What type of professionals do mould inspection?
There are several professions that inspect buildings for water damage and mould, who may also do sampling for mould/microbial growth including Building Biologists, ACAC certified inspectors, Mycologists/Microbiologists and Occupational (Industrial) Hygienists. The IICRC S520 Mold Remediation standard uses the umbrella term Indoor Environmental Professionals (IEPs) for these professions.

These professionals are able identify the source and extent of water damage, moisture and, if necessary, amount and location of microbial growth via sampling. They can also determine the required scope of works to return the property to pre-event condition, and after remediation,  provide post-remediation verification. They may send mould samples to micro/myco-biologists or other laboratories for analysis and quantification.

Should the mould/building inspector be different from the remediator?
Yes, ideally.

According to the IICRC S520 Mold Remediation standard, p17:

4.2.1 Assessment
When a preliminary determination indicates that mold contamination exists or is likely to exist, an assessment should be performed prior to starting remediation. An independent IEP who has no business affiliation with the remediator should be used for this purpose. In circumstances where an entire building or system is fully involved as a result of Condition 3 mold contamination or when the scope of work can be determined without sampling or independent IEP inspection and assessment, engagement of an IEP for assessment may not be necessary. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if health issues are discovered or apparent that seem to be related to the actual or suspected mold contamination, an IEP or other appropriate professional should be engaged by the property owner and the extent and Condition (1, 2 or 3) to which areas of the structure, systems and contents are potentially mold contaminated should be assessed, documented, and reported to the client.
Likewise according to the ACAC code of conduct:

Note on Conflicts of Interest:

The American Council for Accredited Certification strongly discourages its certificants from performing both assessment services and contracting services on the same project.  Certificants who offer both services to the same client create a perceived conflict of interest regardless of their integrity.  Nevertheless, as circumstances sometimes prevent the employment of multiple professionals on the same project, ACAC does not prohibit the practice, nor does ACAC make compliance with this policy a condition of continued certification.

What type of mould inspector does Toxic Mould Support Australia favour?
TMSA does not favor one group of professionals over another for the investigation and remediation of water damage and microbial growth in buildings. Neither can we personally vouch for any of the professionals below — do your due diligence and own research.

Australia-wide Organisations

Building BiologistsACACAIOH
Australian Society of Building Biology (ASBB)
Building Biologists
W: www.asbb.org.au/certified-building-biologist

Mould Testing Technicians
W: www.asbb.org.au/mould-testing-technicians

The Australian College of Environmental Studies (ACES)
W: aces.edu.au/links/find-a-consultant/building-biology

Building Biologists will generally inspect a property not only for water damage and microbial growth but for building design, EMFs, geopathic stress, water quality and other toxins and toxicants.

American Council for Accredited Certification
W: www.acac.org (Find Certificants)
Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH)
W: www.aioh.org.au (Find an Occupational Hygiene Consultant)

The AIOH professional membership grades are Fellow (FAIOH), Full (MAIOH) or Provisional. Fellow and Full members can sit a further examination to become a Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH). It is internationally recognised and signifies a high level of professional competence and experience.

Other Mould Inspection Professionals by State

Aus wideQLDVICNSWWASANTMyco/Micro-biologistsLeak InvestigationUSA
Greencap (Occupational Hygienists)
VIC: Melbourne (Head Office), Geelong
NSW: Sydney, Wollongong
SA: Adelaide / QLD: Brisbane  / ACT: Canberra / NT: Darwin / WA: Perth
NZ: Auckland
W: www.greencap.com.au/contact-greencap

Amie Skilton, ND
What The Naturopath Said
Australia wide (Remote only — no on-site inspections)
Qualified Mould Testing Technician (via ACES), Amie offers one-on-one consultations supporting people looking to rent or buy a property.
W: whatthenaturopathsaid.com/mould

Civil & Domestic Environmental Sciences
Joseph Langford (LinkedIn)
P: 012 971 221
W: www.cdesci.com

Birgit Richards (LinkedIn)
Building Biology (IBN) / Mould Testing Technician (ACES)
W: www.airquality-testing.com.au
P: 1300 183 958
Areas: All of QLD (in-person/remote) and Australia (remote)

Keystone Environmental
Bryan Jepsen, CIEC/CMC/CIECC (LinkedIn)
Brisbane QLD
W: keystoneenviron.com

6/321 Kelvin Grove Road,
Kelvin Grove, Queensland 4059
P: 1800 47 43 47
W: viridis.com.au

EHS Assess
Elijah Belmers, CMC
Brian Murphy, CIEC/CMC
Aaron McNeil, CSMI
Tomasz Trojak, CMC
PO Box 204
Parkville VIC 3052
P: 03 9347 1694
W: ehsassess.com.au

Leaktec Victoria
Chris Rasleigh
Torquay VIC
P: 0414 488 744

Prezant Environmental
Brad Prezant, MSPH, MBA, CIH, COH, CAQP (LinkedIn)
Principal Consultant
E: brad@prezantenvironmental.com.au
P: 0422 851 607

VA Sciences (Occupational/Industrial Hygienists)
200 Rooks Road
Vermont VIC 3133
P: 1300 768 198
W: vasciences.org

All Aspects Healthy Home
Jodi Donovan (ACES certified Mould Testing Technician)
Central Coast/Newcastle
P: 0400 916 057
W: allaspectshealthyhome.com

Building Biology Services
Joachim Herrmann (LinkedIn)
6 West St
Leura NSW 2780
P: 02 47843734
W: www.buildingbiologyservices.com

My Building Biologist
Eve Anderson (ACES certified Mould Testing Technician)
P: 0404 655 658
W: mybuildingbiologist.com
Areas: Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle

National Contaminated Property Investigations (NCPI)

Deborah Dare
Sydney NSW
P: 0413 952 683
W: www.ncpi.co

NSJ EnviroSciences (formally MouldLab)
David Lark, CIEC/ CMC, Mycologist/Microbiologist (LinkedIn)
PO Box 306
Wickham NSW 2293
W: nsjenviro.com.au
P: 02 9063 5670

Services include: inspection, mycology, expert witness.

Innovative Building & Diagnostics
Krishna Munsami (LinkedIn)
Cherrybrook NSW 2126
P: 1300 107 282
W: buildingscans.net.au

VA Sciences
(Occupational/Industrial Hygienists)
35/55-59 Norman street
Peakhurst NSW 2210
P: 1300 768 198
W: vasciences.org

Airbourne Building Solutions
Leigh Sibley
Perth WA
P: 0430 190 297
W: www.airbournebuildingsolutions.com.au

Healthy Home Biologist
Chloe Adam (Naturopath, ACES certified Mould Testing Technician)
W: www.healthyhomebiologist.com

Onsite mould assessments (Perth, Peel, Southwest & Great Southern Regions WA). Zoom/telephone appointments only (Australia wide) for naturopathic consultations.

EP Analysis
Kellie & Anton Taylor
26 Railway Tce
Cummins SA 5631
P: 0428 762 972 (Anton) / 0439 188354 (Kellie)
W: epanalysis.com.au
Atmos Health & Hygiene
Berrimah, Darwin NT 0820
W: atmoshealthhygiene.com

Indoor Biological Solutions
Matthew Greacen (LinkedIn)
PO Box 237
​Kallangur QLD 4503
P: 0438 919 942


Biological Health Services
Cameron Jones, PhD (LinkedIn)
Level 1, 459 Toorak Rd
Toorak VIC 3142
P: 1300 13 2350
M: 041 499 8900
W: www.biologicalhealthservices.com.au
W: drcameronjones.com


Heike Neumeister-Kemp, PhD (LinkedIn)
9 Water St
Wentworthville NSW 2145
P: +61 2 8839 7979

8/1 Distinction Rd, Wangara WA 6065
P: +61 0428 438 501
W: www.mycolab.com.au

NSJ EnviroSciences (formally MouldLab)

Australian Leak Detection
NSW (Gosford), VIC (Melbourne), QLD (Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast), NT (Darwin),
W: www.australianleakdetection.com.au

QLD (Sunshine Coast, Brisbane)
P: 1300 0 532 57
W: leaktech.com.au

International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI)
W: iseai.org/find-a-professional/

National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI)
W: www.normipro.com

Environmental Analytics
Michael Schrantz, CIEC, CMI, BPI-BA/EP
W: environmentalanalytics.net
Note: Can do international remote consultations

Greg Weatherman, CMC
W: survivingremediation.com

Note: Can do remote consultations. Authored a chapter in Surviving Mold.

DIY Testing

MSQPCR (ERMI/HERTSMI-2)Air Testing/Surface TestingPlate testing
The Environmental Relative Moldiness Index (ERMI) is a test that quantifies the DNA of mould spores and spore equivalents (fragments) in a sample of dust using MSQPCR (Mould Specific Quantified PCR). This is a screening test that can be done by current and prospective homeowners or ideally by IEP/BB/mycologist. ERMI tests for 36 different species of fungi. The HERTSMI-2 score can be calculated from the ERMI report or done as a stand alone test, that looks at 5 species of fungi. The HERTSMI-2 score is endorsed by Dr. Shoemaker as the most accurate building test for CIRS patients (Shoemaker & Lark, 2016).


NSJ Envirosciences (formally MouldLab)
Unit 4/52 Industrial Drive
Mayfield East NSW 2304
P: (02) 4968 8448
W: nsjenviro.com.au

Current pricing (all in AUD):
ERMI – $459 (Swiffer) / $500 (Vacuum)
HERTSMI-2 – $249 (Swiffer) / $276 (Vacuum)

NSJ Envirosciences send to their sister laboratory in the USA, Envirobiomics, every Friday, with results expected late the next week. TMSA suggests people express their Swiffer cloth/vacuum kit to arrive at NSJ by Wednesday or Thursday so it gets there in time for the Friday shipment.



ERMI – USD $240+$42 postage / AUD $390 (Swiffer)
USD $255+$42 postage / AUD $410 (Vacuum)
HERTSMI-2 – USD $130+$42 postage / AUD $240 (Swiffer)
USD $145+$42 postage / AUD $260 (Vacuum)


ERMI – USD $285
HERTSMI-2 – USD $150

DIY KITS (air/surface)


The client puts plates out then sends them to the lab to be identified by a microbiologist.