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What Exactly is a Certification?

Understanding the following terms correctly can help you find the right professional for your needs.

Training is education, with or without testing.  When a student completes a training course, he/she earns a training certificate or diploma.  The student owns the training certificate and can add it to his/her curriculum vitae. Though ACAC does not develop training courses, it does issue training certificates on behalf of certain educational organizations.

Certifications are affidavits of industry knowledge - knowledge beyond a course curriculum.  When an individual demonstrates knowledge, he/she earns a certification designation.  The individual does not own the designation, but may renew it after meeting its requirements.  

Accredited Certifications are professional credentials qualified and recognized by one of three independent organizations.  Certification programs accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) must require verifiable field experience.  Most ACAC certifications are CESB-accredited.

Licenses are state-issued credentials that allow individuals to practice in state-regulated professions.  Read the CESB position paper on engineering credentials to learn more about the relationship between licensing and certification.

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OUR CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Restoration and Remediation:

ACAC offers restoration industry certifications and contractor certifications such as mold contractor certifications, indoor air quality certifications, water damage certifications, fire and water restoration certifications; structural drying certifications, moisture control certifications, and thermography certifications.

Administration and Management:

ACAC offers emergency management certifications and indoor air quality management certifications.

Investigation and Consulting:

ACAC offers mold inspector certifications, indoor air quality certifications, environmental certifications, infection control certifications, thermography certifications, and fire and smoke certifications.

 

"I wish more organizations I’ve been a member of worked half as hard as you all do." -- Signed EM
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24 ACAC certification programs are accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). 
All ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.