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Specifying ACAC Certifications: Why and How

ACAC offers the most widely recognized certifications in the indoor air quality industry.

Nationally renowned for integrity, credibility and independence, ACAC certifications are recommended or required in the following documents:

Click the "Did You Know?" link at left for a summary of ACAC's distinctive certification process.

Specifying independent, accredited certifications helps protect the public interest and ensures professional results. ACAC suggests the following language for legislation or specifications related to mold assessment and remediation:

1) Mold and microbial investigation, assessment, remediation, abatement and consulting services
shall be performed by individuals who are certified by the American Council for Accredited
Certification (ACAC) or another national, non-profit certifying body which:

a) is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB)
and/or the American National Standards Institute under ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, and

b) is wholly independent from training organizations, membership organizations and
industry trade associations.

2) Individuals shall not conduct mold or microbial investigations, assessments or consultations
for a period of one year on projects for which they have conducted remediation or abatement
services.

3) Individuals shall not conduct mold or microbial remediation or abatement activities for a
period of one year on projects for which they have conducted investigations, assessments or
consultations.

 

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*  The CIEC and CMC programs are dual-accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
    and the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
* 18 other ACAC programs are accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
*  ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.
*  ACAC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.