Certified Environmental Mold Remediator

Certified Environmental Mold Remediator (CEMR)

Course Description:

Moisture intrusion and the mold resulting from it in homes and businesses is a hot topic in the world of insurance, construction, real estate, government and consumers. The course teaches an alternative approach to mold remediation through the use of all natural, safe products. Bioremediation has been around for decades, but only recently has it been applied to the mold industry. In most cases, bioremediation is faster, safer and cheaper than traditional remediation.

You will learn how to remove mold, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and toxins from a property that has an identified indoor mold growth problem; the effective treatment of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; strategies for post remediation verification (PRV’s) and how to explain clearance standards to the client.

Learning Outcomes:

Understand how to use biodegradable enzymes; know how to perform a building evaluation to determine the moisture problem; be able to perform a complete moisture maintenance inspection of any structure; have the knowledge to develop a remediation plan; comprehend the nuances of treatment vs. removal and rebuild; be aware of how and when to set up containment; know how to effectively treat different heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; have full knowledge of the safety issues surrounding remediation and what protection is required for the workers and the occupants; have the competence to perform a post remediation verification sampling when requested by the client; know when and how to issue a certificate of warranty. As an added benefit, the student will learn the most current issues surrounding Radon and how best to test for it, where to turn for information, and when to call in a radon remediation expert.

Instructional Methods:

This course is taught using a variety of instructional methods including lecture, class discussions and hands-on demonstrations.


Bioremediation Process

  • Bioremediation
  • Use of a Biodegradable Enzyme
  • 5 Steps to a Healthier Building
  • Step 1: Consultation

    • Initial phone interview
    • What to ask
    • What to tell the client
    • Building diagnostic
    • Identifying the moisture problem
    • Sampling
  • Step 2: Strategy

    • Correcting the cause(s) of the problem
    • Developing a remediation plan/protocol
  • Step 3: Preparation

    • Preparing the client
    • Pictures
    • Preparing the location
    • When containment is needed
  • Step 4: Treatment

    • Treatment vs. removal and rebuild
    • When to pre-treat
    • Remediation protocols – Phase 1
    • Use of an atomizer
  • Step 5: Verification

    • Post-Remediation Verification (PRV)
    • PRV Sampling
    • Clearance standards
    • Re-treating, if needed
    • Remediation Protocols – Phase 2
    • Issuing a Certificate of Warranty
  • Worker/Occupant Protection
  • Radon
  • Conclusion


Students must be in attendance for the entire two days in order to receive any credit hours for the class. There will be a final exam at the end of day two that will consist of 100 multiple choice questions. The student must receive at least a 70% grade to pass the class.

Americans with Disabilities Statement and Non-Discrimination: 

NAMM is an affirmative action, equal opportunity association. Students with documented disabilities who may need special instructional accommodations should notify NAMM upon application to take the course.