Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM)

28 Hours / Access Length: 2 Months / Delivery: Online, 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.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.