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TRAINING


Training is the basis of good performance. The MAA recommends as much professional training and ongoing continuing education as possible, from a variety of sources. The MAA provides a number of great courses as a benefit to both our members, and those individuals outside the membership who wish to upgrade their knowledge base and skill level. For information about the courses we offer, visit our Calendar of Events, which contain links to Course Descriptions, and the Course Registration Application. You should also take a look at the information regarding the MAA’s Certification and CEUs that we offer if you are considering any of the training or certification courses; and, if you are already a MAA-certified professional, the section concerning Recertification and Renewal along with the Certification Renewal Application.

It is important that the membership remember that each individual is responsible for submitting to the MAA’s offices their required CEUs annually in order to maintain membership. You will find on this site the forms for submitting Annual Continuing Education Verification, and the Request for Public Speaking Engagement. Members should call our offices for any questions they may have concerning speaking engagements and the requirements. All training courses offered by the MAA are open to individuals from any other state as National Mold Assessment Association courses until their State Chapters have been founded; their course certifications will be passed to the individual State Chapter for renewals or recertification information at the time the individual’s certification renewal is due.

MEMBER DISCIPLINES

Certified Mold Inspector (CMI)
This professional performs basic mold inspections on residential and commercial properties, consisting of a visual inspection of all accessible areas and submitting a comprehensive report of findings during that inspection to the client, and may suggest, in writing, any further need for follow-up research.

Certified Mold Investigator (CMIV)
This professional performs those functions of the CMI, but added to this specialist’s functions are those of environmental sampling and testing, hands-on investigation services, including submitting test samples to a laboratory, basic analysis of laboratory reports, writing and submitting a written report to the client, which may include a suggestion for a Certified Mold Hygienist, clearance sampling and testing, and writing/providing clearance or denial letters.

Certified Mold Remediator (CMR)
These professionals perform mold remediation services. Remediation services are the REMOVAL of hazardous materials, in this case, hazardous or toxic molds. The CMR is certified for hazardous materials handling (HAZMAT) and is licensed for pesticide application as it applies to biocides and fungicides. The CMR is not, however, an individual certified for restoration services, who are credentialed through other agencies.

Certified Mold Hygienist (CMH)
This professional is skilled in all of the above functions, adding to it a broad range of environmental knowledge and skills. The CMH trains clients in mold awareness and prevention. The CMH must also have advanced skills in writing remediation and clearance testing protocols and ensuring that those protocols are followed, as well as ensuring proper amounts and types of testing are performed. The CMH has a very high level of knowledge and experience with structures.

Masters Certificates
MAA offers this designation to those professionals who have demonstrated a high quality of excellence within their past and combined designation fields. MAA offers seven of these highly specialized category designations for those who desire to achieve their Masters certification:

Visual Control Inspector (VCI)
The VCI provides a higher level of visual mold inspection services, and sometimes functions in a supervisory capacity when more than one CMI is necessary for larger structures. The individual must first have achieved the CMI designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 6 months before applying for and being accepted into the VCI course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted.

Control Assessment Investigator (CAI)
The CAI provides a higher level of mold assessment and investigation services whose function uses more techniques and methods to pinpoint less obvious areas of possible contamination, and sometimes functions in a supervisory capacity when more than one CMIV is necessary for larger structures. The individual must first have achieved the CMIV designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 6 months before applying for and being accepted into the CAI course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted.

Control and Clearance Testing Investigator (CCTI)
The CCTI provides a higher level of mold investigation services whose function uses more advanced control strategies during a mold clearance test investigation, and sometimes functions in a supervisory capacity when more than one CMIV is necessary for larger structures. The individual must first have achieved the CMIV designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 1 year before applying for and being accepted into the CCTI course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted.

Defect Correction Contractor (DCC)
The DCC provides a higher level of mold remediation services whose function uses more advanced removal techniques for specialty structures or in cases where extreme care is required and includes preparation for repair and restorative services to follow. This specialist sometimes functions in a supervisory capacity when more than one CMR is necessary for larger structures. The individual must first have achieved the CMR designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 9 months before applying for and being accepted into the DCC course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted.

Residential Hygienist (RH)
The RH provides mold hygiene services specifically designed for residential structures. This specialist has completed specialized training on indoor environments with respect to common residential elements and is highly trained in client teaching. This individual may also function in a supervisory capacity to other mold professionals or act as consultant for a CMH. The individual must have first reached the CMH designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 6 months before applying for and being accepted into the RH course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted.

Commercial Hygienist (CH)
The CH provides mold hygiene services specifically designed for commercial structures. This specialist has completed specialized training on indoor environments with respect to common commercial elements and is highly trained in employer/employee teaching. This individual may also function in a supervisory capacity to other mold professionals or as a consultant to a CMH. The individual must have first reached the CMH designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 1 year before applying for and being accepted into the CH course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted.

Environmental Hygienist (EH)
The EH provides mold hygiene services specifically designed for indoor environments of all types and has received specialized training in how outdoor environments affect and relate to indoor environments, and is highly trained in teaching/training. This individual may also function in a supervisory capacity to other mold professionals, and a consulting capacity for CMHs. The individual must have first reached the CMH designation through the MAA, as well as taken either the RH or CH Master certificate training, and must have worked within this discipline for at least 18 months before applying for and being accepted into the EH course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted.

Master Certified Mold Specialist (MCMS)
MAA offers this designation to those professionals who have clearly demonstrated all of the above functions for at least one year, and have first reached the EH master certificate designation through the MAA before applying for and being accepted into the MCMS course. These specialists must also have managed two or more persons within the mold industry for a minimum of two years; must demonstrate clear knowledge of the "whole structure" concept, and must be trained in at least one biological science. A thesis presentation is required, and the course is pass-fail with no errors accepted. This individual has highly specialized knowledge of the industry in broad scope, regulatory guidelines, and prevention planning. This individual sometimes functions in a supervisory capacity or as a consultant for other mold professionals, as well as may be called upon to function as an investigative officer.
    

CERTIFICATIONS & CEUs

Education, education, education…this is one of the fundamental purposes and the cornerstone of the South Carolina Mold Assessment Association, to enhance the quality of the members. Whether you receive your education through one of a variety of events we sponsor throughout the year, such as conferences, training courses, Chapter meetings, technology exchanges, the National Convention or through certification courses of other various associations and societies, or otherwise, it is important to keep up with your professionalism. The MAA recommends education from a variety of sources. Upgrading the professional knowledge of our members strengthens the profession across the board. The technical information prepared by our instructors and authors is comprehensive, current and applicable to today’s challenges. It is required, as well, that members who are certified through our programs, certify within each of their individual state Chapters, as each State has differing geography and flora, climate and soil conditions, and regulatory requirements. It is also required that our members maintain a minimum of 8 CEUs annually to maintain their certifications, so that it is assured they have furthered their knowledge and maintained awareness of technological, regulatory and standards changes within the industry. Make today the day to raise your level of mold assessment professionalism!

The MAA’s Certification Program offers current and evolving information in six stages, culminating in an offering for Master’s Certification, and its testing is set up similar to the University’s testing program. Mold professionals in the State of South Carolina who are applying chemical biocides and fungicides for the treatment of mold will need to take the State Certified exam for pesticide application until a new Category is delineated for mold professionals. The MAA offers preparation courses to mold professionals for these examinations.

The MAA’s Certification Program examinations are designed to test the individual’s knowledge of the identification, investigation, hygiene and removal of microbiological contaminants in structures, their knowledge of regulatory requirements, technological advances within the industry, the science behind the issues, the health aspects concerned, and the administrative elements necessary for documentation. Each level of certification is specifically designed to emphasize a specialty within the profession, and ensures quality performance through the requirements of time-based experience, on-going continuing education, and recertification.

All of the questions included within the written examinations are based upon information provided within industry standards and guidelines, and nationally accepted texts. The practical examinations, which are hands-on demonstrations at active sites, are pertinent to applying the written material to actual performance. All field demonstration examinations must be passed without error. Masters Certification courses, both the field and written examinations, must all be passed without error. Final Masters examination requires an additional thesis presentation.

Certification is based on (1) successful completion of the required course(s), (2) passing a comprehensive written examination(s), (3) passing a practical hands-on demonstration (field) examination(s) at an active site, and (4) completion of an approved thesis for Masters Certification. Upon successful completion of the requirements, candidates will be certified by the Board of Directors of the MAA that they have knowledge and ability in mold assessment, as taught by the South Carolina Mold Assessment Association.

Our intensive courses focus on the application of knowledge to problems faced. Because the course material cannot be reasonably absorbed in a short time, most students return to their work after their courses equipped with a broad appreciation of the issues, along with theoretical and practical tools necessary to begin their development as a mold professional. Proficiency in the methods comes only with their continued practice. After several months to a year of practical application after a certification program, most students return for a secondary certification program, and ultimately for their Masters Certification, where the principles and techniques of the initial programs are expanded upon. The intervening practical application experience provides an essential base for the subsequent courses and students are now in a position to acquire greater understanding and to refine their technique within the context of their practical work. Subsequent courses provide uninterrupted time for intensive study in a specialized area and increasingly more sophisticated and focused instruction from course instructors.

The MAA has established strict protocols for reviewing and approving all courses for the certification program. A course reviewer attends each class under consideration for approval. The reviewer completes a comprehensive course evaluation form, and may or may not make suggestions for any improvements or modifications that are necessary in order for the course to meet the appropriate criteria. Upon any such changes, and after another review of the modified course, a recommendation is made to the MAA Board of Directors to approve the respective course.

Any owner, manager, or employee of a company, or others in the private sectors who have an interest in the mold assessment profession may take an MAA certification course or exam; however, it is strongly recommended that the individual have a background in a trade or profession conducive to mold assessment. An individual who passes certification course examinations shall be designated as "Certified." Certification is for the individual only. Our programs are not designed to provide an overall certification to a company. Those who pass the examinations are provided with a certificate signed by the Chair of the Board of Directors and a certification I.D. card with their level(s) of expertise(s) listed.

Applicants must complete a Course Registration Application and pay the associated tuition fee. Tuition fees are all-inclusive and the following is provided for each course: cost of the course, exam(s), workbook(s), text manual(s), application fee, I.D. card  and certificate costs, and shipping and handling costs. The MAA has negotiated for lower hotel rates for students who stay at the location of the course, and the information is provided in their course packages.

Please remember to allow enough time to receive your materials for study and to make travel arrangements for attending the course. Payment and registration for courses must be received at the MAA offices a minimum of 20 business days prior to the date of the course via cashier’s check, personal check, money order, or by credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express). There are no refunds.

Also, you will be expected to read the materials and fill in the workbook prior to the first class. Tool kits are provided during the class for a small fee, which will be listed in your course information package. You will need to purchase the tool kits in order to complete the field examination portion of the course.

If a candidate fails the certification examination(s) upon first attempt, the individual may take the exam again at a duly scheduled date at no additional cost. If, however, the individual fails the exam on the second attempt, he/she must repeat the course, at a duly scheduled course date at additional cost, before taking the examination(s) again.

Upon passing the examination, an individual shall be designated as certified within their respective fields; the individual is responsible for submitting information to the MAA’s offices per the required 8 CEUs annually to retain their certifications. If certification is lost or nullified, for any reason, to become recertified an individual must apply for recertification and take the course(s) and examination(s) again.

Examinations
MAA administers a written examination that will consist of multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, True-False and written answer questions. The time provided to complete the exam is three (3) hours. At the testing location you will receive an exam booklet with a separate sheet on which to record answers. No notes may be taken regarding examination questions or content. Persons violating this provision will be denied certification. No breaks are scheduled during the exam. At the conclusion of the exam you will be required to return the test booklet and answer sheet and will not be permitted to remove a copy of the test booklet from the room.

Candidate scores for written exams are based on the number of correct responses. Each question receives a credit if scored correctly, and no credit if incorrect or omitted. Therefore, the candidate should answer each question, even if he/she must guess. If a candidate marks more than one response for a question, that question will be scored as incorrect. The passing score is 90% for all written exams, with the exception of Masters Certification exams, which are pass-fail with no errors accepted. Masters certification scores must be 100%.

After the written examination, the MAA administers a practical examination, with a hands-on demonstration that takes place at an active site. A candidate must be able to apply what he/she has learned to a real-world situation. A written report of findings will be submitted as part of the test. These examinations are pass-fail. Score must be 100% to pass and the field examination must be passed to obtain certification.

For Masters Certified Mold Specialist (MCMS) certification, an additional thesis presentation is required. All requirements for thesis preparation and presentation are provided to the candidate at the time of the written exam. Each candidate is responsible for making an appointment with the Board of Directors for presentation of his/her thesis. Decisions of the Board of Directors are final.

Within approximately 2-4 weeks of taking any examination, you will receive a "score report" by mail. The report will indicate the number of test questions answered correctly and the number answered incorrectly. The report will indicate performance on the field test, noting areas for improvement, including any documentation standards. If you passed your examination(s) your score report will be followed by a certificate and I.D. certification card from the MAA.

Individuals who take the exam will not be provided with a copy of the exam before or after the actual test administration. Some questions on the exam may be re-used on a future exam, and therefore copies of the exam cannot be released for security reasons.

The MAA uses a formal procedure to allow and encourage all candidates to challenge the content of specific test questions or the overall test. Under this procedure, candidates receive a special critique form during the test that they may complete anonymously, noting possibly vague or ambiguous aspects of questions, or other test quality issues. These forms should be completed during the administration of the test, but after the candidate has completed all examination questions. The critiques are used post-administration for quality control review of the test.

Substantial effort is made to ensure that test questions are written in a clear, direct and straightforward manner. Candidates with sufficient knowledge of mold assessment and related codes and standards are likely to score well and pass the test; candidates with insufficient knowledge are unlikely to attain a passing score. The MAA recommends the following strategies to maximize your performance on the exam:
                 

dot.jpg (335 bytes) Read and know the material before you come to class, this way you will be prepared for questions.
dot.jpg (335 bytes) Be certain to read and study the glossary on the MAA web site, as well as all other material found within the site’s pages.
dot.jpg (335 bytes) Have your workbook completed before coming to class. The workbook is a tool designed to assist you in forming questions you will need to ask during class.
dot.jpg (335 bytes) Ask as many questions as possible during class instruction. Continue to ask questions until you are satisfied that you understand a concept or principle.
dot.jpg (335 bytes) Make certain you understand the "why" as well has the "how," because understanding why helps to remember how to get it done.
dot.jpg (335 bytes) Make notes only for those concepts and principles that you do not already know or understand easily. Listening comprehension skills are important to the success of passing examinations.
dot.jpg (335 bytes) Make sure to study your notes the evening before the examination. Go through any processes or methods in your mind’s eye in order to "see" the necessary steps to be taken.
dot.jpg (335 bytes) The test is timed and adherence to the time limits is strictly enforced; therefore, you should not spend an excessive amount of time on any one question. Instead, skip such questions temporarily so that easier questions can be answered. Return to the more difficult questions after completing all other questions.
dot.jpg (335 bytes) Approach the entire examination process as if you are answering questions for or providing services to a client, or as if a regulatory agent is investigating your work.
             

Candidates are not permitted to bring food or beverages into the test room, nor is smoking permitted in the test room at any time, and candidates may not exit the room for "smoking breaks" in the middle of the exam. Collaboration and other disruptive conduct are prohibited. Any violation of this regulation shall result in a score of zero for the test. No smoking, food or beverages are allowed at any onsite field examination, and candidates may not exit the site in the middle of the examination. Collaboration and other disruptive conduct during the field exams are prohibited. Any violation of this regulation shall result in a score of zero for the field examination.

The MAA reserves the right to cancel any test score, if, in the Association’s sole discretion, there is adequate reason to challenge its validity. The MAA also reserves the right to delete from scoring any question that is determined to have been exposed before the test administration, or is determined to be flawed. Similarly, MAA reserves the right to cancel a test administration if it has been determined that the security of the test was violated prior to its administration.

Certification Renewal and Recertification
MAA-certified professionals must renew their certifications annually. It is a certification requirement to maintain updated information and knowledge about the industry through acquiring 8 CEUs annually. Certified professionals must submit their evidence of CEUs to the MAA offices using the Certification Renewal Application and the Annual Continuing Education Verification forms, forwarding to the MAA’s offices along with the appropriate renewal fee. Renewal reminders are sent to certified professionals 60 days prior to lapse date. The renewals are governed by the issue date of the highest level of certification achieved.

MAA-certified professionals must apply for recertification if they allow their original certifications to lapse. Recertification requires repeating the necessary courses to obtain certification along with the associated fees. Upon recertification a member will receive a new certification I.D. number. Recertification requests are submitted to the MAA’s office using the Certification Renewal Application and the Course Application forms.

Continuing Education Units
The MAA offers a variety of seminars, courses, educational programs and speaking engagements for obtaining Association-based CEUs. CEUs and Continuing Credit Hours (CCHs) from other sources are also accepted by the MAA (as long as verified) for the certified professional to achieve the required number of credits to maintain either membership or certification. It is the responsibility of the member and/or the certified professional to submit the required form(s) to the MAA’s offices. Members need only submit the Annual Continuing Education Verification form to meet their requirements.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

All MAA courses are on a first-come, first-served basis, until all 30 seats have been filled, and each scheduled course date must be filled before the MAA will open registration for subsequent courses. Class materials and travel information will be sent upon receipt of payment and registration to the class. Tuition fees are all-inclusive and provide for the following: cost of the course, text manual(s), workbook(s), exam fee, certificate and certification I.D. card, application fee, and shipping and handling costs. Tool kits are provided during the class for a small fee, which will be listed in your course information package. You will need to purchase the tool kits in order to complete the field examination portion of the course. The MAA has negotiated for lower hotel rates for students who stay at the location of the course, and the information is provided in their course packages.

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AWARENESS COURSES & SEMINARS

All attendees who pass awareness courses and seminars will receive a certificate noting appropriate CEUs for each course and a vehicle emblem, along with an I.D. card noting all courses and/or seminars attended.

Mold Awareness Training Course
Course Number: 02101 – Basic Course
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 2 days
CEUs: 4 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $400 - MAA Members; $550 - Non-Member

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Description: Prerequisite course for all further courses and is included as a part the Certified Mold Inspector Course. Students will learn the nature and science of mold, an in-depth study of health effects from exposure, issues surrounding mold and toxic mold: legal, insurance, clinical, regulatory and contracting. Course focuses on the knowledge surrounding today’s issues, managing and minimizing risks, understanding responsibilities related to mold; an exploration of cost reduction principles and options, and a review of environmental arenas surrounding mold assessment, including understanding of labeling regulations and personal protective equipment.
             

Mold Awareness Seminar for Property Managers
Course Number: 02102 – Basic Course specific for Property Managers
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events

Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $300 - Non-Member

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Description: Awareness seminar specifically designed for property management professionals who are not intending to become professional mold assessment providers. Attendees will learn the nature and science of mold, health effects from exposure, issues surrounding mold and toxic mold: legal, insurance, regulatory and contracting. Course focuses on the knowledge surrounding today’s property management issues, managing and minimizing physical risks, understanding the property manager’s roles and responsibilities related to mold; an exploration of cost reduction principles and options, a review of environmental arenas surrounding mold assessment, mold bonds, maintenance issues, and what questions to ask and credentials to look for when obtaining bids from contractors.


Mold Awareness Seminar for Home Health Care Clinicians
Course Number: 02103 – Basic Course specific for Home Health Clinicians
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $300 - Non-Member

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Description: Awareness seminar specifically designed for home healthcare professionals who are not intending to become professional mold assessment providers. Attendees will learn the nature and science of mold, an in-depth study of the health effects from exposure, issues surrounding mold and toxic mold: legal, insurance, clinical and regulatory. Course focuses on the knowledge surrounding today’s home healthcare management issues, managing and minimizing patient and documentation risks, understanding the clinician’s roles and responsibilities related to mold, minimizing risk of patient litigation; an exploration of patient’s options with respect to exposure, cross-contamination concerns, a review of environmental arenas surrounding mold assessment and home care patient needs.


Mold Awareness Seminar for Insurers, Brokers, Realtors and Finance Professionals
Course Number: 02104 – Basic Course specific for Agents, Brokers and Realtors
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $300 - Non-Member

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Description: Awareness seminar specifically designed for insurance agents, brokers, real estate agents and finance professionals who are not intending to become professional mold assessment providers. Attendees will learn the nature and science of mold, health effects from exposure, issues surrounding mold and toxic mold: legal, insurance, regulatory, contracting and financial. Course focuses on the knowledge surrounding today’s issues, managing and minimizing physical, documentation and financial risks, understanding responsibilities related to mold; issues concerning disclosure, an exploration of cost reduction principles and options, the mold inspection for real estate transactions, mold bonds, relationship to the CL-100, and a review of environmental arenas surrounding mold assessment, what questions to ask and what credentials to look for when obtaining bids.


Mold Awareness Training for Contractors & Adjusters
Course Number: 02105 – Basic Course specific for Contractors, Adjusters & Trades Professionals
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $300 - Non-Member

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Description: Basic course specifically designed for contractors, subcontractors, insurance adjusters and other trade professionals who are not intending to become professional mold assessment providers. Students will learn the nature and science of mold, health effects from exposure, issues surrounding mold and toxic mold: legal, insurance, regulatory and contracting. Course focuses on the knowledge surrounding technical issues for trades, managing and minimizing physical and documentation risks, cross-contamination and litigation issues, understanding the tradesperson’s roles and responsibilities related to mold; an exploration of cost reduction principles and options, a review of environmental arenas surrounding mold assessment, and what credentialing offerings to promote when bidding and estimating.


Mold Awareness Training: What You Should Know About Labs
Course Number: 02106 – Basic Course
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $200 - MAA Members; $400 - Non-Member

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Description: Basic course specifically designed for mold assessment professionals. Students will learn how laboratories operate, what to look for in a laboratory, basic microbiological principles, basic principles of cross-contamination, basic and standard analysis procedures and protocols, and how to read and interpret lab reports. Course focuses on understanding the lab’s roles and responsibilities, how a lab manages and minimizes its risks, the roles and responsibilities between the mold assessment professional and the laboratory professional; an exploration of cost reduction principles and options, and what credentialing to look for when obtaining the services of a lab.


Mold Awareness Seminar for Exterminating & Pest Control Operators,
Managers & Technicians

Course Number: 02107 – Basic Course specific for Pest Management Professionals
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
6 Continuing Credit Hours (Clemson)
Schedule: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $300 - Non-Member

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Description: Awareness seminar specifically designed for pest control industry professionals who are not intending to become professional mold assessment providers. Attendees will learn the nature and science of mold, health effects from exposure, issues surrounding mold and toxic mold: legal, insurance, regulatory and contracting. Course focuses on the knowledge surrounding technical issues for moisture control measures and inspection services, managing and minimizing physical and documentation risks, reducing/eliminating cross-contamination, understanding the pest manager’s roles and responsibilities related to mold; recent litigation issues, an exploration of cost reduction principles and options, a review of environmental arenas surrounding mold assessment, and what credentialing offerings to promote when bidding and estimating.


Mold Awareness Seminar for Employers
Course Number: 02108 – Basic Course specific for Employers
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $300 - Non-Member

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Description: Awareness seminar specifically designed for employers and other business administrators who are not intending to become professional mold assessment providers. Attendees will learn the nature and science of mold, health effects from exposure, issues surrounding mold and toxic mold: legal, insurance, regulatory, human resource and contracting. Course focuses on the knowledge surrounding today’s human resource management issues, managing and minimizing potential risks, understanding the employer’s roles and responsibilities related to mold; cross-contamination issues, recent litigation concerns, an exploration of cost reduction principles and options, a review of environmental arenas surrounding mold assessment, mold bonds, and what questions to ask and credentials to look for when obtaining bids from contractors.


Mold Awareness Seminar for Home Inspectors
Course Number: 02109 – Basic Course specific for Home Inspectors
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $300 - Non-Member

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Description: Awareness seminar specifically designed for Home Inspection professionals who are not intending to become professional mold assessment providers. Attendees will learn the nature and science of mold, health effects from exposure, issues surrounding mold and toxic mold: legal, insurance, regulatory and contracting. Course focuses on the knowledge surrounding today’s home inspection management issues, and managing and minimizing potential litigation risks. Course will also focus on the knowledge surrounding technical issues for moisture control measures and inspection services, managing and minimizing physical and documentation risks, reducing/eliminating cross-contamination; understanding the home inspector’s roles and responsibilities related to mold; an exploration of cost reduction principles and options, a review of environmental arenas surrounding mold assessment, mold bonds, maintenance issues, relationship to the CL-100, what questions are appropriate to ask the client and what credentialing offerings to promote when selling home inspection services.



CERTIFICATE COURSES FOR PROFESSIONAL MOLD SERVICES

All students passing the examinations for certificate courses will receive a certificate noting the acquired CEUs, an I.D. card with level(s) of certified expertise(s), and a vehicle emblem. Certified professionals will be placed on the MAA’s listing of qualified providers; members of the MAA will also be placed on the MAA’s referral listing.

Certified Mold Inspector (CMI) Course
Course Number: 02201
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02101
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 5 days
CEUs: 6 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $1,250 - MAA Members; $1,500 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those who intend to become professional mold assessment providers as Certified Mold Inspectors, and includes the basic awareness core training course. If a student has previously taken the core course, or if the core course is waived (i.e., for pest control professionals), the course will be three days in length, and the cost of the core discounted from the tuition fee. Call the MAA’s office to obtain the Request to Waiver a Course form. This is the first level of professional mold assessment. Student’s focus will be given to the role of the Inspector. The purpose of this training is to educate the student to identify and determine whether or not mold problems exist within a structure, consisting of a visual assessment for a mold problem in all defined areas of the interior and exterior of a structure, with a purpose of identifying visual mold contamination or conditions that may be conducive to microbial growth in and around readily accessible areas of a structure. The student will learn the proper methods for inspecting structures to identify mold contamination or the signs that indicate possible contamination. The student will learn how to create a written report stating whether mold or conditions indicating mold were found in the structure. Proper identification protocols will be explained; risk management techniques, how to reduce/eliminate cross-contamination, marketing, advertising, pricing and the economics of mold inspection will be covered. The course includes demonstrations of the types and uses of equipment needed for mold inspection.


Certified Mold Investigator (CMIV) Course
Course Number: 02301
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02201
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 4 days
CEUs: 8 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $1,400 - MAA Members; $1,600 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those who intend to become professional mold assessment providers as Certified Mold Investigators. This is the second level of professional mold assessment. Student’s focus will be given to the role of the Investigator. The purpose of this training is to educate the student to investigate mold problems which may exist within a structure, consisting of a sampling assessment for a mold problem in defined areas of the interior and exterior of a structure, with a purpose of defining the type and degree of mold contamination or conditions in both the readily accessible and less accessible areas of a structure. The student will learn the proper methods for investigating structures and collection of the appropriate number of samples and sampling techniques for mold contamination or the signs that indicate contamination: air, swab, carpet, wall check and direct bulk. The student will learn the appropriate process for sample submissions to appropriate laboratories. The student will learn how to create a written report of his/her findings within the structure. Additionally, the student will learn how to write clearance/denial letters post-clearance testing. Proper investigation protocols will be explained; risk management techniques, how to reduce/eliminate cross-contamination, marketing, advertising, pricing and the economics of mold investigation will be covered. The course includes demonstrations of the types and uses of equipment and materials needed for mold investigation.


Certified Mold Remediator (CMR) Course
Course Number: 02401 & 02402 (HAZMAT)
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02301
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 5 days
CEUs: 10 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $1,500 - MAA Members; $1,750 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those who intend to become professional mold assessment providers as Certified Mold Remediators. This is the third level of professional mold assessment and includes 1 day of Hazmat training from a State-certified trainer. Student’s focus will be given to the role of the Remediator. The purpose of this training is to teach the student to remediate existing mold problems within a structure, including protective preparation, and containment of the affected defined area(s) of the interior and exterior of a structure, with a purpose of removing the contamination or conditions in both the readily accessible and less accessible areas, according to standards and the protocols of the mold hygienist. The student will learn the appropriate disposal techniques of contaminated materials along with hazardous materials training from a State-certified official. The student will learn how to create a written report of the work completed. Proper remediation protocols will be explained; risk management techniques, marketing, advertising, pricing and the economics of mold remediation will be covered. The course includes demonstrations of the types and uses of equipment and materials needed for mold remediation, and how to reduce and/or eliminate cross-contamination.


Certified Mold Hygienist (CMH) Course
Course Number: 02501
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02401, 02402
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 3 days
CEUs: 6 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $1,050 - MAA Members; $1,250 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those who intend to become professional mold assessment providers as Certified Mold Hygienists. This is the fourth level of professional mold assessment. Student’s focus will be given to the role of the Hygienist. The purpose of this training is to teach the student on hygiene techniques and practices with respect to toxic mold problems within a structure, including identifying types and levels of mold per the laboratory report, analysis of the total problem, client hygiene education, reduction and/or elimination of cross-contamination, protective preparation, writing remediation protocols for the defined areas of the interior and exterior of a structure, and project supervision techniques with a purpose of assuring the safe and effective removal of contamination or conditions of the structure, according to best practice standards. The student will learn appropriate report writing techniques, project protocols and procedures, and how to create a written report for the client. The student will also learn risk management, marketing, advertising, pricing and the economics of mold hygiene will be covered. The course includes demonstrations of the types and uses of equipment and materials needed by the mold hygienist.


MASTERS CERTIFICATE COURSES

All students who pass the examinations for Masters certificate courses will receive a certificate noting appropriate CEUs, an I.D. card noting all certification designation(s), a vehicle emblem, and placed on the MAA’s listing of certified providers; members of the MAA will also be placed on the MAA’s referral listing with appropriate notation of the Masters certification(s). All Masters certification course examinations are pass-fail and must be passed 100%. Any individual who desires to take a Masters course must apply for entry to the course. Call the MAA’s offices to obtain a Masters Course Application Request form.

Master’s Certificate Course I: Visual Control Inspector
Course Number: 02202
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02201 or 02501
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Written Report, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 2 days
CEUs: 4 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $500 - MAA Members; $600 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those mold assessment professionals who intend to become Masters Certified Mold Specialists. The student must first have achieved the CMI designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 6 months to be accepted into this course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted. The professional will add the specialized category designation of VCI to his/her current designation(s). This is the first level of Masters certification training. This is an intensive two-day course in which the student will study in-depth and will learn the art and science of visual control during the inspection assessment of a structure. There will be no review of previous courses. The purpose of this training is to master a higher level of techniques and methods to pinpoint less obvious areas of possible contamination while respecting the client’s privacy and property according to best practice standards. The student will gain knowledge of less obvious signs and symptoms with respect to toxic mold problems within a structure, how to ask more in-depth questions of the client prior to inspection, and how best to respond to questions from the client. The student will study regulatory and legal aspects pertaining to the mold inspection report.


Master’s Certificate Course II: Control Assessment Investigator (CAI)
Course Number: 02302
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02301 or 02501
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Written Report, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 2 days
CEUs: 4 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: Beginning Year 2004
Course Tuition: $500 - MAA Members; $600 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those mold assessment professionals who intend to become Masters Certified Mold Specialists. The student must first have achieved the CMIV designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 6 months to be accepted into this course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted. The professional will add the specialized category designation of CAI to his/her current designation(s). This is the second level of Masters certification training. This is an intensive two-day course in which the student will study in-depth and will learn the science and latest technologies of testing methodologies, and control strategies during a mold investigation and assessment of a structure. There will be no review of previous courses. The purpose of this training is to master a higher level of techniques and methods to pinpoint less obvious areas of possible contamination while respecting the client’s privacy and property according to best practice standards. The student will gain knowledge of less obvious signs and symptoms with respect to toxic mold problems within a structure, how to ask more in-depth questions of the client prior to investigation, and how best to respond to questions from the client. The student will study regulatory and legal aspects pertaining to the mold investigation report.


Master’s Certificate Course III: Control and Clearance Testing Investigator (CCTI)
Course Number: 02303
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02301, 02302 or 02501
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Written Report, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 2 days
CEUs: 4 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: Beginning Year 2004
Course Tuition: $500 - MAA Members; $600 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those mold assessment professionals who intend to become Masters Certified Mold Specialists. The student must first have achieved the CMIV designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline for at least 1 year to be accepted into this course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted. The professional will add the specialized category designation of CCTI to his/her current designation(s). This is the third level of Masters certification training and is an intensive two-day course in which the student will study in-depth for advanced control strategies during a clearance test mold investigation. There will be no review of previous courses. The purpose of this training is to master a higher level of techniques and processes to define more precisely the levels of mold during post-remediation clearance testing by best practice standards. The student will gain knowledge of advanced mathematic and scientific methodologies with regards to testing procedures, and how to achieve the hygienist’s goals most effectively and efficiently. The student will study regulatory, ethical and legal aspects pertaining to the mold clearance testing investigative report.


Master’s Certificate Course IV: Defect Correction Contractor (DCC)
Course Number: 02403
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02401, 02402 or 02501
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Written Report, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 3 days
CEUs: 6 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: Beginning Year 2004
Course Tuition: $500 - MAA Members; $600 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those mold assessment professionals who intend to become Masters Certified Mold Specialists. The student must first have achieved the CMR designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline for at least 9 months to be accepted into this course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted. Students applying for this course must first show proof of Category 7A licensure for the application of biocides and fungicides. The professional will add the specialized category designation of DCC to his/her current designation(s). This is the fourth level of Masters certification training and is an intensive two-day course in which the student will study in-depth for advanced structural defect correction strategies during the mold remediation process. There will be no review of previous courses. The purpose of this training is to master a higher level of techniques, methods and processes to more professionally prepare a structure for restoration or repair services. The student will study new equipment technologies along with their required protocols for use. The student will advance his/her structural knowledge by obtaining insight into basic physical engineering principles. The student will learn more advanced removal techniques for specialty areas of certain structures or in cases where extreme care is required for a structure’s contents. Student will learn techniques to better assist the hygienist in achieving remediation goals most effectively and efficiently. The student will study new regulatory, ethical and legal aspects pertaining to the mold remediation requirements and proper documentation methods.


Master’s Certificate Course V: Residential Hygienist (RH)
Course Number: 02502
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02501
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Written Report, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 2 days
CEUs: 4 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: Beginning Year 2004
Course Tuition: $500 - MAA Members; $600 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those mold assessment professionals who intend to become Masters Certified Mold Specialists. The student must first have achieved the CMH designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 6 months to be accepted into this course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted. The professional will add the specialized category designation of RH to his/her current designation(s). There will be no review of previous courses. This is the fifth level of Masters certification training and is an intensive two-day course in which the student will study in-depth for a higher level of advanced techniques specific to residential structures. Specialized training on indoor environments with respect to common residential elements will be the focus along with client education methodologies. Additional focus on consultant and supervisory functions and practices will be presented. The student will learn further project management techniques specific to residential hygiene. The course includes demonstrations of the types and uses of new and advanced technologies in residential materials.


Master’s Certificate Course VI: Commercial Hygienist (CH)
Course Number: 02503
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02502
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Written Report, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 2 days
CEUs: 4 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: Beginning Year 2004
Course Tuition: $500 - MAA Members; $600 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those mold assessment professionals who intend to become Masters Certified Mold Specialists. The student must first have achieved the CMH designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 1 year to be accepted into this course, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted. The professional will add the specialized category designation of CH to his/her current designation(s). There will be no review of previous courses. This is the sixth level of Masters certification training and is an intensive two-day course in which the student will study in-depth for a higher level of advanced techniques specific to commercial structures. Specialized training on indoor environments with respect to common commercial elements will be the focus along with employer/employee education methodologies. Additional focus on consultant and supervisory functions and practices will be presented. The student will learn further project management techniques specific to commercial hygiene. The course includes demonstrations of the types and uses of new and advanced technologies in commercial materials.


Master’s Certificate Course VII: Environmental Hygienist (EH)
Course Number: 02504
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02503
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Written Report, Field Demonstration
Course Length: 2 days
CEUs: 4 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: Beginning Year 2004
Course Tuition: $500 - MAA Members; $600 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those mold assessment professionals who intend to become Masters Certified Mold Specialists. The student must first have achieved the CMH designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline at least 18 months to be accepted into this course, as well as taken the RH and CH Master certificate training, which is pass-fail with no errors accepted. The professional will add the specialized category designation of EH to his/her current designation(s). There will be no review of previous courses. This is the seventh level of Masters certification training and is an intensive two-day course in which the student will study in-depth for a higher level of advanced techniques specific to environments of all types. Additional specialized training on indoor environments and how outdoor environments affect and relate to those indoor environments will be the focus. Additional client education methodologies will be studied. Additional focus on consultant and supervisory functions and practices will be presented. The student will learn further project management techniques for special circumstances and/or conditions respective to a project. New and advanced technologies in materials and equipment will be further identified, demonstrated, and specific protocols for their use(s) will be covered.


Master’s Certificate Course VIII: Master Certified Mold Specialist (MCMS)
Course Number: 02601, 02602 (Thesis)
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02504
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test, Written Report, Field
Demonstration,Thesis Presentation (02602)
Course Length: 2 days; 02602 – by appointment
CEUs: 4 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: Beginning Year 2004
Course Tuition: $700 - MAA Members; $800 - Non-Member

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Description: Course is designed for those mold assessment professionals who intend to become Masters Certified Mold Specialists. The student must first have achieved the EH Master certificate designation through the MAA and have worked within this discipline for at least 1 year, must also have managed two or more persons within the mold industry for a minimum of two years, and must show evidence of training and/or education in at least one biological science before being accepted into this final course. A thesis presentation by appointment-only is required; course is pass-fail with no errors accepted. The professional will add the highly specialized category designation of MCMS to his/her current designation(s). There will be no review of previous courses. This is the eighth and remaining level of Masters certification training and is an intensive two-day course in which the student will study in-depth for the highest level of knowledge. The industry will be reviewed in broad scope, additional regulatory knowledge, practice standards and prevention planning will be learned, with the focus being on the student’s ongoing and continuing education. Additional avenues of education, research methodologies, and new developing technologies will be studied. Functions of an Investigative Officer and appropriate documentation and disclosure considerations, and ethics, rights and responsibilities during and for investigations will be studied. Thesis presentations will demonstrate advanced, clear and complete knowledge of the "whole structure" concept, and will culminate in both an overall and a detailed picture of the industry.


ADMINISTRATIVE COURSES AND SEMINARS

The following courses are under construction at this time and the scheduled course dates will be posted in the First Quarter of Year 2004. All attendees who pass administrative courses and seminars will receive a certificate noting appropriate CEUs each course.

Benchmark!: Training Course I – Customer Feedback
Course Number: 02701
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $275 - Non-Member

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Description: Prerequisite course for all further courses related to Benchmarking. Recommended for all members who desire to benchmark their services against other members under the MAA’s Benchmarking Program. Attendees will learn how ten customer service-related questions can enhance the quality of services provided through the use of customer surveys and the concepts of benchmarking. Attendees will learn how to prepare for entry into the program, access online benchmarking reports, and analyze the data. Attendees will also learn how to use the data analyses to improve customer service using continuous quality improvement principles. Course focuses on the hands-on application, knowledge surrounding today’s hottest customer-service management issues, and managing and minimizing errors.


Training Course II – Hiring For Talent
Course Number: 02702
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02701
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $275 - Non-Member

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Description: Recommended for all members who desire to benchmark their services against other members under the MAA’s Benchmarking Program. Attendees will learn how to develop and use a 12-question employee satisfaction survey for improving performance. Attendees will learn how to prepare for entry into the program, access online benchmarking reports, and analyze the data. Attendees will also learn how to use the data analyses to improve employee performance using the following concepts: selecting an employee for talent rather than for skills or experience; how to set expectations for the employee; how to define the right outcomes rather than the right steps; how to motivate people building on each individual’s unique strengths rather than trying to fix weaknesses; the most common habits of highly effective people, and, how great managers develop people. Course focuses on the hands-on application, and knowledge surrounding today’s hottest human resource management issues.


Training Course III – Operations Management
Course Number: 02703
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: 02702
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $150 - MAA Members; $275 - Non-Member

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Description: Recommended for all members who desire to benchmark their services against other members under the MAA’s Benchmarking Program. Attendees will learn how to use the data analyses from both the customer service and employee benchmarking to improve operational performance. Course focuses on the hands-on application and discovering the link between employee opinions and productivity, profit, customer satisfaction and turnover rates. Course will pinpoint areas such as streamlining, process design and management, customer service pathways, and the latest resource management principles and systems.


Data Analysis and Exchange Training Program:
A Proactive Approach to Research & Development

Course Number: 02704
Course Date(s):
Prerequisites: None
Course Type: Classroom Instruction, Written Test
Course Length: 1 day
CEUs: 2 CEUs
Schedule: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Charleston, SC
Dates: See the Calendar of Events
Course Tuition: $200 - MAA Members; $450 - Non-Member

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Description: Recommended for all members who desire to participate in the MAA’s Data Analysis and Exchange Program. Attendees will learn how to prepare for entry into the program, access online forms and reporting tools, and enter data appropriately and completely. Attendees will understand the requirements of the program and the reasoning and purposes behind its development. Course focuses on the hands-on application for training employees to gather field data efficiently and effectively, and to submit data timely. Attendees will discover how their participation assists in new technological and scientific research, and the expected outcomes of those developments.


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Courses are on a first-come, first-served basis and seating is limited. Each scheduled class must be filled to capacity prior to the MAA opening another scheduled class for seating. Your registration confirmation, course manual(s) and workbook(s) will be sent to you via certified mail, along with course participation and testing requirements, a map, and hotel/travel information. It is critical that you receive your course materials at least 3 weeks prior to start of the course to allow time for making travel arrangements and for study prior to class; so register early! As always, you may call our offices for any questions you may have concerning the course(s) you are requesting. Certificates will be issued upon successful completion of course requirements. Be certain you have read the sections for Course Information and Certifications & CEUs, as this contains information concerning the courses for which you are applying.

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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.

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