EATechs is not, does not claim, or present any staff member to be a licensed “Public Adjuster” or an “Insurance Adjuster” on behalf of your Insurance Company - although EATechs’ staff does seek to gain as much experience and knowledge for the purpose of understand the limit and/or extent of a loss (including microbial damage) and how it may affect you, your health, and your property (including future value(s).

What does this mean? It means that the staff of EATechs has also gained the expected knowledge to assemble any reports that may be required for you to demonstrate (per your policy conditions) the extent of damage suffered due to your loss.  A CMCA must meet the following experience and body of knowledge:

Securing the CMCA designation confirms the possessor of the CMCA designation has met the following experience and body of knowledge :

The CMCA is a third party (CESB) accredited designation.

The Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB) has accredited certification
programs in engineering and applied science since 1990.  CESB is entirely independent of industry
organizations, and exists solely to promote high standards in the certification industry.

CESB accreditation is extremely difficult to achieve. It is available only to certifying bodies who maintain rigorous standards for candidate eligibility and program operation. Accredited certifying bodies must be independent of training organizations. They must follow strict guidelines for exam development and security. They must evaluate education and field experience as well as exam performance. Such standards are the reason that CESB-accredited programs like the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) are revered as marks of integrity and credibility.The IAQ Council has achieved CESB accreditation for eight of its certification programs.

CMCA Required Body of Knowledge:
The effective practice of microbial claims adjusting requires knowledge of a variety of subjects, from microbial risk analysis to the various disciplines of the building sciences. For certification purposes, the candidate for the CMCA™ designation must demonstrate familiarity with the basic concepts and reference materials relating to microbial claims adjusting, such as those summarized in the following list.

1. American Indoor Air Quality Council, Code of Conduct (

2. IICRC, Standard S520: Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation, 3rd edition (Vancouver, WA: IICRC, 2003)

3. Joseph Lstiburek and John Carmody, Moisture Control Handbook: Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings, (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994)


CMCA Required Skills:
A Council-certified Microbial Claims Adjuster™ (CMCA™) has demonstrated the following skills through a combination of documented experience, documented education and training and the successful completion of an examination process.

1. Understand the basic principles of the building sciences as they relate to microbial issues in the built environment.

2. Understand the most effective procedures for controlling moisture in the built environment

3. Understand the principles and practices involved in effective remediation of microbial issues in the built environment

4. Understand the regulations and standards affecting claims related to microbial issues in the built environment.