Mold Inspector Certification Training

In accordance with IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice

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This is one comprehensive course for mold inspection. I learned a lot!

Jake Donovan, Mold Inspector

I’m glad I took this mold inspection certificate course. I feel more prepared to take on my new role as a building manager.

Theo McAndrews, Building Manager

"Mold Inspector training has allowed me to effectively implement what I've learned within my workplace and offer guidance to my co-workers when necessary."

Joe Raymond, Mold Assembler

"Comparatively, it was cost effective, much easier to understand and above all, it helped me comply with all safety standards."

Jonathan Charles, Fabrication Operator

"Initially, I was a little nervous about spending $290.00 on mold certification, but I was satisfied once I received my training certificate. Secondly, I was really happy with the support staff for their quick response to mid-session questions. Good experience overall!"

Chris Williams, Assistant Production Manager

Cost: $289.99 / person

6 Hour Course | CEUs: 0.6


Mold inspection is a specialized type of inspection that goes beyond the scope of a general home inspection. The purpose of this Mold Inspector Certification Training is to define and teach the industry’s best practices for conducting a mold inspection of a building. Learners will acquire the skills to identify and document potential mold growth within a building by conducting a visual examination and utilizing mold sampling techniques.

This Mold Inspector Certification Training course will provide accurate and useful information for performing mold inspections of residential buildings. The training covers the science, properties, and causes of mold, as well as the potential hazards it presents to structures and to occupants’ health. Mold Inspectors will learn how to inspect and test for mold both before and after remediation.

Regulations for Mold Safety and Inspections

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) do not regulate mold or mold spores in the air. There are no federal or state threshold limit values for mold inspectors to use when interpreting the results of mold spores in an indoor environment. There are no federal or state requirements for inspectors in the sampling of mold. However, the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) has developed a set of accepted and best practices in the industry based on research and compiled into the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice in an effort to guide and direct mold inspection procedures considering the health and safety of both building occupants and the personnel conducting the mold inspections.

Who Needs this Training?

This Mold Inspector Certification Training is designed primarily for residential home inspection professionals. Public health and environmental health professionals who are involved with mold issues may also be interested in this course. Building managers, custodians, remediators, contractors, and other professionals who respond to mold problems may also want to enroll in this training course.

Some of the benefits of HAZWOPER OSHA Online Training

You can take the final exam once you complete the required study time. Upon passing the final exam, you will receive an electronic Mold Inspector Certification Training certificate of course completion which will be emailed to you immediately.

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Our interactive Mold Inspector Certification Training course adds more value for the learner by creating a two-way dialogue and enabling a personalized, user-focused experience from start to finish. We periodically update content and add new videos, graphics, and animations to make the user experience interesting, informative, and enjoyable while keeping the safety training course content fresh and as dynamic as possible.

This Mold Inspector Certification Training course is narrated by professional narrators, who know how to bring their words to life in an enthusiastic, conversational tone. We firmly believe that the right voice can help elevate your learning experience.

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This Mold Inspector Certification Training course is taken entirely online. The material can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a computer, iPad®, iPhone®, or an Android® device of your choice. All you need is a fast internet connection and access to a web browser. All our training courses are built using HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your smartphone or another mobile device such as a tablet.

Our cloud-based learning management system (LMS) tracks your progress, which means you can seamlessly switch between different devices during your Mold Inspector Certification Training without losing any progress. This means you can stop training in the middle of a lesson on your iPad® and resume your safety Training on your iPhone® without missing a step.

As our safety training courses are self-paced, you can complete this training at your convenience, moving through training content as quickly or slowly as you like.

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The core objective of the Mold Inspector Certification Training course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively conduct mold inspections in buildings in line with the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice.

Course Objectives - Mold Inspector Certification Training

After course completion the learner will be able to:
  • Understand the concept of mold, its characteristics, and the potential health effects associated with mold exposure;
  • Comprehend the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice and their guidelines for conducting mold inspections;
  • Acquire knowledge of the conditions required for mold growth and how to perform a visual examination of a building to identify mold;
  • Learn to utilize the IAC2 Mold Sampling Decision Chart;
  • Understand the proper use of tools, equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE) in mold inspections;
  • Develop the skill of hypotheses development and gain knowledge about building science, moisture, and sampling devices and procedures;
  • Learn effective documentation techniques for mold inspection work;
  • Develop the ability to interpret laboratory results in the context of mold inspections;
  • Gain knowledge of mold remediation techniques and best practices;
  • Develop report writing skills for documenting mold inspection findings; and
  • Understand preventive measures and strategies to prevent mold growth in buildings.

IAC2 Mold Inspector Certification Training Course Syllabus

This Mold Inspector Certification Training course consists of 8 Modules and 22 lessons. Students are required to take each lesson in sequential order as listed below.

Course Content

Mold Inspector Certification Training: Introduction

Module 1: IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards

This module will focus on how to conduct mold inspections using the set of guidelines known as the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice which inspectors are required to follow. We will also thoroughly explore the Standards of Practice. The two categories of mold inspections - "Complete Mold Inspection," and "Limited Mold Inspection" will also be explained.

  • Lesson 1: Types of Mold Inspections
  • Lesson 2: IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards

Module 2: Understanding Mold and Mold Hazards

This module will focus on explaining what mold is and its existence in both indoor and outdoor environments. We will also discuss the health implications linked to mold exposure, encompassing symptoms, infections, and contaminants. Additionally, we will explore mycotoxins, Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome (ODTS), Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP), and the significance of personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Lesson 3: What is Mold?
  • Lesson 4: Negative Health Effects and Mold

Module 3: Exploring Mold Growth

This module will support learners to gain insights into mold growth and understand its requirements. This understanding will assist inspectors in identifying the most probable areas in a building where mold may develop. Building science plays a vital role in recognizing and preventing mold growth within structures. Inspectors must acquire knowledge and understanding of building science principles to effectively address and mitigate fungal growth. We will also focus on the process of discovering mold and determining its common and hidden locations within a building.

  • Lesson 5: What Mold Needs to Grow
  • Lesson 6: Building Science and Mold
  • Lesson 7: Finding Mold in Buildings

Module 4: Mold Inspection Tools and PPE

Inspectors must possess and employ the appropriate equipment and tools during mold inspections to ensure a comprehensive assessment of mold growth. This module will explore the diverse range of tools used in mold inspections. The various mold sampling devices available to collect samples of mold spores or contaminated materials for analysis and identification. The module will also focus on the commonly used mold sampling devices employed by inspectors. The importance for inspectors and personnel involved in mold inspections to wear suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) to minimize the risk of exposure to mold-related hazards will also be explained, including the recommended types of PPE for mold inspections.

  • Lesson 8: Mold Inspection Tools
  • Lesson 9: Sampling Devices
  • Lesson 10: Personal Protective Equipment

Module 5: Mold Sampling Procedures

This module will explain the hypothesis formation process in mold inspections, as well as the four types of hypotheses regarding fungi in indoor environments that can be developed by inspectors and clients. The importance of air sampling in mold inspections, the method involved in collecting air samples from different areas within a building, and the role of air sampling in identifying potential health risks and guiding remediation actions are discussed. The module will also cover the procedures and factors to consider when conducting surface sampling during mold inspections.

  • Lesson 11: Hypotheses
  • Lesson 12: Air Sampling
  • Lesson 13: Surface Sampling

Module 6: Mold Inspection and Reporting

In this module, we will examine the comprehensive framework for organizing, executing, and concluding mold inspections and the steps to be followed. We will explore the contents and structure of a laboratory report, emphasizing its significance in mold inspections. We will outline the essential components that should be included in a lab report and provide guidance on effectively interpreting the results. We will explain the sections that should be included in a mold inspection report and the information that should be covered within these sections.

  • Lesson 14: Steps of a Mold Inspection
  • Lesson 15: Interpretation of Lab Results
  • Lesson 16: Mold Inspection Report

Module 7: Mold Containment, Remediation, and Prevention

In this module, we will provide an in-depth explanation of containment in the context of mold remediation. We will distinguish between full and limited containment, which are commonly employed during mold remediation procedures. Furthermore, we will emphasize the significance of drying items properly to prevent mold growth and outline the different methods used to dry various materials. The essential components of a mold remediation plan will be discussed, together with the typical methods employed for mold remediation and cleanup. We will also explain the specific guidelines for mold remediation in large areas, HVAC systems, and confined spaces. The module will highlight the critical role of remediation clearance inspection as a necessary step in the mold remediation process. Lastly, we will underscore the importance of regularly and consistently implementing building maintenance processes to effectively prevent mold growth.

  • Lesson 17: Mold Containment Methods
  • Lesson 18: Mold Remediation
  • Lesson 19: Mold Remediation Guidelines
  • Lesson 20: Remediation Clearance Inspection
  • Lesson 21: Preventing Mold Growth

Module 8: Mold Inspection Documents

This module will explore the assortment of essential documents that mold inspectors must possess during a mold inspection. We will emphasize the significance of documentation in the field of mold inspection and underscore the importance of having access to crucial documents for conducting comprehensive and precise inspections.

  • Lesson 22: Vital Documents

Final Examination

certificate of completion of Mold Inspector Certification Training

This Mold Inspector Certification Training course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as soon as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, DOT, EPA, and other regulatory agencies.

This course incorporates OSHA and EPA recommendations and best practices for mold prevention, remediation, and cleanup and OSHA’s personal protective equipment standards, as relevant. The course meets the compliance requirements of the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice.


Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.

Training Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

A Final Note

It is important to remember that attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this online course, it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer.

As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?

HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT). We facilitate virtual/remote and in-person client-site training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of Mold Inspector Certification Training as recommended by the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice.

We can customize this Mold Inspector Certification Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.

Virtual Instructor-Led Group Training

Rates for the virtual/remote group ILT training courses are dependent on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content. To get a quote,
email ([email protected]) or call (1-866-429-6742) with the:

  • Course(s) of your choice,
  • Preferred date for scheduling the training, and
  • Number of employees expected to be trained.

We will get you a quote within 24 Hours!

In-Person Client-Site Instructor-Led Group Training

To get a quote for in-person client-site ILT group safety training, email ([email protected]) or call (1-866-429-6742) with the following details:

  • Course(s) of your choice,
  • Preferred date(s) for the training,
  • Location for the training, and
  • Number of expected participants.

We will get you a quote within 24 Hours!

For more information about in-person client-site and virtual group instructor-led training, click here.

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We understand this statement and are ready to support employers in fulfilling their safety training goals by providing you with SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 compatible safety training course files.

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As experts in the field of safety training, we at HAZWOPER OSHA Training are aware of the various methods employers use to train their employees. Therefore, we are prepared to develop customized SCORM packages to suit your organization’s safety training needs. As such, we can convert this online Mold Inspector Certification Training course into a SCORM package to enable you to train your employees using your company’s LMS, making training accessible and hassle-free.

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Answer: All our courses are designed to take a specific amount of time. However, some students may get through this online training course much faster than others. This training course will take around six hours to complete.
Answer: The Mold Inspector Certification Training course is important because it provides individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to identify and assess mold growth in indoor environments. This certification ensures that inspectors are equipped to evaluate potential health hazards associated with mold, understand proper sampling techniques, and recommend appropriate remediation measures. Ultimately, the course helps protect public health and ensures that mold inspections are conducted accurately and professionally.
Answer: The certification has a 3-year validity and can be maintained by re-taking this same course, thereafter.
Answer: Currently, there are no established federal guidelines or official recommendations from regulatory bodies and health agencies such as OSHA, EPA, and CDC regarding acceptable levels of airborne mold or mold spores. However, certain OSHA standards may be relevant in specific contexts, such as general industry (29 CFR 1910), shipyard employment (29 CFR 1915), and construction (29 CFR 1926).
Answer: Our Mold Inspector Certification Training course is developed in line with the IAC2 Mold Inspection Standards of Practice. The guidelines can be reviewed here.
Answer: Mold Inspector Certification Training is a great option for anyone who wants to learn how to identify and prevent mold infestations in homes and buildings. This training can be helpful for:
  • People planning to become Mold Inspectors
  • Property managers: If you manage rental properties, this training can help you prevent and address mold problems.
  • Environmental professionals: If you work in the environmental field, this training can help you identify and assess mold problems.
  • Real estate agents: If you're selling or buying a home, this training can help you identify and assess any mold problems.
Answer: It is recommended that refresher training be undertaken every three years. This will ensure that mold inspectors and others exposed to mold will stay up-to-date on the latest trends and best practices, be able to fill in any gaps in their knowledge and enhance their skills over time.
Answer: Upon completing the final examination of the Mold Inspector Certification Training course, you can immediately download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
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