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Indoor Air Quality FAQ


General Questions

  1. What is IAQ Certification?

Certification Questions

  1. Is IAQ Certification required by the EPA?
  2. What are the three levels of IAQ certification?


 

General Questions

  1. What is IAQ Certification?
    In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air. It is also clear that HVAC systems are the primary mechanism to condition and clean the air in buildings. Clearly, the HVAC Technician, after being trained in IAQ matters, is the individual best suited to service, adjust, inspect, and clean the HVAC's network of ducting, heat exchangers, condensate pans, humidifiers and blowers. With this in mind, this training program was developed.

 

Certification Questions

  1. Is IAQ Certification required by the EPA?
    No. IAQ Certification is an optional certification that was created by Mainstream to train HVAC technicains to address and treat indoor air pollution problems.


  2. What are the three levels of IAQ certification?
    Below are the three levels of IAQ certification along with the requirements for each. Every technician is Apprentice by default (unless you have a higher PM Tech certification level you have already provided proof for):
    • Apprentice IAQ Certification
      • EPA Section 608 certification from Mainstream or any other EPA-approved testing organization and must be faxed or mailed in to Mainstream of not Mainstream certified
      • Successfully completing the IAQ Tech exam with a score of 84% or better.
    • Journeyman IAQ Certification
      • All the requirements of the Apprentice IAQ Tech (above)
      • At least 5 years verifiable experience in the HVAC/R trades, documentation to substantiate this experience is required and may be faxed or mailed in to Mainstream.
    • Master IAQ Certification
      • All the requirements of the Apprentice IAQ Tech (above)
      • At least 10 years verifiable experience in the HVAC/R trades, documentation to substantiate this experience is required and may be faxed or mailed in to Mainstream.