Archive for October, 2015

Syracuse Class for NY Mold License Set

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Abita Springs


NORMI, The National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors announced today that their first licensure class for the State of New York Labor Law has been set for 12/01-04 in Syracuse, NY at the offices of CleanTec Enterprises.  The flyer for this class has been emailed to prospective students and the class details have been posted on the Best Training School website on a special page for the New York Labor Law.  NORMI has been approved as MTP-005

“We are very excited about our class because we take a very unique approach to this industry,” said Doug Hoffman, Executive Director of NORMI.  “We believe assessors must know what remediators do and remediators must know what assessors do so we train them in the same classroom.  In the case of the New York license, the Assessor needs 32 hours, the Remediation Contractor needs 24 hours and the Abatement Worker needs 16 hours before applying for licensure.  The first day we have only assessors, then the remediation contractors join us the second day and we have all three disciplines the third and fourth day.  It maximizes our ability to teach a singular message and a group of mold professionals who need to know how to work together!”  The curriculum for each discipline is listed at Best Training School.

NORMI has been training mold professionals since 2004 when Louisiana established the first licensing law for remediators and since that time has become an approved training provider for Louisiana, Florida and now New York.  Other states are moving toward licensure and initial training is almost always included in the requirements.  “There are some organizations in the marketplace that tout the fact they don’t require training for certification but that ignores the dynamic nature of the industry and the importance of professionals staying up with the techniques and equipment changes,” said Lance Eisen, COO of NORMI.  “Fortunately the states are seeing the need for basic training AND experience.  It just doesn’t make sense to hold a license holder responsible for a law he’s not been trained in so these legislatures are moving in the right direction!  We’re glad they are seeing the needs in the industry.”

“The mold industry has been riddled with ‘fly-by-night’ operators who decided they could make a lot of money at the owner’s expense,” said Linda Eicher, BTS National Training Director. “Requiring a license is the direction each state should take, not for the purpose of telling mold professionals how to do their job any more than they should tell a surgeon how to perform surgery, but to regulate the bad guys and get them out of the industry.  That’s the best way to protect the public.”

NORMI has been involved in the legislative process for many years and served as a stake holder for multiple states in their process of establishing guidelines and standards of practice.  For more information on the New York Labor Law or other state requirements, see our website at or call 877.251.2296

NORMI Approved by New York Department of Labor

Friday, October 16th, 2015

October 16, 2015

Abita Springs, LA

NORMI, the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors, has been approved as a training provider under the New York State Labor Law and will shortly begin holding classes in the State of New York for Mold Assessor, Mold Remediation Contractor and Mold Abatement Work (MTP-005).  Required training for licensure includes 32 hours of classroom training for Mold Assessor, 24 hours of classroom training for Mold Remediation Contractor and 16 hours of classroom training for Mold Abatement Worker.

“The mold industry has been plagued with charlatans who have taken advantage of the public,” reported Doug Hoffman, Executive Director of NORMI.  “We are excited to be a part of these efforts to regulate this industry.  We are pleased that New York has seen the need for training to enhance the quality of the work because it insures that mold professionals are kept up to date with the latest techniques and technologies.”

Listed on the New Department of Labor website as an Approved Mold Training Provider, NORMI continues to build its training team by providing high quality onsite and online courses in IAQ (indoor air quality) and, specifically, mold.  Offering over thirteen (13) certifications, NORMI promotes the concept of healthier living through solution-based training.

“We are very excited that New York is including training and an approved proctored exam for each certification,” said Linda Eicher, National Training Director, “because that insures the public that those licensed in the State actually know what they’re doing.  NORMI prides itself in connecting professionals to our association so the active members are current in their certifications and training.  You can always find a well-trained professional at”

NORMI partners with local businesses to provide ONSITE training with individual companies or for the public to meet the applicable state law.   Training partners, like Best Training School, are using the following designations for the NORMI Approved New York license classes: NYMA (NY Mold Assessor), NYRC (NY Mold Remediation Contractor and NYAW (NY Mold Abatement Worker).  For more information, call 877.251.2296 x 833  Become a part of NORMI at