The requirements to get the NY mold license are as follows:
- Be at last 18 years of age
- Satisfactory proof of completion of the appropriate mold course from a NY DOL approved training provider
- Completed licensing application for
- Payment of licensing application fee
- For the Mold Contractor and Assessor submitted insurance certificates evidencing workers’ compensation coverage, if required, and liability insurance of at least fifty thousand dollars. An applicant for a license to perform mold remediation shall furnish the department with a financial statement, prepared by an independent auditor or accountant and signed by the applicant and auditor before a notary public, stating the assets of the applicant, to be used by the department to determine the financial responsibility of the applicant to perform mold remediation services.
- Licensing renewal is every 2 years and requires the satisfactory completion of the approved training class.
- To find the applicable NYS Mold Remediation Worker, Contractor or Assessor License Application forms go to: https://labor.ny.gov/formsdocs/wp/shformsandpublications.shtm
Below is the NYS DOL Mold Program’s verbiage on the basics of the new mold law.
The Department’s new Mold Program, which is responsible for enforcing Article 32 of the New York State Labor Law, establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation. There are three main components to the new law:
- Training: The Mold Program will protect consumers by requiring contractors to obtain appropriate training prior to being licensed to perform mold assessment, remediation or abatement services.
- Licensing: Contractors will not be allowed to advertise or perform covered work without the required license, with limited exceptions such as home or business owners performing work on their own properties.
- Minimum Work Standards: The Mold Program also establishes new minimum work standards for mold assessments and remediation activities by licensed professionals, including:
- Protection against fraud by prohibiting the performance of both the assessment and remediation on the same property by the same individual;
- Protection against fraud by requiring an independent mold assessment to define the scope of the remediation work;
- Identification of disinfectant products, consistent with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards;
- Provision of personal protection equipment to employees, as necessary;