Our classes train and certify students in the process of testing for household mold and toxic mold, evaluating mold problems, the damage caused by mold and other air and water
Our instructors are trained in the latest mold detection, abatement and removal techniques, and present classes designed to fit the industry by being dynamic, informative, and
Dynamic because the indoor air and mold testing and abatement industry is ever-changing with new problems to solve and new solutions to implement. Informative by packing the allotted time for each class with a wealth of the latest information and resources to better inform and educate the student. Interesting because our Trainers use a variety of teaching tools and techniques to vary the instruction using DVDs, High-Speed Internet, Live Streaming Video, and
When you add to the mix the finest hi-tech Continuing Education in the industry, the NORMI member is assured an education that will keep him current with this ever-changing
field. Read some of the testimonials and you'll be more convinced than ever that the Best Training School is truly what it claims to be, "Training for the 21st Century".
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March 1, 2013–Abita Springs, LA If you are a licensed Mold Related Services Board Mold Remediator or Mold Assessor in the State of Florida, you will want to take this course. The State of Florida has approved this course for 14 hours of continuing education to meet the licensing requirement. Those hours must be logged [...]
12/01/2012–Abita Springs, LA Best Training School announced today that, for the month of December, no online class would cost more than $99. Discounts for the month of December provide savings as high as $500 for an online class. “Online classes have become very popular because of the ease with which they can be taken,” said [...]
NORMIProETF Free Seminars Help Hurricane Sandy Victims
November 16, 2012 (New Brunswick, NJ)—The first of a series of FREE online seminars to help victims of Hurricane Sandy were held by the NORMIPro Environmental TASC Force (www.NORMIProETF.org) on Friday, November 16, 2012. Lance Eisen, Executive Director of the TASC Force, interviewed a panel of national experts who presented information to help hard-hit Sandy [...]
A Dozen DOs & DON’Ts for a Healthy Hurricane Cleanup
Abita Springs, LA September 4, 2012 (Abita Springs, LA)—To ensure a healthy hurricane cleanup, identify the tasks you can do yourself and then locate qualified professionals to do the ones you can’t, recommends Doug Hoffman, executive director of the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (www.NORMI.org). Recognizing if you are in a high-risk health [...]
Top Ten Tips to Avoid Structural Mold From Hurricane Isaac
A few simple steps can save property owners thousands of dollars of damage due to structural mold growth, according to Doug Hoffman, Executive Director of the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI). Taking the necessary steps to avoid structural mold growth will not only preserve the integrity of a building but also the [...]
Abita Springs, LA The State of Florida Mold Related Services Board has approved a 14 CEU (Continuing Education Units) class for Certified Mold Assessors and Remediators. This two day class, Course #0000090 provides all 14 hours needed for mold professionals to renew their licenses in the state by 09/2014 and meets the requirements of the [...]
BEST Value - Bundled Courses
BTS Bundled Classes give you the ability to get all the training you need at a reduced price, at your own pace, and in the order that fits your schedule. We have taken the courses we offer and
separated them into packages that fit your goals, your industry, and your training requirements. It is the best way to save time and money because you don't have to evaluate each course
individually or build your own path to your successful future.
activTek Environmental - Commercial IAQ Training
These courses are designed to support the training for activTek Environmental, a Tennessee-based manufacturer of IAQ equipment. Included in this section is a 1-Day entry level course to introduce the student to indoor air quality solutions and the commercial products of this manufacturer and a 3-Day advanced course that trains the student in all aspects of commercial indoor air quality solutions, verticle marketings, and working as a manufacturer rep in the HVAC industry. Training also includes mold training certified by NORMI.
ACAC CMR Test Prep Course
This test prep course is designed to prepare the student for taking the ACAC CMR Certification Examination. As a pre-requisite to taking this test prep course, you are required to attend an onsite training that includes a 3-5 day Mold Remediator class offered by an approved training provider.
BSC - Building Science Courses
Building science is the collection of scientific knowledge that focuses on the analysis and control of the physical phenomena affecting buildings. This includes the detailed analysis of building materials and building envelope systems. Includes Inside the Envelope Building Science and Outside the Envelope Building Science.
CBA - Certified Biocide Applicator
Applies approved, green technology, safe and proven anti-microbials, protectants, encapsulates, biocides, and other chemicals for the prevention and control of surface microbes including mold,
bacteria, and algae.
CCDWA - Certified Contaminated Drywall Assessor
Training in the assessment, developing protocol and providing a Certificate of Sanitization for CDW (Contaminated Drywall) for the purpose of leading the client to a NORMI Healthier Home Warranty.
CEE - Certified Environmental Educator
Evaluates indoor environments for the purpose of developing a profile of issues that affect indoor air quality and drinking water. The Certified Environmental Educator is familiar with the
technologies available for solving such problems and trained to offer a limited scope of solutions.
CEU - Continuing Education Units
Best Training School provides CEUs through our ONLINE Training Room (link provided with BTS subscription) each week to meet the recertification credits needed for several national organizations. Subjects cover a variety of topics including many of the classes developed at the website, products used in these fields of expertise and technical information regarding reading lab reports, writing assessment reports and case studies. This training connects experts in the field and provides open discussion, Q&A and training utilizing high-tech Internet chat room with video and full browser capability.
CFS - Certified Formaldehyde Screener
The CFS has completed a course on formaldehyde, the sources in our indoor environments, its deleterious health affects, screening processes to establish baselines and improvements, and methods by which formaldehyde in indoor environments may be substantially reduced and managed. The first training of its kind is offered to the public and IAQ professionals who are concerned about reducing and managing formaldehyde levels and other VOCs. Professionals are trained in utilizing both formaldehyde and microbe sampling to create healthier environments indoors.
CIEA - Certified Indoor Environmental Advisor
The Highest level of training in all areas of indoor air quality and water, including the latest techniques for addressing both. The Certified Indoor Environmental Advisor is able to develop an
entire Indoor Environmental Impact Evaluation and offer extensive solutions affecting indoor air quality and water.
CIS - Certified Indoor Air Quality Specialist
The CIS Bundled class supports the CIS Certification allowing the indoor air quality professional the ability to link assessments to solution using the technology developed for that purpose.
CLAM - Certified Lead, Asbestos, Mold Worker
The CLAM (certified lead, asbestos and mold worker) is trained in the processes leading to and involved in the remediation of lead, asbestos and mold from indoor environments. This entry level course meets the EPA Lead RRP requirement and trains the worker in the proper techniques related to lead, asbestos and mold assessment and remediation. Many states require specific training in asbestos or mold and this class may serve as a pre-requisite for licensure but is not designed to meet all training requirements in those specific fields.
CMA - Certified Mold Assessor
The CMA is a fully licensed and insured professional, trained to meet specific state requirements for licensure (where applicable), who has completed at least 60 hours of education in advanced mold assessment techniques including mold, water, and respiratory protection (PPE). Based on a NORMI proctored examination, this experienced professional develops an IAQ profile using investigative techniques and writes protocol for either sanitization or remediation based on IICRC S500, IICRC S520, NYC Guidelines, and EPA Standards. The CMA has also been trained in corrosive drywall (CDW or Chinese Drywall) screening and mitigation, based on the latest information provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), EPA, and other governmental controlling agencies.
CMI - Certified IAQ/Mold Inspector
Investigates Indoor Air Quality and Mold problems and develops an IAQ Profile for the purpose of offering either Mold Sanitization or Mold Remediation recommendations.
CMR - Certified Mold Remediator
The CMR is a fully licensed and insured professional, trained to meet specific state requirements for licensure (where applicable), who has completed at least 30 hours of education in mold remediation techniques including assessment, mold, water, and respiratory protection (PPE). Based on a NORMI proctored examination, this experienced professional develops follows industry standard protocols for either sanitization and remediation based on IICRC S500, IICRC S520, NYS Guidelines, and EPA Standards. The CMR has also been trained in corrosive drywall (CDW or Chinese Drywall) screening and mitigation, based on the latest information provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), EPA, and other governmental controlling agencies.
CMW - Certified Mold Worker
The NORMI Certified Protocol Writer (CPW) has been trained as an Assessor and understands the remediation concepts that support the IICRC S5200, IICRC S520, NYC Guildelines, and EPA Standards. Based on the NORMI Proctored Examination, this experienced and well-trained professional develops a protocol that follows industry standards and supports the NORMI Certificate of Sanitization program, assuring the client that the project will be done correctly and according to General Accepted Industry Standards. The CPW develops a Scope of Work that protects the Remediator from down-side litigation and the homeowner from the recurrence of mold infestation.
CPW - Certified Protocol Writer
The CMW (certified mold worker) is trained in the processes leading to and involved in the remediation of mold from indoor environments. Those who work in the mold industry should understand the basic mycology of mold, the seven components of indoor air quality, moisture control, sanitization techniques, remediation guidelines, "generally accepted practices" including personal protection equipment (PPE), hazards communication (HazCom), and OSHA safe workplace practices.
CST - Certified Service Technician
Setting the standard in the industry for Mold-Free and Biologically clean living indoors, NORMI recently introduced a revolutionary program that allows the consumer to choose between an ongoing
monitoring program or 3-year renewable warranty against mold growth in their home or office. There has never been such a bold step into an area of concern from which many companies run. The
NORMI™ Certified Service Technician facilitates the sale and service of both the NORMI™ Healthier Home Monitoring and NORMI™ Healthier Home Warranty programs. For more information
on the NORMI Healthier Home Warranty, contact NORMI at or call 877.251.2296
Drinking Water 101
This training program is a comprehensive look at drinking water, our source, the reason why drinking water in contaminated and the systems used to decontaminate drinking water in an effort to improve its quality. This program is designed to be a basic class on the problems and municipal solutions to drinking water problems but introduces the holistic concept of purifying water to make it free from all contaminants. Municipal drinking water, though certainly some of the best in the world, can still be finished by further purification and this class introduces the concept of reaching the very best quality water available and the technologies needed to accomplish that. This is a pre-requisite class to the PSP-Water program which discusses specific technologies available to finish drinking water.
EcoPower 4 Training 101
With electrical costs skyrocketing and overall power quality diminishing, there has never been a better time for the EcoTrust line of products. By protecting costly electrical equipment, reducing disruptive noise and harmonics, and improving electrical efficiency which will lower electrical utility costs, EcoTrust Energy products provide unsurpassed value in the marketplace.
FRAP - First Responders Awareness Program
This program is specifically designed to train ACTIVE NORMI Members in the ability to facilitate training for First Responders in their community to make them aware of the potential health hazards
related to dealing with mold and bacteria in environments in which they may find themselves. It is important to safeguard the health of our First Responders and this FREE program is offered to any
group requesting training in this area. NORMI Members are encouraged to provide these services as a Community Outreach program and free service provided to the community in which they reside. For
more information, contact NORMI at or call 877.251.2296
IAQ Basic Training 101
This training has been specifically designed to instruct you on the technologies involved in cleaning air indoors.
IAQ - Indoor Air Quality Management Program
The IAQ Management Program is a method by which NORMI Members offer indoor air quality solutions to their clients. Based on the SURVEY*SAMPLE*SOLVE, three step, two-visit business model, this
program is utilized by the CMI, QST, and CEE and is a part of each of their trainings. This program is available to ACTIVE NORMI Members only.
NTP - NORMI™ Trained Professional
Best Training School offers classes on a variety of subjects including indoor air quality, drinking water quality, "Mold-Free Construction" building practices, and technical training on specific
products. Although these classes do not qualify for NORMI Certification status, they are recognized as meeting the same strict criteria of
professionalism and commitment to accuracy.
PSP - Professional Screening Partner - IAQ
If you sell indoor air quality products and services you need to be trained on assessing indoor environments. This program is designed to train IAQ Professionals in a solution-based assessment process that includes surveying the customer for perceived IAQ problems, evaluating the indoor environment and quantifying those problems, and offering solutions that are wholistic and represent the latest technologies for IAQ management. HVAC Contractors, Home Inspectors, Facility Maintenance Directors, and other IAQ Professionals will be trained in effective ways to solve indoor environmental issues.
PSP - Professional Screening Partner - Power
If you sell energy consumption products and services you need to be trained on assessing power usage. This program is designed to train Energy Professionals in a solution-based assessment process that includes surveying the customer for perceived energy consumption problems, evaluating the usage and quantifying the problems, offering solutions that are wholistic and represent the latest techniques and services for energy auditing.
QST - NORMI™ Qualified Sampling Technician
Indoor Air Quality has become a hot topic because many customers are beginning to understand that there are many problems associated with bad indoor air. The QST is trained in the seven components
of indoor air and taught how to address each. This class is divided into two major sections: IAQ and the IAQ Management Program, a program specifically designed to solve IAQ problems in a wholistic
QUEST United - European Training Partner
Courses listed on this page are provided by our European Partner, QUEST United Europe, and contain a range of courses in indoor air quality and other environmental issues conducted in multiple
languages through ONLINE, ONSITE, and Self-Study media. Many courses offer options for certification through NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors, and are recognized
through a variety of national and international organizations.
REST Institute - Training Partner
The REST Institute located in Charlotte, NC is an approved training provider for Best Training School partnering in the areas of Building Sciences as well as Mold Inspection, Assessment, and
Remediation. These courses fill a void in the construction industry for higher level training in the areas of indoor air quality, moisture control, and other building science issues and many of the
courses are certified by NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors. Class are offered as ONLINE, ONSITE, and Self-Study courses and held throughout the southeastern United
RRP - NORMI/EPA Lead RRP Training Program
The EPA Lead Renovation, Remodeling, and Painting training program has been developed to support the EPA Regulation 40 CFR 745.80 that requires individuals and firms performing renovation, repair, and painting projects that disturb lead-based paint in pre-1978 homes, child care facilities and schools be certified by EPA and that they use certified renovators who are trained by EPA-approved training providers to follow lead-safe work practices.
Great job! Instructor has great ability to take complicated issue and simplify it!- Mitchell Ruff
More information dedicated to the sanitization process.- Joe Burkeson
I enjoyed this day immensely. I especially appreciated your prayer & closing it in Jesus' name- the Name above all Names! Praise God for your boldness!- Cindy McDuffie