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The 2009 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 468
MISCELLANEOUS PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
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Section 468.8413, Florida Statutes 2009

1468.8413  Examinations.--

(1)  A person desiring to be licensed as a mold assessor or mold remediator shall apply to the department to take a licensure examination.

(2)  An applicant shall be entitled to take the licensure examination to practice in this state as a mold assessor or mold remediator if the applicant is of good moral character and has satisfied one of the following requirements:

(a)1.  For a mold remediator, at least a 2-year degree in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, or a related field of science from an accredited institution and a minimum of 1 year of documented field experience in a field related to mold remediation; or

2.  A high school diploma or the equivalent with a minimum of 4 years of documented field experience in a field related to mold remediation.

(b)1.  For a mold assessor, at least a 2-year degree in microbiology, engineering, architecture, industrial hygiene, occupational safety, or a related field of science from an accredited institution and a minimum of 1 year of documented field experience in conducting microbial sampling or investigations; or

2.  A high school diploma or the equivalent with a minimum of 4 years of documented field experience in conducting microbial sampling or investigations.

(3)  The department shall review and approve courses of study in mold assessment and mold remediation.

(4)(a)  Good moral character means a personal history of honesty, fairness, and respect for the rights of others and for the laws of this state and nation.

(b)  The department may refuse to certify an applicant for failure to satisfy this requirement only if:

1.  There is a substantial connection between the lack of good moral character of the applicant and the professional responsibilities of a licensed mold assessor or mold remediator; and

2.  The finding by the department of lack of good moral character is supported by clear and convincing evidence.

(c)  When an applicant is found to be unqualified for a license because of a lack of good moral character, the department shall furnish the applicant a statement containing the findings of the department, a complete record of the evidence upon which the determination was based, and a notice of the rights of the applicant to a rehearing and appeal.

(5)  The department may adopt rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1) and 120.54 to implement the provisions of this section.

History.--s. 3, ch. 2007-235.

1Note.--Effective July 1, 2010.

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