The following rules of conduct and ethics help maintain integrity
and objectivity within the mold inspection and remediation profession.
I. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
- The mold professional shall always act in good faith towards
the client, while respecting applicable laws and regulations.
- Mold professionals shall not disclose the results of mold
services to others without client consent, unless compelled by law or duty to occupants exposed to an immediate
- The mold professional shall not render a professional opinion
unless it is based on fact, education, or experience.
- The mold professional shall not accept compensation from
more than one materially interested party for the same service without the consent of all interested parties.
- The mold professional shall maintain truth in advertising,
marketing, and promotion of services or qualifications.
- The mold professional shall commit to ongoing professional
development and education to help further the mold service industry.
- The mold professional shall not knowingly use a mold inspection
or a mold remediation project to solicit work in another field.
- In any instance where the NAMRI Code of Ethics and the law
conflict, the obligations of the law shall take precedence.
II. MOLD INSPECTION
- The mold professional shall perform a mold inspection that
is substantially in compliance with the NAMRI Standards of Practice for mold inspection.
- A written pre-inspection agreement with the client shall
disclose all inspection fees, laboratory testing fees, the scope of the inspection, and limitations.
- The written report submitted shall clearly document the
size and location of suspected microbial growth and areas evidenced to be conducive to mold growth.
- The mold professional shall not exclude items from the inspection
report that fall within the Standards of Practice without written agreement with the client.
III. MOLD REMEDIATION
- The mold professional shall enter into a written agreement
with the client that specifies the the scope of the mold remediation project, remediation protocols, and fees.
- The mold professional shall comply with all applicable state
and federal laws, and licensing requirements of the jurisdiction where business is conducted.
- The mold professional shall submit a written change order
to the client when circumstances cause the scope of the work to change significantly.
- The mold professional shall conduct quality assurance evaluations
to ensure the effectiveness of the remediation.
IV. DISCLOSURE OF A CONFLICT
- The mold professional shall promptly disclose in writing
to the client any interests that may conflict with the mold services provided.
- The mold professional shall not allow any interest to affect
the quality of the results of a mold inspection or mold remediation project.
- The mold professional shall provide additional services
to the client only after securing the written consent of the client in a separate document that includes a written
statement of the services intended and how such services may conflict with the mold services provided.