How to Use the Mold Course

Disclaimer: This course provides information on mold prevention and remediation. This course is based on the EPA's voluntary guidance document Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings.

Please note: This course is free and available to all. EPA will not provide a certificate, certification, or any other credential for viewing the course — it is for informational purposes only. Some organizations may choose to offer continuing education credits (CEUs) for completion of the course. The knowledge test is for the information of the person taking the course only. EPA does not track test results or provide the information to any other party. All participation in the course is completely anonymous.

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You can navigate among the main elements of this training course using the vertical menu bar on the right. Click on an entry to:

  • Move between chapters
  • Access the mold image library
  • Knowledge tests
  • Resource list
  • Glossary of terms

Within the chapters, you can move from lesson to lesson or to the knowledge test using the menu at the top of the page. The link at the end of each chapter navigates you to the knowledge test.

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Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and Other Educational Uses of the EPA Mold Course

Some organizations may choose to offer CEUs for viewing or studying this course. This decision is solely that of the organization - EPA will not offer any type of CEU or certificate for completing this course.

Organizations offering education credits for viewing the course include (as of February 16, 2006):

  • American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) formerly known as American Indoor Air Quality Council (AIAQC) Exit
    ACAC has approved 4 re-certification credits (RCs) for completing this course.

    American Council for Accredited Certification
    PO Box 1000 Yarnell, AZ 85362
    Phone: (888) 808-8381 or (623) 582-0832; FAX: (888) 894-3590;

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Mold Image Library

The mold image library contains mold-related images in seven categories:

  • Mold in the environment
  • Magnified mold
  • Moisture and moisture damage
  • Prevention
  • Mold in buildings
  • Finding mold and moisture
  • Cleaning and remediation

Each photo has an identifying caption and a larger, higher resolution version. To download a photo, open and right click on the higher resolution photo. Choose whether you want to copy or print the photo. If copying, paste the image into your photo editor or presentation. These photos may be used for presentations and educational purposes without contacting EPA. For more information, please see the EPA Privacy and Security Notice.

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Mold Knowledge Test

Test your knowledge of the Mold Course

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