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    Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager

    Are you a facility manager, building engineer or property owner that is interested in how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects the occupants of your space? The Council- Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) certification is designed to demonstrate your ability to diagnose indoor environmental problems in your building, correct those problems, and prevent them from ever happening again.

    Program Name

    Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager

    Program Code

    SUS-CIA01

    Website Short Description

    Are you a facility manager, building engineer or property owner that is interested in how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects the occupants of your space? The Council- Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) certification is designed to demonstrate your ability to diagnose indoor environmental problems in your building, correct those problems, and prevent them from ever happening again.

    The CIAQM is sponsored by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) and is the only accredited certification specifically designed for those that manage indoor air quality problems. Not only does our indoor air quality manager certification program teach you practical skills to improve your building's indoor air, it also prepares you for third-party certification by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Program will educate you on all the pertinent topics covered on the certification exam. You can even take a 100-question practice examination to prepare for the exam.

    Duration

    6 months

    Hours

    290

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Outline

    I. CIAQM Module 1: Introduction
    a. Goals
    b. Problems and Solutions
    c. IAQ and Productivity
    d. Introductions
    e. Course Overview
    f. CIAQM Certification
    g. Reference Documents
    h. Indoor Air Quality
    i. IAQ Problems

    II. CIAQM Module 2: IAQ Contaminants and Health Effects
    a. Purpose
    b. At risk populations
    c. Sick Building Syndrome
    d. Building Related Illness
    e. Particulate Matter
    f. Specific Air Contaminants
    g. Mold
    h. Bacteria
    i. Viruses
    j. Allergens
    k. Asthma
    l. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
    m. Pesticides
    n. Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
    o. Radon
    p. Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
    q. Carbon monoxide
    r. Ozone
    s. Asbestos
    t. Fiberglass
    u. Lead
    v. Sewer Gas
    w. Occupational Exposure Guidelines

    III. CIAQM Module 3: HVAC and IAQ
    a. HVAC Impact on IAQ
    b. Commercial HVAC
    c. System Types
    d. Constant Volume Systems
    e. Variable Air Volume
    f. All Water Systems
    g. Packaged Units
    h. Residential-type Systems
    i. Temperature and RH
    j. Filtration
    k. Efficiency Scales
    l. Electrostatic Precipitators
    m. Gas Phase Air Cleaners
    n. Cooling Coils
    o. UV Lights
    p. Condensate Drain Pans
    q. Duct work
    r. Cooling Tower
    s. Outdoor Air Ventilation
    t. Space Pressurization
    u. Mechanical Room Cleanliness
    v. IAQ and Energy
    w. Energy Recovery Ventilation
    x. Demand Controlled Ventilation
    y. Ventilation Effectiveness

    IV. CIAQM Module 4: IAQ Management
    a. Outline
    b. Policy Statement
    c. IAQ Management Plan
    d. IAQ Notebook
    e. Assignments and Training
    f. IAQ Manager Responsibilities
    g. Protocols
    h. Complaint Response System
    i. Collecting Complaints
    j. Logging Complaints
    k. Responding to Complaints
    l. Case Study
    m. Outside Consultants
    n. Marketing
    o. Budgeting

    V. CIAQM Module 5: Assessing IAQ
    a. IAQ Profile
    b. Diagnosing IAQ Problems
    c. IAQ Assessment Plan
    d. Step 1: Gather Information
    e. Document Review
    f. Occupant Interviews
    g. Formal Questionnaires
    h. Step 2: Walk Through Inspection
    i. Outside the Building
    j. In the Occupied Space
    k. HVAC System
    l. Step 3: Indicator Measurements
    m. Temperature and RH
    n. Outdoor Air Ventilation
    o. Moisture Measurements
    p. Pressurization
    q. Step 4: Diagnostic Measurements
    r. Formulate Hypothesis
    s. Test Hypothesis
    t. Test Results
    u. Hiring Outside Consultants

    VI. CIAQM Module 6: Resolving IAQ Problems
    a. Controlling and IAQ Problem
    b. Source Control
    c. Ventilation
    d. Filtration
    e. Reducing VOCs
    f. Reducing Radon
    g. Controlling ETS
    h. Mold Remediation
    i. Standards and Guidelines
    j. IICRC S520
    k. NYC Department of Health
    l. EPA
    m. Safety and Health
    n. Fixing the Moisture Problem
    o. Contaminant Control
    p. Contaminant Removal
    q. Chemical Usage
    r. Choosing a Contractor
    s. Duct Cleaning

    VII. CIAQM Module 7: Preventing IAQ Problems
    a. Outline
    b. Preventative Maintenance
    c. Healthy Alternatives
    d. Healthier Cleaners
    e. Healthier Vacuums
    f. Healthier Pest Management
    g. Healthier Paint
    h. Managing On-site Chemicals
    i. Chemical Inventory
    j. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    k. Stopping Contaminants at the Door
    l. Guidelines for Remodeling
    m. CIAQM Practice Examination

    Audience

    This program is for you if you manage indoor air quality complaints in buildings. Facility managers, building engineers, property managers, health and safety officers, and other building staff will find the program valuable for its training in improving air quality while reducing complaints.

    There are no prerequisites for taking the CIAQM course but exam applicants must possess one of the following combinations of education and relevant field experience:

    • No degree with at least two (2) years of documented experience in property management, risk management, asset management or corporate policy-making. (high school diploma or GED required.)
    • A two-year post-secondary degree or its equivalent (15 credit hours) in microbiology, engineering, science, architecture, industrial hygiene or related field of science with a minimum of one (1) year of documented field experience in property management, risk management, asset management or corporate policy-making.

    Certification

    Taking our CIAQM course does not automatically make you certified, although you will receive a certificate of completion. To register for the exam, you must contact the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) at 800-942-0832 (www.acac.org). The exam is offered at computerized testing centers throughout the US. There are additional fees associated with getting certified. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

    Instructor Description

    This program is supported by an educational mentor. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)

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