Certified Moisture and Maintenance Inspector

Certified Moisture and Maintenance Inspector (CMMI)

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Course Description:

remediation_educationMoisture 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. In this class you will learn what a moisture maintenance inspection is; how it works; how to perform a complete moisture maintenance inspection on any structure and how to report your findings. You will understand how moisture intrusion impacts buildings when they are not properly constructed or maintained.

You will learn how to test for mold related problems; how to interpret a lab report; and how to explain the results to clients.

Learning Outcomes:

Be able to perform a complete moisture maintenance inspection of any structure; understand how to identify all issues and potential issues; have the knowledge to document in narrative and by photos all issues; be aware of legal pitfalls surrounding mold; know what kinds of sampling should be done to determine extent of mold problems; have the competence to sample for microbial activity and share information about the results with a client; be able to provide a complete report of the inspection, the test results and summary.

Instructional Methods:

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


Mold Awareness

  • Why So Much Attention to Mold Now
  • Mold Fundamentals
  • 10 Things to Know About Mold
  • Health Impacts of Mold
  • Problems and Cause
  • Proactive Vs. Reactive

Moisture Management System Introduction

  • Program Objectives
  • Program Benefits
  • How It Works
  • Investigation Overview
  • Investigation Requirements
  • Sampling Overview

A Proactive Approach

  • Require:
    • A comprehensive investigation before there is a problem
  • Educate:
    • Construction Industry
    • Real Estate Community
    • Insurance Industry
    • IAQ Professionals
    • The General Public


  • Red Alarm™
  • Yellow Warning™
  • Temperature and Humidity
  • Moisture Meter
  • Other
  • Recap

Safety & Protocols

  • Personal Considerations
  • Behaviors
  • Communications
  • Equipment
  • Client Contact
  • Initial Client Contact
  • Client Instructions


  • Investigation Checklist
  • Investigation Protocols
  • Photo Protocols
  • Sampling Protocols
  • Report Protocols

The CMMI™ Process

  • Code of Conduct
  • Section 1 – Property
  • Section 2 – Exterior
  • Section 3 – Other Structures
  • Section 4 – Interior
  • Section 5 – Plumbing
  • Section 6 – Attic
  • Section 7 – Crawlspace
  • Section 8 – Not Required
  • Section 9 – Sampling

Post Investigation

  • Final report to client
  • Survey Report
  • Lab Report


  • Protocols
  • Post Remediation Verification
  • Case Studies



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.