Frequently Asked Questions
Mold Remediation Work Standards
Q: Can a licensed mold remediator perform work on a project for a client without an assessment from a licensed mold assessor?
A: No. Labor Law Article 32, Section 946 (1) states a licensed mold remediator cannot perform work on a project without an assessment performed by a licensed assessor. Before beginning site preparation work, the law requires that a licensed remediator: obtain a copy of the licensed mold assessor’s mold remediation plan from the client; prepare a mold remediation work plan (“work plan”) that fulfills all of the requirements of the licensed assessor’s mold remediation plan; and provide a copy of the newly prepared “work plan” to the client.
Q: Can a licensed mold remediator also perform the assessment on the same project?
A: No. Labor Law Section 936 (2), states that no licensee shall perform both mold assessment and mold remediation on the same project. If the licensed mold remediator on a project engages in assessment conduct that would otherwise be performed by a licensed mold assessor on that project, the licensed mold remediator has violated Section 936 of the Labor Law. This includes the practice of providing the client with a “fill-in-the-blank” assessment form.
Q: Can a licensed mold remediator perform work on a project without an assessment if the owner of the home or property provides a waiver?
A: No. The Labor Law does not allow a licensed mold remediator to perform work on a project without an assessment from a licensed mold assessor. In addition, Labor Law Section 936 prohibits a licensee from performing both the mold assessment and the mold remediation on the same project.