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CIAQM - Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager

By Richard Young Subscribe to RSS | May 30th 2012 | Views:

The work of a air quality is as difficult as it is important in the context of modern industry and pollution. The skills of an air quality manager is therefore highly valued in the job market. NREP conducts certification examination to give recognition, authenticity and better job opportunities for the skills of air quality mangers.

NREP- National Registry of Environmental Professionals is an organization formed to continuously educate and update the skills of professional related to the environmental industry. NREP is mission bound to integrate and provide legal recognition to the diverse skill of professionals in the environmental industry and to provide a single hub for every concerned citizen and the government to understand the value of the professional in the environmental industry.

CIAQM- Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager is a an examination conducted by NREP to test the basic knowledge of air quality professionals. The examination seeks to test the candidate's knowledge of properly sampling, analyzing and remediating indoor air-quality problems related to molds, fungus, asbestos, radon, sick building syndrome and ventilation system related design matters.

To take the examination of CIAQM, conducted by NREP, a set of qualifications is required by the professional. The professionals having the following types of combination of education and work experience are eligible to take the examination.

5 years of education combined with work experience in indoor air quality. The combination of education and work can be a Bachelor's degree with one year experience in indoor air quality work . It ca be three complete years of college education combined with 2 years of work experience. It can be also be 3 years of work experience with an Associates degree. A combination of one year of college with work experience of four years or 5 years of work experience with any college education.

The college/university education must be related to an environmental discipline such as chemistry, physics, math, zoology, biology, meteorology, or other subject approved by NREP.

The examination itself is an open book examination and candidates are allowed to use reference during testing. Candidates are tested for their knowledge of fungus, ventilation, molds, toxicology, ASHRAE standards, allergens,asbestos, OSHA limits, USEPA recommendations and environmental health. The open nature of the examination and the access to referencing helps NREP to make the examination more detailed and comprehensive and hence more relevant also.

Taking this examination and earning the certification for Indoor Air Quality Manager add the much needed value to the credentials of indoor air quality professionals and also augments and updates their skills to negotiate challenges in the very fast changing world of the environmental industry.

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