Council-Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager

Prep Course

What is the CIAQM certification?

The Council-Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) is a certification offered by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC).  It is designed for people that manage indoor air quality in a specific building or a campus. This certification is popular among facility mangers, health & safety officers, building engineers, and property managers.  The CIAQM is a great certification to document your knowledge and experience with maintaining good indoor air quality in buildings under your care. Our company, Indoor Sciences, offers the IAQ Manager Course to prepare you for the CIAQM certification.

What are the CIAQM prerequisites?

The ACAC requires Council-certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) applicants to have 2 years of field experience in indoor air quality.  They reduce the experience requirement to 1 year if you have a college degree in science, engineering, or related field.

Experience is documented by filling out project sheets which are part of the CIAQM application. If you have questions about your experience meeting the requirements, we suggest you contact the ACAC at 888-808-8381.

What is the exam like? 

The CIAQM exam is offered through computerized testing centers found around the world. There is also a newer option to take the exam online with a proctor viewing you through a webcam. 

The following are important details related to the CIAQM examination:

  • All multiple choice questions with four possible answers
  • 100 total questions
  • Passing grade is 75%
  • Duration: 3 hours 
  • Closed-book exam

How do I prepare for the CIAQM exam? 

The most popular way to prepare for the CIAQM certification is taking our Indoor Air Quality Manager Course.  In fact, we guarantee that students taking our course will pass the CIAQM! Indoor Sciences has been a training provider of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) for over 15 years and we have a long history of preparing students for ACAC certifications.

The Indoor Air Quality Management Course, which is sometimes referred to as the “CIAQM Course”, is offered as an online course.  The course can also be taught on-site to private groups at your facility. For more information regarding our online course including pricing, visit the Indoor Air Quality Manager Course.


IAQ Manager Course