Course Code: GES716
Begin the course by learning about sick building syndrome, building-related illness, dose response, mold spores, mold types, and the health effects of molds. You'll also cover other contaminants and their potential health effects.
Learn about IA problems, controlling IAQ, air pressure, pressurization, stack effect, psychometrics, air infiltration, vapor diffusion, condensation, and building security.
Explore the HVAC system including its functions, air distribution mechanisms, how it controls contaminants, and outdoor air intake methods. Cover filtration, air cleaners, and maintenance techniques.
Learn how to gather information using a variety of tools. Understand the different processes involved in the job including air and mold sampling, pump calibration, dust sampling, and more.
Understand how to measure ASHRAE 62.1 scope, and the various definitions and requirements of 62.1. Cover air speed, measurements, exposure guidelines, and more.
Identify the purpose of mold remediation. Learn about remediation qualifications, water damage, engineering controls, respirators, antimicrobial usage and more.
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 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.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online. You will receive a PDF workbook to help guide you through the videos.
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Yes, this course prepares you to take the Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) 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 e-mail) 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: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
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The CIE course is designed for consultants who may respond to specific, complex indoor air problems, without having to manage long-term relationships with the building occupants. The CIAQM course is designed for individuals working each day in the same facility in service or management to its occupants.
The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) has two levels of certification, each based on the student's experience. The Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) requires two years of field experience conducting indoor air quality investigations. The Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) requires eight years of experience on a broad range of indoor air quality topics.
Post-secondary degrees in science and engineering may reduce the required experience requirements. For a more detailed explanation of the experience needed to become certified, please contact ACAC. As a reminder, there are no experience requirements to take this online course; these requirements only pertain to those who wish to obtain the optional certification.
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.
The material was presented in a manner easy to absorb. Each module was the perfect length."