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 CMR - NORMI™ Certified Mold Remediator

NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors, has developed this certification for mold professionals interested in a credible national certification. These comprehensive courses may prepare the student to receive licensure in certain states (as indicated below), but, in every case, provide additional training and credibility, allowing the trainee to provide better products and services to the public.

 

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 NORMI CMR FAQ

Do these courses prepare the student for licensure in any states? YES

Yes, those who take these classes may sit for proctored exams for FL, LA, DC licensure. NY and TX require a different course so please call NORMI for information regarding those states.

What is the difference between CMR-3 and CMR-2?

Besides providing less time in the classroom, the CMR-2 (two-day course) assumes that the student has already received water/moisture training and been working in the industry.

What is the most important difference between onsite and online courses?

ONSITE course include hands-on training and a manual for taking the exam. ONLINE student will purchase the manual separately.

Is the exam an additional fee?

Yes, the exam is proctored by NORMI, the certifying agency, so, as is custom in the industry, the exam is paid separately.

Is there a prerequisite for this course?

The CMR-2 (two-day course) requires the IICRC-WRT as a prerequisite. The CMR-3 (three-day course) requires NO prerequisite.

 

Who Should Take This Class?

  • ANYONE interested in knowing more about mold
  • Certified Mold Inspectors for more training
  • Home Inspectors adding mold aspect to business
  • General Contractors doing their own work
  • Industrial Hygienists wanting more advanced training
  • Environmental Consultants need more information
  • Architects concerned about building Mold-Free buildings
  • Contractors interested in licensure for Texas, Arkansas, Maryland, Louisiana, and Florida
  • Contractor's workers who need to know but do not need licensure

 CMR - NORMI™ 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 24 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.

This class is designed to cover all aspects of mold remediation. Here is a brief overview of some of the areas we cover:

  1. Understand the basic principles of microbial remediation as described and generally accepted as the standards in the industry.
  2. Maintain familiarity with the equipment and supplies necessary to conduct a microbial remediation project, as well as, the methods for calibration and operation of such equipment.
  3. Appreciate the safety hazards presented by microbial remediation projects, and follow the procedures necessary to protect building occupants and remediation workers from such hazards.
  4. Recognize that microbial remediation may bring the Remediator into contact with regulated substances such as lead and asbestos and know what to do with these.
  5. Properly address water damage in the indoor environment and understand the proper techniques for correcting such problems.
  6. Perform structural remediation by establishing proper containment, engineering controls to prevent cross contamination and to protect worker safety and health.
  7. Understand and potentially perform HVAC remediation by employing effective cleaning methods when appropriate.
  8. Perform contents remediation by removing and properly disposing of damaged building contents and employing effective cleaning methods when appropriate.
  9. Understand the inspection and assessment process and, by knowing these, prepare for post-remediation verification.

NORMI PROCTORED EXAMINATION - The passing of a proctored exam is required for certification by NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors along with an educational and experience requirement, proof of insurance, and payment of the associated certification fee(s). A "BTS Course Attendance Voucher" will be provided evidencing the number of hours, the course number(s) and affiliated CEUs. This voucher CANNOT be used as a certification but indicates successful completion of the appropriate training hours. Those wishing to "challenge" the examination, in lieu of attending the course, may do so by contacting NORMI at 877.251.2296 x 8516 (NORMI Standards and Compliance Division) and scheduling, in advance, their presence. The proctored examination is, most often, offered the day following this class. To schedule your examination, check the testing schedule at https://www.besttrainingschool.com/examonly.php

 

 CMR-5 Dual Certification for IICRC-WRT and NORMI CMR

This course provides a dual certification for IICRC-WRT and NORMI CMR when the student takes both exams. The NORMI™ certificate is a national certification providing credibility in non-licensing states and meets the training requirements for licensing in Florida, Louisiana and the District of Columbia. Additional continuing education credits (CEUs) may be offered for modules of this training and may be supplied upon request to ACTIVE NORMI™ Members.

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    DAY ONE

    • Module 1 Basic Info - Categories and Classes
    • Module 2 Safety Equipment - Physical Extraction
    • Module 3 Evaporation and Dehumidification
    • Module 4 Temperature Control - Electrical Power
    • Module 5 Inspection Tools
    • Module 6 Drying Science - Psychrometry

    DAY TWO

    • Module 7 Monitoring and Documentation
    • Module 8 Finish Walls and Ceilings - Materials - Insulation
    • Module 9 Flooring (Soft Goods) - Material and Installation methods
    • Module 10 Strip Wood Flooring
    • Module 11 Subflooring and Substructure (Basements - Crawlspaces)
    • Module 12 Antimicrobial Biocides - Deodorization
    • Module 13 Laminate - Resilient Flooring
    • Module 14 Ceramic Tile Flooring

    DAY THREE

    • Module 15 In-Place Drying / HVAC
    • Module 16 Float Drying
    • Module 17 Contents / Personal Property
    • Module 18 Microorganisms
    • Module 19 Contaminated Buildings - Category 3
    • Module 20 Category 3 - Contents and LCCC - Mobile Homes
    • Module 21 Evaporation Potential (Reference)
    • IICRC-WRT Proctored Examination

    DAY FOUR

    • Module 1 Introduction
    • Module 3 Health Concerns
    • Module 4-5 Regulations, Guidelines & Law
    • NORMI™ Professional Practices (Assessment and Remediation)
    • Module 8 HVAC Hotspots
    • Module 9-10 IAQ Mold Assessment for Remediators

    DAY FIVE

    • Module 11 Protecting the Public
    • Module 12 PPE, Respiratory Protection & Hazcom
    • Module 13 Mold Remediation (30 Step Checklist)
    • Hands-On Mold Remediation Techniques
    • CMR Proctored Examination

 

 CMR-3 (Three-Day Curriculum)

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    DAY ONE

    • Introduction of Instructors & Class Members The opening period is devoted to a brief discussion of the trainer's backgrounds, field experience, objectives, and logistical announcements along with a discussion of the certification process.
    • Mold and the Media A overview of the media "hype" surrounding mold, licensing laws and the role certifying agencies are playing in pending and future mold licensing legislation.
    • Mold Fundamentals This discussion centers on the physical make-up of this biological organism and how it fits under the umbrella of indoor air quality contaminants. The student is trained in understanding the differences between viable and non-viable mold and its effects on the environment.
    • Moisture Challenges Moisture is a key factor in controlling mold growth so this section is devoted to a discussion regarding moisture control, the five rules of moisture movement, and the Psychrometric fundamentals in efforts to control both temperature and relative humidity in indoor environments.
    • Mold Standards-Guidelines & Publications New York City Guidelines, EPA Recommendations, IICRC 500-520, and NADCA suggestions are discussed in an effort to sort out the similarities and differences in each. In the absence of a national "standard", these become the standard for mold sanitization and remediation projects to protect mold industry professionals from potential litigation.
    • Understanding the Remediation Process Understanding the remediation process makes developing a scope of work and remediation protocol easier. This section takes the project from gross demolition to rebuild and discusses the details of each aspect of the remediation project within the context of industry standards.
    • HVAC & Filtration/Purification Developing a good indoor air quality maintenance program is imperative to maintaining good indoor air quality so in this section we discuss the difference parts of the HVAC system, air filtration and purification to better understand their impact on indoor air quality issues.
    • Health Concerns Several videos are discussed as they relate to and document health issues connected to mold. Real clinical research is contrasted with media hype to sort out the truth about the effects of mold in our indoor environments.

    DAY TWO

    • The Investigation Process The assessment process is the important first step toward evaluating the need for a sanitization or remediation solution. The investigation always includes assessing the environment visually, collecting samples for laboratory analysis, and drawing conclusions. The investigation process ends with a well-written report and templates are discussed to facilitate the writing of those reports.
    • Licensing Laws and NORMI Professional Practices used as guidelines for "best practices"
    • Hazard Communication in regards to hazardous work conditions is an important aspect of the remediation protocol. This section outlines the potential dangers associated with poor communication in the workplace.
    • Case Studies Some of the most practical lessons are learned through the failures and successes of others. In this section the student is helped with analyzing actual mold projects in an effort to identify problems and solutions in a practical way.
    • Pre-Test and Organization Review The student is introduced to the testing process required for certification and information regarding the certifying agencies and their benefits.Panel Discussion This is an opportunity for the students to discuss in detail any aspect of the class that need clarification. The teachers make themselves available in a panel discussion format for Q&A.
    • Web Access and Support The student completes an Attendance Voucher verifying his presence in the classroom along with an evaluation of the teacher(s) and the subjects discussed. This information is reviewed at a later date in an effort to "tweak" the class to make it as current and as relevant as possible. This kind of input from students is always an important part of the training process.

    DAY THREE

    • Employee Safety (OSHA) Although mold is not considered a hazardous substance, health issues are sometimes related to exposures of higher levels of mold. For this reason, the CMA must consider safety measures that should be taken to protect the health of the occupants and the workers during a remediation project.
    • Definitions of Sanitization and Remediation The difference between these two techniques helps define the scope of work
    • Developing a Report Writing a legible, comprehensive report is a requirement for the protection of the CMR and the client.
    • HANDS-ON Training - students will experience hands-on training which includes, but not limited to, 1) a single student will dress in full PPE in preparation for the mold remediation project, 2) all students will be involved in simulating a crawl space in which containment is constructed, negative pressure is established using an AFD converted to a NAM and the manometer is demonstrated, and 3) two walls will be constructed to simulate limited and full containment with a decon chamber, negative air machine installation, fresh air makeup and a demonstration of the AFD converted to air scrubbing with distribution tail connected to the PRV24K to expedite the PRV process. ALL students will participate in this instruction as part of their final grade.
    • Review Testing process Proctored testing is discussed and the student is informed of the entire certification processes.

 

 CMR-2 (Two-Day Curriculum)

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    DAY ONE

    • Introduction of Instructors & Class Members The opening period is devoted to a brief discussion of the trainer's backgrounds, field experience, objectives, and logistical announcements along with a discussion of the certification process.
    • Mold and the Media A overview of the media "hype" surrounding mold, licensing laws and the role certifying agencies are playing in pending and future mold licensing legislation.
    • Mold Fundamentals This discussion centers on the physical make-up of this biological organism and how it fits under the umbrella of indoor air quality contaminants. The student is trained in understanding the differences between viable and non-viable mold and its effects on the environment.
    • Mold Standards-Guidelines & Publications New York City Guidelines, EPA Recommendations, IICRC 500-520, and NADCA suggestions are discussed in an effort to sort out the similarities and differences in each. In the absence of a national "standard", these become the standard for mold sanitization and remediation projects to protect mold industry professionals from potential litigation.
    • HVAC & Filtration/Purification Developing a good indoor air quality maintenance program is imperative to maintaining good indoor air quality so in this section we discuss the difference parts of the HVAC system, air filtration and purification to better understand their impact on indoor air quality issues.
    • Health Concerns Several videos are discussed as they relate to and document health issues connected to mold. Real clinical research is contrasted with media hype to sort out the truth about the effects of mold in our indoor environments.
    • The Investigation Process The assessment process is the important first step toward evaluating the need for a sanitization or remediation solution. The investigation always includes assessing the environment visually, collecting samples for laboratory analysis, and drawing conclusions. The investigation process ends with a well-written report and templates are discussed to facilitate the writing of those reports.

    DAY TWO

    • Licensing Laws and NORMI Professional Practices used as guidelines for "best practices"
    • Hazard Communication in regards to hazardous work conditions is an important aspect of the remediation protocol. This section outlines the potential dangers associated with poor communication in the workplace.
    • Understanding the Remediation Process Understanding the remediation process makes developing a scope of work and remediation protocol easier. This section takes the project from gross demolition to rebuild and discusses the details of each aspect of the remediation project within the context of industry standards.
    • HANDS-ON Training - students will experience hands-on training which includes, but not limited to, 1) a single student will dress in full PPE in preparation for the mold remediation project, 2) all students will be involved in simulating a crawl space in which containment is constructed, negative pressure is established using an AFD converted to a NAM and the manometer is demonstrated, and 3) two walls will be constructed to simulate limited and full containment with a decon chamber, negative air machine installation, fresh air makeup and a demonstration of the AFD converted to air scrubbing with distribution tail connected to the PRV24K to expedite the PRV process. ALL students will participate in this instruction as part of their final grade.
    • Review Testing process Proctored testing is discussed and the student is informed of the entire certification processes.

 

 

 

 What's Included?

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

The NORMI Professional Practices Manual (over 200 pages) will be produced for each class and provided to each student to include, but not limited to, all power point slides, reference documentation, the applicable state licensing law, NORMI Professional Standards and definitions/acronyms.

  • 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.

 

What is PROVIDED for your CLASS FEE:

  • PowerPoint Slides (2 to a page)
  • Reference Materials
  • Business Documents
  • FREE "Mold-Free Construction" eBook
  • Opportunity to Certify at Additional Fee

  

  
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