Education and/or Experience
Part of NAMRI's mission is to promote education for mold inspectors and remediators prior to performing mold assessments
and remediation projects. NAMRI requires a minimum of 90 hours of accredited* mold education training or a minimum
of 25 mold inspections or mold remediation projects before an individual may apply for membership and begin performing
mold testing or mold remediation. (See list of approved mold education providers.)
NAMRI Exam or Equivalent
To ensure that all members understand the NAMRI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, along with the procedures
for performing a proper mold inspection, NAMRI requires all new members to pass the NAMRI exam, which is a national
exam sponsored by NAMRI and provided to members at no charge, or to have passed an equivalent state, national or
other accredited exam. There is no additional charge to take or re-take the NAMRI exam.
NAMRI requires its members to complete all mandatory state licensing or registration requirements for mold professionals,
which may include additional exams, insurance requirements and background checks.
Ethics & Standards
Members must be of good moral character and agree to abide by the NAMRI Standards of Practice and Code of Ethic,
which establish a minimum and uniform standard for performing a mold inspection of a single-family to a four-family
Part of NAMRI's mission is to promote professional development for its members. NAMRI members agree to complete
at minimum, one 6-hour training event each year to further their knowledge. NAMRI will assist members in obtaining
the recommended continuing education.
NAMRI members agree to pay a $149 membership fee the first year and $99 annually thereafter. NAMRI membership fees
are considerably less than other organizations, many of which operate for profit and exist to sell private trainer
*Accredited mold education refers to courses or classes taken from a mold training school that has a verified location
and classroom that can be inspected; is authorized or licensed by its state post-secondary education governing
body; is insured and bonded; has been in continuous operation for at least the previous 10 years; is an accredited
member of the Better Business Bureau with a satisfactory complaint history; and employs instructors who hold valid
instructor licenses in the state(s) where the mold training is conducted. Contact NAMRI to determine if past mold
training hours meet NAMRI's accredited education requirement.