Certified Indoor Environmentalist Prep

This designation demonstrates that you understand how to create healthy homes and buildings by preventing, diagnosing, and resolving indoor environmental problems.
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

Trainer name : Ian Cull

Duration : 32 Hours

Difficulty : Medium

Certified Indoor Environmentalist Prep

This designation demonstrates that you understand how to create healthy homes and buildings by preventing, diagnosing, and resolving indoor environmental problems. This online program prepares you to pass the CIE examination through a series of video lectures on exam topics such as contaminants, health effects, building science, HVAC, equipment, assessments, mold remediation, and industry standards and guidelines. The course also covers practice questions in detail and provides a practice examination to ensure you succeed at becoming a Certified Indoor Environmentalist.


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

  • Pass the ACAC’s Certified Indoor Environmentalist examination
  • Understand the concepts contained in the CIE Required Body of Knowledge
  • Demonstrate the ACAC Required skills related to the following:
    • IAQ Contaminants and Health Effects
    • The Built Environment
    • HVAC
    • Equipment and assessments
    • Guidelines, Regulations, and Standards
    • Remediation


This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. The program is also viewable on iPad tablets and other iOS devices. All material is available online. You will receive a PDF workbook to help guide you through the videos. A high-speed internet connection is highly recommended.


There are no prerequisites to taking the CIE 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 field experience related to indoor air quality. Questions regarding certification should be directed to ACAC.

Those with a background in HVAC, home inspection, construction, or healthcare may more easily comprehend certain sections of the program; however, the course material does not assume the learner has already received training and therefore topics are explained thoroughly.

Course Syllabus

IAQ Contaminants And Health Effects

  • IEQ
  • Sick Building Syndrome
  • Building Related Illness
  • Dose Response
  • Microns
  • Taxonomy
  • Ecology
  • Mold
  • Mold Spores
  • Common Mold Types
  • Health Effects of Mold
  • Dampness and Health
  • Bacteria
  • Legionella
  • Tuberculosis
  • Viruses
  • Allergens
  • VOCs
  • VOC Sources
  • Common VOCs
  • Reducing VOCs
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  • Radon
  • Particulate
  • Carbon Monoxide

The Built Environment

  • IAQ Problems
  • Controlling IAQ Problems
  • Air Pressure
  • Pressurization
  • Causes of Pressurization
  • Stack Effect
  • Psychrometrics
  • Air Infiltration
  • Vapor Diffusion
  • Condensation
  • Building Security


  • Intro to HVAC
  • Control of Contaminants
  • Problem Areas
  • Air Distribution Systems
  • VAV Problems
  • Ductwork
  • Humidity Control
  • Ventilation
  • Outdoor Air Intakes
  • Ventilation Effectiveness
  • Filtration
  • Filter Efficiencies
  • Filter Replacement
  • Electronic Air Cleaners
  • Gas Phase Filtration
  • HVAC Maintenance
  • HVAC Inspections

Equipment and Assessments

  • Gathering Information
  • Walk Through Inspections
  • Instrumentation
  • Indicator Measurements
  • Assessing Ventilation
  • CO2 and Ventilation
  • Assessing Pressurization
  • Assessing Surface Moisture
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Mold Sampling
  • Air Sampling
  • Viable Air Sampling
  • Spore Trap Sampling
  • Interpreting Air Samples
  • Pump Calibration
  • Surface Sampling
  • Dust Sampling
  • Other Mold Sampling
  • Conditions During Sampling
  • Assessing Particulate Matter
  • Assessing VOCs

Guidelines, Regulations And Standards

  • ASHRAE 62.1 Scope
  • 62.1 Definitions
  • 62.1 Acceptable IAQ
  • 62.1 Ventilation Rate Procedure
  • 62.1 IAQ Procedure
  • 62.1 Outdoor Air Requirements
  • 62.1 Equipment Requirements
  • 62.1 Operations and Maintenance
  • ASHRAE 55
  • 55 Air Speed
  • 55 Measurements
  • Exposure Guidelines
  • MSDSs
  • ACAC Code of Conduct


  • Purpose of Mold Remediation
  • Remediation Qualifications
  • Communication
  • Water Damage
  • Structural Drying
  • Engineering Controls
  • Isolation
  • Pressure Differential
  • Air Changes
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respirators
  • Cleaning vs. Removal
  • Hard Surfaces
  • Porous Surfaces
  • Disposal
  • Controlling and Preventing Mold
  • Antimicrobial Use
  • Antimicrobial Nomenclature
  • Antimicrobials Precautions


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