The new ANSI/IICRC S520 Professional Mold Remediation Standard, a procedural standard for the remediation of mold damaged structures and contents, is expected to be published this month. IICRC S520 is based on reliable remediation and restoration principles, research and practical experience. It attempts to combine essential academic principles with practical elements of water damage restoration for technicians facing real-life mold remediation challenges.

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Call for Members

The IICRC is accepting applications from anyone interested in helping to develop the BSR-IICRC S210 Standard and Reference Guide for Dimension Stone Maintenance and Restoration. This new Standard and Reference Guide will encompass the cleaning, maintenance, restoration, rehabilitation, preservation methodologies and repair for interior dimension stone.

If you are interested in helping to develop any of these standards, contact Standards Director Mili Washington at

Save the Date!

The IICRC Instructor Symposium, Certification Council meeting and Board of Directors meetings are next month – will you be attending? Taking place at the Westgate Hotel in Las Vegas, the meeting dates are as follows:

  • Instructors Symposium: half day on Oct. 21 & full days Oct. 22-23
  • Certification Council meeting: half day on Oct. 23
  • Board of Directors meetings: Oct. 24-25

Last Chance!

There are only a few weeks left to apply for the International Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Council of Associations’ (IICRCA) scholarship program for North American IICRC Certified Firms.

 Good for up to $200, North American IICRC Certified Firms can apply for a scholarship to attend an IICRC-approved class or approved industry event until Sept. 30, 2015. 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.