The American Indoor Air Quality Council held its annual executive meeting in Phoenix, Arizona on January 23rd and 24th, 2009.

In attendance were 47 volunteers representing all six IAQ Council certification boards, the Corporate Board of Directors and the National Advisory Board, as well as the entire paid staff of the IAQ Council.

"The board members present this year represented 850 years of IAQ experience," said Charlie Wiles, IAQ Council executive director. "It is no wonder that our programs set the standard for professionalism and integrity in the IAQ industry."

Board members gathered on Friday afternoon to discuss prospects for the future development of IAQ Council programs and to address issues currently confronting the IAQ Council as a whole. Certification boards reconvened Saturday morning to evaluate the IAQ Council's nine certification examinations and conduct the psychometric analyses necessary to maintain their independent, third-party accreditations.

Assistant director Adam Andrews was happy to proclaim the meeting a success. "Our boards have authorized several exciting changes for 2009," he said. "These will make our certifications even more valuable in difficult economic times."

The American Indoor Air Quality Council is a non-profit certifying body founded in 1993 to serve the indoor air quality industry. The IAQ Council operates independent, third-party accredited certification programs for indoor environmental consultants, microbial consultants, microbial remediators, indoor air quality administrators and residential mold inspectors. The IAQ Council certifies more than 5,000 professionals in the United States, Canada and overseas.

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