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Law requiring license for mold inspection and remediation reversed

May 24, 2012
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VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) continues to closely follow state legislation and licensing in the mold remediation industry, including the latest change in the state of Virginia, according to a press release.

On April 18, a law was enacted in Virginia to repeal the licensing requirement for companies providing mold inspection and remediation services in the state, the release stated.

According to the release, after July 1, the day the repeal goes into effect, registrants will no longer be required to have a state license in order to perform these services.

"We see this type of law reversal as a trend in mold inspection and remediation in which states are moving away from requiring licensing and moving towards recommending specific and appropriate certifications instead," said Joe Hughes, IICRC government affairs chairman.

"As we continue to monitor these ongoing legislative issues, we are diligently working to be ahead of other pending legislation by seeking ANSI accreditation for our certifications and being in communication with government officials," Hughes added.

Click here to read the complete release.

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