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.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **