Mold Related Services Are Regulated by the State of Florida
The State of Florida found it necessary in the interest of the public safety and welfare, to prevent damage to real and personal property, to avert economic injury to the residents of this state, and to regulate persons and companies that hold themselves out to the public as qualified to perform mold-related services. The 2016 Florida Statutes 468.84 (2).
Current licensing requires a minimum of 4 years of work experience specific to the Mold Related Services. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is responsible for licensing and regulating mold assessors and mold remediators. The Department’s Bureau of Central Intake and Licensure processes applications for licensure and refers complex applications to the mold-related services licensing office for final review. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/mold/index.html
Individuals providing Mold Inspections and Mold Remediation will need a license and businesses will need to be certified. When a business advertises they do Mold Related Services that means the business has a State Licensed Individual named as their certified representative.
Just because a business advertises they do mold related services does not ensure a State Licensed Individual will be present on your job site. Ask to see identification and licensing credentials.
An area where Mold Law can be confusing is with HVAC components; air handlers and duct work for example. Individuals licensed in the mold related services are not licensed to HVAC components. Individuals licensed in HVAC are not licensed to assess or remediate mold. Ask for copies of licenses and make sure you the Customer have a clear understanding of the who is doing what service.
For more information on Florida Mold Law the Florida’s Mold Related Services – Frequently Asked Questions link is here. http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/pro/mold/documents/mold_faqs.pdf