Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE)

32 Hours / 2 Months / Mentor Supported

Course Overview:

The CIE course covers a wide range of topics related to IAQ contaminants, health effects, building science, HVAC, equipment, assessments, standards, and remediation.

Course Outline:

IAQ CONTAMINANTS AND HEALTH EFFECTS
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Building Related Illness
  • Dose Response
  • Microns
  • Taxonomy
  • Ecology
  • Mold
  • Mold Spores
  • Common Mold Types
  • Health Effects of Mold
  • Dampness and Health
  • Bacteria
  • Legionella
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viruses
  • Allergens
  • VOCs
  • VOC Sources
  • Common VOCs
  • Reducing VOCs
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Radon
  • Particulate
  • Carbon Monoxide
THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  • IAQ Problems
  • Controlling IAQ Problems
  • Air Pressure
  • Pressurization
  • Causes of Pressurization
  • Stack Effect
  • Psychrometrics
  • Air Infiltration
  • Vapor Diffusion
  • Condensation
  • Building Security
HVAC
  • Intro to HVAC
  • Control of Contaminants
  • Problem Areas
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • VAV Problems
  • Ductwork
  • Humidity Control
  • Ventilation
  • Outdoor Air Intakes
  • Ventilation Effectiveness
  • Filtration
  • Filter Efficiencies
  • Filter Replacement
  • Electronic Air Cleaners
  • Gas Phase Filtration
  • HVAC Maintenance
  • HVAC Inspections
EQUIPMENT AND ASSESSMENTS
  • Assessments
  • Gathering Information
  • Walk Through Inspections
  • Instrumentation
  • Indicator Measurements
  • Assessing Ventilation
  • CO2 and Ventilation
  • Assessing Pressurization
  • Assessing Surface Moisture
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Mold Sampling
  • Air Sampling
  • Viable Air Sampling
  • Spore Trap Sampling
  • Interpreting Air Samples
  • Pump Calibration
  • Surface Sampling
  • Dust Sampling
  • Other Mold Sampling
  • Conditions During Sampling
  • Assessing Particulate Matter
  • Assessing VOCs
GUIDELINES, REGULATIONS AND STANDARDS
  • ASHRAE 62.1 Scope
  • 62.1 Definitions
  • 62.1 Acceptable IAQ
  • 62.1 Ventilation Rate Procedure
  • 62.1 IAQ Procedure
  • 62.1 Outdoor Air Requirements
  • 62.1 Equipment Requirements
  • 62.1 Operations and Maintenance
  • ASHRAE 55
  • 55 Air Speed
  • 55 Measurements
  • Exposure Guidelines
  • MSDSs
  • ACAC Code of Conduct
REMEDIATION
  • Purpose of Mold Remediation
  • Remediation Qualifications
  • Communication
  • Water Damage
  • Structural Drying
  • Engineering Controls
  • Isolation
  • Pressure Differential
  • Air Changes
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respirators
  • Cleaning vs. Removal
  • Hard Surfaces
  • Porous Surfaces
  • Disposal
  • Controlling and Preventing Mold
  • Antimicrobial Use
  • Antimicrobial Nomenclature
  • Antimicrobials Precautions

 

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**