- Accreditation Organization:IICRC - Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification
The IICRC has developed a certification exam for professionals in the mold remediation industry. The Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) certification exam will certify that successful candidates meet all state licensing requirements. The Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) certification recognizes professionals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to: perform mold remediation for structures and contents; design and maintain containment; control pressure differentials; safely work in mold contaminated environments; understand common remediation work practices; review protocols; design and implement remediation processes; understand and follow industry standards and legal requirements; recognize conditions conducive for causing mold growth; and prevent amplification and contamination for a variety of building environment types. The successful candidate of the MRS certification program will be trained and experienced to follow directions and specifications unsupervised. The successful candidate will be qualified to perform work that conforms to mold remediation specifications following established procedures for quality control and specification modifications. The certification does not imply that a certificate holder is considered or qualified to be an onsite decision-maker for activities that require advanced expertise such as implementing quality control procedures, developing or changing specifications, performing assessments or post remediation verification, conducting safety audits or making complex Industrial Hygiene and safety decisions. The MRS certification is the industry’s premiere certification and is far more rigorous than most professional credentials. It is highly prized by employers because it is based on repeatable, proven work.