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MEMBERSHIP INFO

Here you will discover what it means to be in membership with our organization and its benefits, all about State Chapter associations and up-and-coming new information and services to be added to our site. Be certain to check out our photo gallery and get to know our personnel, members, and have a look at the great fun we have at our events!

MEMBERSHIP
To become a designated member of the MAA, simply fill out all of the information on our Membership Application and mail it, along with the application fee, to the address noted on the form. We will notify you of membership upon approval.

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Membership Information, Application & Profile
The MAA was established in 2002 as a non-profit organization to promote excellence and quality among the providers of indoor environmental health services in relation to mold by setting uniform standards of practice and a common code of ethics for the advocacy, benefit and well-being of the general public. The MAA is committed to its mission of making the public more aware of toxic mold, the benefits and scope of a professional mold inspection and their options as property owners, renters, employers and employees.

The problem of toxic mold is a concern to all involved in real property transaction, structural repair transactions and, most importantly, to the health and well-being of the public. By working together to develop and maintain standards of excellence, MAA members benefit from professional development and the exchange of ideas through continuing education and seminars.

Information and support are available for members regarding their business and inspection practices and service to their clients. Professional listings services by the MAA are another great benefit of membership. Our promotional activities educate the public as well as the professional member, and our statewide listings service helps consumers find facts about the industry and unites the membership with new clients. Members from other States have access to our listings services and benefits until their own State Chapters are founded.

MAA MEMBERSHIP LEVELS
Corporate Membership:
A Corporate member shall have an interest in the advancement of the Association’s aims, mission and goals, and shall possess qualifications to cooperate with the members in the advancement of the knowledge relating to toxic mold, or that of a related field, and its application. All employees of corporate members must comply with the Association’s standards, guidelines and code of ethics to maintain membership. Corporate members shall have at least five (5) years combined qualifying work experience in the performance of professional duties, and must meet stringent qualification requirements, with no more than one (1) warning by any regulatory agency within the previous three (3) years as of application date. Corporate membership is for any business entity where more than one employee will be attending activities and using MAA benefits. Corporate members will be required to perform at least four (4) local speaking engagements annually. Employees of Corporate members must complete a minimum of eight (8) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) annually. Documentation of CEUs must be submitted to the Association’s office.

Associate Membership: An Associate member shall have an interest in the advancement of the Association’s aims, mission and goals, and shall possess qualifications to cooperate with the members in the advancement of the knowledge relating to toxic mold, or that of a related field, and its application; member shall also have at least two (2) years of qualifying work experience in the performance of professional duties, as verified by the applicant’s references. Associate members must also meet the stringent qualification requirements, with no more than one (1) warning by any regulatory agency within the previous three (3) years as of application date. Associate membership is for sole proprietors and other individuals where only one person will be attending activities and using MAA benefits. Associate members will be required to perform at least two (2) local speaking engagements annually. Associate members must complete a minimum of eight (8) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) annually. Documentation for CEUs must be submitted to the Association’s office.

Affiliate Membership: An Affiliate member is an individual in a related professional field who shall have an interest in the advancement of the Association’s aims, missions and goals, and shall possess sufficient qualifications to cooperate with the members in the advancement of the knowledge relating to toxic mold, or that of a related field, and serves in a consultant capacity. An affiliate member shall also have at least two (2) years of qualifying work experience in the performance of professional duties, as verified by the applicant’s references, with no more than one (1) warning by any regulatory/governmental agency, in the performance of his/her profession, within the previous three (3) years as of application date. Affiliate membership is for those individual professionals such as attorneys, insurance agents, physicians and other healthcare clinicians, scientists, and the like. Affiliate members will be required to perform at least two (2) local speaking engagements annually.

To become a designated member of the SC Mold Assessment Association, simply fill out all of the attached information on the following application and mail it, along with the application fee, to the address above. We will notify you of membership upon approval.

Why Join the MAA?
The Mold Assessment Association was established in 2002 as a non-profit organization to promote excellence and quality among the providers of indoor environmental health services in relation to mold by setting uniform standards of practice and a common code of ethics for the advocacy, benefit and well-being of the general public. The MAA is committed to its mission of making the public more aware of toxic mold, the benefits and scope of a professional mold inspection and their options as property owners, renters and employees.

The problem of toxic mold is a concern to all involved in real estate transactions, structural repair transactions and, most importantly, to the health and well-being of the public. Many agencies and lenders are requiring that transactions have some level of environmental assessment in order to determine if a hazard exists or may be imminent. A mold inspection is fast becoming a necessary component of loan packaging, ensuring that the property is clear of conditions that might result in lawsuits. When a hazardous condition is detected, additional steps taken may include testing, and if necessary, remediation.

By working together to develop and maintain standards of excellence, MAA members benefit from professional development and the exchange of ideas through continuing education and seminars. Information and support are available for members regarding their business and inspection practices and service to their clients. Listings services by the MAA are another great benefit of membership. Our promotional activities educate the public as well as the professional member, and our statewide listings service helps consumers find facts about the industry and unites the membership with new clients.

Membership Benefits
Membership not only provides the very best in opportunities for personal and professional growth, but also Specialized Category Designations, Elite Category Groupings, and Elite Assistance Listings. In this day and age, everyone wants to see your credentials. Many professionals, for this reason seek MAA membership. We offer certificates for specialized category designations of demonstrated proficiency to include:

Specialized Category Designations
Visual Control Inspector (VCI)
Control Assessment Investigator (CAI)
Control and Clearance Testing Investigator (CCTI)
Defect Correction Contractor (DCC)
Residential Hygienist (RH)
Commercial Hygienist (CH)
Environmental Hygienist (EH)

Elite Category Groupings
Master’s Certificate courses offered to those who demonstrate a high quality of excellence within their past and combined designation fields.

Elite Assistance Listing
Provided for the general public upon listings request as normally demonstrating a high quality of excellence within your field.

Training Classes

Updated training to enhance employee knowledge and to maintain certification points for mold professionals. We offer classes for other professionals who need to know how their work relates to mold, and ways to improve their skills within their own fields with what they need to know about mold, as well as how to handle a variety of situations with concern for mold.

Other benefits of membership are informational in purpose, but with the added benefit of assisting both the public and your professional growth. New additions to benefits will be offered from time-to-time. We offer these through the following:

Informational Seminars
Seminars and/or listings are offered to those in the process of continuing their education and/or for member update information. Many of these seminars are given for public awareness and education, and members are required to attend and speak at these events. This broadens the presentation skills and knowledge base of membership, and offers a wide variety of technical perceptions to the public. Some seminars are given to professionals only, and serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas and new technologies.

Membership Decals and/or Certificates
Membership certificates suitable for framing are provided to all qualified and accepted applicants. Vehicle decals are provided to those designated certified mold assessment professionals within the membership.

Listing in MAA’s Annual Membership Registry
General listing, including addresses, phone and fax numbers, of all members within the Association, is posted in the Members Only Information section of the web site, as access to fellow members is an important communications tool for every professional.

Representation and Advocating in Government Affairs
As an elite association of South Carolina, and on behalf of its members, the MAA assists, supports and monitors issues concerning legislation within our field of expertise. Watch for web site postings concerning legislation, events and responses.

The Eco-Tox Envoy
The Association’s quarterly newsletter, keeping you informed on changes and pressing issues that may affect you and how you operate your business, as well as relevant issues and subjects important to mold professionals. Professionals and experts within our industry, as well as our members, write articles for this publication. Cartoon "Oh NO’s" and Real Business "No, No’s" will also be featured, in addition to the editor’s comments on a wide variety of subjects. We encourage all members to make this YOUR newsletter by sending or faxing to us your ideas for articles. The Eco-Tox Envoy will be posted on the web site as well as printed and mailed to the membership.

MAA Updates
Periodic updates from government agencies and any MAA changes will be posted on the web site as they are made.

MAA Directives Manual
MAA publication on required rules and regulations in manual form is available to all members of the Association.

Attorney/Legal Assistance
During various seminars, attorneys within the membership will be on hand to answer legal questions you may have. All members are encouraged to hear what these legal eagles have to say. The Association is currently negotiating with a firm to provide specialized assistance to members at a reasonable rate.

Discounted Manuals, Guides and Products
These include course preparation materials, manuals, pamphlets and other literature designed to assist you with your professional needs. Just let us know what literature you are looking for and we will assist you in obtaining it.

Discounted Group Rate Insurance
This is made available to qualified members. Negotiations are currently in progress for overall group rate insurance to all members.

Discounted Credit Collection Services
Let us assist you in learning about other collection options that are available to qualified members.

Discounted Lettering and Vehicle Emblem Services
Looking for great lettering and vehicle emblem services? We’ve got it! Call us with your needs and we’ll point you in the right direction!

Member-to-Member Discounts
This listing of member discounts to other members is provided to the membership only. The listing will shortly be posted on the web site.

Discounted Membership to the National MAA
This is designed for first year membership only, but it’s a great benefit. NMAA membership will be open to those who have already qualified for membership at the State Chapter level.

Invitation to the First National MAA Expo and Conference
Scheduled for mid-2005, the Expo and Conference dedicated specifically to mold issues and mold professionals. Your invitation includes discounted booth rates, discounted advertising rates and a call for both technical and professional papers and presentations. The latest and greatest products and services at this Expo are intended to make your professional operations run smoothly. Proven software, business service equipment, and environmental information under one roof. An annual opportunity to be brought up-to-date on the latest environmental, professional and inspection concerns, while learning important marketing and expansion techniques.

Up and Coming
Although the Internet site is under construction at this time, upon its completion members will have the opportunity to list business information such as phone numbers, addresses and pictures within our site so that Internet viewers may contact you for your services.

MAA Online Forum
Monthly online evening chat with speakers and a great way to talk about current issues and concerns! For members only. Call our office for the online address, dates, and times of the next session.

Benchmarking
The best of the benefits for members only. This is your opportunity to compare your organization to others like yours, in size and scope of services, with regards to customer service satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and operational margins. As a comparative tool, it is the best and most uniform way to analyze just how well you operate your business. Based on satisfaction surveys, learn what customers of all types really think! Learn techniques that the leaders use to stay on top through information gathering and sharing.

Dues Schedule for MAA Membership
All dues are payable annually upon the membership join date. A reminder notice will be sent to members ten (10) days before dues become payable. Membership will automatically cease if dues are not paid by the renewal date, and a new application for membership, along with all supporting documentation, must be re-submitted to the Association for re-entry to membership. Application fees must be submitted as a separate check from the annual dues fee. If membership is denied, the membership dues check will be returned. If membership is awarded, the application fee check will be returned.

Membership Level Annual Dues Application Fee Total Fees
Corporate $2,500.00 $75.00 $2,575.00
Associate $1,500.00 $75.00 $1,575.00
Affiliate $1,000.00 $75.00 $1,075.00

Membership Application Requirements
You must submit the following items with your application. Failure to provide the MAA with the following information will delay processing of your application (normal processing time is 2-4 weeks).

  1. The completed and signed application.
  2. This page along with the proper dues and application fees (see above), payable in U.S. funds and made payable to the MAA, on separate checks. If unapproved, your dues check will be returned to you. If membership is awarded, your application fee check will be returned to you. Or, for your convenience, you may pay by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express). Please be certain to fill in the information below accurately and completely so that processing of your application will not be delayed.
  3. The "Resume for Application" on page 4 (add extra pages, if needed).
  4. Copies of diplomas, licenses, and certificates verifying education and training.
  5. The signed and notarized statement on page 5.

Upon approval of your application, the MAA will forward membership information to you, including your certificate, membership identification card, a membership decal for professionals in the field of mold assessment (inspection, investigation, hygiene and remediation), great deals on membership, and much more!

MAA-certified mold professionals follow strict guidelines and protocols for the
provision of mold services.  We also offer Mold Seminars for the public, employers and property owners, as well as Mold Awareness Courses for various trades, professionals, property managers and facilities managers.
We provide Mold Training and Certification Courses for:
             Certified Mold Inspector (CMI)
             Certified Mold Investigator (CMIV)
             Certified Mold Remediator (CMR)
             Certified Mold Hygienist  (CMH)
             Master Certified Mold Specialist (MCMS)

MAA-certified mold professionals follow strict guidelines and protocols for the
provision of mold services.  We also offer Mold Seminars for the public, employers and property owners, as well as Mold Awareness Courses for various trades, professionals, property managers and facilities managers.

Disclaimer:
All material provided on the Mold Assessment Association web site is for educational and informational purposes only. The information contained on the web site should not be considered specific mold advice for any person, organization or entity. Consult a medical, legal or regulatory professional for all references to medical conditions or regarding the applications, opinions or recommendations from this web site. The MAA specifically disclaims liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, that is or may be incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, resulting from or application pertaining to any of the information provided on the web site.

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