The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. It is a third-party organization that focuses on training and certifying technicians within our industry.
They offer a stamp of approval for top technicians and companies. And your team should be on the list!
What Does the IICRC Offer?
The IICRC not only offers certifications for individual technicians. It also provides access to industry standards and allows you to certify your business as well.
There are 26 different certifications that your employees can get through the IICRC. These cover various areas within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. Courses include:
- Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
- Water Damage Restoration Technician
- Odor Control Technician
- Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- Carpet Cleaning Technician
- Wood Floor Maintenance Technician
The courses are offed in-person across the country, and some are even offered virtually. So, they’re easy to access no matter where you do business.
Giving access to an IICRC certification is a great way to offer high quality training from an industry-leading organization. And it’s the first step to certifying your business.
A certified firm must have at least one IICRC certified technician on their staff.
Becoming a certified firm separates you from your competition and is a great way to receive referrals. After certification, your business will be listed on the IICRC Global Locator. This gives customers a way to find you based on your knowledge and expertise.
You’ll also get access to marketing materials to help sell your restoration business as an industry leader.
The IICRC has developed 21 industry standards that are accredited by ANSI. They give members a benchmark for technical excellence and best practices. These standards are a great reference for anyone in the industry!
Maintaining Certification Requires Continuing Education
We recommend that your technicians continue their training after they’ve been certified. But it’s also a requirement to renew their certification. They have to complete at least 14 hours of continuing education credits each time they renew.
This is a great way for your team to maintain their expertise. Continuing their training will help your staff stay up to speed on the latest standards and industry practices. And the IICRC offers continuing education courses, as well as local conventions and workshops to help members keep learning.
After 3 years of certification, your employees can also choose to get a master certification. Master certification is offered in 3 different areas of expertise. And this highest level of recognition also gives you visibility on the IICRC list of professionals.
So, what IICRC certifications do you and your employees have? Contact us to hear which ones we recommend!