The IWCA Board of Directors and Staff are pleased to announce the following individuals who have earned their IWCA Safety Certifications. As part of the new Safety Certification program, these window cleaners will be certified in their respective categories until 2014. At that time, they will need to renew their certification with another examination. Congratulations to these individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the industry by advancing their safety education and professionalism.

• Atlanta Window Cleaning, Inc., Canton, Ga.: Branden Vautrin, Certified Commercial Ground Based                               
• Dave's Window Cleaning, Peoria, Ill.: Dave Roberts, Certified High Rise Specialist    
PBMS, Inc., Greer, S.C.: Dustin Josselyn, Certified High Rise Specialist, Dale Hall, Certified High Rise Specialist, Johnny Dye, Certified High Rise Specialist, Shawn Williams, Certified High Rise Specialist
• Pinnacle Building Services, Inc.: Eric Johnson, Certified High Rise Specialist
• Reflection Windows and A Premier Services, LLC, Denver, Colo.: Nate Carr, Certified High Rise Specialist         
• SBS Window Cleaning: Steve Ball, Certified Rope Descent Systems
• Sparkling Clean Window Company, Austin, Texas: Paul Andrade-Jaramillo, Certified High Rise Specialist, Joe Palomares, Certified High Rise Specialist, Larry Robertson, Certified High Rise Specialist, Kurt Pelz, Certified High Rise Specialist, Vernon Sexton, Certified High Rise Specialist
• Tux Window Cleaning, Ltd., Albuquerque, N.M.: Barry Coffman, Certified High Rise Specialist  

IWCA Safety Certification Program consists of five different certifications:  Route/Residential, Commercial Ground Based, Rope Descent Systems, Suspended Scaffold and High Rise Specialist. Window cleaners learn about the safe use of basic window cleaning equipment and chemicals, and/or the use of more complicated equipment including high-rise access equipment. They will also gain an understanding of how to assess a job site for hazards and what can be done to overcome those hazards.

 

The enrolled trainee is required to complete three online open book tests. Once those tests are complete, the trainee must take the final exam. The final exam is an in-person, proctored exam following a half-day review session. The final exam will be offered during regional safety trainings and during the annual conference. Certifications are valid for five years.