Archive for July, 2011

NORMI Approved for Virginia Mold Training

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Abita Springs, LA

The Commonwealth of Virginia legislature has put into place a Mold Licensing Law regulating work in the mold industry effective July 1, 2011. Professionals must be licensed in three areas of expertise, namely Mold Remediation Worker, Mold Remediation Supervisor and Mold Inspector. Additionally, NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors has been approved as a training provider to train and test applicants in preparation for licensure. To qualify, each license requires the licensee to be trained in the areas of their preferred interest and such training is now available at

“NORMI continues to gain credibility through its training partners and certifications and this is yet another State that recognizes the work we accomplish through our professional membership and administrative team,” said Doug Hoffman, Executive Director of NORMI. “We believe the regulation of this industry is imperative to protecting the public and the professionals who need recognition that they are doing their work competently, efficiently and at a fair price to the public. We are very proud of the designation the Commonwealth of Virginia has bestowed upon us and our team.  With FL, LA, VA and many other states recognizing our efforts, those interested in learning how to grow their business in this economy should take a look at what we have to offer in terms of insurance benefits, member support and continuing education opportunites.”

Virginia licensing requires the proper training and a proctored examination and these regulations are met by the training programs now available at For more information, please contact NORMI at 877.251.2296 or Best Training School, LLC at 888.856.4803

NORMI Approved by Georgia

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Abita Springs, July 5, 2011

NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors has been approved as a Lead RRP Training Provider for the State of Georgia. Since the enactment of the EPA RRP program, several States have joined the ranks of those already approved by the EPA to administer their program. Georgia was recently approved and has begun agressively informing the contractors of the new regulations.

“We were approved as a national training provider for the EPA Lead RRP program last summer,” announced Doug Hoffman, Principal Course Manager and CEO of NORMI. “To receive this kind of support and recognition from the individual States, like Georgia, is especially rewarding and clearly substantiates our position of one of the best training organizations in the country. This industry is all about credibility and we work hard to get that kind of credibility so our members will have a stronger place in the marketplace.”

The EPA Lead RRP program requires contractors to test for and, if necessary, remediate lead from pre-1978 homes. As contractors are trained and certified, the property owner becomes aware of a program that has been, for the most part, “under the radar”. The fines associated with non-compliance have become a major incentive causing contractors to seek credible training providers.

For more information on Lead RRP classes see or contact NORMI at 877.251.2296