Microbial Remediator Course


Who should take this course?

If you remediate mold, you should demonstrate your knowledge and experience by getting an accredited certification such as the CMR or CMRS, which require field experience. Our Microbial Remediator Course will also prepare you for the CRMR, which does not have any experience requirements. Not only does our class prepare you for these important certifications, but it also teaches you how to perform mold remediation in a manner consistent with all industry guidance documents.  The course will help you navigate complex topics such as antimicrobial use, HVAC remediation, and clearance testing. This class, which is often referred to as the “CMR Course”, will help you be a better remediator and get you ready for the certification exams.

Is this an online course or an on-site course?

We teach the Microbial Remediator Course as an online program. However, if you have a private group needing training, we can provide you with a quote to teach the class at your facility. Just contact us for information about private, on-site courses.

The online course entails watching presentations with audio.  The online course is self-paced, meaning you can watch the presentations at any time of the day or night. You have 90 days to complete the course, which includes 16 hours of instruction.


Online Registration

What does it cost and how do I register?

The online Microbial Remediator Course costs $795. Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) members receive a $100 discount.

To register, click Online Registration, or give us a call at (312)920-9393.

After registering, online students will receive login credentials. View our cancellation and refund policy.

What topics does the Microbial Remediator Course cover?

The Microbial Remediator course covers both the theory and the practice of mold remediation. You’ll learn about engineering controls, PPE, contaminant removal, HEPA vacuuming, and air scrubbing.  To view a comprehensive list of topics covered, see below:

Module 1. Principles of Remediation

  • Mold- What is it?
  • Growth Requirements
  • Mold Spores
  • Growth Cycle
  • Common Mold Types
  • Health Effects of Mold
  • Dampness and Health
  • Bacteria
  • Purpose of Remediation
  • Antimicrobials
  • Antimicrobial Regulations
  • Antimicrobial Terminology
  • Parties Involved In Remediation

Module 2. Guidelines, Standards, and Regulations

  • The Difference Between Guidance Documents
  • Mold Regulations
  • Mold Remediation Standards
  • Mold Remediation Guidelines- New York City
  • Mold Remediation Guidelines- EPA
  • Other Remediation Guidelines
  • Asbestos Regulations
  • Lead Regulations
  • MSDSs
  • ACAC Code of Conduct

Module 3. Water Damage

  • Sources of Water Damage
  • Industry Standards
  • IICRC S500 Background
  • S500 Overview
  • Categories and Classes of Water
  • Categories 1 Water
  • Category 2 Water
  • Category 3 Water
  • Classes of Water Loss
  • Structural Restoration
  • Understanding Moisture & Thermodynamics

Module 4. Personal Protection

  • Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respirators
  • Filtering Elements
  • Air Purifying Respirators
  • Powered Air Purifying Respirators (PAPR) and Others
  • Assigned Protection
  • Medical Evaluation
  • Fit Testing
  • Respiratory Protection Plans
  • Eye Protection
  • Coveralls
  • Other Protection (Hands, knees, steal toe, hardhat)
  • Safe Work Practices

Module 5. Structural and Contents Remediation

  • Preliminary Determination
  • Introduction to Engineering Controls
  • Containment
  • Pressure Differential
  • Air Changes
  • More on Air Filtration Devices (AFDs)
  • Cleaning vs. Removal
  • Non-porous Surfaces
  • HEPA Sandwich
  • Semi-porous surfaces
  • Porous Surfaces
  • Egress
  • Contents
  • Disposal

Module 6. HVAC Remediation

  • HVAC Systems and Equipment
  • Residential HVAC Systems
  • Commercial HVAC Systems
  • Ductwork
  • Porous and non-porous materials in HVAC Systems
  • Duct Cleaning Overview
  • ACR- The NADCA Standard
  • Duct Cleaning Methods
  • Mold in Ductwork
  • Chemicals in Ductwork
  • Duct Cleaning Verification
  • System Cleaning vs. Duct Cleaning
  • HVAC System During Mold Remediation

Module 7. Project Documentation

  • Documentation
  • Remediation Plan
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Mold Inspections and Remediation Plans
  • Items to Include in Remediation Plans
  • Prescriptive vs. Performance
  • Solving the Moisture Problem
  • Contracts
  • Recordkeeping
  • Communication
  • Signage
  • Reporting
  • Verification
  • PRV Procedures
  • PRV Sampling
  • State of Texas PRV Rules
  • After the Verification