Hygiene Association. There are many accredited laboratories, so make sure to compare costs, convenience, and turn-around times.


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