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December 2016 Standards Update

Seeking Standards Consensus Body volunteers
The IICRC continues to seek volunteers to serve on consensus bodies for the development of the following Standards and Reference Guides:

  • ANSI/IICRC S100: Standard and IICRC R100 Reference Guide for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings.
  • BSR-IICRC S300: Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning.
  • *New* BSR-IICRC S550: Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration of Commercial Structures.
  • ANSI/IICRC S800: Standard and R800 Reference Guide for Professional Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings.

Those interested in submitting an application to participate on the consensus bodies should visit the Standards website at

Standards Subscription Website
The IICRC recently launched a new standards subscription website allowing IICRC instructors and schools, Certified Firms and registrants to access standards, reference guides, technical papers and multimedia publications from anywhere an Internet connection is available. The site is located at

Standards website subscriptions are available in basic and premium packages. The basic package provides online access to all current IICRC standards and reference guides. The premium subscription also provides access to historical standards, new and updated technical papers, MoU partner organizations’ reference documents and standards, and multimedia publications including instructional videos. Both are offered as annual subscriptions.

Discounted rates are available for firms requiring multiple users. Instructors and schools will receive complimentary access to the premium subscription.  

For a demonstration on how to use the new subscription site, a how-to video is available on the IICRC’s YouTube channel at

S500 Educational Videos
Twelve new educational videos are now available to premium subscribers of the IICRC’s Standards Subscription Website. The videos feature presentations from a special two-day, invitation-only S500 seminar hosted at the Global Resource Center in Las Vegas in March. The video presentations include tutorials from S500 consensus body members on the newly-revised fourth edition, including explanations of the entire document as well as its major changes and applications.

S500 and S520 Published
The newly-revised, ANSI-approved IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration and the S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation and IICRC R520 Reference Guide for Professional Mold Remediation have been published.

The IICRC Standards team has recorded two informational webinars for those interested in learning more about the S500 and S520. The presentations feature discussions of the revisions made since the Standards were previously published and can be found on the IICRC’s YouTube channel at

To purchase a copy of the S500 or S520 Standards, visit the IICRC webstore at  

S500 Available in French
The IICRC has released a French translation of the ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration (4th edition, 2015).  This is the first time the IICRC has translated a complete standard.
To purchase a copy of the new IICRC S500: French 2016 and other standards, visit For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by IICRC, visit

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