Certified Indoor Environmentalist Training
Indoor environmentalists help create healthy living and workspaces by preventing, diagnosing, and resolving indoor environmental problems. In this 100% online course, you will learn the concepts and practices indoor environmental specialists use. Key topics include contaminants, health effects, building science, HVAC, equipment, assessments, mold remediation, and industry standards and guidelines. Upon successful completion, you will be prepared to take and pass the Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) exam sponsored by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC).
Job Outlook for Certified Indoor Environmentalist
Certified Indoor Environmentalist FAQs
WHAT SKILLS DO CERTIFIED INDOOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS REQUIRE?
The Certified Indoor Environmentalist exam assesses and validates skills related to the following areas:
IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR AN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTALIST?
Certified Indoor Environmentalists usually either work with premier construction-related organizations or operate on their own as consultants. In either case, certification signals to high-level employers or clients that an Indoor Environmentalist has undertaken a comprehensive and recognized program of study and preparation. Certification marks you as a trustworthy partner in indoor environmental health.
WHAT JOB TITLES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH CERTIFIED INDOOR ENVIRONMENTALISTS?
Although Certified Indoor Environmentalists may work in a variety of construction- and building-related positions, some specific job titles include:
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no prerequisites to taking the CIE course. There are, however, experience requirements if you wish to take the optional certification exam by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). ACAC requires a high school diploma or GED, along with two years of documented field experience related to indoor air quality. Questions regarding certification should be directed to ACAC. Those with a background in HVAC, home inspection, construction, or healthcare may more easily comprehend certain sections of the course; however, the course material does not assume the learner has already received training and therefore topics are explained thoroughly.
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Instructor: Ian Cull
Ian Cull is the president of Indoor Sciences and has worked in the indoor air quality and building science fields since 1995. Previously, he served as vice president of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) from 2008-2011 and served as a director from 2006-2011. Cull has a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), and a Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP). Cull frequently lectures on indoor air quality and building science and has developed numerous seminars and certification courses on the topics.