RedVector RV-10564

The Science of Mold

The Science of Mold

1 hr. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10564

SME: Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP

Mold is found throughout nature and is critical to the success of the food chain in forests and low land areas. Yet, if mold shows up in your home interior, it is usually a sign that something is wrong. If not dealt with correctly, mold will become a problem for the human inhabitants.
 
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of what good and bad mold is, and why it should be respected but not feared. It will also provide the building blocks for a more complete understanding of what it takes for fungal growth and some simple steps toward safely remediating it from the indoor environment.
Course Objectives
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Understand the difference between “good” and “bad” mold.
  • Describe the growth cycle of mold and what on-going conditions are needed for growth.
  • List numerous types of mold along with the health effects that can be expected if encountered.
  • Identify the three critical areas where mold must be removed for a successful remediation project.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP
Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP Photo
Michael A. Pinto, CSP, CMP, is chief executive officer of Wonder Makers Environmental, Inc., a manufacturing and environmental consulting firm that specializes in identification and control of asbestos, lead, IAQ, mold, industrial hygiene, and chemical problems. Mr. Pinto is the author of over 150 published articles and several books including, Fungal Contamination: A Comprehensive Guide for Remediation. He completed doctoral course work in environmental engineering and holds numerous certifications in the environmental and safety areas including Certified Safety Professional and Certified Mold Professional. He was selected as part of the Mitigation Assessment Team for FEMA following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He was the lead author on the FEMA Fact Sheet Cleaning Flooded Buildings after Hurricane Sandy and was a contributor to the EPA’s Healthy Homes Initiative. He was a contributor to the section of the A.M. Best Underwriting Guide related to mold remediation and restoration contractors.
State Licenses
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DE - Home Inspector (General)
Accreditation: This course is approved for 1 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits
FL - Building Code Administrator (General - 0610728)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Certified (General - 0610728)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Pinellas County (General - 0610728)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Contractor, Registered (General - 0610728)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
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FL - Examiner (General - 0610728)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Home Inspector (General - 0000625)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Inspector (General - 0610728)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
FL - Mold Assessors and Remediators (General - 0000180)
Accreditation: FL DBPR Approved Provider 0001771
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Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.10 CEUs for this program
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Accreditation: Vector Solutions is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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Professional Organizations
American Academy of Environmental Engineers - AAEES - Member (General - ,)
American Council for Accredited Certification - ACAC - Member (General)
Accreditation: RedVector is an independent course provider not affiliated with the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). ACAC does not develop, accredit or approve training courses, nor does it contract with course providers.
American Hospital Association - AHA - Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) (General)
American Society of Home Inspectors - ASHI (General)
Accreditation: This course is approved for 1 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits
BOMI International - RPA, FMA and/or SMA (General)
Building Operator Certification - BOC - Certification (General)
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