The IICRC recently hosted its biannual instructor symposium in Vancouver, Wash. A record 111 IICRC-approved instructors attended the two-day “train the trainer” event. Highlights included specialty training on using PowerPoint presentation as well as numerous techniques and tips on effective presentation skills.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification elected the 2010 Board of Directors and Executive Committee during its October meeting in Vancouver, Wash.

Paul Pearce was elected chairman of the IICRC board following his successful term as IICRC president. In this capacity, Pearce will also serve as chairman of the Executive Committee. Additional committee officers elected during the annual meeting were: Darrell Paulson, First Vice President; Mike Reed, Second Vice president; David Jones, International Vice President; Ed Hobbs, Treasurer; Barry Lichtenstein, Secretary; and Barry Costa, Chairman of the Certification Council. Patrick Winters will continue to serve as IICRC President and CEO.