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New Mold Remediation Specialist certification offered

February 7, 2012

CLEVELAND, OH — RestorationLocal.com and The Clean Trust (formerly the Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)) have announced the addition of a new certification exam for service providers in the mold removal and remediation industry, according to a press release.

The Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) exam will certify providers that meet all state required licensing requirements and is designed to provide a greater level of accountability for mold remediation providers, the release stated.

According to the release, the new certification was designed to be an additional procedure to the already established Applied Microbial Restoration Technician (AMRT) exam and is basically a higher and more in-depth level of certification.

Two hundred participants partook in a beta test for the new exam in late 2011, and the project rolled out just after Christmas, the release noted.

"As [The Clean Trust] seeks to be the leading, independent, non-profit certification and standard setting body within the industry, it is important that we remain proactive throughout all new regulation and legislation changes, such as in the mold remediation industry," said Paul Pearce, The Clean Trust chairman of the board.

The new Mold Removal Specialist certification will indicate that the successful candidate has developed the knowledge and relevant skills necessary in order to perform effective mold removal and remediation services for homes, businesses and their contents, the release added.

Click here to read the complete release.