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Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI)

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The Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) Course equips students with the ability to perform thorough mold investigations of all different building types. In our course you'll learn about microbial contaminants, their health effects, building science, assessments, sampling and remediation. We provide sample checklists, report outlines, contracts and remediation specifications.

The CMI course is sponsored by the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and it prepares students for the American IAQ Council (AmIAQC) certification exam. There are no prerequisites for taking the course. However, there are experience requirements for students wishing to take the AmIAQC exam. Certification exams are offered at computerized testing centers worldwide. For more information regarding certification including the additional fees, please visit

The interactive format includes an audio presentation synchronized to pictures, bullet points and quizzes on your screen. At any time, email or call your instructor with questions and get personal attention. You will have 100 days to access the 24 hours of self-paced content. The course includes a 500 page manual in PDF format.

Computer Requirements: You must have a copy of Adobe Flash on your computer to view the online training. This software comes standard on computers and 98% of Internet users already have a copy installed. If you are unable to view the online training, download a free copy of Flash at




This course will teach you the core skills needed to perform impressive assessments that will set you apart from the competition.


Exam Details

You must register for the exam directly with the American Indoor Air Quality Council. Visit their web site at The examination fees are in addition to the course fees. The exam is offered at testing centers throughout the entire US (and world). You can schedule your exam for any date. The closed-book exam is multiple choice with three hours to complete it. There are no prerequisites to take the course, however, there are prerequisites to take the certification exam.

course quick facts
course code PRO1004
cost $1325.00
estimated time to
complete course
28 Hours
course materials
3 Months