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IICRC looking for suggestions for e-newsletter title

Vancouver, Wash.—  To accommodate the launch of its newly redesigned and updated e-newsletter, The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced its e-newsletter title naming contest. Now through April 30, the IICRC would like to receive your name ideas for its official e-newsletter. The contest winner will receive a complimentary admittance to the upcoming International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA) conference and tradeshow. Continue reading IICRC looking for suggestions for e-newsletter title

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IICRC withdraws NSI/IICRC S520: 2008 Standard and Reference Guide

Vancouver, Wash. — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the withdrawal of the ANSI/IICRC S520: 2008 Standard and Reference Guide as an ANSI Standard.

The S520 Standard and Reference Guide will continue to be available electronically as an IICRC Standard. The S520: 2008 Standard is nearing the five-year mark for the ANSI revision cycle, and the new Consensus Body is currently working to revise and create an updated and streamlined Standard. The revised version of S520 Reference Guide will not be part of the Standard for purposes of ANSI approval. This revised version of the S520 Standard and the accompanying Reference Guide are expected to be published towards the end of 2013.  Continue reading IICRC withdraws NSI/IICRC S520: 2008 Standard and Reference Guide

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Carpet standards available for public review

Will greatly impact business operations

Volume 26/Number 20; February 18/25, 2013

Vancouver, Wash.—In 2009, industry forces came together to work on creating a national carpet installation standard under the auspices of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Shortly thereafter, a similar standard was begun for the inspecting of carpet. Known as S600 Carpet Installation Standard and Reference Guide, and S800 Carpet Inspector Standard and Reference Guide, these two standards are now available for public review and comment. Continue reading Carpet standards available for public review

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Letters: One standard simplifies carpet installation

Volume 26/Number 19; February 4/11, 2013

Carpet and rugs create a quieter, more comfortable, safer and sustainable environment in homes and businesses. But the carpet value chain consists of a lot more than merely manufacturing the product. Soon after distribution and sale, carpet has to be installed.

In past years, carpet installation was a trade handed down from employer to employee. But the quality of installation work was highly dependent on the quality of on-the-job training programs, as well as how receptive an aspiring installer was to that training. Continue reading Letters: One standard simplifies carpet installation

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IICRC to be featured on 'Designing Spaces'

Vancouver, Wash.– The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announced today that it will be featured on the show “Designing Spaces” airing on Lifetime. The segment, “Creating a Healthier Living Environment,” will air on Jan. 4 and Jan. 31 at 7:30 a.m. ET/PT. The segment highlights the importance of choosing a professional, IICRC Certified Firm. Continue reading IICRC to be featured on 'Designing Spaces'

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IICRC elects officers

VANCOUVER, WASH.—The 
Institute of Inspection,
 Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) 
elected its 2012/13 board
 and executive commit
tee during the organization’s recent shareholders meeting here. Darrell
 Paulson was re-elected chairman and will also serve as chairman of the executive committee. Patrick Winters will continue to serve as IICRC’s president.

“I’m honored to have been re-elected by my peers, along with 14 other outstanding industry professionals,” said Paulson. “During the next year, we will focus on refining and implementing our programs to meet the needs of our registrants, instructors and certified firms.” Continue reading IICRC elects officers

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Clean Trust plans for independent trade association

Vancouver, Wash. –The Clean Trust, formerly the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), is moving forward with plans for an independent international trade association initially approved at The Clean Trust executive committee and board of directors meetings in 2010. The Clean Trust is currently finalizing the structure of the organization and expects to launch the new association in 2012. The association will provide education, programs, services and products to individuals, companies and supporting organizations involved in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry. Continue reading Clean Trust plans for independent trade association

IICRC inspector training comes to Canada


VANCOUVER, WASH—Flooring Answers presents “Introduction to Substrate/Subfloor Inspection (ISSI),” a certification developed by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The two-day class will be held at Toronto Carpet inspector in Concord, Ontario on Nov. 20 and 21. Continue reading IICRC inspector training comes to Canada