The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, has launched the GBAC STAR™ Service Accreditation Program for building service contractors (BSCs) and other outsourced cleaning service providers. The newest member of the GBAC STAR portfolio, GBAC STAR Service accreditation provides third-party validation of a cleaning service provider’s cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention protocols and procedures.

“Building service contractors are on the frontlines of cleaning, disinfecting, and infection prevention of facilities during the pandemic, and many are looking for ways to promote their expertise,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “Expanding GBAC STAR accreditation to these service providers enables them to expand their knowledge of cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention, and to demonstrate to customers and prospects that they can manage risks today and in the future.” 

BSCs and other cleaning service providers that want to demonstrate their commitment to building occupant health and safely through a respected, third-party accreditation can achieve GBAC STAR Service accreditation by completing the program’s training requirements and implementation guidelines. This program is ideal for facilities seeking ways to prevent the spread of infection among staff, customers, and guests, and be fully prepared for potential outbreaks in the future.

“Cleaning service providers are often responsible for managing cleaning programs or working alongside established custodial teams in facilities like schools, stadiums, convention centers, and more,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “Now, BSCs can pursue GBAC STAR Service accreditation to further enhance their service offerings and complement the GBAC STAR Facility accreditation to which more than 4,000 facilities around the world are committed to achieving.”

Whether you are a cleaning service provider or a facility owner or manager, you can apply for GBAC STAR accreditation at