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  • Writer's pictureCorey Provencal

Florida Mold Law “Grandfathering”

Grandfathering: Applicants must submit an application to the department by March 1, 2011, whether postmarked or delivered by that date, and meet the following licensure requirements:

• Certification by a state or national association that requires successful completion of a proctored exam for certification and completion of at least 60 hours of verifiable education for an assessor and 30 hours of education for a remediator;


• At the time of application, have at least 3 years of experience as an assessor or remediator. To establish the 3 years of experience, an applicant must submit at least 40 invoices prepared by the applicant. The department may investigate the validity of the invoices submitted. Other Grandfathering requirements

• An applicant for licensure must submit to a criminal background check and be of good moral character. Mold assessors must also obtain a $1,000,000 insurance policy to cover both preliminary and post-remediation assessment.

• An applicant may not qualify for licensure if he or she has had a mold related services license or a license in any related field revoked at any time or suspended within the previous 5 years or has been assessed a fine that exceeds $500 within the previous 5 years. A license in a related field includes, but is not limited to, licensure in real estate, construction, mold-related services, or building code administration or inspection.

•John P. Lapotaire, CIEC •Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant •Microshield Environmental Services, LLC

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