FL HB 713 Summary for Mold Retated Services


FL Mold Related Services Summary
John Lapotaire

A line by line helpful overview of the FL HB 713 as it makes its way through its final committee.

Mold Services Requirements

652 Mold Related Services

656 (2) The Legislature finds it necessary in the interest of

657 the public safety and welfare, to prevent damage to real and

658 personal property, to avert economic injury to the residents of

659 this state, and to regulate persons and companies that hold

660 themselves out to the public as qualified to perform mold

661related services.

672 Examinations

673 (1) A person desiring to be licensed as a mold assessor or

674 mold remediator must shall apply to the department after

675 satisfying the examination requirements of this part to take a

676 licensure examination.

682 (a)1. For a mold remediator, at least a 2-year associate

683 of arts degree, or the equivalent, with at least 30 semester

684 hours in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial

685 hygiene, occupational safety, or a related field of science from

686 an accredited institution and a minimum of 1 year of documented

687 field experience in a field related to mold remediation; or

688 2. A high school diploma or the equivalent with a minimum

689 of 4 years of documented field experience in a field related to

690 mold remediation.

691 (b)1. For a mold assessor, at least a 2-year associate of

692 arts degree, or the equivalent, with at least 30 semester hours

693 in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene,

694 occupational safety, or a related field of science from an

695 accredited institution and a minimum of 1 year of documented

696 field experience in conducting microbial sampling or

697 investigations; or

698 2. A high school diploma or the equivalent with a minimum

699 of 4 years of documented field experience in conducting

700 microbial sampling or investigations.

Insurance

860 (1) A mold assessor shall maintain general liability and

861 errors and omissions for both preliminary and postremediation

862 mold assessment insurance coverage in an amount of at least $1

863 million

Grandfather Clause

866 468.8423 Grandfather clause.-

867 (1) A person who performs mold assessment or mold

868 remediation as defined in this part may qualify for licensure to

869 be licensed by the department as a mold assessor or mold

870 remediator if the person submits his or her application to the

871 department by March 1, 2011, whether postmarked or delivered by

872 that date, and if the person: meets the licensure requirements

873 of this part by July 1, 2010.

874 (a) Is certified as a mold assessor or mold remediator by

875 a state or national association that requires, for such

876 certification, successful completion of a proctored examination

877 on mold assessment or mold remediation, as applicable, and

878 completes at least 60 hours of education on mold assessment or

879 at least 30 hours of education on mold remediation, as

880 applicable; or

881 (b) At the time of application, has at least 3 years of

882 experience as a mold assessor or mold remediator. To establish

883 the 3 years of experience, an applicant must submit at least 40

884 mold assessments or remediation invoices prepared by the

885 applicant.

John P. Lapotaire, CIEC

Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant

Microshield Environmental Services, LLC

www.Microshield-ES.com

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