All of our management and crew leads, as well as most of our technicians, are IICRC Certified. What does that mean to our customers?
IICRC stands for “Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification”. The IICRC is a certification and standard setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. They develop health and safety related industry standards, as well as common, industry-accepted language and terminology.
It was founded in 1972 by Ed York. Today it is a global organization, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, with more than 53,000 active certified technicians and more than 6,000 Certified Firms.
In order to become certified, candidates must successfully complete a course in one of over 20 qualifications in cleaning, inspection, and restoration, at one of 70 approved schools worldwide. In addition to successfully completing the course, they must also get a passing grade on a standardized exam. In order to remain IICRC Certified, candidates must earn continuing education credits.
Each IICRC Certification costs SERVPRO of Appleton a fair amount of money in course fees, certification fees, travel and lodging expenses, and lost time on the job. But this is a cost we gladly incur in order to have the best trained staff. Our customers can be assured that our staff has received the highest level of training in our industry.