Florida accepts IICRC exam for mold remediation licensure
VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced that its Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) certification exam is accepted for applicants seeking mold remediation licensure in the state of Florida, according to a press release.
The MRS program is the IICRC’s first stand alone, single exam certification. It recognizes professionals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a variety of duties, including: Performing mold remediation for structures and contents, controlling pressure differentials, designing and implementing remediation processes and recognizing conditions conducive to mold growth, the release stated.
“This approval validates the integrity and high quality of the MRS program and further advances the IICRC curriculum and certification as an industry-leading resource for those looking to become specialists in the cleaning and restoration industry,” said Scott Armour, chairman of the IICRC’s Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) certification program.
“We anticipate Florida will be the first of many states that will adopt our exam and certification program for licensure requirements,” Armour added.
According to the release, though the MRS Certification Program does not require classroom training, IICRC has training courses in the mold industry available to help prepare contractors and workers for the MRS certification exam in the U.S., Canada and throughout other global locations.
Within the new guidelines, candidates who pass the MRS examination will still need to meet the experience requirements listed in 468.8413, Florida statutes in order to be licensed as mold remediators in Florida, the release noted.