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The followng information will help you develop an independent study-review course for these ACAC certifications. The Handbook for each program includes eligibility requirements, application procedures, examination information, recertification and reinstatement policies and the ACAC code of conduct, while the Exam Study Guide lists areas within each reference text that deal with specific examination topics.
Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant
Required: 8 years experience consulting on indoor environmental issues including asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination
Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist
Required: 2 years experience consulting on indoor environmental issues including asbestos, lead, HVAC, building science, chemicals, mold and microbial contamination
Council-certified Residential Indoor Environmentalist
Required: current employment in indoor environmental investigation
The Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) and the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) investigate indoor air quality problems. For example, a CIE or CIEC can identify mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection. These professionals have verified knowledge of disciplines related to indoor air quality, including HVAC, building science, mold and microbial issues, industrial hygiene, lead-based paint and asbestos.
CIEs and CIECs posses verified experience conducting field investigations in one or more of the following settings:
Offices and commercial buildingss
Schools and public buildings
To earn the Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) or Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) designations, the candidate must:
Demonstrate verifiable field experience in indoor air quality investigation
Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum
Earn the unanimous approval of the CIE or CIEC certification board
Re-certify every two years
Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year
Maintain the highest ethical standards
The CIE and CIEC certifications are accredited by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a nationally recognized independent accreditation body. ACAC certifications are the ONLY designations in the indoor air quality field to earn CESB accreditation. The CRIE designation is not accredited.
The CIEC and CMC programs are accredited
National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
18 ACAC programs are accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB).
ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME.
ACAC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.