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Mold Licensing

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LICENSING

All individuals interested in obtaining a professional mold assessment or remediation license must apply to DOEE. To be eligible, individuals must have taken a DOEE-approved examination, within the previous two years. A list of DOEE-approved examinations may be found below. Additionally, applicants must be at least eighteen years old, and meet at least one of the following education and experience requirements:

  1. At least a two-year associate’s degree or equivalent, with at least thirty semester hours in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, or a related field of science from an accredited institution, and a minimum of one year of documented relevant field experience;
    OR
  2. A certified industrial hygienist, a professional engineer, a professional registered sanitarian, a certified safety professional, or a registered architect, with at least six months of documented relevant field experience;
    OR
  3. A high school diploma or the equivalent, and a minimum of three years of documented relevant field experience.

The fee for an application for either a District of Columbia mold assessment or remediation license is $300. The fee for renewal of licensure is $105. The term of each license is two years.

To apply for a mold license in the District of Columbia, please submit an application through our online application. Applicants may also apply for their license in person by visiting DOEE at 1200 First St. NE, on the 5th floor, or mail in the printable version available as an attachment at the bottom of this page.

TRAINING AND TESTING

To be licensed as a mold professional in the District of Columbia, indoor mold professionals must pass a Department-approved examination. The table below shows DOEE’s approved examinations.

List of DOEE Approved Training Examinations

Name of Organization

Mold Assessor

Mold Remediator

Aerosol Monitoring & Analysis Mold Inspection & Assessment Mold Inspection & Assessment
American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC)
American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) Council-certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)
American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) Council-certified Microbial Consultant (CMC)
American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) Council-certified Microbial Investigator (CMI)  
Clean Health Environmental Mold Inspector Mold Remediator Supervisor
HP Environmental, Inc. Indoor Mold Assessment Professional (Initial) Indoor Mold Remediation Professional (Initial)
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)
Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)  
National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) Certified Mold Assessor (CMA) Certified Mold Remediator (CMR)