Florida Mold Remediation

In Florida, two licenses can be obtained to perform work related to Mold Remediation. A Mold Remediator or a Mold Assessor. Mold Remediation includes the removal, cleaning, sanitizing, demolition, or other treatment, including preventive activities, of mold or mold-contaminated matter that was not purposely grown at that location. A Mold Assessor would include the process performed of the physical sampling and detailed evaluation of data obtained from a building history and inspection to formulate an initial hypothesis about the origin, identity, location, and extent of amplification of mold growth of greater than ten square feet.

Licensing Process for Mold Remediation and Mold Assessor

There are two licensing pathways that the applicant could choose from to acquire these licenses. Depending on the requirements that fit the applicant best, they could select between licensure by examination or licensure by endorsement as stated in the Florida Statutes Part XVI Mold-Related Services (ss. 468.84-468.8424).

Licensure by Examination for the Mold Remediation and Mold Assessor License

  • When applying for an initial active or inactive license, pay a fee to the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR)
  • Complete Sections I-IV, VI, and VII on the application
  • Pass the required state examination
  • Submit proof of education (transcripts)
    • Mold Remediator
      • 2-year associate of arts degree and 1-year experience in a field related to mold remediation
      • High School diploma with a minimum of 4 years experience in a field related to mold remediation
  • Mold Assessor
    • 2-year associate of arts degree and 1-year experience in conducting microbial sampling or investigations, or
    • High School diploma with a minimum of 4 years experience in conducting microbial sampling or investigations
  • Provide a complete set of fingerprints as required according to Rule 61-31.101(2)(d), F.A.C
  • Supporting legal documentation (if applicable). Applicants may view Section “C” Section III. Background Questions on the Application Instructions.
  • All applicants must submit proof of completion of training in water intrusion, mold, and respiratory protection.

Licensure by Endorsement for the Mold Remediation and Mold Assessor License

  • A fee must be paid to the Florida DBPR if applying for an initial active or inactive license.
  • Complete sections I-VII if you have passed a state or national exam but do not hold an out-of-state license or complete Sections I-IV, VI, and VII on the application
  • Present a certificate of licensure from a state or national association with equivalent education and experience requirements as this state.
  • Complete set of electronic fingerprints as required under Rule 61-31.101(2)(d), F.A.C
  • Applicants may view Section “C” Section III. Background Questions on the Application Instructions to provide supporting legal documentation (if applicable)
  • Submit proof of completion of training in water intrusion, mold, and respiratory protection.

The completed application, documentation, and required fee(s) must be mailed to the
Department of Business and Professional Regulation
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL 3299-0783

If the applicant is looking to perform anything other than mold such as wind or water mitigation, then the applicant is required to obtain a General Contractor License.

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