Florida Mold Law Update

Florida House Bill HB713 is a proposal to accept any national association’s certifications with 3 years verifiable experience and 60 hours of verified training. The Florida Legislature goes into session next week and this bill should be voted on quickly.

This is a very good thing for the consumer. I receive dozens of calls from consumers who have had a “Mold Inspection” only to have the inspector hand the consumer a lab report with no summary of findings. You can read more about that in this article. http://activerain.com/blogsview/1438130/the-home-inspector-mold-test-buyer-beware- That is the reason we truly need the new law and a stiff standard.

Point to remeber

Certification vs Certificate of Training

Many who hold a private, IAQ-related credential, will be surprised to learn that it may be nothing more than a training certificate.

Unfortunately there are many training programs that are not a recognized ANSI/NOCA professional certification but rather only a certificate of training. Many won’t meet the requirements of the new HB713 where you would be required to have 60hrs of training and 3 years of experience and a certification from a national association. You can read more about that in this article. http://activerain.com/blogsview/1272700/is-your-mold-or-iaq-inspector-really-certified-

Remember that HB713 is not a law yet. It still has to be voted in.

You can read more about what is in a Professional Mold Inspection Report in this article. http://activerain.com/blogsview/1516548/what-is-a-professional-and-informative-mold-report-

John P. Lapotaire, CIEC
Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
Microshield Environmental Services, LLC

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