Accredited Auditing Professional (AAP) & NORMI Certification
This 3-day conference brought to you by the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) and National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) combines CMI’s 1-day Accredited Auditing (AAP) certification workshop and the 2-day “NORMI Trained Professional (NTP)” certification class for mold and flood cleanup.
Day 1: Accredited Auditing Professional Certification Seminar
Cleaning Management Institute’s AAP certification is designed for any industry professional looking to enhance their knowledge and skills around quality assurance and building audits. Each attendee of this seminar will receive a free 30 day trial from CMI's exclusive Associate Member for QA Software, Smart Inspect. (valid for new users only). It is recommended that each attendee bring their smart device such as a tablet or smart phone. You will be utilizing this technology for your LIVE building audit.
The one day seminar featuring CMI's third party certification for AAP's will cover the following topics:
- ISSA Value of Clean
- Defining Quality Assurance
- Defining Different QA Tools
- How to Utilize QA Software
- LIVE Building Audit
- Understanding your QA Reports
- What Do You Do With The Data
- Steps to Scheduling Your Building Audits
Each attendee is required to sign the CMI Code of Conduct at the beginning of each seminar. Once completing the seminar, each attendee must pass their certification exam with an 80% or higher.
About CMI: Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) is the education arm of ISSA focused on certification, training, education, and career improvement for professionals within the commercial and residential cleaning/facility maintenance industry. For more information, visit issa.com/events.
Days 2-3: NORMI Trained Professional (NTP) certification
This is NORMI’s basic entry level course into the mold industry. Because they do concurrent training wanting the assessors to understand remediation and the remediators to understand assessment, this class works perfectly for those interested in getting into industry or those who are new and need to better understand it. This class is tailored to specific franchisees to help train their technicians, especially in those states that have no licensing requirement for the worker. It is broad enough to cover the major concepts, protect the business owner who may be supervising the technicians and create a solid foundation for more advanced training. NOTE: A spiral CMW Manual is provided for the student which includes the slides, the NORMI Professional Practices and any other resource materials deemed necessary by the trainer.
- Module 1 - Introduction, Code of Ethics & Definitions – The opening period is devoted to a brief discussion of the trainer's backgrounds, field experience, objectives, and logistical announcements along with a discussion of the certification process then covers the areas of professional ethics and industry unique language. Terms like “sanitization vs. remediation” are discussed along with the licensing language.
- Module 2 – Regulations/Laws – New York City Guidelines, EPA Recommendations, IICRC 500-520, and NADCA suggestions are discussed in an effort to sort out the similarities and differences in each. In the absence of a national "standard", these become the standard for mold sanitization and remediation projects to protect mold industry professionals from potential litigation. A review of the NORMI Professional Practices, used as guidelines for "best practices", is discussed so that it becomes the foundation for insurable practices.
- Module 3 – Fundamentals of Mold/IAQ – This discussion centers on the physical make-up of this biological organism and how it fits under the umbrella of indoor air quality contaminants. The student is trained in understanding the differences between viable and non-viable mold and its effects on the environment. There is a discussion regarding the link between indoor air quality issues and mold contamination and the basic elements needed to control them. Mold fits under the umbrella of IAQ and can serve as a surrogate for other IAQ problems.
- Module 4 – Health Concerns – There is much documentation on the connection between health issues and mold contamination in indoor environments. Even though government agencies (EPA, CDC) suggest there is no “link”, those who deal with mold contamination must be aware of the potential issues which could arise from mishandling higher levels of mold or downplaying the toxicity of specific molds. Real clinical research is contrasted with media hype to sort out the truth about the effects of mold in our indoor environments.
- Module 5 – Moisture Control in Buildings—Developing a good indoor air quality maintenance program is imperative to maintaining good indoor air quality so in this section we discuss the difference parts of the HVAC system, air filtration and purification to better understand their impact on indoor air quality issues. Utilizing building science and resources like Mold Free Construction, this segment looks at how moisture moves in buildings and must be controlled to reduce the probably of mold proliferation.
- Module 6 – Assessment, Sampling & PRV – The assessment process is the important first step toward evaluating the need for a sanitization or remediation solution. The investigation always includes assessing the environment visually, collecting samples for laboratory analysis, and drawing conclusions. The investigation process ends with a well-written report and templates are discussed to facilitate the writing of those reports.
- Module 7 – PPE/Hazcom – Although mold is not considered a hazardous substance, health issues are sometimes related to exposures of higher levels of mold. For this reason, the mold professional must consider safety measures that should be taken to protect the health of the occupants and the workers during a remediation project. The importance of utilizing personal protection equipment and proper notification is imperative the protecting the health of workers and occupants and mitigating liability where a potential mold problem is suspected.
- Module 8 – Remediation Process – Students are taken through the entire remediation process from assessment through PRV (post-remediation verification) and, where feasible, given some practical hands-on instruction on building containment, creating negative pressure and preparation for the post-remediation verification.
- NORMI Proctored Certification Exam – This is a proctored examination which provides for the NORMI Trained Professional (NTP) certification.
About NORMI: The National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) also has an extensive training and certification program, and is an approved training provider for states that require licensure in the mold profession.), is one of the fastest growing certifying agencies in the country, and has been involved in providing high-quality training for mold and indoor environmental professionals since its inception in 2004. The network of professionals serves the industry as a trade association to impact legislation and establish best practices for the profession. Having trained thousands of IAQ/Mold Professionals throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and South America, NORMI currently provides more than 14 certifications to meet licensing laws now established in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Maryland, New York, and the District of Columbia. Visit www.normi.org.
If you have any questions or are interested in registering for this event, please contact TJ Grim via email or at 800-225-4772, ext. 1107.