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Mold Assessment Technician Initial

This course is in accordance with all requirements of Texas Mold Assessor and Remediator Rules.


The Mold Assessment Technician course includes lectures, demonstrations, audio-visuals and hands-on training, course review, and a written test of 50 multiple-choice questions. The course includes:

(1) sources of, conditions necessary for, and prevention of indoor mold growth;
(2) potential health effects, in accordance with a training protocol developed in consultation with state professional associations, including at least one representing physicians;
(3) workplace hazards and safety, including personal protective equipment, and respirators;
(4) technical and legal considerations for mold assessment, including applicable regulatory requirements, the role of the mold assessment technician, and the roles of other professionals (including an assessment consultant);
(5) performance of visual inspections where mold might be present and determining sources of moisture problems, including exterior spaces (including crawlspaces and attics), interior components (including windows, plumbing, walls, and ceilings) and heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems (including return air and supply ducts);
(6) utilization of physical measurement equipment and tools, including moisture meters, humidity meters, particle counters, data-logging equipment, and visual and robotic inspection equipment;
(7) biological sampling strategies and methodologies, including sampling locations and techniques, and minimizing cross-contamination;
(8) sampling methodologies, including bulk, surface (including tape, swab, and vacuum sampling), and air sampling (including the differences between culturable and particulate sampling, sampling times, calibrating pumps, selecting media for culturable samples, and sampling for fungal volatile organic compounds);
(9) state-of-the-art work practices and new technologies;
(10) proper documentation for reports, including field notes, measurement data, photographs, structural diagrams, and chain-of-custody forms;
(11) an overview of mold remediation projects and requirements, including containment and air filtration; and
(12) clearance testing and procedures, including review of mold remediation protocols, work plans, visual inspections, and sampling strategies.

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