The National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors (NAMRI), was established in response to the need
for national guidelines for mold professionals in North America. As construction techniques have changed, mold
has become a growing concern in homes and businesses; however, mold identification falls outside the scope of a
typical home inspection. With no federal guidelines for mold safety, private organizations have taken the initiative
in establishing best practices for dealing with mold-related issues within buildings.
In 2005, the National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors (NAMRI) was established through efforts by
the North American Association of Home Inspectors (AHI), a non-profit corporation, to develop standards of practice
for mold professionals and to promote professionalism among the experienced and developing individuals who engage
in the profession each year. With a rapidly growing membership in the United States and Canada, NAMRI has become
an important voice in the mold assessment and mold remediation industries.
NAMRI is a non-profit membership organization that operates independently of training providers and does not endorse
any mold inspection or mold remediation program. NAMRI provides a rigorous accreditation process for mold training
schools who desire to have their mold training programs count towards NAMRI entry requirements. NAMRI-accredited
mold training providers who participate in NAMRI's Gold-Level program are eligible to provide free 1-year NAMRI
memberships to their mold inspection or mold remediation graduates.
NAMRI's mission is as follows:
- To advocate high Standards of Practice.
- To enforce a sensible Code of Ethics that protects consumers while allowing the professional to disclose conflicts
- To promote educational opportunities for mold professionals.
- To provide professional development and networking opportunities for its members.
- To provide the above services at a reasonable price.
*To become a NAMRI-accredited training provider, a mold inspector training school must submit
an application to NAMRI for approval. Applicants are required to have one visit to the training site; a review
of the curriculum, enrollment and company structure, be authorized or licensed by its state post-secondary education
governing body and not facing disciplinary action; be insured and bonded; have been in continuous operation for
at least 10 years; be an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau with a satisfactory complaint history;
and employ instructors who hold valid instructor licenses in the state(s) where the training is conducted. Accreditation
is renewed every 3 years. Note that the application processing fee, which includes travel expenses, background
checks and administrative fees, is based upon the school's average annual enrollment and is not refundable.
To see a list of NAMRI-accredited mold training providers click here.