The Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) continues to expand its course offerings, which include specialized certification courses for industry professionals, ranging from floor care services such as carpet cleaning and rug cleaning to restoration services such as fire and smoke damage restoration and mold remediation. Hundreds of courses are taught in locations throughout the United States, Canada and abroad each year.

“The IICRC’s goal is to continually respond to the demands being made in these industries by providing courses and knowledge valuable to our registrants, as well as making it easier to attend these courses by teaching them in more locations around the world,” said Carey Vermeulen, president and chairman of IICRC’s Executive Committee.

The following 18 certification courses are currently available for instruction through IICRC-approved schools by IICRC-approved instructors:

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)
  • Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT)
  • Carpet Repair & Reinstallation Technician (RRT)
  • Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CMT)
  • Color Repair Technician (CRT)
  • Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (SRT)
  • Floor Care (Hard Surfaces) Technician (FCT)
  • Health and Safety Technician (HST)
  • Leather Cleaning Technician (LCT)
  • Odor Control Technician(OCT)
  • Rug Cleaning Technician (RCT)
  • Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician (SMT)
  • Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT)
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)
  • Introduction to Substrate Subfloor Inspection (ISSI)
  • Marble and Stone Inspector (MSI)
  • Carpet Inspector (SCI)
As a certifying body, the IICRC owns no schools and has no instructors on staff. Rather, it approves schools and instructors that apply to and meet the criteria set forth by the Board of Directors. Journeyman and Master Technician status are advanced levels of recognition, which are achieved by having several certifications in select categories and three to five years of experience in the cleaning/restoration industry. Several certifications require pre-requisites prior to taking the exam.