Wednesday, July 30, 2008 by
People motivated to enter the exciting mold inspection industry are almost always confused on the best way to get started. My best advice is:
- Find a respected mold inspection company to hire you. Usually you will have to begin as an intern or trainee.
- Get certified! The best place to start is the American Indoor Air Quality Council (http://www.iaqcouncil.org).
- Join the Indoor Air Quality Association (http://www.iaqa.org). This is a great place to learn about the industry and attend workshops and meetings. You will also get a chance to network with others already in the industry.
- Learn as much as you can about building sciences--how buildings are built and the various components of a building (i.e. HVAC, roof, walls, grading, etc.).