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BSR/IICRC S320 Standard for Professional Assessment, Cleaning, and Restoration of Contents


This standard will focus on the principles, methods, and processes to assess, inventory, pack-out, clean, restore, and enhance the appearance of contents. Contents are defined as materials, furniture, fixtures, and equipment located inside a building envelope. It is sometimes defined as personal property.

A note about BSR

BSR is the ANSI Board of Standards Review that reviews and approves Standards as American National Standards. All new Standards under development are designated as BSR/IICRC till such time that they receive final approval from ANSI and can be published.


Mold Removal Specialist (MRS)

The IICRC has developed a certification, the Mold Removal Specialist (MRS), for professionals in the mold remediation industry.

What is the Mold Removal Specialist Certification?

The Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) certification recognizes professionals who have the knowledge and skills necessary to: perform mold remediation for structures and contents; design and maintain containment; control pressure differentials; safely work in mold contaminated environments; understand common remediation work  practices review protocols; design and implement remediation processes;  understand and follow industry standards and legal requirements; recognize conditions conducive for causing mold growth; and prevent amplification and contamination for a variety of building environment types.

Who Qualifies?

Anyone who has been in the mold industry for at least one year qualifies to sit for the IICRC Mold Removal Specialist Exam. The Mold Removal Specialist (MRS) certification does not replace the current Applied Microbial Restoration Technician (AMRT) exam; it is an additional level of certification..

What is the difference between the MRS and the AMRT Certifications?

There are no continuing education requirements – only an annual renewal fee of $150 and a re-certification exam every five years for a fee of $200.
While strongly encouraged, no training is required; work experience is the only prerequisite.
MRS is the first IICRC exam not associated with a specific training course.

How do I obtain my MRS Certification?

Additional Recognition

State of Florida

The MRS exam is approved by the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation for the Mold Remediator license.
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City of Portland, OR

The City of Portland, OR, Bureau of Development Services, recognizes IICRC as a Certifying Entity for mold sampling or testing, or for mold remediation and treatment.
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Contents Processing Technician (CPT)

The IICRC Contents Processing Technician (CPT) certification is designed to demonstrate a technician’s expertise in the practice of contents recovery and processing procedures. This certification covers the best practices of contents processing based on available technology and resources. Topics include restoration of contents subjected to various sources of contamination as well as inspection, inventorying, wrapping, packing, transport, cleaning science, deodorizing, post-cleaning evaluation, storage, and pack back principles (chain of custody). Upon achieving certification, technicians will be prepared to work as an efficient and effective part of a contents recovery team and have the essential knowledge base to perform and document typical residential or commercial restoration projects involving contents processing from start to finish. They will also be ready to accomplish further advanced training in other IICRC certifications and courses involving specialized training, such as the UFT, CCT, and RCT courses.

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