Indoor Air Quality Certifications

Clean Air Sciences, Inc.'s Environmental Scientist is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) as of March 2007, and Certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) as of April 2011.  These are the highest indoor air quality and infrared thermal imaging certifications held by the American Council for Accredited Certification. Our certifications were just renewed for another 2 years and are due for renewal in Spring of 2019.

ACAC

The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) develops and maintains independent, third-party accredited certification programs for professionals.  ACAC certifications attest to verified knowledge, field experience and continuing professional development.

The CIEC and CETC certifications are accredited by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a nationally recognized independent accreditation body.  The CIEC program is also accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). ACAC examinations are compliant with standards published by APA, AERA and NCME. ACAC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), formerly known as NOCA.

What is a CIEC?

A Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) has earned the most respected certification in the field of indoor environmental consulting.

A CIEC investigates indoor air quality problems.  For example, a CIEC can identify mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection. A CIEC has verified knowledge of three or more disciplines related to indoor air quality, including HVAC, building science, microbial issues, industrial hygiene, lead-based paint and asbestos. 

Each CIEC has demonstrated at least eight (8) years experience conducting field investigations in one or more of the following settings:

  • Offices and commercial buildings

  • Industrial structures

  • Government facilities

  • Schools and public buildings

  • Healthcare facilities

  • Home inspection

 To earn and maintain the CIEC, every candidate must:

  • Demonstrate at least eight (8) years of verifiable field experience in IAQ consulting

  • Pass a rigorous, psychometrically rated examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum

  • Earn the unanimous approval of the CIEC certification board

  • Re-certify every two years

  • Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year

  • Maintain the highest ethical standards


What is a CETC?

A Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) investigates structural and environmental issues in the built environment using infrared thermography.  For example, a CETC can identify mold and moisture issues during a commercial investigation or a home inspection that may be invisible to the naked eye. A CETC has verified knowledge of thermal and infrared physics as they apply to the building sciences.  A CETC has verified knowledge of the selection, calibration and operation of thermal imaging equipment.  Finally, a CETC knows how to apply the principles and equipment of infrared thermography to a building investigation.

Each CETC has demonstrated at least eight (8) years experience conducting field investigations involving infrared thermography.  Field experience documentation is reviewed by the CETC certification board.

To earn the Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant (CETC) designation, every candidate must:

  • Demonstrate at least eight (8) years of verifiable field experience in environmental thermography

  • Pass a rigorous examination based on broad industry knowledge rather than a course curriculum

  • Earn the unanimous approval of the CETC certification board

  • Re-certify every two years

  • Participate in 20 hours of professional development activities each year

  • Maintain the highest ethical standards