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Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM)


Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM)

Are you a facility manager, building engineer or property owner that is interested in how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects the occupants of your space? The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) course is designed to help you diagnose indoor environmental problems in your building, correct those problems, and prevent them from ever happening again. The course gives you practical steps to establish an IAQ Management Plan for your facility that will help you collect, log and resolve air quality complaints. The course also prepares you for the only accredited certification specifically designed for those that manage indoor air quality problems, sponsored by the American IAQ Council. The certification requires certain experience, fees and passing an examination offered at computerized testing centers throughout the US.



Access Length

2 Months


Mentor Supported


Course Overview

The Council- Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) course is comprehensive in its scope, covering concepts in IAQ management, preventative maintenance, microbiology, chemistry, building science, physics, engineering, construction, medicine and law.

Course Outline:

CIAQM Module 1: Introduction
  • Goals
  • Problems and Solutions
  • IAQ and Productivity
  • Introductions
  • Course Overview
  • CIAQM Certification
  • Reference Documents
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • IAQ Problems
CIAQM Module 2: IAQ Contaminants and Health Effects
  • Purpose
  • At risk populations
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Building Related Illness
  • Particulate Matter
  • Specific Air Contaminants
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Allergens
  • Asthma
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Pesticides
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS)
  • Radon
  • Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Ozone
  • Asbestos
  • Fiberglass
  • Lead
  • Sewer Gas
  • Occupational Exposure Guidelines
CIAQM Module 3: HVAC and IAQ
  • HVAC Impact on IAQ
  • Commercial HVAC
  • System Types
  • Constant Volume Systems
  • Variable Air Volume
  • All Water Systems
  • Packaged Units
  • Residential-type Systems
  • Temperature and RH
  • Filtration
  • Efficiency Scales
  • Electrostatic Precipitators
  • Gas Phase Air Cleaners
  • Cooling Coils
  • UV Lights
  • Condensate Drain Pans
  • Duct work
  • Cooling Tower
  • Outdoor Air Ventilation
  • Space Pressurization
  • Mechanical Room Cleanliness
  • IAQ and Energy
  • Energy Recovery Ventilation
  • Demand Controlled Ventilation
  • Ventilation Effectiveness
CIAQM Module 4: IAQ Management
  • Outline
  • Policy Statement
  • IAQ Management Plan
  • IAQ Notebook
  • Assignments and Training
  • IAQ Manager Responsibilities
  • Protocols
  • Complaint Response System
  • Collecting Complaints
  • Logging Complaints
  • Responding to Complaints
  • Case Study
  • Outside Consultants
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting
CIAQM Module 5: Assessing IAQ
  • IAQ Profile
  • Diagnosing IAQ Problems
  • IAQ Assessment Plan
  • Step 1: Gather Information
  • Document Review
  • Occupant Interviews
  • Formal Questionnaires
  • Step 2: Walk Through Inspection
  • Outside the Building
  • In the Occupied Space
  • HVAC System
  • Step 3: Indicator Measurements
  • Temperature and RH
  • Outdoor Air Ventilation
  • Moisture Measurements
  • Pressurization
  • Step 4: Diagnostic Measurements
  • Formulate Hypothesis
  • Test Hypothesis
  • Test Results
  • Hiring Outside Consultants
CIAQM Module 6: Resolving IAQ Problems
  • Controlling and IAQ Problem
  • Source Control
  • Ventilation
  • Filtration
  • Reducing VOCs
  • Reducing Radon
  • Controlling ETS
  • Mold Remediation
  • Standards and Guidelines
  • IICRC S520
  • NYC Department of Health
  • EPA
  • Safety and Health
  • Fixing the Moisture Problem
  • Contaminant Control
  • Contaminant Removal
  • Chemical Usage
  • Choosing a Contractor
  • Duct Cleaning
CIAQM Module 7: Preventing IAQ Problems
  • Outline
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Healthy Alternatives
  • Healthier Cleaners
  • Healthier Vacuums
  • Healthier Pest Management
  • Healthier Paint
  • Managing On-site Chemicals
  • Chemical Inventory
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Stopping Contaminants at the Door
  • Guidelines for Remodeling
  • CIAQM Practice Examination

All necessary materials are included.

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