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Mold Professional Licensing

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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.

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