Article Number: 24656
IICRC Mold Remediation Certification Required Under New Virginia Law
Las Vegas, Nevada – [April 10, 2024] Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia signed HB 1270 into law. The new legislation, which will go into effect July 1, 2024, makes it a violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act “to sell or offer for sale services as a professional mold remediator, to be performed upon any residential dwelling, without holding a mold remediation certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).”

The bill passed both the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates unanimously. “Several legislators told me that improper mold remediation was a common subject of calls they receive from constituents,” said Robbie Bradshaw, Director of Government Relations for the IICRC. “We were glad to see policymakers come together in a bi-partisan manner and utilize IICRC’s industry Certifications to address these issues.”

“We commend the state of Virginia for recognizing the importance of proper education and Certification in mold remediation,” said IICRC President/Chairman Carey Vermeulen. “We will continue to advocate and support policy initiatives that elevate industry standards and Certifications.”

For individuals and companies conducting mold remediation services in Virginia who do not possess an IICRC Certification, there are plenty of opportunities to acquire the certification between now and July 1st. For information about how to acquire an IICRC mold remediation Certification, go to

About the IICRC
The IICRC is a global Standards Developing Organization (SDO), accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and a credentialing body certifying individuals in 25+ categories within the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Industries. The IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the industries it serves with Certified Technicians and Certified Firms in more than 40 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

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