IICRC Welcomes New Board Member

In early May, the IICRC welcomed Randy Rapp as a new Board of Directors member during the Institute’s spring meetings in Las Vegas. A longtime industry veteran, Rapp is currently an associate professor of Building Construction Management at Purdue University where he teaches disaster restoration and reconstruction management courses. He has extensive practical experience in helping both government and commercial organizations recover from natural and manmade disasters. Prior to Purdue University, Rapp worked for Kellogg, Brown & Root, where he served in various managerial and technical support roles in the recovery efforts of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Wilma. He was also the project controls manager and deputy program general manager for the Restore Iraqi Oil program. Rapp is a well-known educator and has written many articles and books.

IICRCA Offering Scholarships to Certified Firms

How would you like to receive financial assistance for continuing education? Here’s your chance! The International Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Council of Associations (IICRCA) is sponsoring a scholarship program for North American IICRC Certified Firms. Good for up to $200, certified firms can apply for a scholarship to attend an IICRC-approved class or approved industry event. The scholarship is good for up to half the tuition/registration costs of an IICRC-approved course. For example, if the class is $400 or more, you will receive the full $200 scholarship; if the class is $300, you will receive $150.

“The IICRCA is always looking to enhance benefits to IICRC Certified Firms,” said IICRCA Chairman Bryan O’Haleck. “This new scholarship is a great benefit for those looking to further their education while keeping money in their pockets.”

The Certified Firm Scholarship is available to principles and full-time employees of North American Certified Firms in good standing at the time the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship awards are intended only to help defer participant registration fees for taking IICRC approved courses, seminars and events. Only IICRC Certified Firms are eligible to participate. Applications must be received by September 30, 2015. For more details on the Certified Firm scholarship, guidelines and the scholarship application, visit: http://www.iicrca.org/scholarship. For more information on the IICRCA or the Certified Firm Scholarship, contact memberservices@iicrca.org

Get Certified!

 Are you looking for information on where to find IICRC approved training and certification classes? Visit the IICRC website at www.iicrc.org. The site provides class descriptions and a searchable list of when and where training is available. Certification categories include Water Damage Restoration, Applied Structural Drying, Fire and Smoke Restoration, Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning and many more.