Indoor air quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that affects the health and comfort of its occupants. It can be negatively impacted by a number of factors including microbial contaminants (mold or bacteria), allergens (dust mites, pet dander, pollen, etc.), and chemicals (VOCs, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, etc.). The current methods to improve IAQ in buildings include filtration, source control, and the use of ventilation to dilute contaminants.
Methods for characterizing IAQ include collection of samples of air, surface, swab, dust, and water. The results of these allow technicians to determine possible sources and strategize to remove specific contaminants from interior air.
What It Means To Be CMC/CIE Certified
The Council-Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) and Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) designations imply the holder has earned the most respected certifications in the field of indoor microbial environmental consulting. These certifications are accredited by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a nationally recognized independent accreditation body. IAQ Council certifications are the only designations in indoor air quality to earn CESB accreditation.
• Possess At Least Eight Years of Verifiable Field Experience in Microbial & Indoor Environmental Consulting
• Pass Rigorous, Psychometrically-Related Examinations Based On Broad Industry Knowledge
• Earn Unanimous Approval Of CMC/CIE Certification Board
• Recertify Every Two Years With Minimum Of 20 Hours' Professional Development Activities Per Year
• Maintain High Ethical Standards