Indoor Air Quality Solutions

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Kyle Lapotaire, CIE

Kyle Lapotaire

Florida Licensed Mold Assessor, Certified Indoor Environmentalist, CIE, IICRC Master Water Restorer.

Kyle is a CIE, Certified Indoor Environmentalist, IICRC AMRT, WRT, CCT, FSRT, ASD, CDS, OCT, RRT, Florida Certified Radon Measurement Technician and a Florida State Licensed Mold Assessor.

Specialties: Indoor Air Quality, Mold Assessment, Building Envelope, Water Restoration, Mold Remediation, Disaster Restoration, Structural Drying.

A Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) and the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) investigates indoor air quality problems.  A CIE or CIEC identifies mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection. These professionals have verified knowledge of disciplines related to indoor air quality, including HVAC, building science, mold and microbial issues, industrial hygiene, lead-based paint and asbestos.

CIEs and CIECs posses verified experience conducting field investigations in one or more of the following settings:

  • Offices and commercial buildingss

  • Industrial structures

  • Government facilities

  • Schools and public buildings

  • Healthcare facilities

  • Home inspection

To earn the Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) or Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) designations, the candidate must:

  • Demonstrate verifiable field experience in indoor air quality investigation

  • Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum

  • Earn the unanimous approval of the CIE or CIEC certification board

  • Re-certify every two years

  • Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year

  • Maintain the highest ethical standards


The CIE and CIEC certifications are accredited by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a nationally recognized independent accreditation body. ACAC certifications are the ONLY designations in the indoor air quality field to earn CESB accreditation.

As technicians accumulate various certifications, they become eligible for advanced designations: IICRC Journeyman status and the cleaning industry’s highest technical designation, IICRC Master status.

When it comes to water damage restoration technician training, there is nothing quite as prestigious as the master level certification. The professional requires 3-years of  continuous certification in good standing, the courses required for the journeyman, and the following courses:

The professional begins by learning how to dry the structure after flooding or a backflow. The course is 21 hours long and spans 3 days. Hands-on training is provided in order to better facilitate decision making and implementation. Then the candidate is required to take one of two courses offered on applied microbial remediation. The courses may be as long as 28 hours over the span of 4 days, as well as Applied Structural Drying and an approved Safety Course

Water damage restoration technician training is an important part of repairing property properly. No one can turn back time and change what has happened, but an IICRC certified professional can use their learned skills through the certification process and help  return the damaged property  to a restored, pre-loss condition.


A minimum of three years after original certification date plus attainment of specific certifications.

  • CIE     Certified Indoor Environmentalist
  • CMR   Council Certified Mold Remediation Supervisor
  • HST   Health and Safety Technician
  • AMRT Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
  • WRT  The Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • ASD   Applied Structural Drying Technician
  • CDS   Commercial Drying Specialist
  • FSRT The Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician
  • OCT   The Odor Control Technician
  • CCT   The Carpet Cleaning Technician        
  • RRT   The Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician
  • CMT   Mold Remediation Training
  • RRP   EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting