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Mold Remediation Services - Home Improvement Commission

The General Assembly passed The Maryland Mold Remediation Services Act in 2008. The law is printed in Title 8 of the Home Improvement Law, contained in the Business Regulation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

This law requires that any company or firm that provides mold remediation services on residential property in Maryland must obtain a license to provide mold remediation services. In addition, the law requires that each employee who provides mold remediation services be certified by an accreditation body as a microbial remediation technician or supervisor, whichever is applicable. This license is to be issued by the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC), an agency within the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR). The license to provide mold remediation services is different from the MHIC license for a contractor, subcontractor, or salesperson.

The law was scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2013. However, due to budget constraints, the DLLR has postponed the implementation of the Maryland Mold Remediation Services Act indefinitely.

Therefore, until the Mold Remediation Services Act is implemented, a mold remediation contractor who only performs "demolition" or "cleaning" type services (such as cleaning ventilation systems or applying chemicals to kill mold), is not required to obtain a license from MHIC.

However, any mold remediation contractor who performs structural renovations to a house in the course of a mold remediation project (for example, tearing out and rebuilding walls, repairing drywall, replacing floors, etc.) is required to hold an MHIC contractor license.

For information about finding an accredited microbial remediation course, please visit the Council for Accredited Certification website.