FLORIDA INDOOR AIR QUALITY
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Statutes / Memberships

Florida Statutes & Company Memberships

Since the air you breathe is so important to your health, it is vital that the company you choose to assess that air maintains the very highest standards of the industry, both legally and ethically.

We also believe that a consumer needs to be fully informed with the facts before choosing who to trust in this field. So, in this section of the site, we would like to address to areas we feel it is important for you to know about:

1) The Florida statutes that govern this industry
2) The major organizations that reputable service organizations belong to.
3) The state-of-the-art-testing facilities we use.

The 2010 Florida Statutes

It seems that disasters bring out the best and the worst in people, and when three successive hurricanes roared through Florida in the mid-nineties that become self-evident. There was so much water damage from the devastation, with its resulting bacteria and mold growth, that indoor air quality firms sprouted up like mushrooms to handle all the business. Most of those firms are gone today, but the problems created by a few people who were only in it for the money showed that some sort of regulation was needed.

In 2010, the Florida legislature passed a new law to require that anyone who does mold assessment or remediation will need to be registered with the state. In addition to registering, they will have to have passed a series of examinations to prove their knowledge in the field. Effective July 1, 2011, anyone doing business in this field must have received their state certification number and provide it to consumers.

An additional intent of this law is to separate the firm doing the testing from the firm doing the repairing. This is to protect the consumer from assessment firms inflating the work that needs to be done to create additional income for the same set of owners. Please note that while it is still legal for the same people to own both an mold assessment company and a mold remedial company, this law allows the state to more closely look at the cross ownership of such companies. Florida Indoor Air Quality has no cross-ownership in any firm that does the remedial (repair) work on your property.

If you would like to read a two-page copy of the statutes, you may download a pdf copy by Clicking Here.

Industry Organization Memberships

Florida Indoor Air Quality is a member of the following organizations:

The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) is North America’s premier independent certifying body focusing on certifications for indoor air quality and related disciplines. There are more than 4,000 Council-certified professionals in the United States, Canada and overseas working in fields like mold inspection, mold remediation, asbestos removal, infection control consulting, home inspection, indoor air quality management and microbial claims adjusting. ACAC designations require extensive knowledge and field experience. They also require 40 hours of continuing professional development every two years. ACAC certifications are board awarded by a nationwide panel of industry peers. The ACAC was chosen by the State of Florida to provide the license examinations required by Chapter 468 of the Florida statutes.

The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) is North America’s premier independent certifying body focusing on certifications for indoor air quality and related disciplines. There are more than 4,000 Council-certified professionals in the United States, Canada and overseas working in fields like mold inspection, mold remediation, asbestos removal, infection control consulting, home inspection, indoor air quality management and microbial claims adjusting. ACAC designations require extensive knowledge and field experience. They also require 40 hours of continuing professional development every two years. ACAC certifications are board awarded by a nationwide panel of industry peers. The ACAC was chosen by the State of Florida to provide the license examinations required by Chapter 468 of the Florida statutes.

The Trusted Contractors Alliance (TCA) is a group of Tampa Bay area professionals providing a wide range of services to the homeowner.

United by a commitment to quality, value and reliability, you can trust that the members of TCA are experienced professionals you can depend on to provide a superior level of service.

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