RICHARD BRIGHT: Chief Operating Officer American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)

Richard Bright is the Chief Operating Officer  of the American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC). The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) promotes awareness, education and certification for professionals. Our mission is to establish credible certification programs that provide value to certificants, their clients and the public. It is our goal to serve the public interest with integrity as an independent certifying body.

The Arizona Indoor Air Quality Council was formed in 1992 to promote awareness and education in Indoor Air Quality through workshops and newsletters. By late 1995, the Council had more than 150 charter members. As the Council grew, so did interest in starting similar organizations in other states. In 1998, the corporation changed its name to the American Indoor Air Quality Council, and began to grow nationally. By September 2000, the Council had grown to over 500 members with 23 corporate sponsors.

By 2002, membership in the American Indoor Air Quality Council, also known as the IAQ Council, had reached approximately 3000 members, 200 corporate sponsors and had 46 local chapters in 26 states and several international locations.

On January 1, 2006, a major event changed the scope of the IAQ Council’s activities. As part of an agreement with the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO)the Council agreed to discontinue all membership services and focus exclusively on certification programs.