Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager

Learn how to diagnose, resolve, and prevent indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints.
Temecula, CA P.O. Box 760,, Temecula, CA 92593
(951) 9723600

Course at a Glance

Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)

Domain / Subject : General/Others

Function : General

Duration : 16 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager

In this Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Online Training and Certification Program, you'll learn how to diagnose, resolve, and prevent indoor air quality (IAQ) complaints. You’ll also establish a comprehensive IAQ plan specific to your buildings.

Upon successful completion of this program, you'll be able to:

  • Develop a comprehensive IAQ management plan
  • Establish a system to manage IAQ complaints
  • Create an IAQ Profile for your buildings
  • Identify conditions that lead to IAQ problems
  • Solve simple IAQ problems in-house
  • Prevent IAQ problems


Not only does our program teach you practical skills to improve your building's indoor air, it also prepares you for third-party certification by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). The Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Program will educate you on all the pertinent topics covered on the certification exam. You can even take a 100-question practice examination to prepare for the exam.
Getting certified is completely optional. Exams are arranged through ACAC at computerized testing centers throughout the U.S. Certain experience requirements and fees apply to ACAC certifications, but there are no experience requirements for this online program.
Upon registering, you're given an initial six months to complete this program.  Should you need more time beyond the six months, there are  two extension options available:  one month for $25 or one hundred days for $100.

This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.The Adobe Flash Player is required for this program. 


There are no prerequisites to taking the CIAQM Program. There are, however, experience requirements for those students wishing to take the optional certification exam by the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). ACAC requires a high school diploma or GED, along with two years of documented experience in property management, risk management, asset management, or corporate policy-making. Questions regarding certification should be directed to ACAC.
This program is for you if you manage indoor air quality complaints in buildings. Facility managers, building engineers, property managers, health and safety officers, and other building staff will find the program valuable for its training in improving air quality while reducing complaints.

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. 

Course Contents


  • Goals
  • Problems and Solutions
  • IAQ and Productivity
  • Introductions
  • Program Overview
  • CIAQM Certification
  • Reference Documents
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • IAQ Problems

IAQ Contaminants and Health Effects

  • At-risk Populations
  • Sick-building Syndrome
  • Building-related Illness
  • Particulate Matter
  • Specific Air Contaminants
  • Occupational Exposure Guidelines


  • HVAC Impact on IAQ
  • Commercial HVAC
  • Temperature and RH
  • Filtration
  • Cooling Coils
  • UV Lights
  • Condensate Drain Pans
  • Duct Work
  • Cooling Tower
  • Outdoor Air Ventilation
  • Space Pressurization
  • Mechanical Room Cleanliness
  • IAQ and Energy

IAQ Management

  • Policy Statement
  • IAQ Management Plan
  • IAQ Notebook
  • Assignments and Training
  • IAQ Manager Responsibilities
  • Protocols
  • Complaint Response System
  • Case Study
  • Outside Consultants
  • Marketing
  • Budgeting

Assessing IAQ

  • IAQ Profile
  • Diagnosing IAQ Problems
  • IAQ Assessment Plan
  • Step 1: Gather Information
  • Step 2: Walk-through Inspection
  • Step 3: Indicator Measurements
  • Step 4: Diagnostic Measurements

Resolving IAQ Problems

  • Controlling an IAQ Problem
  • Source Control
  • Ventilation
  • Filtration
  • Reducing VOCs
  • Reducing Radon
  • Controlling ETS
  • Mold Remediation

Preventing IAQ Problems

  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Healthy Alternatives
  • Stopping Contaminants at the Door
  • Guidelines for Remodeling


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