South / Regional Reports

Louisiana To License Mold Remediators

On July 1, 2003, Louisiana House Bill 1328 was signed into law by Governor Mike Foster, requiring licensing of mold remediators.

Prior to this time, Louisiana has been “plagued by unlicensed operations and has had no regulation of mold remediation services or oversight by a government body or other agency,” according to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA). The new law gives the State Board of Licensing for Contractors a wide scope of authority, and sets minimum standards for parties applying for the license, including such factors as minimum age, education, insurance, and net worth requirements as a protection to consumers.

Fines of $2,000 for first-time violations and up to $10,000 per incident for subsequent violations will be imposed on parties not following the mold remediation training and general operating procedures set forth under the law, as well as for any attempt (negligent or otherwise) to deceive or defraud the general public or violate any standard of conduct as adopted by the board in implementing the law.

The act is effective as of August 15, 2003, but the actual implementation and deadlines for licensing are not required until July 1, 2004.

Publication date: 08/11/2003

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Clint Schreck

Clint Schreck, general manager, Columbus Worthington Air, Columbus, Ohio, discusses winning Angie’s List Super Service Award, how to handle online reviews, and much more.

More Podcasts


NEWS 05-18-15 cover

2015 May 18

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Legislation and Regulation

What legislative/regulatory issue is most important to you as a HVAC business owner?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con