GBAC Enhances Online Fundamentals Course for 2021


NORTHBROOK, Ill.—June 15, 2021—The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™, a Division of ISSA, recently announced that the GBAC Online Fundamentals Course 2.0 is now available via GBAC Academy, an online learning portal for cleaning professionals. The 2.0 course includes new and updated objectives and learning modules related to COVID-19 and infectious disease cleaning and disinfection. Those who complete the course within 30 days of enrollment will receive a Certificate of Completion from GBAC and be able to use the title GBAC-Trained Technician to promote their expertise.

“With more than a year of learning and cleaning and disinfecting against SARSCoV-2 under our instructors’ belts, we are excited to share best practices that will help participants effectively manage infectious disease risks,” said GBAC Academy Education Manager Melissa Wernersbach. “GBAC-Trained Technicians are essential during an outbreak or pandemic and can differentiate themselves through completion of this essential course.”

The course includes three new learning objectives: understanding how to clean and disinfect for infectious diseases in the workplace, identifying tools and processes for successful cleaning and disinfection, and applying the proper procedures. New modules include COVID-19 Updates, Risk Assessment Basics, Cleaning, Disinfecting, and New Tools and Equipment. ISSA members enjoy a discounted rate of $150 while nonmembers can purchase the course for $300.

“This course gives attendees the necessary knowledge and tools help facilities adequately prepare for, respond to, and recover from biohazards,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “With more GBAC-Trained Technicians supporting organizations around the world, we can better handle today’s and tomorrow’s contamination threats and uphold public health and safety.”

To learn more and sign up for the GBAC Online Fundamentals Course 2.0, visit the ISSA Online bookstore.  For questions or to receive an ISSA member discount code, contact [email protected].

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial, and private entities looking to mitigate, address, or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility and service accreditation programs, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit

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