Course Overview

Online Indoor Air Quality Certification
If you are a building owner, facility manager or health and safety officer, indoor air quality (IAQ) represents an important issue to your facility, its occupants and your organization. Poor IAQ can cause symptoms and diseases that lead to lost attendance and may create liability issues. In this 100% online course, you will learn to diagnose, resolve, and prevent IAQ complaints. As you learn to improve your building's indoor air, you will also prepare for the Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager exam from the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC).

Job Outlook for Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager

  • IAQ managers serve as Environmental Scientists and Specialists, an emerging career area in which the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects 8% job growth between now and 2029. This is much faster than expected growth for all jobs. The BLS cites growing public awareness of the importance of environmental hazards as the key factor driving this strong demand.
  • BLS data indicates that Environmental Scientists and Specialists earn $71,360 per year on average across a variety of disciplines. According to PayScale.com, the average salary for an Air Quality Specialist is $66,686 per year.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn how to develop a comprehensive IAQ management plan that includes explicit instructions for any situation
  • Discover how to establish and implement a system to manage IAQ complaints
  • Examine everything involved in developing an IAQ Profile for your buildings in order to track history and report changes
  • Learn to identify conditions that lead to IAQ problems and assess associated health risks
  • Discover the secrets to addressing and preventing air quality problems before they occur
  • Apply the knowledge and skills you learn to limit health risks and prevent serious problems

How to Enroll

This course is offered in partnership with Ed2Go Online Education.

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IAQ Managers combine knowledge of building systems with skills in areas of air quality measurement, monitoring, and remediation in case of a problem. They need to know how air gets into a building and circulates via the Heating, Cooling, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems. And they need to have a keen sense of indoor pollutants, including their sources and movement inside the building. They manage a building's records and conduct regular inspections to ensure air quality.


The Council-Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM) certification is designed for those who manage indoor air quality in buildings or campuses. According to the ACAC, the certification is commonly held by facility managers, health & safety officers, building engineers, and property managers.

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This course is offered in partnership with Ed2Go Online Education. UNM Staff and Faculty: This course is UNM Tuition Remission Eligible. To register using tuition remission, download and complete the UNM Tuition Remission Form and email it to ceregistration@unm.edu

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