What is The IICRC?
1972, the International Institute of Carpet &
Upholstery Certification was established to provide a
means by which a professional carpet, drapery, and
upholstery cleaner could become certified. A short
time later, it was incorporated as a testing &
certification body owned by the cleaning industry's
regional and national trade associations who
subscribed to high standards of professionalism,
technical knowledge, and skill. Now universally
accepted as the objective certifying body for those
reaching levels of proficiency in the industry, the IICUC recently changed its name to the Institute of
Inspection, Cleaning, & Restoration Certification (IICRC).
The IICRC is a nonprofit certifying body for the
inspection, cleaning and restoration industry.
Organized in 1972, the IICRC currently represents over
5,000 certified firms and 17,500 certified technicians
in nine countries. The IICRC, with participation from the entire
industry, sets standards for inspection, cleaning and
- IICRC S001 Standards
Reference Guide for Professional On-location
Cleaning of Installed Textile Floor Covering
- IICRC S300 Standard and
Reference Guide for Professional Upholstery
- IICRC S500 Standard and
Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage
- IICRC Reference Guide
for Inspection of Textile Floor Coverings.
"Certified individuals and companies are respected by their
customers and industry peers. They receive training in the
newest techniques and information on the latest products.
Increased knowledge breeds confidence in themselves and
their services, which translates into increased sales and
"Consumers know that when they hire IICRC Certified
Technicians or firms, they have hired experts who will
ensure that work will be completed in accordance with the
Industry's highest standards"
Certification classes are taught
in the following categories:
- Basic Carpet Repair
- Carpet Cleaning Technician
- Commercial Carpet Maintenance
- Color Repair Technician
- Odor Control Technician
- Carpet Repair &
- Fire & Smoke Damage
- Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning
- Water Damage Restoration
- Carpet Inspector