Course Description

Looking for certification to perform mold inspections? The most reputable mold certifications in the marketplace come from the American Council of Accredited Certification (ACAC).

Course Outline

  • Course overview: Introductions, schedule and summary of material covered.
  • Biological agents: Types, reproduction and growth, diseases and testing.
  • Health effects: Impact on the human body, at-risk populations, routes of exposure.
  • Building environment: Interior conditions, moisture sources, testing, preventing mold during construction.
  • Microbial investigations: Assessment plans and scientific method.
  • Microbial sampling: Why and how, various methods and limitations.
  • Microbial remediation: Definition, review of standards, protective equipment and contaminant removal.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand when, where and why mold and bacteria grow.
  • Recognize the effects that mold and bacteria may have on health.
  • Assess indoor environments in a comprehensive manner, rather than just collect samples.
  • Comprehend how to diagnose microbial problems and write plans for them to be resolved.
  • Apply an industry standards of care to your work.


Participants have two months to complete this mentor-supported online course.

All necessary materials included.



System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.

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Section Title
Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) (Online)
Jul 01, 2021 to Jun 30, 2022
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $1,325.00