Article Number: 10580
The IICRC Acquires the Certification and Assessment Programs of the ICRA
Las Vegas Sept. 17, 2018 The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has announced that it has acquired the performance assessment and certification programs of the International Cleaning and Restoration Association (ICRA) as of August 31, 2018.

While ICRA originally was formed by a group of regional trade associations to establish a unified international trade association, there was also an interest in establishing performance assessment certifications. Performance assessments demonstrate the level at which a person can perform requisite tasks in a given work designation. ICRA initiated these assessments for the cleaning and restoration industry and has continued to work on these applications for various trade activities within the cleaning and restoration industries. However, ICRA has since determined development and maintenance of assessment programs will require greater resources than ICRA currently possesses.

For those currently registered or certified by the ICRA, the IICRC is pleased to welcome and has agreed to recognize ICRA assessment certificants, registered assessors and training providers; and IICRC thanks the leaders of ICRA for their contribution to the industry.

By uniting these programs within the IICRC, the industry is less divided. Developing all certifications under one roof allows greater exchange of information. The net result is better training products available to the entire industry. Thus, IICRC will remain the premier cleaning and restoration industry leader in certification.

All other ICRA membership activities will revert back to regional associations. For membership information please contact the association in your area.

For further information about certifications or assessment please contact IICRC at:

The IICRC is a global, ANSI-accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that credentials individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. For more information, visit

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