What Is IICRC Certification?
The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification is a third-party certification agency for the restoration industry. The IICRC is a member and accredited standards developer for the American National Standards Institute and also develops and maintains BSR standards. Find out more about these standards and the certification process.
ANSI and BSR Standards
A number of standards fall under the purview of this organization. These standards cover most of the major types of restoration:
- ANSI S500 for Professional Water Damage Restoration
- ANSI S520 for Professional Mold Remediation
- BSR S700 for Professional Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration
There are many other standards pertaining to cleaning, maintaining, and restoring other types of materials. This certifying body develops and maintains these standards in cooperation with ANSI to establish best practices for the professional mitigation and restoration industry.
Employee and Franchise Certification
SERVPRO is an approved IICRC training school that offers training in certified cleaning and restoration methods, as well as a mitigation certificate. A wide range of certifications are available for specific contents and materials as well as different types of disaster cleanup and restoration:
- Applied Structural Drying Technician
- Carpet Cleaning Technician
- Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician
- Mold Removal Specialist
- Water Damage Restoration Technician
In order to be considered certified, a firm must employ at least one trained Technician. Franchise owners and employees can also participate in continuing education and e-learning programs. Cleaning and restoration technicians are required to earn 14 continuing education credit hours of approved instruction every four years. SERVPRO makes it possible for franchise owners and employees to earn and maintain this industry-leading certification.
IICRC certification makes it more likely that insurance company vendor networks will include a franchise or local company in Uintah, UT. For the best results, insurance representatives and homeowners should make sure that the mitigation and restoration service they plan to use holds this industry-leading certification.