Grandfatering for Your Florida Mold License has Ended!


Grandfathering Ended Yesterday!

If you didn’t apply for your Florida Mold License under the Grandfathering clause you’ve run out of time.

The requirements for grandfathering as amended by House Bill 713 include submission of an application to the department by March 1, 2011, whether postmarked or delivered by that date. Applicants must meet the following licensure requirements:

Applicants applying for their Florida Mold Assessor or Mold Remediator License will now be required to either apply through Exam or Endorsement.

1. Mold Assessor – Initial License by Examination

This application is used by individuals who have passed at least one of the examinations offered by The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). The department has approved the following examinations: Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) examination, Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) examination, and Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) examination.

Application Requirements:

•  EXAMINATION: Individuals seeking licensure as a mold assessor must first take and pass one of the examinations approved by the department and administered by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), in computer based testing format. To contact the American Council for Accredited Certification please call 1-888-808-8381 or go to the website at http://www.acac.org. Please refer to the application instructions for information regarding the administration of the examination.

•  EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: A copy of a transcript is required demonstrating an Associate of Arts degree or higher with at least 30 credit hours in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene or occupational safety or related field of science from an accredited institution. The applicant must also demonstrate a minimum of 1 year of documented field experience in microbial sampling or investigations, and documented training in water, mold and respiratory protection;

or

a high school diploma and 4 years of experience under the supervision of a Florida licensed mold assessor or remediator. This is not a complete listing of educational and experience requirements. Please see the application instructions page for complete information.

•  FINGERPRINTS: An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process. To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our fingerprint FAQs.

•  INSURANCE: Applicants for a Mold Assessor license are required to attest that they have obtained general liability and errors and omissions insurance for both preliminary and post remediation mold assessment in the amount of no less than $1 million dollars as determined by statute.

•  FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application, payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

•  APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the “Printable Application” link at the bottom of the page.

•  MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession’s application requirements (use the back button or arrow to return to this page).

2.  Mold Assessor – Initial License for Out-of-state Applicants (Endorsement)

This application is used by individuals who qualify for licensure by having passed a certification examination offered by a nationally recognized organization that is substantially equivalent to Florida’s examination; or hold a valid license by another state or territory of the United States whose criteria for licensure are substantially equivalent to Florida’s licensing requirements.

Application Requirements:

•  DEFINITION: Endorsement is licensure of individuals who hold a valid license in another state and would like to become licensed in Florida based on their out-of-state license or provide proof of passing a certification examination offered by a nationally recognized organization that certifies persons in mold remediation or assessment, and the examination has been approved by the department as substantially equivalent to Florida’s examination.

•  OUT-OF-STATE LICENSE: Submit proof of licensure in another state whose criteria for licensure are substantially equivalent to Florida’s requirements

or

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION: Provide proof of passing a certification examination offered by a nationally recognized organization that is substantially equivalent to Florida’s examination that is recognized by the department. If you passed a certification examination by a nationally recognized organization that is substantially equivalent to the Florida’s examination and you do not have an out-of-state license, then you must submit:

•  a copy of a transcript demonstrating an Associate of Arts degree or higher in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene or occupational safety or related field of science from an accredited institution. The applicant must also demonstrate a minimum of 1 year of documented field experience in microbial sampling or investigations;

or

•  a high school diploma and provide proof of 4 years experience under the supervision of a Florida licensed mold assessor or remediator; This is not a complete listing of educational and experience requirements. Please see the application instructions page for complete information.

•  EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: If you passed a certification examination by a nationally recognized organization that is substantially equivalent to the Florida’s examination and you do not have an out-of-state license, then you must submit a copy of a transcript demonstrating an Associate of Arts degree or higher in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene or occupational safety or related field of science from an accredited institution. The applicant must also demonstrate a minimum of 1 year of documented field experience in microbial sampling or investigations;

or

a high school diploma and provide proof of 4 years experience under the supervision of a Florida licensed mold assessor or remediator. This is not a complete listing of educational and experience requirements. Please see the application instructions page for complete information.

•  FINGERPRINTS: An applicant must have a background check as part of the licensing process. To learn more about fingerprinting, please visit our fingerprint FAQs.

•  INSURANCE: Applicants for a Mold Assessor license are required to attest that they have obtained general liability and errors and omissions insurance for both preliminary and post remediation mold assessment in the amount of $1 million dollars as determined by statute.

•  FEE: Pay the required fee as provided in the application, payable to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

•  APPLICATION: Complete the application by clicking on the “Printable Application” link at the bottom of the page.

•  MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about this profession’s application requirements (use the back button or arrow to return to this page).

 

John P. Lapotaire, CIEC
•Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
•Microshield Environmental Services, LLC
www.Microshield-ES.com

 

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