Mold Remediation Specialist (MRS)

The IICRC has developed a Certification, the Mold Remediation Specialist (MRS), for professionals in the mold remediation industry.

What is the Mold Remediation Specialist Certification?

The Mold Remediation Specialist Certification validates competency to:

• Perform mold remediation for structures and contents

• Design and maintain containments

• Control pressure differentials

• Safely work in mold contaminated environments

• Understand common remediation work practices

• Review protocols

• Design and implement remediation processes

• Understand and follow industry standards and legal requirements

• Recognize conditions conducive for causing mold growth

• Prevent amplification and containment for a variety of building types

• Implement proper use of Personal Protective Equipment

• Maintain appropriate documentation of removal/remediation processes


Applicants must meet a minimum of one year of verifiable mold remediation experience.

Currently not available outside of North America.

Important Resources

Statement of Impartiality, Fairness, and Non-Discrimination 

The IICRC endorses the principles of impartiality, fairness, and equal opportunity and commits to act impartially, fairly, and equitably concerning its applicants, candidates, and certified persons, including but not limited to:

  • Applying its standards and requirements for examinations and certifications equally to all individuals regardless of age, race, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, or disability 
  • Stakeholder representation across the industry subsectors and geography  
  • Implementing its policies and procedures impartially and fairly 
  • Not restricting certification based on undue financial or other limiting conditions 
  • Not allowing commercial, financial, or other pressures to compromise impartiality in certification activities 
  • Impartiality related to schools and instructors, and other related organizations 
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