VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced the development of a certification exam for professionals in the mold remediation industry, according to a press release.
The Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) certification exam will certify that successful candidates meet all state required licensing requirements, the release stated.
According to the release, the MRS certification does not replace the current Applied Microbial Restoration Technician (AMRT) exam and is an additional level of certification.
The IICRC is currently seeking mold technicians and specialists to participate in a beta-test for this exam, the release noted.
Beta-testing is limited to 200 participants, and those participants will receive a discounted rate of $150 and, if passed, will be among the first to hold this certification, the release added.
"As the IICRC seeks to be the leading independent, non-profit certification and standard setting body within the industry, it is important we remain proactive throughout all new regulation and legislation changes, such as in the mold remediation industry," said Paul Pearce, IICRC chairman of the board.
The test is available for registration through October 14, 2011.
For more information on the exam, click here.
Click here to read the complete release.