A Council-certified Microbial Remediator (CMR) conducts mold remediation and mold removal projects in the indoor environment. A CMR can design and maintain effective containments. A CMR can control pressure relationships during a project. A CMR can safely clean, treat or remove structures and contents affected by microbial contamination. A CMR can follow established protocols and industry standards for mold removal and mold remediation.
A CMR has verified knowledge of the microbial remediation field. The CMR examination covers the most respected reference texts in the industry. Candidates for the CMR must know the important industry standards. They must be familiar with scientific principles governing mold and the indoor environment. They must understand the most common practices and protocols used by remediators. They must be familiar with the equipment used in microbial remediation. They must be aware of legal issues affecting their work Each CMR has demonstrated at least two years experience in mold remediation and mold removal in one or more of the following settings: offices and commercial buildings; industrial structures; government facilities; schools and public buildings; healthcare facilities; and residential structures.
The Indoor Air Quality Council launched the credential in 1999. In 2006, the Council discontinued membership services and focused exclusively on credential program. In 2008, the Council broadened its focus to other industries and changed its name to the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC).
For healthy homes-related credentials, ACAC offers credentials in two broad categories: indoor environment and microbes. Microbes primarily consist of mold and bacteria. In the microbes category, ACAC offers six credentials:
Credential programs related to hazard identification and assessment.
Credential programs related to hazard control or remediation.
Credential programs related to healthy homes but not assessment or hazard control.