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 New York Mold Assessment & Remediation Specialists

Training Approval Number #MTP-005

.These courses are designed to prepare the mold professional for licensure in the State of New York in accordance with the New York Labor Law. Courses have been approved for three disciplines: NYMA (Mold Assessor), NYRC (Mold Remediation Contracor) and NYAW (Mold Abatement Worker). These classes utilize a variety of training techniques including hands-on, video and multiple live trainers to assist the student in understanding his/her trade.

"AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to requiring the licensure of mold assessment and remediation specialists and setting minimum work standards for mold assessment and remediation specialists; to amend chapter 551 of the laws of 2014 amending the labor law relating to requiring the licensure of mold assessment and remediation specialists and setting minimum work standards for mold assessment and remediation specialists, in relation to the effectiveness thereof..."
State of New York

 

NORMI Concurrent Training Concept - Our proprietary approach to training in this industry is to train Assessors and Remediators in the same classroom simultaneously because Assessors are responsible for writing remediation protocol and Remediators need to know how to do interim evaluations of their work in anticipation of a Post Remediation Verification or Clearance. By training them together, each learns the correct language and have a better understanding of the applicable law under which they should operate. Duties are clearly defined and job descriptions clarified. This concurrent training provides a unique networking opportunity to businesses who want to have a pool of mold professionals from whom they may draw resources for future or existing projects.

New York Tests/Exams are available onsite in both English and Spanish.

 

 New York Mold Training FAQ

NORMI is responsible for training and testing potential licensees in accordance with the New York Labor Law. It is the responsibility of the student to know which class and exam(s) should be taken relevant to the license(s) for which the student plans to apply. Because businesses operate differently, and job descriptions vary, NORMI cannot be held responsible for determining which class or exam should be taken.

Do I have to be a resident of the State of New York to be licensed? NO

DMV-ID Required but you DON'T have to be a resident of NY to get one... read on.

ID Required This statement from Eileen Franko, PhD, Director of Division of Safety and Health "The most recent question is on how to handle students that do not possess a New York State Department of Motor Vehicles Driver's License Identification Number or Non-Driver ID Card (DMV-ID). Since this information is required to issue certificates of completion and submit the training rosters, it is necessary that your class participants have a DMV-ID. For licensing and verification purposes, students should have a DMV-ID when they enroll for a mold training course. It may be helpful for mold training providers to instruct potential students to obtain a DMV-ID (http://dmv.ny.gov/) on their website or during telephone calls before registering students for a mold training course."

What this means: "You will need to bring your DMV ID (driver's license or non-driver's ID) to class so we can create the necessary unique ID number for the NORMI Certificate of Completion we provide at the end of the class. This certificate CANNOT be provided without this ID so if you come to class BEFORE getting your ID, please be advised that the NORMI Certificate of Completion will be retained by us until the ID is received. This process protects the New York residents from unscrupulous mold professionals. Thank you for your cooperation." Doug Hoffman, Executive Director of NORMI

As a Home Inspector must I ALSO be licensed as a New York Mold Assessor? YES

As an ASHI® Member, do I received CEUs for this course toward my ASHI® Certification?

YES, ASHI® has approved these courses for CEUs toward their recertification requirement in the following amounts:
NYMA Course is approved for 32 hours of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits
NYRC Course is approved for 24 hours of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits
NYAW Course is approved for 16 hours of ASHI® Contining Education Credits

Can an individual hold multiple licenses?

Yes, and many do. As long as you follow the licensing law to avoid a conflict of interest, an individual may hold both the assessor and remediation contractor license.

Is there an opportunity to sit for a second exam at your training locations?

Yes, please contact us for details.

What license should I pursue?

Mold Assessor:
The license requires the 4 day training/test and is for the Company and for the Assessor.

Mold Remediation Contractor:
The license requires the 3 day training/test and is for the Company to operate. It also provides a license to the person registering the company as a remediation contractor.

Abatement Worker - Supervisor:
The license requires the same 3 day training/test as the Remediation contractor. It is a license for the contractor, not the business.

Abatement Worker:
The license requires the 2 day class/test and is needed to work on the jobsite if the worker is not licensed as a Remediation Contractor or Abatement Worker - Supervisor.

Can a licensed mold remediator perform work on a project for a client without an assessment from a licensed mold assessor?

No. Labor Law Article 32 Section 946 (1) provides that a licensed mold remediator cannot perform work on a project without an assessment performed by a licensed assessor. Before beginning site preparation work, the law requires that a licensed remediator:
  • obtain a copy of the licensed mold assessor's mold remediation plan from the client;
  • prepare a mold remediation work plan ("work plan") that fulfills all of the requirements of the licensed assessor's mold remediation plan; and
  • provide a copy of the newly prepared "work plan" to the client.

Can a licensed mold remediator also perform the assessment on the same project?

No. Labor Law Section 936 (2), states that no licensee shall perform both mold assessment and mold remediation on the same project. If the licensed mold remediator on a project engages in assessment conduct that would otherwise be performed by a licensed mold assessor on that project, the licensed mold remediator has violated Section 936 of the Labor Law. This includes the practice of providing the client with a "fill-in-the-blank" assessment form.

Can a licensed mold remediator perform work on a project without an assessment if the owner of the home or property provides a waiver?

No. The Labor Law does not allow a licensed mold remediator to perform work on a project without an assessment from a licensed mold assessor. In addition, Labor Law Section 936 prohibits a licensee from performing both the mold assessment and the mold remediation on the same project.

The NY Labor Law says "indoor mold" but does that also include attics, crawlspaces and non-conditioned basements?

"Indoor" was struck from §930.4 (Mold Assessment definition), because it was redundant since "indoor" is already included in the definition of mold (§930.2). There is no separate definition for "indoor" in the law, but if a mold project area is located inside a building (attics, crawlspaces and non-conditioned basements), the project is considered to be indoors.

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 NYMA - New York Mold Assessor

The New York State Labor Law requires 32 hours of training in mold, moisture, respiratory protection, protocol writing, post-remediation clearance and a proctored examination. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Once the applicant completes these two requirements onsite, offered by NORMI, application is made directly to the State for licensure. NOTE: New York State Labor Law recommended curriculum includes 32 hours but the NORMI class provides 37.5 hours of contact time.

Assessment Consultant per Section 931.1

Prepare a Mold Remediation Plan to client based on the conditions discovered during the assessment phase of the project.

TOPIC

HRS

Introduction, Sources, Conditions and Prevention of Mold Growth 1
Potential Health Effects 0.5
Workplace hazards, PPE, Respirators, asbestos, confined spaces, lock out/tag out 2
Technical and Legal considerations and Regulations 1
Performance of visual inspections for mold. 2
Measurement equipment. Moisture meters, humidity meters, particle counters, data-logging, inspection equipment 1
Biological Sampling strategies and methods. Sampling locations and techniques 0.5
Sampling methods, bulk, surface, tape, air samples, etc 1
State of the art work practices and new technologies 1
Documentation, reports writing, field notes, chain of custody forms, etc 1
Clearance testing and procedures 0.5
Building construction, building sciences, moisture control, water intrusion events 1
Prevention of IAQ problems, improving maintenance, housekeeping 1.5
Basics of HVAC systems, inspection and assessment of HVAC 0.5
Interpreting data and sampling results 0.5
Survey Protocol 0.5
Interviewing occupants, questionnaire development and interpreting results 0.5
Writing mold management plans, mold remediation plans, determining clearance criteria, contract specifications, job cost estimates, liability and insurance costs 2
Post remediation clearance testing procedures, review remediation plans 1
Case studies 1
Overview of how mold remediation projects are conducted. Containment. Air Filtration and protecting the public and occupants from mold and chemical exposure 2
Work practices for removing, cleaning and treating mold. 1
Requirements for worker protection. Respiratory program. Safety plans. Medical Surveillance 0.5
EPA, NYCDOH, OSHA, IICRC S520 1
Breaks 8 @ 15 minutes 2
Lunches 4 @ 1 hour 4
Review 0.5
Exam 1

Total

32

 

 NYRC - New York Mold Remediation Contractor

The New York State Labor Law requires 24 hours of training in mold, moisture, respiratory protection, protocol writing, post-remediation clearance and a proctored examination. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Once the applicant completes these two requirements onsite, offered by NORMI, application is made directly to the State for licensure. NOTE: New York State Labor Law recommended curriculum includes 24 hours but the NORMI class provides 28.5 hours of contact time.

Mold Remediation Contractor per Section 931.2

Prepare a Mold Remediation Plan to client based on the conditions discovered during the assessment phase of the project.

TOPIC

HRS

Introduction 0.5
Sources, Conditions, Prevention of mold growth 0.5
Potential Health Effects 0.5
Workplace hazards, PPE, Respirators, asbestos, confined spaces, lock out/tag out 2
Technical and Legal considerations, NYS Law 1
State of the art work practices and new technologies 0.5
Documentation, reports writing, field notes, chain of custody forms, etc 1
Clearance testing and procedures 0.5
Building construction, building sciences, moisture control, water intrusion events 1
Basics of HVAC systems, inspection and assessment of HVAC 0.5
Writing mold management plans, mold remediation plans, determining clearance criteria 1
Post remediation clearance testing procedures, review mediation plans 1
Engineering Controls 1
Overview of how mold remediation projects are conducted. Containment. Air Filtration 2
Work practices for removing, cleaning and treating mold. 1.5
Requirements for worker protection. Respiratory program. Safety plans. Medical Surveillance 1
Contract specifications, job cost estimates, liability and insurance costs 1
Protecting public and occupants from mold exposure 0.5
EPA, NYCDOH, OSHA, IICRC S520 1
Breaks 6@ 15 minutes 1.5
Lunch 3
Review 0.5
Exam 1

Total

24

 

 NYAW - New York Mold Abatement Worker

The New York State Labor Law requires 16 hours of training in mold, moisture, respiratory protection, hazard communication, workplace safety and a proctored examination. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Once the applicant completes these two requirements onsite, offered by NORMI, application is made directly to the State for licensure. NOTE: New York State Labor Law recommended curriculum includes 16 hours but the NORMI class provides 19.0 hours of contact time.

Remediation Worker per Section 931.3

Performs remediation work as specified in the remediation work plan

TOPIC

HRS

Potential Health Effects 0.5
Introduction, Regulations, Technical and Legal 1
Indoor Air Pollution and Sick Building 1
Potential Health Effects 0.5
Hazard Communication 1
Workplace hazards, PPE, Respirators, asbestos, confined spaces, lock out/tag out 1.5
Overview of how mold remediation projects are conducted. Containment. Air Filtration 2.5
Work practices for removing, cleaning and treating mold, and State of the Art Technology. 2.5
Hands-on Work area Prep 2
Breaks 4 @ 15 minutes each 1
Lunch 2 @ 1 hour each 2
Review 0.5
Exam 0.5

Total

16

 

 What's Included?

Included FREE for each student are the following items:
Included FREE

The NY Student Manual (over 200 pages) will be produced for each discipline and provided to each student to include, but not limited to, all power point slides, reference documentation, the NY State Mold Licensing Law, NORMI Professional Practices and definitions.

  • Module 1 - Introduction, Code of Ethics & Definitions - covers the areas of professional ethics and industry unique language.
  • Module 2 - Mold Basics & Health Concerns - how molds grow, mycotoxins, allergic reactions, SBS, comfort and other IAQ concerns of asbestos and lead. This segment will also consider the causes and conditions for mold proliferation in indoor environments.
  • Module 3 - Industry Guidelines & Laws - introduction to, and discussion of, IICRC, NYCDOH, OSHA, EPA and NY State Mold Licensing Law
  • Module 4 - NORMI Professional Practices - industry and NORMI standard of practice and legal obligations for meeting insurance criteria.
  • Module 5 - Moisture Challenges - assessment of moisture intrusion events, how they occur and how they are resolved with or without remediation techniques.
  • Module 6 - Controlling Moisture in Buildings - a study of the building sciences that include discussions of moisture diffusion and transport, building assemblies and relative humidity.
  • Module 7 - Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning - detailed discussion of building sciences, basics of HVAC systems, inspection and assessment.
  • Module 8 - IAQ/Mold Assessment Process - interviewing occupants and questionnaire to complete a thorough assessment and develop a solutions protocol for sanitization or remediation. This includes the writing of protocol and mold management plans.
  • Module 9 - Mold Sampling Process & Equipment - hands on and practical discussion of testing equipment and the sampling processes to make a comprehensive evaluation of the current conditions of the indoor environment. Biological sampling strategies.
  • Module 10 - Detecting Moisture w/IR Thermography - utilizing of moisture detection techniques which include moisture mapping, moisture content testing and infrared thermography.
  • Module 11 - PPE, Respiratory Protection & Safety - practical discussion and hands on donning and doffing of PPE, including respiratory protection, as well as training in hazcom.
  • Module 12 - Successful Mold Remediation Process - checklist approach to completing a successful mold remediation process to meet the mold protocol and prepare for Post-Remediation Clearance procedures. Hands on to include building containment, establishing negative pressure and pre-Post-Remediation Clearance Procedures.
  • Module 13 - IAQ Basics 101 - discussion of solutions implemented for ensuring the ongoing management of the indoor environment.
  • Module 14 - Addenda including Class Paperwork - definitions, acronyms and practical group discussion of case studies and backup documentation, including reporting.

 

 Approved Mold Trainers

NORMI/BTS Training Team

Training Director Doug Hoffman NORMI Executive Director
Senior Trainer Linda Eicher BTS National Director
Senior Trainer Lance Eisen NORMI COO
Senior Trainer Wenford Taylor Advisory Board
Senior Trainer Timothy Butler Advisory Board
Instructor Carol Williams Assessment/Remediation
Instructor William Haile Assessment/Remediation
Instructor Whitney Wiseman Assessment/Remediation
Instructor Brent Horton Assessment/Remediation
Instructor Jeff Heyd Remediation/HandsOn
Instructor Paul Jose Assessment/HandsOn
Instructor William Gieske Assessment/Remediation
Instructor David Doyle Assessment/Remediation
Instructor Adrian Jackman Asssessment/Remediation
Instructor John Eicher Asssessment/Remediation
Instructor Ron Guncheon Asssessment/Remediation
Instructor Steve Dewhirst Asssessment/Remediation
Instructor Frank Zelinski Asssessment/Remediation

 

  
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