On October 3, the IICRC honored the winners of the Inaugural Hall of Fame and People’s Choice Awards at the first-ever virtual Annual Instructors Meeting. The IICRC inducted Jeff Bishop into the Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The Hall of Fame awards recognizes individuals in the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries that have made a positive impact on the IICRC and its registrants.

The IICRC announced David Hodge as the winner of its Inaugural People’s Choice Award. This award allows registrants to vote for their favorite instructor who made the most impact on their education and career. The evening continued with the coveted Instructor Awards, which named Barry Costa as the winner in the Top Gun (most certified firm applications) category, David Hodge as the Globe Trotter (most certification courses) award-winner and Joe Dobbins as the winner in the Full House (most students taught) category.

Congratulations to all winners.


Become IICRC Certified in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Looking for a class, but it’s not in your area? The IICRC provides a convenient way to attend IICRC classes remotely with Live-Stream courses. Virtual classrooms are limited to 20 participants, so don’t delay!

Courses 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, visit iicrc.org/livestreaming.


Re-Testing How-To

Having difficulty setting up a retest? Head to the IICRC website to find a step-by-step guide on how to retest under the “Tools” navigation bar. To test with a proctor or IICRC Approved Instructor, schedule a time with an instructor and then email the Retest Department with the following information:

Email subject line:  “IICRC Approved Instructor Retest”

  • Name and date of birth
  • Attach a copy of your photo ID or passport to the email
  • The original Instructor’s full name
  • The original Course name and date the Course was taken
  • The Retest Instructor’s full name
  • The Retest Course, date, and location

For more information, visit www.iicrc.org/Retests.


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.