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Mold Assessor

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Florida Mold-Related Services Licensing

MRSA - A "Mold Assessor" means any person who performs or directly supervises a mold assessment.


MRSR - A "Mold Remediator" means any person who performs mold remediation.


John Lapotaire CIEC Florida Licensed Mold Assessor
John Lapotaire CIEC Florida Licensed Mold Assessor

Is a Florida License required to perform mold-related services (assessment or remediation)?


A license has been required since July 1, 2010; Florida Statutes provide that unlicensed activity will be enforced beginning July 2011.

 

Section 468.8419(1)(d), F.S., provides that an assessor may not “perform or offer to perform any remediation to a structure on which the mold assessor or the assessor’s company provided a mold assessment within the last 12 months.” Section 468.8419(2)(d), F.S., provides that a remediator may not “perform or offer to perform any assessment to a structure on which the mold remediator or the remediator’s company provided a mold remediation within the last 12 months.”


 
 

What are the statutes and rules that govern the mold-related services Profession?


Chapter 468, Part XVI of the Florida Statutes and Rule 61-31 of the Florida Administrative Code.

 

Where can I obtain the laws and rules of the profession?


The laws and rules may be obtained on the department’s website at www.MyFloridaLicense.com > Our Businesses & Professions > Mold-Related Services > Statutes and Rules.


If you need further assistance, you may call the Customer Contact Center at 850.487.1395.


 
 

What examination is given for initial licensure?


Assessors:

The department has approved the Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) examination, the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) examination, or the Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) examination offered by American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) for purposes of mold assessor licensure. Applicants must achieve a passing grade pursuant to the requirements of the ACAC and Section 455.217, Florida Statutes.


Remediators:

The department has approved the Council-certified Microbial Remediator (CMR) examination, the Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) examination, or the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Supervisor (CIES) examination offered by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) for purposes of mold remediation licensure. Applicants must achieve a passing grade pursuant to the requirements of the ACAC and Section 455.217, Florida Statutes.


468.8419 Prohibitions; penalties.—


(1) A person may not:

(d) Perform or offer to perform any mold assessment to a structure on which the mold remediator or the mold remediator’s company provided a mold remediation within the last 12 months.


(d) Perform or offer to perform any mold remediation to a structure on which the mold assessor or the mold assessor’s company provided a mold assessment within the last 12 months.


Mold assessment is a process performed by a mold assessor that includes the physical sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth of greater than 10 square feet.


Mold remediation is the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter of greater than 10 square feet that was not purposely grown at that location; however, such removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, may not be work that requires a license under Chapter 489, Florida Statutes, unless performed by a person who is licensed under that chapter or the work complies with that chapter.


These items are offered as examples of services you do need to hire a person with a Florida license and services you do not need to hire a person with a Florida license. The list is not all inclusive. If you have specific questions, please contact the department at 850.487.1395 or review the rules for the profession at www.myfloridalicense.com. You should also check with your county or city to learn whether or not a local business tax receipt or certificate of competency is required for services that do not require a state license. Please visit our Unlicensed Activity page to learn more about how you can help us combat Unlicensed Activity.


Needs a Florida Mold License

Does not need a Florida Mold License

Advertising or representing oneself to be a Mold Assessor or Remediator.

A residential property owner who performs mold assessment on his or her own property.

Taking samples for purposes of testing for the presence of mold.

A person who performs mold assessment on property owned or leased by the person, the person’s employer, or an entity affiliated with the person’s employer through common ownership. This exemption does not apply if the person, employer, or affiliated entity engages in the business of performing mold assessment for the public.

A person who performs mold assessment on property operated or managed by the person’s employer or an entity affiliated with the person’s employer through common ownership. This exemption does not apply if the person, employer, or affiliated entity engages in the business of performing mold assessment for the public.

A person working solely as an officer or employee of a governmental entity.