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WELCOME TO THE NORMI WEBSITE

12th AnniversaryNORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors, is one of the fastest growing certifying agencies in the country and has been involved in providing high quality training for mold and indoor environmental professionals since 2004. Having trained thousands of construction professionals through the United States, Canada, Europe and South America, NORMI provides over 14 certifications to meet licensing laws now established in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Maryland, New York and Washington, DC.

NORMI Letter of Clearance Portal
Many states are considering regulations regarding mold professionals licensing and NORMI is in the forefront of that legislation to help protect the public and the trade without jeopardizing business growth. Sound, reasonable regulations become a solid foundation on which well-trained professionals can operate their businesses with success and credibility. NORMI offers legislation to states who are currently considering establishing a mold licensing law.

NORMI is a cooperative group of Certified Mold and Construction Professionals who have successfully completed training and the certification process in their specific area of expertise. The NORMI Code of Ethics evidences the NORMI Board of Directors interest in establishing a clear mission and set of values to which the professionals ascribe. The NORMI Mission Statement clearly identifies the goals of the membership. Those wishing to join may evaluate the requirements of membership by viewing "How to Become a Member".

As an approved training provider for the EPA and multiple states, NORMI continues to add to its long lists of accomplishments adding more credibility to its membership. For more information email support@normi.org or contact 877.251.2296.


NORMI CERTIFICATIONS


  MOLD ASSESSORS / INSPECTORS


CMA

CMA - NORMI® Certified Mold Assessor


The CMA is a fully licensed and insured professional, trained to meet specific state requirements where applicable, for licensure (where applicable), who has completed at least 24-32 hours of education in advanced mold assessment techniques including mold, water, and respiratory protection (PPE). This course is offered online and onsite. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Based on a NORMI proctored examination, this experienced professional develops an IAQ profile using investigative techniques and writes protocol for either sanitization or remediation based on IICRC S500, IICRC S520, NYC Guidelines, EPA Standards and the NORMI Professional Practices.

MRSA - Mold Related Services Assessor

MRSA
The State of Florida requires 24 hours of training in mold, moisture and respiratory protection and a proctored examination. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Once the applicant completes these two requirements, offered by NORMI, application is made to the State for licensure. Applicants may bypass the course and challenge the proctored examination either onsite or, with the proper monitoring equipment, online. Examination dates and locations are available on this website. NORMI Certification requires educational and experience requirements, proof of insurance and payment of the associated certification fees. This may be done following licensure through the accreditation process.

NYMA - New York Mold Assessor

NYMA
The New York State Labor Law requires 32 hours of training in mold, moisture, respiratory protection, protocol writing, post-remediation clearance and a proctored examination. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Once the applicant completes these two requirements onsite, offered by NORMI, application is made directly to the State for licensure.

QMA - NORMI® Qualified Mold Assessor


The QMA has completed the additional 16 hour course (total of 24 hours of classroom training) on IAQ/Mold Inspection and passed the test, showing proficiency in understanding how to investigate mold problems, develop an IAQ profile, and offer suggestions for a solution.

CMI

CMI - NORMI® Certified IAQ/Mold Inspector


The CMI does the investigation of IAQ/Mold Problems and develops an IAQ Profile for the purpose of recommending, based on NORMI® criteria, either Sanitization or Remediation solutions. The CMI has demonstrated in-field proficiency in the entire investigative process by completing actual inspections in the field.

QMI - NORMI® Qualified IAQ/Mold Inspector


The QMI has completed the beginning 8 hour course on IAQ/Mold Inspection and passed the test, showed proficiency in understanding how to investigate mold problems, developing an IAQ profile, and offering suggestions for a solution.

  MOLD REMEDIATORS / WORKERS


CMR

CMR - NORMI® Certified Mold Remediator


The CMR is a fully licensed and insured professional, trained to meet specific state requirements for licensure (where applicable), who has completed at least 24 hours of education in mold remediation techniques including assessment, mold, water, and respiratory protection (PPE). This course is offered online and onsite. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Based on a NORMI proctored examination, this experienced professional develops follows industry standard protocols for either sanitization or remediation based on IICRC S500, IICRC S520, NYS Guidelines, EPA Standards and NORMI Professional Practices.

MRSR - Mold Related Services Remediator

MRSR
The State of Florida requires 24 hours of training in mold, moisture and respiratory protection and a proctored examination. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Once the applicant completes these two requirements, offered by NORMI, application is made to the State for licensure. Applicants may bypass the course and challenge the proctored examination either onsite or, with the proper monitoring equipment, online. Examination dates and locations are available on this website. NORMI Certification requires educational and experience requirements, proof of insurance and payment of the associated certification fees. This may be done following licensure through the accreditation process.

NYRC - New York Mold Remediation Contractor

NYRC
The New York State Labor Law requires 24 hours of training in mold, moisture, respiratory protection, protocol writing, post-remediation clearance and a proctored examination. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Once the applicant completes these two requirements onsite, offered by NORMI, application is made directly to the State for licensure.

NYAW - New York Mold Abatement Worker

NYAW
The New York State Labor Law requires 16 hours of training in mold, moisture, respiratory protection, hazard communication, workplace safety and a proctored examination. This onsite course includes extensive hands-on training including sampling processes, PPE, building containment, establishing negative pressure and fresh air makeup. Once the applicant completes these two requirements onsite, offered by NORMI, application is made directly to the State for licensure.

QMR - NORMI® Qualified Remediator


The QMR has completed a 28 hour course on Mold Remediation and passed the test, showed proficiency in understanding how to investigate mold problems, sanitization and remediation techniques according to standard methods that include establishing containment, negative pressure, and demolition.

  ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS


CIEA - NORMI® Certified Indoor Environmental Advisor


The CIEA has completed three days of training in all areas of IAQ and Water including the latest techniques for addressing both and is able to develop an entire Indoor Environmental Impact Evaluation and offer extensive solutions affecting IAQ and Water Quality.

CEE - NORMI® Certified Environmental Evaluator


The CEE is trained in an 8 hour course to evaluate indoor environments for the purpose of developing a profile of issues that dramatically affect IAQ, Drinking water, and other healthier living issues and is familiar with current technologies available for solving such problems having been trained to offer a limited scope of solutions.

CFS

CFS - NORMI® Certified Formaldehyde Screener


The CFS has completed a course on formaldehyde, the sources in our indoor environments, its deleterious health affects, screening processes to establish baselines and improvements, and methods by which formaldehyde in indoor environments may be substantially reduced and managed. The first training of its kind is offered to the public and IAQ professionals who are concerned about reducing and managing formaldehyde levels and other VOCs. Professionals are trained in utilizing both formaldehyde and microbe sampling to create healthier environments indoors.

QEE - NORMI® Qualified Environmental Evaluator


The QEE has completed an 8 hour course on indoor environmental issues and passed the test, showed proficiency in understanding those issues and, having become familiar with current technologies available for solving such problems, is able to offer a limited scope of solutions.

  OTHER CERTIFICATIONS


CBA

CBA - NORMI® Certified Biocide Applicator


The CBA is trained ONLINE or ONSITE to apply NORMI. approved, green technology, safe and proven anti-microbials, protectants, encapsulates, biocides, and other chemicals for the prevention and control of surface microbes including mold, bacteria, and algae. Being able to offer long-term warranties for such contaminants is a function of this certification.

CCDWA - NORMI® Certified Contaminated Drywall Assessor


The NORMI Certified CDW Assessor (CCDWA)-The NORMI Certified CDW Assessor is a fully licensed and insured professional trained in all aspects of IAQ-related and CDW assessment because, first and foremost, the issues related to corrosive drywall are indoor air quality problems.

CCDWR - NORMI® Certified Contaminated Drywall Remediator


The NORMI Certified CDW Remediator (CCDWR)-The NORMI Certified CDW Remediator is a fully licensed and insured construction professional who has met the stringent requirements associated with the mold remediation certification (NORMI Certified Mold Remediator) also offered by NORMI.

CIS

CIS - NORMI® Certified Indoor Air Quality Specialist


This business professional has received extensive training in indoor air quality including the technologies used to solve indoor air quality problems. Indoor Air Quality is a multi-faceted problem and requires a multi-strategic approach to solving those problems. These professionals are familiar with the vertical markets that comprise the industry as well as specific applications and onsite installation of purification and filtration equipment.

CMW

CMW - NORMI® Certified Mold Worker


The CMW has been trained in all the aspects of assessment and remediation with a comprehensive emphasis on the remediation processes including the IICRC S-52 and NORMI Professional Practices. This training includes hands-on building containment, establishing negative pressure and air scrubbing techniques leading to a successful PRV at the project end. Training is usually 16 hours of classroom training as an entry level course to the remediation certification that could follow with more experience and additional training and insurance requirements.

CPW - NORMI® Certified Protocol Writer


The NORMI Certified Protocol Writer (CPW) has been trained as an Assessor and understands the remediation concepts that support the IICRC S5200, IICRC S520, NYC Guildelines, and EPA Standards. Based on the NORMI Proctored Examination, this experienced and well-trained professional develops a protocol that follows industry standards and supports the NORMI Certificate of Sanitization program, assuring the client that the project will be done correctly and according to General Accepted Industry Standards. The CPW develops a Scope of Work that protects the Remediator from down-side litigation and the homeowner from the recurrence of mold infestation.

FRAP - NORMI® First Responder Awareness Program (Trainer/Provider)


This NORMI trained business professional provides quality training to Emergency Service Workers (Police, Fire, Paremetics, First Aid Workers, Healthcare Professionals, etc.) on the potential hazards associated with MOLD and other indoor air quality contaminants as they could affect the health and safety of the Emergency First Responder. This service is provided, by request, FREE of charge to interested groups as a part of the NORMI Community Awareness Program.

NTP

NTP - NORMI® Trained Professional


The NTP, no less important to NORMI. than the certified professionals, is a trained professional within our affiliate group of licensed HVAC Contractors, Building Contractors, IAQ Specialists, Pesticide Applicators, and many others who are continuing to be trained by NORMI in their respective fields.

Affiliate Member

Affiliate - NORMI® Affiliate Member


An Affiliate is an industry professional or Company that is a NORMI. Member who may not have completed NORMI training or certification, but has the rights and privileges of an active member including all membership benefits.

PSP

PSP - NORMI® Professional Screening Partner


If you sell indoor air quality products and services you need to be trained on assessing indoor environments. This program is designed to train IAQ Professionals in a solution-based assessment process that includes surveying the customer for perceived IAQ problems, evaluating the indoor environment and quantifying those problems, and offering solutions that are wholistic and represent the latest technologies for IAQ management. HVAC Contractors, Home Inspectors, Facility Maintenance Directors, and other IAQ Professionals will be trained in effective ways to solve indoor environmental issues.


"Better Trained And That's Good For You, The Consumer"


Listen to NORMI's CEO Doug Hoffman's radio interview with Michael King of Home Talk USA regarding NORMI's role in working toward getting licensing legislation passed in all of the states.

NORMI is working to protect the public from unscrupulous contractors in the mold inspection and remediation fields.
And That's Good For You, The Consumer

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