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Hire a Qualified Professional

Indoor air quality problems can have a major impact on occupant health and comfort. When indoor air quality issues arise, it is important to make sure that only highly-qualified individuals are called upon to investigate, mitigate and confirm that a problem has been properly resolved.

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) offers the premiere IAQ educational courses in the industry. Those IAQA members who have received this education and had the experience and knowledge to earn independent certification by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) are among the most qualified IAQ experts in the world.

IAQA members with ACAC certifications are the experts called upon by the general public and building management to provide practical solutions to complex IAQ problems.

Hire Only the Best – Trained and Certified IAQA Members

When hiring a professional consultant or contractor, it is important to hire a company with qualified and certified staff that will be following industry standards and guidelines to ensure a job done right.

IAQA offers training courses for various kinds of IAQ and mold specialists, including assessment and remediation programs available to IAQA members in the various indoor air disciplines.

Indoor Environmental Quality Consulting Course

  • Indoor Environmental Consultant
  • Indoor Environmentalist

Microbial Assessment Course

  • Microbial Consultant
  • Microbial Investigator
  • Residential Mold Inspector

Microbial Remediation Course

  • Mold Remediation Supervisor
  • Mold Remediator
  • Mold Remediation Technician

IAQA recommends and endorses the certification programs of the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), an independent certification body. ACAC offers board-awarded certification in categories closely corresponding to IAQA educational programming. To become certified, an individual must meet experience eligibility requirements and pass a rigorous examination. Those who obtain IAQA training and earn ACAC certifications have demonstrated experience, education, and knowledge.

ACAC is a member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) and has certification programs accordance with CESB rules.

Finding a Qualified Professional

IAQA has made the process of finding these qualified professionals easy.  On the top of the screen, you’ll see a “Find an IAQA Pro” icon. Click “Yes” and input the information needed. If you have trouble finding an IAQA professional, please call IAQA and a staff member will help you locate a member right for you!

IAQ Professionals should be able to supply their consumers with:

  • Company qualifications, including certifications
  • Start and completion dates for the project
  • Certificate of insurance and applicable licenses
  • References

What to look for when Hiring an IAQ Consultant or Contractor

Studies have shown that most people spend 90% of their time in indoor environments. Indoor air quality (IAQ) issues impact the lives of people across the globe. Problems with poor air quality in buildings and homes can result in health concerns, liability issue, lost productivity, and decreased property values.

IAQ problems in non-industrial buildings, such as homes,  schools and offices are often caused by complex, inter-related issues. Diagnosing and fixing the sources of poor IAQ may require the professional expertise of one or more consultants or contractors. It is important that individuals be highly qualified to fully investigate, identify and/or mitigate the total problem according to recognized industry standards and guidelines. Verification of contracting or remediation work,  if requested, should be conducted by an equally qualified third-party consultant.

Many firms are available today to help find solutions to IAQ problems. However, in most parts of the country the IAQ industry is not regulated. Therefore, it is important to make sure that you utilize a qualified professional.

The good news is there is an easy way to make sure that only qualified individuals and firms deal with these complex problems. The largest organization of trades and professionals dealing with IAQ issues is the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA).  Since 1995, IAQA has delivered the industry’s most prestigious and respected IAQ and mold training programs. Many IAQA course alumni with sufficient experience and knowledge have also become certified by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), a prestigious, independent certification body for the industry. These trained and certified professionals are available to resolve your IAQ issues.

For more information, please contact:

Indoor Air Quality Association, Inc.
1791 Tullie Cir NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Phone: (844) 802-4103
E-mail: info@iaqa.org