Course Code: GES715
Examine the goals of indoor air quality management as well as an introduction to common problems and solutions. You will learn how IAQ relates to productivity. This introduction will provide a course overview as well as information on CIAQM certification.
Learn to identify at-risk populations while investigating sick-building syndrome and building-related illnesses. You will examine particulate matter and specific air contaminants while reviewing occupational exposure guidelines.
Learn how HVAC impacts indoor air quality and discover the secrets of filtration and cooling coils. You will examine how UV lights, duct work, cooling towers, outdoor air ventilation, and space pressurization affect IAQ.
Learn how to develop a policy statement and comprehensive IAQ management plan. You will discover how an IAQ notebook and proper training can assist you in meeting these important air quality goals. You will identify how to market and budget for IAQ and develop a complaint response system.
Learn how to implement an IAQ profile to diagnose air quality problems. You will develop a 4-step IAQ assessment plan for gathering information, executing walkthrough inspections, measuring, and diagnosing.
Discover how to control a problem with indoor air quality before it gets out of hand. You will learn about source control, ventilation, filtration, VOC reduction, and mold remediation. You will also examine preventative maintenance and guidelines for any necessary remodeling.
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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course. However, there are experience requirements if you plan 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 experience in property management, risk management, asset management, or corporate policy-making. Questions regarding certification should be directed to ACAC.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment an available online. You'll be able to save the entire text portion of the course as a PDF file so that you can reference the material even after you've completed the course.
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Yes, this course prepares you to take the certification examination offered by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). Additional fees apply.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via email) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more about financial assistance.
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The CIAQM course is designed for individuals who work each day in the same facility, serving or managing the building's occupants. The CIE course is designed for consultants who may respond to specific, complex indoor air problems, without having to manage relationships with the building occupants.
American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
The mission of the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) is to provide prestigious certifications in the area of indoor air quality (IAQ). The council is the only accredited IAQ certifying body that operates as an independent third party, operating separately from training centers and industry membership organizations. The council is recognized for its independence, integrity, and credibility, and when you enroll in a course certified by ACAC, employers will know you're a serious professional with those traits as well.