Certifications and Continuing Education
The rate of change in the restoration industry is amazing. Every year it seems there’s a new technique or research breakthrough that changes the way you approach your job.
To stay “A Step Ahead” of the latest developments in our industry J & M is committed to continuing education and training.
To that end we are proud to be members in the following trade associations, and graduates from these advanced training schools, Each of these trade associations is engaged in expanding the boundaries of knowledge for our industry. They continually promote higher standards of professionalism and encourage their members to strive for ethics and excellence.
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) has served as the Industry Guardian for the cleaning, inspection and restoration service industries for more than 30 years. As a non-profit certification organization, the IICRC helps ensure that you have access to trusted and trained cleaning professionals by establishing and monitoring certification programs and standards for these industries.
To qualify for IICRC-Certified Firm status businesses must demonstrate proof of insurance, maintain a written customer complaint policy with documented follow-up and provide ongoing education and training leading to certification for all technicians. IICRC Certified Firms are also required to abide by the IICRC Code of Ethics. Services provided by IICRC–Certified professionals range from flooring inspection and cleaning to mold remediation to water and fire damage restoration.
Founded in 1946, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA), formerly known as (ASCR) Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration, is the oldest and largest trade association for the cleaning and restoration industry. RIA offers an array of benefits to its members and strives to keep them informed of the latest technology and industry trends.
RIA is a professional association comprising more than 1,300 member organizations, representing over 20,000 cleaning and restoration professionals. RIA members have access and exposure to the greatest collection of expertise in the business — their fellow members. That knowledge and expertise is shared during the annual convention, year-round training classes specialized schools, and accreditation and certification programs that provide members with opportunities to increase their technical knowledge and facilitate their career growth.
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) was established in 1995 to promote uniform standards, procedures and protocols in the Indoor Air Quality industry.
Dri-Eaz University Dri-Eaz education is solely focused on teaching the science of drying. Founded in 1980, Dri-Eaz has been the leading provider of high quality, innovative products and solutions for the restorative drying industry.
Always dedicated to the overall success of professional restorers, Dri-Eaz offers a complete line of equipment specifically designed for their needs — including TurboDryers®, dehumidifiers, air scrubbers, moisture detection instruments, and antimicrobials.
Having the right equipment is important, but knowing how to use it most effectively on the job is also critical. That’s why Dri-Eaz offers a full range of technical education courses through the Dri-Eaz University Program. At one of three worldwide campuses, restoration professionals come to learn about the science of drying.
Chuck Dewald’s Structure Drying School
The Chuck Dewald Structure Drying School has the distinction of being the original Structural Drying School of its kind and the originator of the “Vortex Drying System”.
The Vortex Drying System (VDS) is a SYSTEM for drying structures. Step by step, from start to finish – it covers every area involved in how a job should be done.
The Vortex System’s Primary Purposes are:
- To completely dry the structure, regardless of class or category I, II, or III
- To dry the structure as rapidly as possible
- With the objective of minimizing replacement costs to the structure and contents
Rescon Environmental “Moisture View / Thermography Training”
Rescon has been an industry training leader for over 20 years, and now offer a unique program that concentrates on thermography as a moisture detection tool. Thermography is the current technology to improve the cleaning and restoration industry. Hundreds of companies have purchased cameras and have used them as a documentation tool. Insurance companies are looking for restorers that utilize this cutting edge technology. To properly utilize this new technology requires training.