Attaining certification for carpet cleaning should be a top priority for a technician, no matter how much experience they have. After years of doing things a certain way, a professional may feel like they know everything there is to know about the industry. Nevertheless, the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) can still help. With IICRC-approved training, a technician with any level of experience can improve their skill-set and their standing in the industry.
IICRC certification for carpet cleaning starts with the Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) course, which offers a broad overview of textile treatment theory and application. The CCT course teaches students how to identify various fibers, textiles, construction types, finishes, and soiling conditions. This knowledge is then put to the test with hands-on applications. During the hands-on portion of the CCT, students will be introduced to the best equipment and treatment solutions on the market. These techniques are easy for a professional to bring back to their firm and apply. Following instruction, students will have to pass a written examination and then apply to become an IICRC registrant.
Once you’ve reached the career milestone of being an IICRC-registrant, you will have access to the IICRC’s resources, including its in-depth online continuing education courses, and entry into industry events.