This intense 3-day course will address the procedures and protocols involved in inspecting and assessing a building for mold growth. Students will advance their understanding of building construction and HVAC issues related to conditions that may promote microbial growth. Types of microbial contaminants, sampling strategies, collection and handling as well as data interpretation will be discussed. Sampling equipment will be used in hands-on practical exercises to familiarize students with the various procedures for collecting microbiological contaminants. Industry guidelines as well as local laws and regulations, including the District of Columbia will be presented. The course will conclude with a written examination. Successful completion of this course is recognized by the District Department of Energy and Environment (DC DOEE) for application for licensure.