ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, has announced that its Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) has formed a partnership with the Restoration Technical Institute (RTI) to deliver online training and certifications to professionals in the design-build, restoration, commercial cleaning, maintenance, and interrelated industries. 

As part of the agreement, CMI and RTI will launch the RTI Online Learning Institute, powered by ISSA. This digital platform, available at, will feature diverse courses on topics including water damage and intrusion, flooring and substrates, restorative cleaning, and building materials and construction for professionals to improve their knowledge and skills. Additionally, the platform enables students to learn, track their coursework, and earn certifications that position them for success in their careers.

"The Restoration Technical Institute provides a variety of educational opportunities that meet the needs of many of ISSA's current members. As we continue to work with professionals in the restoration industry, we discovered synergies with the RTI team, which has established a strong track record in its niche," said Brant Insero, ISSA director of education, training, certification, and standards.  

The RTI Online Learning Institute will feature a curated selection of RTI e-learning courses and ISSA content that is specific to the cleaning and restoration industry. Both RTI and ISSA will develop new content to provide restoration professionals tools to grow their businesses. 

"We are thrilled by the opportunity to work closely with CMI. Our values in delivering quality education while inspiring pride and innovation are in complete alignment. We are all committed to providing resources that contribute to the success of individual professionals and their organizations. CMI has a track record of excellence in developing certified programs both in person and online, and we could not ask for a better partner in expanding our online offerings," said Lisa Lavender, RTI chief operating officer. 

RTI and CMI will host their first virtual workshop, the IICRC Water Restoration Technician course, May 11-21. For more information on additional virtual workshops hosted through the CMI and RTI partnership, visit