IAQ Manager Course


Who should take this course?

If you are a facility manager, health & safety officer, building engineer, or property manager with an interest in air quality, the IAQ Manager Course is for you.  Not only does our course teach you about operating and maintaining your building to improve the indoor air quality, but it also prepares you for the CIAQM certification.  This class is designed for individuals that work in a specific building or a campus.  If you are a consultant that evaluates indoor air quality in different buildings each day, the Indoor Environmentalist Course would be more appropriate for you.

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

We teach the IAQ Manager 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 IAQ Manager Course costs $795. Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) members receive a $100 discount.

To register, follow this link: IAQ Manager Course or call us at (312)920-9393.

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

What topics does this course cover?

The IAQ Manager course covers a wide range of topics related to diagnosing, solving and preventing IAQ contaminants. To view a comprehensive list of topics covered, see below:

IAQ Contaminants and Health Effects

  • IEQ
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Building Related Illness
  • Dose Response
  • Microns
  • Taxonomy
  • Ecology
  • Mold
  • Mold Spores
  • Common Mold Types
  • Health Effects of Mold
  • Dampness and Health
  • Bacteria
  • Legionella
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viruses
  • Allergens
  • VOCs
  • VOC Sources
  • Common VOCs
  • Reducing VOCs
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Radon
  • Particulate
  • Carbon Monoxide


  • HVAC Impact on IAQ
  • Commercial HVAC
  • System Types
  • Constant Volume Systems
  • Variable Air Volume
  • All Water Systems
  • Packaged Units
  • Residential-type Systems
  • Temperature and RH
  • Filtration
  • Efficiency Scales
  • Electrostatic Precipitators
  • Gas Phase Air Cleaners
  • Cooling Coils
  • UV Lights
  • Condensate Drain Pans
  • Duct work
  • Cooling Tower
  • Outdoor Air Ventilation
  • Space Pressurization
  • Mechanical Room Cleanliness
  • IAQ and Energy
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation
  • Demand Controlled Ventilation
  • Ventilation Effectiveness

IAQ Management

  • Outline
  • Policy Statement
  • IAQ Management Plan
  • IAQ Notebook
  • Assignments and Training
  • IAQ Manager Responsibilities
  • Protocols
  • Complaint Response System
  • Collecting Complaints
  • Logging Complaints
  • Responding to Complaints
  • Case Study
  • Outside Consultants
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting


 Assessing IAQ

  • IAQ Profile
  • Diagnosing IAQ Problems
  • IAQ Assessment Plan
  • Step 1: Gather Information
  • Document Review
  • Occupant Interviews
  • Formal Questionnaires
  • Step 2: Walk Through Inspection
  • Outside the Building
  • In the Occupied Space
  • HVAC System
  • Step 3: Indicator Measurements
  • Temperature and RH
  • Outdoor Air Ventilation
  • Moisture Measurements
  • Pressurization
  • Step 4: Diagnostic Measurements
  • Formulate Hypothesis
  • Test Hypothesis
  • Test Results
  • Hiring Outside Consultants

Resolving IAQ Problems

  • Controlling and IAQ Problem
  • Source Control
  • Ventilation
  • Filtration
  • Reducing VOCs
  • Reducing Radon
  • Controlling ETS
  • Mold Remediation
  • Standards and Guidelines
  • IICRC S520
  • NYC Department of Health
  • EPA
  • Safety and Health
  • Fixing the Moisture Problem
  • Contaminant Control
  • Contaminant Removal
  • Chemical Usage
  • Choosing a Contractor
  • Duct Cleaning


Preventing IAQ Problems

  • Outline
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Healthy Alternatives
  • Healthier Cleaners
  • Healthier Vacuums
  • Healthier Pest Management
  • Healthier Paint
  • Managing On-site Chemicals
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Stopping Contaminants at the Door
  • Guidelines for Remodeling
  • CIAQM Practice Examination