What is the IICRC?

The IICRC is the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, a non-profit organization for the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Industries. The IICRC, originally named the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Inc. (IICUC), was founded in 1972 by Ed York. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 49,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,500 Certified Firms around the world.

The IICRC is managed by its Board of Directors, which is comprised of 15 industry leaders elected by the IICRC’s Shareholders. The Board of Directors’ function is to represent the various interests of the applicants while leading the direction of the organization. The Board of Directors meets four times per year and is tasked with the responsibility of helping shape future policies of the organization and uphold the standards that help shape the industry.

The Mission

To establish and advance globally recognized standards, credentials, and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.

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What does the IICRC offer?

The IICRC offers 26 different Certifications across the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Industries that are instructed by highly skilled Approved Instructors and Schools. Some of these Certifications are conveniently offered live-stream, making it easier than ever to become IICRC Certified and build a career in the industry. 

Certified Technicians carry their certification wherever they go, even building their own businesses and becoming a Certified Firm. There are advanced Master Designations available for technicians who wish to continue building their careers, or become an Approved Instructor or School. The opportunities are endless.

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Live-stream Certification

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Want to Learn More?

Download the IICRC Brochure and learn more about who we are and what we do.

Core Values

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            • Get it done. We don’t make excuses. We find solutions.
            • Be honest. No one needs to be around to do the right thing.
            • Embrace failure. We learn from our mistakes.
            • One Team, One Mission. No silos. Our mission requires us to operate together.

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