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Morning Coffee Expert Series with Workcred Focuses on Standards and Certifications for Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration

The latest broadcast of RVN Television's Morning Coffee Expert Series examines how certifications can add value to the inspection and cleaning industry. Workcred’s executive director, Roy Swift, chats with Carey Vermeulen, chairperson of the board for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), a global business that advances globally recognized standards and credentials for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries.

As the COVID pandemic heightened the need for cleaning business services, the importance of certifications also came to light. IICRC has more than 49,000 active certified technicians and more than 6,500 certified firms, with certifications for everything from house cleaning to mold specialists. Last year, IICRC received accreditation from the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) for the IICRC Mold Remediation Specialist (MRS) Certification program.

Vermeulen explained the certification process, and noted that since the pandemic shed a light on cleanliness, certifications provide reassurance that work will be done according to an industry standard. Swift noted that standards also play an important role for job seekers, helping them to identify credentials that support their career goals.

“[Standards] help the general public to not have to figure out [whether something] is a quality credential. If you see that a third-party has gone through and recognizes a certification, you can be much more assured that indeed that credential is going to get you a living wage and a good job,” Swift added.

Watch the video episode: “Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration.”

Access additional broadcasts that detail workforce and credentialing issues, including research findings from Workcred and highlights of certifications for careers in project management, medical laboratories, construction, supply chain management, IT, and more on RVN Television’s Morning Coffee.


Jana Zabinski

Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations


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Beth Goodbaum

Journalist/Communications Specialist


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