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Industry Update: DOEE Mold License Renewal Clarification For Mold Assessment and Remediation Professionals in the District of Columbia (D.C.)

September 3, 2019

Per the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) and in accordance with section 3208.5 of the D.C. Mold Regulation, licensees are required to complete four (4) hours of refresher training no more than two (2) years prior to submission of the application: licensees seeking to renew a District indoor mold assessment or remediation professional license that either have not allowed their license to lapse or have allowed their license to lapse for less than two (2) years).

Therefore, per DOEE if a D.C. license expires, the licensed professional seeking renewal may take the refresher course within 2 years of their D.C. license expiration. However, between the time the initial license expires, to when the license is renewed, licensees are prohibited from conducting professional mold services, under the regulation, in D.C.

Per DOEE and in accordance with section 3202.13, licensees whose license has expired but continues to hold himself or herself out as an indoor mold assessment or remediation professional is in violation of the regulation.