The federal government has a mold remediation specification that specifies the use of assessors and contractors who hold ACAC certifications. It is called the United Facilities Guide Specification (USGS 02 85 00.00 20 Mold Remediation.) This specification is a joint effort of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency (HQ AFCESA), the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment (HQ AFCEE), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The specification requires that a Certified Industrial Hygeinist (CIH) or a ACAC certificant act as supervisors for mold assessment on mold remediation contracts. Additionally, it specially names ACAC certificants as those eligible to perform the remediation contract.
American Council for Accredited Certification http://www.acac.org/find/location_search_2.aspx
The United Stated Environmental Protection Agency EPA http://www.epa.gov/mold/index.html
Engineering-based and Board-awarded!
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) has the ONLY independent, accredited, board-awarded certifications in the IAQ industry!
We have CESB-accredited certifications for individuals who specialize in:
- Indoor Environmental
- Infection Control
- IR Thermography
- Structural Drying
- IAQ Management
About ACAC Certification
- Party accreditation from the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB)
- Additionally, ACAC was the first IAQ certifying body to
- Operate independently of training providers
- Operate independently of industry membership associations · Refuse all revenue agreements with product manufacturers or service providers
- Award its certifications by unanimous vote of a board of peers
- Develop its examinations in compliance with published psychometric standards party proctors
- Employ secure high stakes computer based testing
- See its designations listed as prerequisites for a state license
- See its examinations listed as prerequisites for a state license
- See its designations specified by the US government party accredited certifications in structural drying, environmental infection control and IAQ management
- Refuse to give exam questions or answers to prep course providers
The ACAC Certification Process
- Level science education and verifiable field experience on a written application before taking the certification exam
- ACAC staff members verify field experience documentation for every candidate
- party proctoring centers around the world
- ACAC certification boards set passing scores for each exam using psychometrically verified statistical analysis
- In an average year, only about 70% of eligible candidates pass their ACAC certification exam
- Candidates who pass their exams must await board review of their application files
ACAC certification boards are composed of no less than five (5) members, each of whom holds the certification in question. Board members may not be affiliated with those who provide prep courses for ACAC exams. Boards meet and discuss each application file and certify by unanimous vote only. year certification cycle. In 2013, more than 90% of expiring ACAC certificants recertified in order to maintain their professional designations.
Examples of ACAC’s Reputation
ACAC has no revenue streams outside of certification fees. We do not sell advertising, books, products or curriculum materials of any kind. As a result, our reputation for integrity, credibility and independence is well known: The Federal government specifies ACAC certifications for mold workers in its Unified Facilities Guide Specifications. http://www.wbdg.org/ccb/DOD/UFGS/UFGS%2002%2085%2000.00%2020.pdf (see, for example, section 1.2.16; page 5, item 4; and page 34, item 4).
The State of Maryland requires ACAC certification as a condition of licensing, requiring all license applicants to be certified by ACAC "or any other internationally recognized accreditation body that is recognized by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC) and operates independently of training organizations or industry trade associations.” (Maryland Business Regulation Code, Title 8-701 (2012)s requirements.
The State of Florida selected ACAC certification exams for use in its mold licensing program. ACAC exams are verified as psychometrically sound and independent from training courses. http://www.acac.org/forms/otherpdfs/alanhmold.pdf The New York State Toxic Mold Task Force recognized ACAC certifications in its 2010 report to the New York state legislature. Current New York Assembly Bill A01466 incorporates findings from the Task Force report. http://www.acac.org/certify/NY.aspx
For more information about the integrity, credibility and independence of ACAC certification programs, visit the ACAC website at www.acac.org Contact:
Adam Andrews, director of operations
Did You Know?
There are three major accreditation bodies (ANSI, CESB & NCCA). Only the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) accredits each and every engineering-based program on its own merits.
Charlie Wiles, Executive Director