TITLE XXX
OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS

CHAPTER 310-A
OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

Home Inspectors

Section 310-A:189-b

    310-A:189-b Mold Assessment Certification Required. –
I. For the purposes of this section:
(a) " Mold assessment " means:
(1) An inspection, investigation, or survey of a dwelling or other structure to provide information to the owner regarding presence, identification, or evaluation of mold;
(2) The development of a mold remediation specification or protocol; or
(3) The collection of a mold sample for analysis.
(b) " Third party certification " means a certification approved by a national nonprofit organization whose programs are accredited by ANSI (American National Standards Institute), CESB (Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards), NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies), or any other accrediting body that operates in compliance with the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standard for accrediting organizations. Certifications are credentials of industry knowledge granted to individuals by a certification body for a limited time.
II. No person shall perform residential mold assessment services for remuneration unless that person possesses a valid national third party certification for mold assessment. The individual shall not own the designation; the designation shall be owned by the certifying body. Certification holders shall meet certain requirements set by third party certification organizations in order to be recertified.
III. The board of home inspectors shall inform the public through its website that persons engaged in residential mold assessment shall be certified under paragraph II and shall provide links to the websites of the certifying organizations.
IV. Any professional hired for remuneration by a homeowner, in which the primary work contracted for is not mold assessment, shall be exempt from this section.
V. Any person who offers mold assessment services for a fee but does not comply with this chapter shall be guilty of a violation if a natural person or guilty of a class B misdemeanor if any other person.

Source. 2015, 208:1, eff. Jan. 1, 2016.