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Mold Sampling & Survey Course Outline
2 ½ Days - 20 hours
Only $499
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Course description:
Two and ½ days of instruction focusing on mold sampling and inspection techniques directed at identifying "Red Flags". Red Flags include, but are not limited to, identifying areas of moisture intrusion; inadequate grade, improper clearances, missing or damaged flashings, exterior wall conditions and materials, roofing conditions and materials, plumbing conditions and materials, HVAC systems and condensation and humidity concerns.

Upon completion of this class, students will be able to perform a mold survey and write inspection reports identifying water intrusion / penetration and understand how to make recommendations for sampling.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of:

  1. Nomenclature specific to residential dwellings, with special emphasis on the components accessible during an inspection.
  2. Proper installation / clearances of a residential dwelling including foundation, framing, interior and exterior wall coverings, roofing systems, plumbing, and HVAC.
  3. Ability to identify defects that may cause water intrusion / penetration and condensation concerns.
  4. Inspection report writing and proper communication.

Class Schedule

Day 1

  • History of inspection - focused on water intrusion and mold awareness
  • Scope of the inspection - overview of the inspection process: grading, wall coverings, roof coverings, plumbing, and HVAC.
  • Red Flags - what are they? Improper grading, damaged/defective materials - wall coverings, roofing, flashing, plumbing, and HVAC.
  • Sampling Techniques - learn lab guidelines in regards to the water intrusion areas identified.

Day 2

  • Inspection Techniques - Inspecting wall coverings, roofing, flashing, plumbing, and HVAC systems to identify water intrusion concerns.
  • Reporting your findings - report water intrusion concerns from wall covering defects, plumbing defects to roofing defects.
  • Making recommendations for sampling according to laboratory guidelines based upon your findings.
  • Marketing
  • The Industry - water intrusion
  • Exam

Day 3

Students will go with an instructor to a home and perform an inspection to apply inspection techniques learned during the previous two days of instruction as well making recommendations for sampling based upon findings. Field inspection ends at 12:00 pm.

Books and Handouts:
Red Flags book 2002, Publishers: Kaplan Professional Schools
ESA Limited Mold Sampling Agreement
ESA Mold Post-Cleaning Testing Agreement
ESA Mold Survey Inspection Agreement
ESA Mold Clearance Testing Agreement
ESA Mold Screen Inspection Agreement

Class participation and test at the end of the class. A certificate of completion is provided for 20 hours at the end of the class.

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* Upon completion of Kaplan's Mold Course with a 70% or better grade, graduates qualify for Mold Errors and Omissions Insurance through Environmental Solutions Association (ESA).

Course Schedule
Jun 6-8

Courses Start at 8:30 AM (8:00 in Rochester, NY)

NOTE: Classes fill up quickly. Please call to confirm enrollment availability before registering.

Approved for
CE Credit

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Kaplan Mold Course
Graduates qualify
for Mold E&O

MoldREPORT™ was designed to provide licensed and professionally-trained home investigators everything needed to perform a ‘Level 1’ mold investigation. Our system is intended for use only in routine residential home investigations to help in the assessment of mold growth in the living areas sampled.

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