RedVector RV-PGM216

IICRC 7 Hour General Mold Program

IICRC 7 Hour General Mold Program

7 hrs. Program

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-PGM216

SME: Anonymous

This is a 5-part, interactive course.  Part one of this course provides an overview of mold. This course also contains research on mold and provides an overview on some of the potential health effects related to mold exposure.


The mold remediation industry is expected to follow the “Standard of Care”. Who defines what that is? Where can it be found? Who is the enforcer?  Part 2 of this course answers those questions, making clear how each contractor can live up to those expectations with each project while reducing their risk of legal exposure.


Part 3 of this course examines the reasons for testing, the choices available, and the correct methods to collectively provide meaningful and accurate information to the remediation team. A combination of both science and art in the field and lab, you will learn how to sort through those sampling and analysis options and confidently describe why they are the best alternatives for each project.


Part 4 of this course was developed to help assessors and remediators who are trying to comply with requirements in Florida’s new law and regulation, specifically rule 61-31.701. Minimum Standards and Practices for Mold Assessors, and Florida’s rule 61-31.702. Minimum Standards and Practices for Mold Remediators. These rules require that certain reports are to be written by mold assessors and mold remediators over the course of the assessment and remediation. While the rule specifies certain information that must be in these reports, the rule does not specify the format, or give you examples on how to write these reports. This course was created to fill that gap.


Part 5 of this course studies the various forms of water intrusion; the physics of how it happens; its effects on building systems and materials; and ways to understand it, avoid it, and remedy it. It also illustrates the impact moisture intrusion has on mold growth, as well as the proliferation of other micro-organisms.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:


  • Identify the most important factor influencing mold growth indoors
  • Select the proper steps to take to treat ventilation humidity problems that would affect the inhabitants of a building
  • Explain why and when mold sampling would be necessary
  • List similarities and differences between federal and state mold remediation guidelines
  • Explain post-remediation verification techniques 
  • Define terminology in remediation industry guidelines, and explain what that means to how you complete your work
  • Describe and choose from the numerous options available for air and surface field sampling.
  • Recognize the appropriate use and limitations of ERMI and HERTSMI-2
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of viable and non-viable air sampling
  • List the different types of reports that are required
  • List the minimum information required in each report
  • Describe how to collect and organize information for each type of report
  • Recognize signs that moisture intrusion is having a detrimental effect on your building materials
  • Identify different ways to measure, predict and avoid moisture intrusion
  • Describe why bacteria and mold growth concentrate in certain areas of the building envelope
Courses in this Package
Professional Organizations
Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification - IICRC - Certification (General)