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Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications are needed in my state?
PMII's courses will help you become a qualified mold inspector or remediator in most states except where noted below. Many states are considering regulations or have legislation pending for mold assessment and mold remediation. For this reason it is important to start now and get "grandfathered in" before new laws are passed. Contact us for more information about particular state requirements.

States which license mold professionals:

Florida - The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation is responsible for licensing mold assessors and remediators. We are approved for CECs for licensure renewal only.

Louisiana - Remediators must have at least 24 hours of Mold Remediation related training as well as 4 hours of training in Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. We are an approved training provider.

Maryland - The Home Improvement Commission is responsible for implementing the Maryland Mold Remediation Services Act. This Act has been postponed indefinitely since 2013, therefore no mold license is currently required.

New York - The New York State Department of Labor is responsible for enforcing the state's mold licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation. No online courses are accepted. You will need to take classroom training.

Texas - Texas Department of State Health Services is responsible for enforcing the state's mold licensing law. We are not approved for prelicense training. However, you are exempt from the Texas mold licensing requirements if you perform mold-related activities on a one or two-family dwelling in the process of constructing or improving the dwelling regardless of the total surface area of mold contaminated material. We still believe it is important for remodeling contractors to have basic mold safety training even if they aren't in the mold remediation field because they are sure to encounter mold especially when remodeling after flood damage. Our training can be beneficial to contractors with the understanding that it is not credit towards a Texas mold remediator license.

Washington, D.C. - Any person/business engaging in the business of residential indoor mold assessment or remediation must be licensed by the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) which requires you to pass an examination, establish a combination of educational credentials and field experience, meet insurance requirements, and take initial and refresher training, including on D.C. law. We can help you prepare for the applicable ACAC exam.

What are the career opportunities for Mold Inspectors?
Mold inspections, which typically start at around $350, have become the fastest growing niche market in the real estate industry. Mold has been called the "new asbestos" of this decade. A mold inspector service can become a highly-profitable new business, or can make an existing business ultra successful. With many states drafting mold legislation, the mold inspection industry will only continue to expand.

How do mold inspection and mold remediation differ?
Mold inspection, both residential and commercial, is the visual identification and sampling of suspected mold. The results of a mold inspection which may lead to mold remediation, which is the physical removal of the mold, which can cost thousands of dollars. Mold remediation falls outside the scope of a mold inspection. Mold remediation is a process that involves cleaning an area affected by mold, repairing it and if needed, correcting building deficiencies so that mold damage does not recur.

Why should I join a non-profit mold association?
There are dozens of mold organizations to choose from, but many are operated by mold labs or schools. Operating for-profit creates a conflict of interest for any national association whose purpose is to protect and educate the public. PMII graduates receive a $149 paid membership in the National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors (NAMRI), which is a non-profit organization.

PMII Graduate Benefits:

How do I take the course and how long does it take?
You can take the course 100 % online from any computer or mobile device. Quiz results save automatically to the cloud, so you can check your progress from any computer. The 90-hour mold inspection course is self-paced and can be completed in as little as 1-2 weeks or you can take as long as you would like. The 24-hour remediation certification course can be completed in a few days. Upon passing the final exams, you will receive a signed certificate you can print out.

Can I use PMII Logos to promote my business?
Yes, print-quality PMII certification logos at 300 dpi resolution are available for graduates to promote their business and credentials.

What kind of special equipment do I need to purchase?
Other than a respirator and protective clothing for hazardous locations, additional equipment depends on the level of suspected mold contamination in the building. Surface sampling is done using low-cost plastic tape or swab, while air and vacuum sampling require pumps and collection cartridges. You can expand your equipment based on the level of service you want to provide. The most popular equipment includes air sampling pumps, moisture meters, humidity meters, and infrared thermometers. We offer our popular complete air/surface sampler kit at a discount for students.

How do I select a laboratory for mold sample analysis?
There are many choices in laboratories, but you should use an accredited lab that is recognized by the American Industrial Hygiene Association. You should also look at cost, convenience, and turn-around time. Most Mold Inspectors pass all lab costs on to the customer, so you should make an effort to give your client the best value. As a Certified Mold Inspector it would be a conflict of interest to perform an analysis yourself, or to have any influence on the results of your professionally collected samples.

How do you compare to other mold training courses?
Cost Comparison:
Mold seminars typically start at around $1,000 for a 2-day seminar, not counting travel expenses which can double the price. Distance mold courses typically cost less than mold seminars due to lower overhead. Both types of courses can come with additional hidden costs such as franchise and annual fees. PMII offers one of the best enrollment prices for an accredited school and provides everything you need to learn from home. There are no recurring or hidden fees.

Content Comparison:
Many mold courses and seminars are less than 24 hours long. Many are provided by mold labs or venders, not actual schools, and are trying to promote their sampling products. At PMII you will learn practical information, not theory. PMII's course material is aligned with national standards of practice for the mold industry and is updated regularly. We teach you the key information that you must inspect for and include in your final report. Every lesson is concise and written in clear language that is easy to understand. We list the precise learning objectives for each lesson and teach you how to systematically perform each part of a mold inspection, including how to prepare your final report. PMII's training was designed in-house by experienced mold inspectors who understand the trade.

Interactivity Comparison:
PMII offers online interactive mold training programs. Some competitors have placed their textbooks or tests online, but without interactivity that lets you know how much you are learning. PMII's course design allows you to interact with the material. Exclusive, interactive features include flash cards that ask you questions and test what you have learned. The online quizzes instantly grade your work and provide feedback so you can identify what you still need to learn. The video demonstrations, numerous color illustrations, and DVD companion provide the foundation for each new concept.

TIP: We encourage you to do your research before enrolling in any course. The majority of mold inspection courses are not offered by licensed training providers and course tuition is not refundable. Call and ask about the company's location, credentials, and policies before you enroll.

What is Your Equipment Warranty?
We offer a 1-year unlimited warranty and lifetime customer support. During the first year we will send replacement parts to you at no charge to repair or replace anything that goes wrong. We will also perform the labor at no charge if the customer ships the unit to us at his/her expense. After the first year the customer can extend the warranty for an annual fee, or purchase replacement parts when needed.

What is Your Equipment Return Policy?
We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee with the following conditions:

  • A return form must be requested within 30 days of receiving your order. To request a return form, call our toll free number or send in a web message.
  • The item is returned in like-new condition. All box containers, paperwork, and cords are returned with the item.
  • You are only allowed to return a total of one item. If you are unsure about a product, order one and test if for your application, then you can order more at a later date.
  • Shipping charges are not refundable
  • Refunds are processed 10 days after receipt of the item (at our office). This gives us time to receive and test the returned item. Your bank may also have a few days of processing delay to return the funds back to your card.

How do you ship and what is your course return policy?
Products are shipped via UPS Ground, Fedex Ground and USPS, and typically take 5-7 business days for delivery. We ship to the U.S. and Canada. For returns, everything must be returned in as-new condition within 30 days of receipt. Returns with damaged or used items will be prorated. Refunds are credited within 7 business days of receipt of the return. Shipping and handling is not refundable. You must contact us first to obtain a return number.

What is Your Lead Time for Orders?
First, if you have a deadline, please call us or message us to get a delivery estimate in advance. All machines are hand-built in our production facilities and the lead time averages 3-10 days depending on the number of orders ahead of yours, and 2-4 business days for Fedex ground shipping depending on the shipping zone. If your order must be shipped outside of the contiguous United States or Internationally or needs a difference delivery service, you must contact us in advance for a shipping quote. Fedex does not deliver to PO Boxes. We will notify you when your item is complete and provide a tracking number when it ships. If any parts are backordered, we will notify you and give you the option to cancel. These lead times are typical for specialty electronics that are hand-built when ordered.

What is your privacy policy?
The following information discloses the privacy practices for this website and applies solely to information collected by this web site.

Information Collection, Use, and Sharing
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.

We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to ship an order.

Unless you ask us not to, we may contact you via email in the future to tell you about specials, new products or services, or changes to this privacy policy.

Your Access to and Control Over Information
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.

Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or looking for "https" at the beginning of the address of the web page.

While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

If you feel that we are not abiding by this privacy policy, you should contact us immediately via telephone at (800) 679-4381 or via the forms on our contact page.

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