For the safety of all attendees, the in-person Annual Instructors Meeting (AIM) has been canceled. The meeting will take place as a virtual event. Those who have registered will receive more information via email when it becomes available.
Visit www.iicrc.org/AIM2020 or the IICRC’s social media channels for continued updates on virtual registration.
IICRC Revising Current S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup
The IICRC is revising the ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard for Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup. Applications to serve on the consensus body are being accepted until August 31.
ANSI/IICRC S540 Standard defines criteria and methodology used by the technician for inspecting and investigating blood and other potentially infectious material (OPIM) contamination and for establishing work plans and procedures. The Standard describes the procedures to be followed and the precautions to be taken when performing trauma and crime scene cleanup regardless of surface, item or location. This Standard assumes that all scenes have been released by law enforcement or regulatory agencies.
The revised S540 will be developed under the ANSI Essential Requirements as American National Standards. To apply to serve on this consensus body, visit iicrc.org/SANSIIICRCS540.
Hurricane Season: Are You Ready When Disaster Strikes?
Forecasters are predicting that the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to be more active than years past, with 16 named storms and up to nine hurricanes predicted. To help offer customers peace of mind following a hurricane, the IICRC offers nine relevant certifications within the restoration division.
In addition to IICRC certifications, the IICRC’s Disaster Resource Center features valuable information about how to prepare for natural disasters, including emergency supply checklists, preparation timelines, evacuation plans and tips on minimizing damage.
In Case You Missed it: Live Stream Courses Now Available
To support constituents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and provide a convenient way to attend IICRC classes remotely, Live-Stream courses are now available. Virtual classrooms are limited to 20 participants, so don’t delay!
Courses available include: Building Moisture Thermography (BMT), Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT), Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS), Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT), House Cleaning Technician (HCT), Health and Safety Technician (HST), Intro to Substrate and Subfloor Inspection (ISSI), Odor Control Technician (OCT), Rug Cleaning Technician (RCT), Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT), Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile Cleaning Technician (SMT), Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST), Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT), Wood Floor Maintenance Technician (WFMT), and Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT).
For more information or to find a course, visit iicrc.org/livestreaming.
Exam Registration How-To
Having difficulty registering for live-stream course exams? The IICRC recently released a video outlining the steps to register for the live-stream online exam. The video shows the three-step process of registering using the exam registration link, information to include in the registration form and how to process payment.
For more information or to view the video, visit www.iicrc.org/LiveStreamExamRegistration.
Chats with the Chairman
Chairman of the Board, Kevin Pearson, is hosting a monthly video series that features interviews with some of the leading members of the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries. The live episodes air on the 15th of each month and feature laid-back conversations regarding trending topics in the cleaning, restoration and inspection industries.
The videos can be found on the IICRC website and YouTube page. To stay updated on upcoming Chats with the Chairman, subscribe to the “TheIICRC” on YouTube or visit www.iicrc.org/VideoLibrary.
One can also visit www.iicrc.org/chatswiththechairman for info.
RESCHEDULED: 2020 Standards Summit
Due to COVID-19 concerns, the IICRC rescheduled its second-annual Standards Summit. The event located at the Tuscany Suites and Casino in Las Vegas will take place March 4 and 5, 2021 and features presentations from Dr. Felicia L. Cianciarulo, Ph.D. Professor of Biology at Carlow University, Andrew Rynhart, CEO Tamex Ltd., and Michael (Mickey) Lee, WLS, CSDS, Mickey Lee Consulting LLC
For additional updates, visit: www.iicrc.org/2020StandardsSummit.