Mold Course: Introduction
On this page:
- Best Setting to View the Course
- Navigating the Course
- Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and Other Educational Uses of the EPA Mold Course
This course provides an overview of mold prevention and mold remediation. It is based on EPA's voluntary March 2001 guidance document Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings. Individuals who may be interested in this course, or may want to refer to this course include:
- Public health and environmental health professionals who are involved with mold issues
- Building managers
- Other professionals who respond to mold problems
Please note that the course and the document on which it is based provide guidelines; other cleaning and remediation methods may be preferred by some professionals. This course does not cover all situations and all potentially useful methods or techniques. The absence of a method or technique from this course does not indicate or imply that it is not effective.
- These mold guidelines are for damage caused by clean water (not flood water); for flood information see the EPA Fact Sheet: Flood Cleanup - Avoiding Indoor Air Quality Problems
- Research on mold and on its health effects continues. This course does not describe all of the potential health effects related to mold exposure; it provides only an overview. For more detailed information, consult a health professional or your state or local health department.
- Please note: EPA does not regulate mold or mold spores in the air.
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You can navigate among the main elements of this training course using the vertical menu bar on the top right of each chapter page. Click on an entry to:
- Move between the course chapters
- Access addition resources:
- PDF Version of the Mold Course
- The Mold Knowledge Test
- The Mold Image Library
Within the chapters, you can move from lesson to lesson using the menu at the top of the page.
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
- American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) formerly known as American Indoor Air Quality Council (AIAQC)
ACAC has approved 4 re-certification credits (RCs) for completing this course.
American Council for Accredited Certification
PO Box 1000 Yarnell, AZ 85362
Phone: (888) 808-8381 or (623) 582-0832; FAX: (888) 894-3590;