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 or the IICRC’s social media channels for continued updates on virtual registration. 


Hurricane Season: Are You Ready When Disaster Strikes?

Hurricane season is here. To provide 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.

For more information about certifications, visit To view the Disaster Resource Center, visit


Have You Enrolled in Live Stream Courses Yet?

If you can’t find an in-person class in your area or still have restrictions in place, Live-Stream courses are now available as a convenient and safe way to earn certifications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual classrooms are limited to 20 participants, so don’t delay!

There are 15 classes to choose from, including: 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


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


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

One can also visit for more information.


RESCHEDULED: 2020 Standards Summit

IICRC 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.

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