The following rules of conduct and ethics help maintain integrity and objectivity within the mold inspectionand remediation profession.
I. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
I. PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
- The mold professional shall always act in good faith towards the client, while respecting applicable laws and
- 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 hazard.
- 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
- 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
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 OF INTEREST
- 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.