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Leveling Up: How an IICRC Certification Boosts Your Pro Status

Becoming an IICRC Certified Technician can help boost your cleaning and restoration career.

IICRC Certifications can help cleaning and restoration professionals take their careers to the next level.

Often likened to an attorney passing the Bar Exam, IICRC Certified Technicians carry a level of clout and recognized professional expertise in the industry. So, whether you are an experienced restoration pro or new to the business, becoming IICRC Certified will give you tools to boost your expertise.

Below, we’ve covered some of the basics to help you get started on your certification journey.

How are IICRC Certifications Determined?

The Institute of Cleaning and Restoration (IICRC) is a non-profit certifying body dedicated to the development, maintenance and implementation of standards for the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry. Standards are established through an intensive, multi-step review process and must be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

How Can an IICRC Certification Boost Your Career?

Becoming an IICRC Certified Technician gives you the tools and training needed to stay competitive and ahead of the curve. The designation is widely recognized in the industry and indicates an advanced level of technical expertise and training.

How Do You Become an IICRC Certified Technician?

Cleaning and restoration professionals must take IICRC Certified courses and pass corresponding exams to become Certified Technicians. Courses are available through approved providers across the country, such as Atex, and online via live-streaming options. Once certified, continuing education units are required to keep your certification active and up to date. You can also register your company to become IICRC Certified once you complete your certification.

What IICRC Certification Courses are Offered?

The IICRC offers a wide variety of certified cleaning and restoration courses, including flooring and subflooring inspection; fire and smoke, moisture, odor and safety restoration; and carpet, flooring, rug and upholstery textile cleaning.

Ready to take your career to the next level? Atex offers IICRC Certified courses in Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT), Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD) and a comprehensive combination class. See all upcoming courses on our training schedule.

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