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The Introduction to Substrate and Subfloor Inspection course is an introductory, prerequisite course created to teach a basic understanding of substrates and subfloors as they relate to finish floor coverings. This course was developed for individuals engaged in inspecting, installing, creating and/or interpreting specifications, and for other related professions. Emphasis is placed on teaching participants an overview of substrates and subfloors. (Fourteen (14) hours over two (2) days for class time, not including breaks, lunch and exam time. The time allotted for the open book exam is three (3) hours.)
Prerequisites: Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT) Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT)
The Carpet Inspector Course focuses on preparing carpet inspectors for certification, it also serves as an introductory floor covering inspection course explaining basic investigation procedures that apply to all floor coverings. Some basic knowledge of fibers, yarn construction, carpet construction and installation is assumed and the emphasis is on field testing, lab testing, inspection techniques, advanced construction, installation and maintenance issues as well as report writing, warranty interpretation, color issues, photography, sample collection, practice and tours of related facilities. (5 day course, 35 hours. Does not include exam time, lunch, and breaks.)
There are two types of Senior Carpet Inspectors:
Typically works directly with a single manufacturer and is relied upon for expertise regarding carpet defects and claims.
These inspectors can be hired by companies or consumers to conduct independent inspections that are separate and apart from influence that might be perceived by end-users to be biased toward a manufacturer, retailer or installer.
Special note to Participants: Commercial drying projects frequently have many more potential hazards and safety risks that are not generally encountered on residential projects. These hazards may include but not be limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts. The CDS course is not intended to be a health and safety course, nor will it cover all of the potential hazards that may be encountered on commercial projects. It is required of participants to comply with all applicable local, state/provincial and national safety rules and regulations. The participant is strongly advised to research and complete appropriate training programs (e.g. HST, OSHA 10-hour, Canadian HST, prior to participating in the CDS course.) The Commercial Drying Specialist course teaches damage inspection and evaluation, work flow management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water-damaged structures, systems, and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE). Resources for this course include: the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, reference media, scientific, technical and industry resources. (4.5 day course; 32 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
The Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician course concentrates on technical procedure for successfully completing the restoration of a fire and smoke damaged environment. Students will learn how to combine technical procedures with a practical approach to managing the job site and how that relates to pricing the job. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
The Odor Control Technician course covers olfaction and odor, odor sources, detection process, theory of odor control, equipment, chemical options and applications. The student will learn how to address odors caused from biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, and mold, combustion sources such as fire and smoke damage, and chemical sources such as fuel oil spills or volatile organic chemicals. (1 day course; 7 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
The Trauma and Crime Scene Technician provides specific information for the proper maintenance and cleaning of trauma and crime scenes. Emphasis is placed on health and safety requirements (including the hands-on donning and doffing of PPE and creating a hazard assessment of the area), structural remediation (cleaning and demo), contents remediation (cleaning and disposal), and the cleaning and disposal of vehicles and industrial machinery (including lockout/tagout and working with industrial site officers). Cleaning and demo equipment will be discussed along with the laws regarding hazardous waste, transport, storage, and disposal. (2-day course: 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
The Water Damage Restoration Technician course is designed to teach restoration personnel that perform remediation work to give them a better concept of water damage, it’s effects and techniques for drying of structures. This course will give residential and commercial maintenance personnel the background to understand the procedures necessary to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination such as mold. (3 day course; 19 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
You must obtain this certification to earn your Master Textile Cleaner + Master Fire and Smoke Restorer + Master Water Restorer designations.
This course is designed to teach the art and science of carpet cleaning to professional service providers, as well as others in related industries. Emphasis is placed on practical application, identifying fiber, yarn and carpet constructions, style types and finishes, soiling conditions, cleaning science and methodology, and other issues and concerns faced by individuals who maintain and clean installed broadloom carpet. When coupled with additional on-the-job training and field experience, students should be adequately prepared to perform carpet cleaning techniques and procedures. They also should be adequately prepared to accomplish further training in other IICRC-approved courses, which require CCT as a prerequisite. The course is designed to cover pre-inspection, fabric identification, basic cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques and procedures with a residential and light commercial emphasis. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
You must obtain this certification to earn your Master Textile Cleaner + Master Water Restorer designations.
The Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician course teaches techniques and safety issues related to carpet repair and re-installation, carpet construction, inspection process prior to cleaning, tools of the trade, floor preparation, adhesives, carpet cushion installation, tackless strip and moldings, seaming, and proper stretching. This class also teaches various repairs that the carpet cleaner/restorer may come up against while dealing with an installed textile. This knowledge will enable the technician to recognize and avoid installation problems that may arise while performing carpet cleaning as well as how to correct many issues encountered. (2 day course; 16 hours, not including lunch and breaks, exam time is included.)
Prerequisites: Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) or Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT)
You must obtain this certification to earn your Master Textile Cleaner designation.
The Color Repair Technician course addresses the history of color, color theory, natural and synthetic dyes, dye methods, types of dyes, types of fibers, carpet styles and dye procedures. Other topics covered include color related cleaning issues such as fading, color loss due to contamination or bleaching, and the use of cleaning agents that may affect or remove color from carpet. (2 day course, 14 hours. Does not include exam time, lunch, and breaks.)
You must obtain this certification OR Carpet Cleaning Technician to earn your Master Fire and Smoke Restorer designation.
You must obtain this certification OR Carpet Cleaning Technician to earn your Master Textile Cleaner designation.
You must obtain this certification OR Carpet Cleaning Technician to earn your Master Water Restorer designation.
The Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CCMT) certification is designed as an academic and practical assessment of commercial carpet and maintenance processes and procedures. Emphasis is on the ANSI/IICRC S100 Standard for Professional Cleaning of Textile Floor Coverings, carpet cleaning methodologies, safety procedures, and developing standard operating procedures for individuals who will perform these procedures in the field. Upon completion of the certification, students will have a basic understanding of the importance of preventative, daily, interim, and deep cleaning and how they contribute to the overall success of the commercial carpet maintenance program. It is recommended that a technician has at least six months of experience.
The House Cleaning Technician course provides a knowledge and understanding through the application of science and proven methods for proper cleaning maintenance of a residential home. This course is to be supplemented with additional on-the-job training and field experience. Interior cleaning of residences including sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces, non-disaster restoration and normal maintenance. Course materials are based on recognized industry standards and group consensus. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks).
The Stone, Masonry and Tile Cleaning Technician course provides precise information for the proper maintenance and cleaning of natural and man-made (cultured) stone, ceramic tile, masonry, and grout surfaces. Students will learn the theory behind and reasons for proper tools, chemicals and equipment. Emphasis will be placed on protecting surfaces, technicians and building occupants. Students completing the course will be adequately equipped to perform maintenance-related tasks involving stone, masonry and ceramic tile surfaces. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
You must obtain this certification to earn your Master Textile Cleaner + Master Water Restorer designation.
The Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician course covers upholstery fiber categories, fiber identification and testing, manufacturing of the fiber and fabric, chemistry of cleaning, upholstery cleaning methods, protections, spotting and potential problems. A student will have a specific knowledge about fabric and fiber content, as well as furniture construction. This enables students to identify limitations and potential cleaning related problems, on a given piece of upholstery. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
The Wood Floor Maintenance Technician course provides learn procedures, equipment, and materials required in wood floor maintenance. This will include chemicals, supplies (equipment, tools and materials) and commonly accepted service methodologies currently used in the industry. Students will learn some rudimentary basic knowledge concerning the materials used to manufacture wood flooring and how it impacts on site performance and maintenance procedures. (2 day course: 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks.)
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