BEST TRAINING SCHOOL IS REALLY ALL THAT!
D. Douglas Hoffman, Executive Director
Our new training programs are phenomenal. The four certifications that NORMI™ offer covers many areas of interest but focus, primarily, on TWO--Indoor Air Quality and Drinking Water. Whether
the training program is the CEE, CIEA, CMI, or CMR, each program and its highlights are discussed in some detail at www.BestTrainingSchool.com. As we have discussed in every class, any certification taken by a NORMI™ member should be seen as another step toward the ultimate goal of becoming an
expert in your specific area of interest. Regardless of where you start, more training ALWAYS gives you a competitive edge in the marketplace.
The NORMI™ CEE (Certified Environmental Evaluator) is an entry-level certification that is targeted at the professional in the IAQ or Water industry that wants more training on the problems
and solutions for these two environmental issues. Understanding the problems is of little help unless solutions are offered.
The solutions to IAQ problems, for instance, are NOT specific products but rather the individual technologies that are components of the vast majority of IAQ filtration or purification products.
The Shaklee™ Air Source 3000 is an air purification product developed by RGF and utilizes a TiO2 target plate and UV system. The Natural Air™ by Alpine Technologies is a whole house
purifier that uses ozone and needlepoint ionization to purify the air in a home up to 3500 square feet. The Bionaire™ Quietech HEPA Air Cleaner uses HEPA filtration and the Ionic Breeze™
by Sharper Image uses an electronic precipitation technology. To discuss each of these units individually would take days so, rather than discussing each individual manufacturer, the CEE is trained
in the technologies. Such technologies include ionization, ozonating, filtration, TiO2 targets, UV, noble metal targets, hydroxyl production, and other processes. When the NORMI™ CEE
understands these technologies with their limitations, advantages, and disadvantages then he will understand every manufacturer's product on the market whether or not he's ever studied that specific
brand. It's absolutely the best way to learn about solutions.
The solutions for Drinking Water are approached in the same way. Instead of dissecting the Living Water™ by EcoQuest, the Brita, Nikken PiMag™, Evian, or Dasani Bottled Water, the
NORMI™ CEE is trained to understand the technologies used to filter and purify water. Filtration, sediment filtration, reverse osmosis, ozonating, UV, and other technologies are discussed so
the CEE can then apply that knowledge to any system on the market and understand its advantages, disadvantages, and limitations. Again, it is the best way to stay up with all current products whether
or not you've studied the specific product in question.
Once the NORMI™ CEE gets his feet wet in the field, he will see that many problems require a more global solution. The IAQ Professional who wants a higher level of training is the
professional who understands that IAQ solutions must also include the HVAC system, humidity and temperature control, and comfort. The simplistic Sanitization Process as discussed in my book,
Mold-Free Construction is certainly a step in the right direction and we understand that many times incremental steps toward the ultimate solution have to be taken due to limited resources or a
limited level of awareness. However, the IAQ Professional understands that a higher level of training in the areas of IAQ and Drinking Water enables him to offer more complete solutions.
The NORMI™ CIEA (Certified Indoor Environmental Advisor) is trained in all aspects of indoor air quality technologies and drinking water solutions. HVAC filter less, self-cleaning systems,
HEPA bi-pass, and Humidex humidity control systems are but a few of the many technologies discussed in detail at the CIEA class. Drinking water solutions that include whole house purification
systems, food sanitizers, and even water systems that produce purified water from moisture drawn from the air are among the many technologies seen, touched, and discussed in the CIEA program. This
three-day program is packed with information and designed for the more advanced student who desires to take his training the next level.
When we were in Detroit with Terry Wright, NORMI™ Director of Technologies, reviewing this program, we were introduced to an Air Monitor that could monitor particulate counts, VOCs,
temperature, humidity, CO2, and some other pollutants on a minute-to-minute basis. By being connected to the client's telephone line, the monitor could download the information into a remote computer
and after four or five days the NORMI™ CIEA could retrieve the information and have a clear picture of IAQ pollutants that had occupied that space over the last few days! Graphs could be
printed to show the customer and, just like with the EnviroScreening tests, a third party confirmation could assure the client that the conclusions draw by the CIEA and the solutions offered were
accurate and effective. In fact, the monitor could be used to evaluate any improvement once sanitization methods were put in place so the client could be satisfied by, again, third party confirmation
that the methods actually work! This incredible tool is now a part of what is offered to the NORMI™ CIEA.
The NORMI™ CMI (Certified Mold Inspector) is the best-trained mold inspector in the industry. Nowhere else will a mold inspector receive this kind of education, training, and support. By
placing mold problems into the major context of indoor air quality problems, the NORMI™ CMI understands that mold and testing for it simply becomes a surrogate (standing in the place of) for
other pollutants that plague indoor environments. By being trained in air-o-cell, impaction, swab, tape lift, and bulk sampling the CMI understands how to develop an IAQ profile and make
recommendations for either sanitization or remediation, whatever the NORMI™ Criteria for either demands. When the NORMI™ CMI presents the report to the customer the client is assured that
the information contained therein is complete, accurate, and beneficial to the health of them and their family. Should remediation be recommended, the CMI can rely on recommending a NORMI™ CMR
within the NORMI™ network because he knows the CMR has met the rigid requirements for membership in NORMI™.
The NORMI™ CMR (Certified Mold Remediator) is a trained professional who has evidenced his ability to be effective in the field of mold remediation. He is required to hold a current CMR
certification from a recognized agency and show proof of General Liability insurance, endorsed to NORMI™. The NORMI™ standard for CMR is one of the strictest in the industry because
NORMI™ considers its "stamp of approval" as an endorsement to the public that this professional "knows his stuff." Remediation is a technical trade that requires years of experience to perfect,
insurance to protect, and licensing to verify competency. NORMI™ requires all three for every CMR listed on our website.
Each of these programs is outlined at www.BestTrainingSchool.com and NORMI™ members are given special discounts to gain these
certifications. Taking the next step toward a more complete knowledge of the IAQ and Drinking Water industry is in your hands, like it should be. Become an expert and get your CEE, CIEA, CMI, and CMR
designations to assure the public that you ARE the professional you profess to be. Register today...D