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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 Supervisor
Required: 8 years experience remediating environmental issues including asbestos, lead, hazardous materials, chemicals and microbial contamination.
Council-certified Indoor Environmental Remediator
Required: 2 years experience remediating environmental issues including asbestos, lead, hazardous materials, chemicals and microbial contamination.
The Council-certified Indoor Environmental Remediator (CIER) and the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Supervisor (CIES) correct problems related to poor indoor air quality. For example, a CIER or CIES can perform mold remediation, asbestos removal or lead paint abatement. A CIER or CIES can deal with hazardous materials and chemicals. Finally, a CIER or CIES can handle Chinese drywall, meth lab cleanup and a host of other indoor air quality issues.
A CIER or CIES has verified knowledge in a range of disciplines related to indoor air quality remediation, including asbestos, lead, hazardous materials, chemicals, mold, Chinese drywall and meth lab cleanup.
Each CIER or CIES possesses verified experience conducting remediation projects in one or more of the following settings:
Offices and commercial buildings
Schools and public buildings
To earn the Council-certified Indoor Environmental Remediator (CIER) or Council-certified Indoor Environmental Supervisor (CIES) designations, candidates must:
Demonstrate verifiable verifiable field experience in indoor air quality remediation
Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum
Earn the unanimous approval of the CIER or CIES certification board
Re-certify every two years
Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year
Maintain the highest ethical standards
The CIER and CIES 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 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.