Governor Glenn Youngkin of Virginia signed HB 1270 into law. The new legislation, which will go into effect July 1, 2024, makes it a violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act “to sell or offer for sale services as a professional mold remediator, to be performed upon any residential dwelling, without holding a mold remediation certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC).”

The bill passed both the Virginia Senate and House of Delegates unanimously.

“Several legislators told me that improper mold remediation was a common subject of calls they receive from constituents,” said Robbie Bradshaw, director of government relations for the IICRC. “We were glad to see policymakers come together in a bi-partisan manner and utilize IICRC’s industry Certifications to address these issues.”

“We commend the state of Virginia for recognizing the importance of proper education and Certification in mold remediation,” said IICRC President/Chairman Carey Vermeulen. “We will continue to advocate and support policy initiatives that elevate industry standards and Certifications.”