What is Accreditation? Definition & Meaning!
Blog… By William E. Fisher, Jr.
President of AAA Advanced Air & Mold Solutions, Inc.
President of The South Eastern Mold Institute, Inc.
It has come to my attention recently that some people do not understand the difference between accreditation, and certification. Lets look at the Mold Inspection, and Mold Remediation Industry for an example. Today you have Mold Training Organizations that have no real standing but that doesn’t keep them from taking your money and giving you a worthless piece of paper. Yes it may look pretty hanging on your wall but that all you get. Their accreditation, and certification is build up on a pile of innuendo and half truths. Never the less your getting ripped off, and that’s a real shame because money is hard to come by these days. Remember in the Wizard of OZ the little man behind the curtain pulling cables to make lightning and thunder? Well that’s who some of these guys are! All you have to do is take your time and do the research.
First I’m going to explain where we get our accreditation, and about our certification! We are recognized by Federal, State, County, and City Governmental Agency’s. The South Eastern Mold Institute (SEMI), and AAA Advanced Air & Mold Solutions, Inc are both used by the before mentioned agency’s! That gives us our Accreditation, and our Certification. Both words are more or less the same in design. Government Agency’s are required by their own protocols and laws to use those that fall into their qualification guidelines for vendors to service their properties, and for companies to do their educational training. We do both for them and have the documentation to prove it!
One of the things that I’m very proud of is the Letter of Commendation we received from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection back in 2007. As far as I know we are the only company that has ever received one. We have done Inspection, remediation, and Spray Treatments on Mold Contaminated buildings for Florida. I have also trained Inspectors for The Florida Department of Health Care Adminstration to insure that their employees are safe, and know what to look for in Nursing Homes, Assisted Care Living Facilities, and other building that come under their supervision.
The Mold Inspection and Mold Remediation Industry is NOT! Under any Federal Agency, and there are only a few stated that even have a program that licenses for mold or mold remediation. And that’s a real problem folks. You see some of these people in business came out from nowhere and decided that if their in the carpet cleaning business well their also now mold experts. And some of these people have ended up with disastrous results with one resulting in death in Panama City, Fl a few years ago. In that case they did not remove the mold contamination the tried to hide, and conceal it!
Other companies have given themselves self accreditation, and certification along with creating fake websites with no address, phone number or email address making it almost impossible to talk to someone. Like I said above do some research before you sign on for a class with anyone.
The South Eastern Mold Institute Inc and AAA Advanced Air & Mold Solutions, Inc has been recognized, and qualified by the above Agency’s so our accreditation and certification is of the highest value for your Mold Training educational needs! We have also been acknowledged by those agency’s by their employees and regulators in authority qualifying us for their service, and educational needs.
The President William E. Fisher, Jr. is a Florida Licensed Mold Assessor, Florida Licensed Mold Remediator, Florida Licensed Mold Related Services Training Instructor, Former Florida Licensed Mobile Home Installer, and Former Florida State Inspector, Inspecting Mobile Home Factory’s, RV Dealerships, and Consumer Complaints.
For your Advanced Mold Certification in Inspection, and Remediation, or for Consulting on your Mold Related Issues give Bill Fisher a Call at: