NORMI Releases 2021 First Quarter Course Schedule

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ABITA SPRINGS, La.—December 21, 2020—The National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) recently released its in-person and online course schedule for the beginning of next year. Due to increased demand for trained and certified indoor air quality professionals nationwide, the NORMI 2021 first quarter course schedule includes new onsite locations in Texas and Virginia with most onsite courses also offered as live webinars. Training includes classroom instruction as well as a hands-on component, and onsite Spanish courses are offered again as well as a full lineup of online self-study courses.

NORMI is an approved training provider in all states that require mold licensing and re-certification. These states are Florida, Louisiana, Texas, New York, and Washington, D.C. In other states with no mold licensing requirements, NORMI certifications give IAQ professionals a way to verify to customers that they have completed the appropriate industry training and are properly trained in mold assessment, mold remediation, mold guidelines and standards of practice, sanitizing, and/or other IAQ subspecialties.

In addition to professional IAQ training and certifying services, NORMI provides weekly ongoing support for members and bulk purchasing benefits to reduce the cost of equipment and supplies.  If you have questions regarding courses or licensing requirements for your state, contact NORMI directly at [email protected] or 877.251.2276.  For details on all courses and certifications, visit www.Events.NORMI.org.

 

NORMI 2021 FIRST QUARTER COURSE SCHEDULE

NORMITM Certified Mold Assessor

This course meets the criteria required by the State of Florida Mold-Related Services Board of the DBPR for licensure as a mold assessor. Attendees will receive documentation that they have received training in “mold, moisture, and respiratory protection” as well as the IICRC S-520 and NORMI Professional Standards. This course will help students prepare for the approved state examination required for licensure in Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C.

The classroom portion of the course includes training on mold, moisture, moisture intrusion, IR moisture thermal imaging, assessment, report writing, containment, remediation techniques, protocol writing, and standards of practice. The workshop portion includes a hands-on remediation workshop in the areas of assessment sampling, building containment, negative pressure, and appropriate PPE.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
January 19-21 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
January 26-28 Treasure Island, Fla. Yes Yes
February 2-4 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
February 9-11 Orlando, Fla. Yes Yes
March 9-11 Alexandria, Va. Yes Yes
March 23-25 (SPANISH) Sunrise, Fla No No

 

NORMITM Certified Mold-Related Services Assessor

This course meets the criteria required by the State of Florida Mold-Related Services Board of the DBPR for licensure as a mold assessor. Attendees will receive documentation that they have received training in “mold, moisture, and respiratory protection” as well as the IICRC S-520 and NORMI Professional Standards. This course will help students prepare for the approved state examination required for licensure in Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C.

The classroom portion of the course includes training on mold, moisture, moisture intrusion, IR moisture thermal imaging, assessment, report writing, containment, remediation techniques, protocol writing, and standards of practice. The workshop portion includes a hands-on remediation workshop in the areas of assessment sampling, building containment, negative pressure, and appropriate PPE.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
January 19-21 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
January 26-28 Treasure Island, Fla. Yes Yes
February 2-4 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
February 9-11 Orlando, Fla. Yes Yes
March 9-11 Alexandria, Va. Yes Yes
March 23-25 (SPANISH) Sunrise, Fla No No

 

NORMI Certified Advanced IAQ Assessor

This course is for indoor air quality professionals who want to secure an advanced IAQ certification to advance their business. This course includes the hands-on onsite assessment of a property (small home/apartment/condo, medium-sized home, or church building), reading a commercial floorplan in preparation of an assessment proposal, and pricing a project. The 24-hour course prepares attendees to pass a proctored examination covering the solution-based process that includes indoor air quality assessment, sampling techniques/strategies, laboratory report interpretation, report/protocol writing, and IAQ solutions based on the NORMI Pro Management business model. Due to the individualized nature of this course that makes is possible to address each attendee’s specific business, space is limited.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
April 27-29 Treasure Island, Fla. No No

 

NORMITM Certified Mold Remediator

This course meets the criteria required by the State of Florida Mold-Related Services Board of the DBPR for licensure as a mold remediator.  Attendees will receive documentation that they have received training in “mold, moisture, and respiratory protection” as well as IICRC S-520 and NORMI Professional Standards. This course may serve as an exam prep course for approved state examinations for Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C.

The classroom portion of the course includes training on mold, moisture, moisture intrusion, IR moisture thermal imaging, assessment, report writing, containment, remediation techniques, protocol writing, and standards of practice. The workshop portion includes a hands-on remediation workshop in the areas of assessment sampling, building containment, negative pressure, and appropriate PPE.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
January 19-21 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
January 26-28 Treasure Island, Fla. Yes Yes
February 2-4 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
February 9-11 Orlando, Fla. Yes Yes
February 22-26 Dallas, Texas No Yes
March 9-11 Alexandria, Va. Yes Yes
March 23-25 (SPANISH) Sunrise, Fla. No No

 

NORMITM Certified Mold-Related Services Remediator

This course meets the criteria required by the State of Florida Mold-Related Services Board of the DBPR for licensure as a mold remediator.  Attendees will receive documentation that they have received training in “mold, moisture, and respiratory protection” as well as IICRC S-520 and NORMI Professional Standards. This course may serve as an exam prep course for approved state examinations for Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
January 19-21 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
January 26-28 Treasure Island, Fla. Yes Yes
February 2-4 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
February 9-11 Orlando, Fla. Yes Yes
March 9-11 Alexandria, Va. Yes Yes
March 23-25 (SPANISH) Sunrise, Fla. No No

 

Mold Guidelines & Standard Operating Procedures (14 CEU Credits—Fla.)

This two-day webinar includes training in the areas of mold, moisture, and Standards of Practice. It covers the basic materials dealing with mold, how it grows, how it affects our health, moisture and moisture intrusion, and Standards of Practice. The course qualifies for continuing education credits for NORMI, the State of Florida, and the IICRC.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
 January 19-20 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
January 26-27 Treasure Island, Fla. Yes Yes
February 2-3 Sunrise, Fla. Yes Yes
February 9-10 Orlando, Fla. Yes Yes
March 9-10 Alexandria, Va. Yes Yes
March 23-24 (SPANISH) Sunrise, Fla. No No

 

Remediation Processes (4 CEU Credits—Fla.)

This four-hour webinar introduces the “NORMI 30 Steps to Successful Remediation,” a checklist to govern all remediation projects whether small or large. Based on industry standards, including the IICRC S-520 and NORMI Professional Practices, this is one of the most practical courses on remediation offered to mold assessors, remediation contractors, mold technician, and mold workers on the market today.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
January 5 No Yes No

 

Mold Health Concerns (2 CEU Credits—Fla.)

This two-hour webinar details some of the physical reactions associated with mold and highlights the importance of protecting the occupants and workers from mold exposures. The information contained in this class is provided with back-up documentation that gives a clear understanding of how mold may affect our health.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
January 7 No Yes No

 

Protecting the Public (1 CEU Credit—Fla.)

This one-hour webinar emphasizes the importance of avoiding scare tactics while incorporating good solid documented information and practices that will protect the public during and after a mold project. It is the responsibility of the remediation contractors, technicians, and mold workers to protect themselves and the occupants from mold contamination in indoor environments.

Date Onsite Location LIVE Webinar Online Self-Study
January 14 No Yes No

 

ONLINE SELF-STUDY COURSES

NORMITM Certified Biocide Applicator

This class trains the certified biocide applicator to apply approved, green technology, safe and proven anti-microbials, protectants, encapsulates, biocides, and other chemicals for the prevention and control of surface microbes, including mold, bacteria, and algae. Having the ability to offer long-term warranties for such contaminants is an added benefit to building a business around this certification. Click here for more info on the Certified Biocide Applicator course.

NORMITM Certified Formaldehyde Screener

This course trains the IAQ Professional in techniques to screen for and then reduce formaldehyde contamination levels in indoor environments. The class covers the sources of formaldehyde, the deleterious health effects, and the solutions recommended to lower levels and manage the indoor air quality environment. This class is based on information provided by the US Department of Health and Human Services and other resources that are included in the class online or on CD. Click here for more information on the Certified Formaldehyde Screening course.

NORMITM Certified Mold Inspector

This is an entry-level course to introduce the new inspector to the industry and may not be used for state licensure. Students will learn the five accepted testing techniques that are used as the standard for developing an accurate evaluation of the indoor air quality of an environment, how to use the assessment interview process to develop a clear and concise IAQ Profile for determining a solution protocol, and how to write the sanitization protocol by understanding how to differentiate between “sanitization” and “remediation” so the consumer can be correctly directed toward the proper solution to their indoor air quality issues. When sanitization is preferred, the inspector may, at his discretion, offer solutions to avoid the possible future of a more costly remediation process. Click here for more info on the Certified Mold Inspector course.

NORMITM Certified Mold Screener

This course trains the student in the processes of taking samples in indoor environments where visible mold is under the established threshold for a regulated project. A Certified Mold Screener delivers the lab report to the client without necessarily making recommendations or offering solutions but giving guidance and direction toward resources that can further assist the client. This course is supported by the NORMI Professional Practices, which establishes “best practices” for the activity associated with this certification. Click here for more info on the Certified Mold Screener course.

NORMITM Certified Mold Worker

This course trains the student in the processes leading to and involved in the remediation of mold in indoor environments. Those who work in the mold industry should understand the basic mycology of mold, the seven components of indoor air quality, moisture control, sanitization techniques, remediation guidelines, generally accepted practices including personal protection equipment (PPE), hazards communication (HazCom), and OSHA safe workplace practices. This comprehensive two-day training gives the workers what they need to protect themselves and their employer from downside litigation that sometimes accompanies mold remediation. Click here for more info on the Certified Mold Worker course.

NORMITM Certified Sanitizing Professional

This class is designed to provide the IAQ professional with the training, skills, and accompanying credentials to provide recommendations and solutions to lower the microbial load in indoor environments. Using objective sampling results to prove the efficacy of the implemented sanitization solutions, the Certified Sanitizing Professional is able to provide a NORMI™ Certificate of Sanitization to both commercial and residential property owners. Click here for more info on the Certified Sanitizing Professional course.

BSC1 Non-Vented Attics

This is a building science course that covers the benefits of having HVAC Systems in conditioned space and how it far outweighs any added costs, and how it is the best way to ensure the efficiency of the entire system. Examples of the types of framing to allow keeping ductwork within the building envelope are discussed in detail. Click here for more info on BSC1 Non-Vented Attics.

BSC2 Non-Vented Crawlspaces

This building science course shows when and how a crawl space should be vented or sealed. Specifications and cut sheets will be included to show the exact way to seal a crawlspace and save money for both the builder and the owner. Click here for more info on BSC2 Non-vented Crawlspaces.

BSC4 HVAC Systems in Conditioned Spaces

This building science course includes a discussion of the energy efficiency and improved IAQ that can result from being aware of where duct systems are installed. Too often, poor planning results in ductwork being placed in hotter than necessary chases or attics, resulting in increased energy costs and poor air quality from air infiltration into improperly sealed ductwork. Click here for more info on BSC4 HVAC Systems in Conditioned Spaces.

BSC6 Insulating the Envelope

This building science course covers the different types of insulation and how each works. The instructor explains “R” factors, heat transfer, and how heat and cold move throughout the structure. This practical view of insulation will result in more efficient and effective ways to insulate the envelope. Click here for more info on BSC6 Insulating the Envelope.

BSC7 Diagnosing Moisture Problems

This building science course covers investigating and diagnosing air and water infiltration to help to understand the need for sealed envelopes to avoid potential and future moisture problems. Over 80% of mold problems are a result of ignoring the basics of identifying and fixing moisture problems before they become a problem or present themselves on the inside of the envelope. Click here for more info on BSC7 Diagnosing Moisture Problems.

BSC8 Antimicrobials on Substrates

This building science course covers green water-based anti-microbials and the choice of products available on the market for providing mold prevention, some of which even have 20-year warranties. Click here for more info on BSC8 Antimicrobials on Substrates.

Basic Training 101 (IAQ)

This class covers the basics of IAQ and the technologies available for solutions. When understanding the seven components of indoor air, it is easier to understand a wholistic solution to IAQ problems and create healthier environments indoors. Click here for more info on Basic Training 101 (IAQ).

Basic Training 101 (H2O)

This training program is a comprehensive look at drinking water, its source, the reason why drinking water is contaminated, and the systems used to decontaminate drinking water in an effort to improve its quality. This program is designed to be a basic class on the problems and municipal solutions to drinking water problems but introduces the holistic concept of purifying water to make it free from all contaminants. Municipal drinking water, though certainly some of the best in the world, can still be finished by further purification. This class introduces the concept of reaching the very best quality water available and the technologies needed to accomplish that. Click here for more info on Basic Training 101 (H2O).

Professional Screening Partner (IAQ)

This course trains the student to assist the client in assessing their own environment using a 32-page full-color assessment booklet and a prepaid EnviroScreening Kit that contains materials for them to secure two samples to send into the laboratory. The resulting laboratory report is a qualitative analysis (not quantitative) to help the client confirm for themselves the myriad of indoor air contaminants that may be lurking in their environment. The student is trained to develop an IAQ Blueprint personalizing recommended solutions based on the specific environment once the customer’s suspicions of an IAQ problem are confirmed. Click here for more info on the Professional Screening Partner course.

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