VANCOUVER, WA — New licensing requirements for those conducting mold remediation services in the state of Florida are being implemented, according to a press release.
All professionals that wish to conduct mold remediation services within the bounderies of the state of Florida will need to be licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) moving forward, the release stated.
According to the release, current Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) registrants with Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) certification that do work in the state of Florida are eligible to be grandfathered in with no additional certification needed if they submit an application for a license to the DBPR by March 1, 2011 and meet the additional requirements; the requirements for being grandfathered can be found by visiting the DBPR website.
Dan Bernazzani, IICRC government affairs liaison, said: "We are working diligently to pursue approval from the DBPR to provide mold remediation certification that meets the state''s requirements and hope to come to a resolution as soon as possible. We applaud the state of Florida for implementing legislation that protects consumers from unscrupulous professionals that seek to take advantage of property owners, particularly in a state that regularly deals with mold issues. We know that we''ll be able to come to a conclusion that recognizes the IICRC, an internationally respected provider of mold remediation certification, as an approved provider in Florida."
To meet the requirements set forth by the DBPR, IICRC is continuing to work towards its goal of securing accreditation as a certification body from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the release added.