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(1) No person shall engage in the business of residential mold inspections unless that person has first secured a license from the Department of Licenses and Inspections.
(2) In order to secure a license, an applicant must:
(a) be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
(b) demonstrate completion of a mold inspection training program that qualifies or certifies mold inspectors. At a minimum, the training program must include training in the following areas:
(.1) comprehensive physical inspection of an entire structure and its environment with moisture and humidity meters, including but not limited to inspection of leaks; water intrusions; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; air handling equipment; ducts; crawl spaces; attics; and the in-side of load and non-bearing partitions, floors, and ceilings;
(.2) testing of visible molds by scraping, taking bulk samples, and swabbing;
(.3) indoor air testing;
(.4) testing for carpet mold;
(.5) safety precautions regarding mold, asbestos and lead paint;
(.6) writing reports detailing observations, findings and results of inspections; and
(.7) writing mold remediation plans outlining potential methods of mold remediation.
(c) maintain commercial general liability insurance in an amount to be determined by the Office of Risk Management.
(d) pay a license fee of three hundred dollars ($300) for a license that will be valid for three years from the date of issuance.