Indoor Air Quality Association, Inc.

Council-Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) Course



The Microbial Investigator/Consultant is a specialist – a professional who concentrates on diagnosis and treatment in a single area of expertise: microbial contamination. Though mold is only one of many potential causes of IAQ problems, it presents unique challenges to building owners and facilities managers, and is therefore a crucial area of concern. The Microbial Investigator/Consultant relies on detailed scientific knowledge of microbial agents to identify and account for microbial contamination and to recommend appropriate remediation strategies. The Consultant’s field experience in the design and execution of sampling regimens and his or her ability to interpret results responsibly, allow him or her to conduct meaningful microbial investigations and to verify the results of remediation projects.

To become certified as a Microbial Investigator/Consultant you will need to pass an examination and meet other prerequisites through the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC), an independent certifying body. This two day onsite training course will help prepare you for the exam. If you prefer to go at your own pace, training is available online, which takes about 24 hours to complete. More information on both courses can be found here.

Acronym Key

CMI/C – Council-Certified Microbial Investigator/Consultant

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