Yes. The Department requires a non-refundable application fee of $500 per course type to be submitted at the time the application is made. Checks must be made payable to the Commissioner of Labor.
The Department is looking for an instructor to have work experience in performing mold-related work and/or training and academic experience in areas related to mold assessment and remediation. In the resume, the instructor should highlight these work, training and academic experiences to justify how he or she is best qualified to be an instructor.
Yes. The Department requires that the training provider separates the course material according to the course type. This allows for the ease of reviewing the course material for approval, and also allows the students to only have the reference material they need for the course they choose to take.
Yes. The Department requires that the initial application be submitted in hard copy. Depending on the level of revision required for the course work, the reviewer will advise the training provider if an exception can be made for electronic submissions for subsequent revisions.
The application approval process varies depending on the number of applications received and the amount of revision that is required for each application. Because of this, it is difficult to give a time frame for application review.
The Department will maintain a list of approved training providers and their respective websites on the Department of Labor Mold Program website: (http://labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/safetyhealth/mold/mold-training-providers.shtm).
Interested members of the public who wish to enroll in a class can contact the mold training provider directly for more information. Please note that the list of approved training providers is subject to change, and will be updated periodically.
The training provider shall inform the Department at least one week before the class is scheduled to begin.
The Department does not limit the number of students admitted for a class. However, the training provider must be mindful of the factors that could affect the student's comfort and ability to observe the class properly. The training provider must also be able to supervise the students and respond to questions efficiently. The occupancy limit for the chosen venue must not be exceeded.
No. The Department does not set limits for the student-instructor ratio. Classes should be organized so that each student has the ability to properly observe the class and hands-on demonstrations. The training provider should also set aside adequate amount of time for class discussions and questions. The Department recommends a ratio of 25 students for each instructor for course lectures and 8 students for each instructor for the hands-on demonstrations.
Yes. Training providers that organize classes conducted in a language other than English shall submit a full translation of required application materials in English. This includes, but is not limited to, class notes, transparencies, manuals and examination.
Yes. The Department recommends that a paper copy of the certificate be provided to students who have provided a DMV ID number and successfully passed the course. To facilitate mold licensing applications, the Department would allow electronic certificates to be sent to the students in an Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf files). Should a training provider choose to use both electronic and paper copies, the certificate should be identical in format and information.
The Department requires that student's training records be kept for a minimum of three years.
Yes. Training providers must verify the identities of the students using their Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driver license or non-driver ID upon course registration and initial course sign-in. If a student does not have either document, his/her identity should be verified using another form of photo identification.
Yes. A DMV ID number is required to obtain a DOL mold license. The DMV ID number is the link between the training record and the licensing application and issuance. It also protects against fraud and reduces errors on submitted rosters/certificates.
No. Certificates of Completion should not be issued to students until they provide their DMV ID number to the training provider.
Yes. However, the DMV ID field should be left blank. The training provider must submit an updated roster to the Department once the student provides his/her DMV ID number and then the Certificate of Completion will be issued.
If a course is canceled, the training provider must notify the Department by the first day on which the course was to be held. An email notifying the Department of the cancellation is sufficient.
The mold training attendee identification roster is due to the Department within one week from the completion of the training course. It is important that the rosters are emailed to the Department within that timeframe to avoid delays in the processing the student mold license applications.
No. The training provider should present the various state-of-the-art methods and techniques so that students are cognizant of the different choices available to them to do the job efficiently and cost-effectively. Advantages and disadvantages should be presented for each method or technique depending on situations encountered in the job.
Yes, as long as the training provider does not endorse his or her company or appear to be biased towards the services provided by the company.
No. Only DOL-approved initial mold course training providers are eligible to provide mold refresher courses.
The refresher course curriculum and required number of hours is the same for all mold license types (Assessor, Remediation Contractor, Abatement Worker Supervisor, and Abatement Worker). All mold licensees must complete a four-hour, Department-approved refresher course to renew their license.
The mold refresher course curriculum may be found in the Mold Refresher Course Curriculum Information document (SH-130). Applicants must also refer to the Supplement to the Mold Refresher Course Curriculum document when developing their refresher course. The supplement provides direction on the specific topics and issues that must be covered in the Case Studies & Group Discussion Forum section of the refresher course.
No. The refresher course shall be conducted as a separate and distinct course from the initial mold training courses and shall not be combined with any other training.
No. An examination and hands-on exercises are not required; however, students are expected to participate and contribute to the group discussion forum. Please review the Supplement to the Mold Refresher Course Curriculum to determine the specific topics and issues that must be covered in the Case Studies and Group Discussion Forum section of the mold refresher course.
Yes. Training providers who wish to offer an online mold refresher course must meet the requirements of a live online course. Additional requirements for an online refresher course can be found in the Online Mold Refresher Course Requirements document.
The total non-refundable application fee for the two mold refresher courses would be $1000, based on a $500 fee for the classroom-based course and another $500 fee for the online course.
Students who completed initial mold training but never obtained a license can take the mold refresher. However, depending on the amount of time that has passed since completion of their initial mold training course, the student's mold refresher may not be valid for obtaining the mold licensing requirements.
Training providers should advise students to apply for a mold license within two years of completing the initial mold training course. Students who apply for a mold license more than two years after completing the initial mold training course must also show proof of completing a mold refresher course within three years of the initial course and every other year thereafter in order to be eligible for licensure. If a mold refresher course was not completed within the appropriate timeframe(s), the student will be required to repeat the initial mold training course in order to apply for licensure.
Training providers have discretion over who is allowed to attend their mold training courses; however, they must inform the individuals of the requirements for mold licensure and provide them with the Department's contact information prior to registration.
No. The Department has not approved or endorsed materials from any publishing companies.
Not at this time. Exemptions from licensing are provided in the New York State Labor Law Article 32 Section 931 5(a) and 5(b), and Section 933. Individuals not covered under these exemptions are required to take and successfully pass course(s) offered by Department-approved training course providers and must also be licensed by the Department of Labor.
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