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Disclaimer: This course provides information on mold prevention and remediation. This course is based on the EPA's voluntary guidance document Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.

Please note: This course is free and available to all. EPA will not provide a certificate, certification, or any other credential for viewing the course — it is for informational purposes only. Some organizations may choose to offer continuing education credits (CEUs) for completion of the course. The knowledge test is for the information of the person taking the course only. EPA does not track test results or provide the information to any other party. All participation in the course is completely anonymous.

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You can navigate among the main elements of this training course using the vertical menu bar on the left. Click on an entry to move between chapters or to the access the mold image library, knowledge tests, resource list, or glossary of terms.

Within the chapters, you can move from lesson to lesson or to the knowledge test using the menu at the top of the page. Links at the end of each chapter to navigate you to the previous chapter, next chapter and knowledge test.

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Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and other educational uses of the EPA Mold Course

Some organizations may choose to offer CEUs for viewing or studying this course. This decision is solely that of the organization - EPA will not offer any type of CEU or certificate for completing this course.

Organizations offering education credits for viewing the course include (as of February 16, 2006):

  • The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)
    NEHA has approved up to 4.5 continuing education (CE) hours for completing this course.

    National Environmental Health Association
    720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 970-S, Denver, CO 80246-1925
    Phone (303) 756-9090 / Fax (303) 691-9490
    Email: staff@neha.org
    Website: www.neha.org exiting EPA
  • American Indoor Air Quality Council (AIAQC)
    AIAQC has approved 4 re-certification credits (RCs) for completing this course.

    American Indoor Air Quality Council
    P.O. Box 11599, Glendale, Arizona 85318-1599
    Phone: (623) 582-0832 / Toll Free: (800) 942-0832
    Email: info@iaqcouncil.org
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Mold Test and Knowledge Test

Take the Mold Test (accessed from the mold home page) prior to taking the course to see if you know five basic facts about mold.

At the end of each chapter you can take a knowledge test that reviews important information from each of its lessons. Select an answer and the screen will tell you whether your answer is correct; it will also direct you back to the lesson where you can review the information. A counter keeps track of the number of questions you have answered and your score. The scores are for your information only. EPA does not track your test results or provide the information to any other party.

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Mold Image Library

The mold image library contains mold-related images in seven categories: mold in the environment; magnified mold; moisture and moisture damage; prevention; mold in buildings; finding mold and moisture; and cleaning and remediation. Each photo has an identifying caption and a larger, higher resolution version. To download a photo, open and right click on the higher resolution photo. Choose whether you want to copy or print the photo. If copying, paste the image into your photo editor or presentation. These photos may be used for presentations and educational purposes without contacting EPA — please see the EPA Privacy and Security Notice for more information.

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Resource List

The Resource List provides links to documents and Web sites that provide additional information on mold, mold prevention, and mold remediation. The list includes EPA documents and Web sites, as well as information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. EPA does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information. Further, inclusion of such resources is not intended to endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the author of the reference or the organization operating the service on which the reference is maintained.

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