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As a certifying body, the IICRC owns no schools and has no instructors on staff. Rather, to fulfill its education commitment, the IICRC approves schools and instructors that apply to and meet the criteria set forth by the board of directors. Individuals must attend an IICRC-approved course, successfully complete a written examination and document skills in the specific subject to become certified.

Certification classes are taught in the following categories and vary from one day to five days, depending on course content and requirements.

 

(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in WRT) The Applied Microbial Remediation Technician course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques to individuals engaged in property management, property restoration, IEQ investigations or other related professions. Emphasis will be placed on teaching mold and sewage remediation techniques to individuals who will perform these procedures in the field. Course graduates will be adequately equipped to perform remediation services, while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants. (4 day course; 28 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in WRT) The IICRC-approved Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course is designed to teach the effective, efficient and timely drying of water-damaged structures and contents, using comprehensive classroom and hands-on training, in order to facilitate appropriate decision making within a restorative drying environment. (3 day course; 21 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Building Moisture Thermography course is designed to teach thermography to individuals engaged in water damage restoration, mold remediation, building envelope diagnostics, indoor air quality consultation and other related professions. Emphasis will be placed on teaching the physics of infrared radiation, the principles of thermodynamics, the principles of psychrometry, and the use of infrared camera equipment to those who will perform IR inspections in the field. Course graduates will be adequately equipped to collect and interpret infrared images, thus using thermography as a principle technology for the inspection, cleaning and restoration of building envelopes. (2 day course; minimum 14 contact hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician course teaches entry-level commercial carpet cleaning techniques to individuals engaged in the maintenance of commercial facilities. In addition to the basics of carpet construction, emphasis will be placed on teaching the IICRC S100 carpet cleaning methodologies, safety procedures, and pro-active techniques to individuals who will perform these procedures in the field. Course graduates will have a basic understanding of the importance of preventative, interim, restorative and salvage cleaning and how they contribute to the overall success of the commercial carpet maintenance program. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The IICRC-approved Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) course is designed to teach the art and science of carpet cleaning to professional service providers, as well as others in related industries. Emphasis is placed on practical application, identifying fiber, yarn and carpet constructions, style types and finishes, soiling conditions, cleaning science and methodology, and other issues and concerns faced by individuals who maintain and clean installed broadloom carpet. When coupled with additional on-the-job training and field experience, students should be adequately prepared to perform carpet cleaning techniques and procedures. They also should be adequately prepared to accomplish further training in other IICRC-approved courses, which require CCT as a prerequisite. The course is designed to cover pre-inspection, fabric identification, basic cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques and procedures with a residential and light commercial emphasis. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

(Prerequisites: IICRC Certification in WRT Special note to Participants: Commercial drying projects frequently have many more potential hazards and safety risks that are not generally encountered on residential projects. These hazards may include but not be limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts. The CDS course is not intended to be a health and safety course, nor will it cover all of the potential hazards that may be encountered on commercial projects. It is required of participants to comply with all applicable local, state/provincial and national safety rules and regulations. The participant is strongly advised to research and complete appropriate training programs (e.g. HST, OSHA 10-hour, Canadian HST) prior to participating in the CDS course) The Commercial Drying Specialist course teaches damage inspection and evaluation, work flow management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water-damaged structures, systems, and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE). Resources for this course include: the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, reference media, scientific, technical and industry resources. (4.5 day course; 32 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

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(Prerequisites: IICRC Certification in CCT or CCMT) The Color Repair Technician course addresses the history of color, color theory, natural and synthetic dyes, dye methods, types of dyes, types of fibers, carpet styles and dye procedures. Other topics covered include color related cleaning issues such as fading, color loss due to contamination or bleaching, and the use of cleaning agents that may affect or remove color from carpet. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in SSI or ISSI) This course teaches an understanding of ceramic tile, identification and ceramic tile concerns. This course covers the following: types of materials, manufacturing processes, handling, transportation, distribution network, specifications, substrates/subfloors, installation methods, maintenance, cleaning, inspection procedures, warranties, report writing, risk management, expert witness, and accepted industry practices and standards as each relates to inspections. (4 day course; 28 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Floor Care Technician course is an introductory level course in hard surface floor care. Topics covered include Industry Overview, Health, Safety, and Liability, Floor Covering Materials, Chemicals, Tools and Equipment, Floor Care Principles and Procedures, Specialized Floor Care Procedures, Problem Solving and Trouble Shooting, Managing the Floor Care Function, and Industry Resources. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician course concentrates on technical procedure for successfully completing the restoration of a fire and smoke damaged environment. Students will learn how to combine technical procedures with a practical approach to managing the job site and how that relates to pricing the job. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The House Cleaning Technician course provides a knowledge and understanding through the application of science and proven methods for proper cleaning maintenance of a residential home. This course is to be supplemented with additional on-the-job training and field experience. Interior cleaning of residences including sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces, non-disaster restoration and normal maintenance. Course materials are based on recognized industry standards and group consensus. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks).

The Health and Safety Technician class is a must for anyone performing restoration or mold remediation! This course is provided to increase safety in your workplace and reduce your company’s risk of costly fines and penalties. It is also designed to put you ahead in the restoration industry to show insurance companies you and your staff are ahead of the competition regarding health and safety. Topics to be covered are: OSHA standards, Inspections, Citations and Penalties, Record keeping, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hazard Communication, Hazardous Materials, Confined Spaces, and Bloodborne Pathogens. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Introduction to Substrate and Subfloor Inspection course is an introductory, prerequisite course created to teach a basic understanding of substrates and sub-floors as they relate to finish floor coverings. This course was developed for individuals engaged in inspecting, installing, creating and/or interpreting specifications, and for other related professions. Emphasis is placed on teaching participants an overview of substrates and sub-floors. (Fourteen (14) hours over two (2) days for class time, not including breaks, lunch and exam time. The time allotted for the open book exam is three (3) hours. ).

The Leather Cleaning Technician course addresses leather identification and cleaning techniques for professional on-location cleaners, restoration and inspection service providers, as well as other related industries. Emphasis shall be placed on theory, practical application, proper identification of leather types, soiling conditions and proper professional solutions to the cleaning challenges faced by the individuals performing the work in the field. (2 day course*; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in SSI or ISSI) The Marble and Stone Inspector course is intended to teach a basic understanding of marble and stone floor covering inspection. This course was developed for individuals engaged in inspecting, installing, creating and/or interpreting specifications, and for other related professions. Emphasis is placed on teaching participants an overview of marble and stone floor covering. (3 day course; 21 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

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The Odor Control Technician course covers olfaction and odor, odor sources, detection process, theory of odor control, equipment, chemical options and applications. The student will learn how to address odors caused from biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, and mold, combustion sources such as fire and smoke damage, and chemical sources such as fuel oil spills or volatile organic chemicals. (1 day course; 7 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

(Prerequisites: IICRC Certification in CCT or CMT and UFT) The Rug Cleaning Technician course covers area rug identification and appropriate cleaning techniques and methods to professional cleaning, restoration and inspection service providers as well as others in related industries. Emphasis will be placed on teaching cleaning theory, practical application, hands-on techniques, and understanding cleaning limitations. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Resilient Floor Inspector course provides training to expand the knowledge and understanding of the professional technician in the maintenance of resilient flooring. Provides students with technical information that will aid in the identification of classifications within the resilient flooring category. Participants will learn about the basic raw materials used in the manufacturing process of each of these classifications. Classification identification will include common and individual characteristics and properties of the individual classifications. Students will learn the life cycle of the classifications of flooring in resilient category to include the manufacture, installation, maintenance and demolition of the products. Individual programs for each classification will discuss the impact of environmental conditions on productivity and frequency of cleaning. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Resilient Flooring Maintenance Technician course provides training to expand the knowledge and understanding of the professional technician in the maintenance of resilient flooring. Provides students with technical information that will aid in the identification of classifications within the resilient flooring category. Participants will learn about the basic raw materials used in the manufacturing process of each of these classifications. Classification identification will include common and individual characteristics and properties of the individual classifications. Students will learn the life cycle of the classifications of flooring in resilient category to include the manufacture, installation, maintenance and demolition of the products. Individual programs for each classification will discuss the impact of environmental conditions on productivity and frequency of cleaning. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician course teaches techniques and safety issues related to carpet repair and re-installation, carpet construction, inspection process prior to cleaning, tools of the trade, floor preparation, adhesives, carpet cushion installation, tackless strip and moldings, seaming, and proper stretching. This class also teaches various repairs that the carpet cleaner/restorer may come up against while dealing with an installed textile. This knowledge will enable the technician to recognize and avoid installation problems that may arise while performing carpet cleaning as well as how to correct many issues encountered. (2 day course; 16 hours, not including lunch and breaks, exam time is included.)

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(Prerequisites: Current IICRC Certification in CCMT or CCT, and RRT) The Carpet Inspector Course focuses on preparing carpet inspectors for certification, it also serves as an introductory floor covering inspection course explaining basic investigation procedures that apply to all floor coverings. Some basic knowledge of fibers, yarn construction, carpet construction and installation is assumed and the emphasis is on field testing, lab testing, inspection techniques, advanced construction, installation and maintenance issues as well as report writing, warranty interpretation, color issues, photography, sample collection, practice and tours of related facilities. (5 day course; 35 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Stone, Masonry and Tile Care Technician course provides precise information for the proper maintenance and cleaning of natural and man-made (cultured) stone, ceramic tile, masonry, and grout surfaces. Students will learn the theory behind and reasons for proper tools, chemicals and equipment. Emphasis will be placed on protecting surfaces, technicians and building occupants. Students completing the course will be adequately equipped to perform maintenance-related tasks involving stone, masonry and ceramic tile surfaces. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician course covers upholstery fiber categories, fiber identification and testing, manufacturing of the fiber and fabric, chemistry of cleaning, upholstery cleaning methods, protections, spotting and potential problems. A student will have a specific knowledge about fabric and fiber content, as well as furniture construction. This enables students to identify limitations and potential cleaning related problems, on a given piece of upholstery. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Wood Floor Maintenance Technician course provides learn procedures, equipment, and materials required in wood floor maintenance. This will include chemicals, supplies (equipment, tools and materials) and commonly accepted service methodologies currently used in the industry. Students will learn some rudimentary basic knowledge concerning the materials used to manufacture wood flooring and how it impacts on site performance and maintenance procedures. (2 day course: 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

(Prerequisite: IICRC Certification in SSI or ISSI) The Wood and Laminate Flooring Inspector course teaches an understanding of woods and laminates, identification and wood/laminate concerns. This course covers the following: types of materials, manufacturing processes, handling, transportation, distribution network, specifications, substrates/subfloors, installation methods, maintenance, cleaning, inspection procedures, warranties, report writing, risk management, expert witness, and accepted industry practices and standards as each relates to inspections. (4 day course; 28 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

The Water Damage Restoration Technician course is designed to teach restoration personnel that perform remediation work to give them a better concept of water damage, it’s effects and techniques for drying of structures. This course will give residential and commercial maintenance personnel the background to understand the procedures necessary to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold. (3 day course; 19 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)

 

 

 

 

WHAT ARE CERTIFICATION CLASSES?

Certification classes are classes taught by an approved Instructor or School. Each class taught varies from one day to five days, depending on course content and requirements. Online learning is also available in select categories for those who cannot attend a class.

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WHAT IS AN APPROVED SCHOOL?

As a certifying and standards-setting body, the IICRC owns no schools and has no instructors on staff. Rather, to fulfill its education commitment, the IICRC approves schools and instructors that apply to and meet the criteria set forth by the board of directors. 

 

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Will instructors travel?

The IICRC does not provide recommendations for any approved instructor, rather, any individual seeking to attend a class is required to contact an approved instructor from the directory provided for any inquires related to their services.

 

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