GLENDALE, Ariz. - The American Indoor Air Quality Council has published details of its Council-certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) program. Instructors wishing to offer study-review courses for exam preparation may download exam topics and item references from the Council Website free of charge.

The CIAQM is a third-party accredited certification established in 2001 and designed for property, building, and asset managers, facilities directors, and other professionals who deal with indoor air quality in public and commercial buildings.

"Indoor air quality is a matter of growing concern in schools, hospitals, commercial buildings, and government agencies across the nation," said Charlie Wiles, IAQ Council executive director. "The CIAQM program is designed to provide these arenas with a credible certification that can be relied upon by employers and the public alike."

Candidates for the CIAQM must demonstrate two years of verifiable field experience in property or asset management and pass a psychometrically qualified examination. All certifications are board-awarded by unanimous vote of a nationwide panel of industry peers, and are current for two years before re-certification is required.

As an independent certifying body, the IAQ Council does not perform training or conduct study-review courses, nor does it enter into contracts of any kind with course providers. The CIAQM study-review program involves no fees or revenue sharing arrangements between instructors and the IAQ Council.

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 third-party accredited certification programs for indoor environmental consultants, microbial consultants, microbial remediators, indoor air quality administrators, and residential mold inspectors.

For more information about the CIAQM program or to contact the Council offices, visit

Publication date:05/28/2007