IAQA Courses Available – 2016
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IAQA Indoor Environmentalist Course
In the IAQA (Indoor Air Quality Association) an Environmental Consultant is a professional who can identify the causes of poor indoor air quality – even when problems seem vague or unrelated to visible causes. The Environmental Consultant is trained to see a building the way a general practitioner sees the body of his patient – as an organic whole with dozens of interrelated systems contributing to overall health. In order to diagnose the patient properly, the Consultant must be able to gather and interpret data from various systems operating in a building.
IAQA Microbial Remediation Course
The actual work of removing microbial contamination from a building is performed by the Microbial Remediator. This professional is trained to conduct remediation projects safely and thoroughly according to project specifications and in compliance with relevant government regulations and industry standards. Microbial Remediators have thorough knowledge and verified field experience in containment engineering, safety and emergency procedures, remediation equipment operation, cleaning, removal and restoration procedures, and project documentation.
IAQA Microbial Investigator/Consultant Course
If the Environmental Consultant is a general practitioner, the Microbial Consultant is a specialist – a professional who concentrates on diagnosis and treatment in a single area of expertise: microbial contamination. Though mold is only one of many potential causes of IAQ problems, it presents unique challenges to building owners and facilities managers, and is therefore a crucial area of concern. The Microbial Consultant relies on detailed scientific knowledge of microbial agents to identify and account for microbial contamination and to recommend appropriate remediation strategies. The Consultant’s field experience in the design and execution of sampling regimens and his or her ability to interpret results responsibly allow him or her to conduct meaningful microbial investigations and to verify the results of remediation projects.