VANCOUVER, WA — In its ongoing effort to establish and advance globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration and installation industries, The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) today announced the restructure of its global regions. The IICRC’s four new global regions include: The Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific and Japan.

“Through our work with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and other international standards-setting organizations, we’re experiencing greater interest for our standards and certification programs,” said Tony Wheelwright, IICRC Chairman. “This decision will enable the organization to expand its reach and paves the way for future global initiatives.”

The IICRC’s previous regions included the U.S., UK, Oceana and Japan, and it currently has offices in each of those regions.

The restructuring is effective immediately.

“We continually look for ways to advance our mission and enhance global recognition for our standards and certification programs,” added Jenny Boymal, International Vice President, IICRC. “By restructuring our regions, we will be better positioned to further the international scope of our efforts.”

For more information on certification programs and other standards offered by IICRC, visit .

About the IICRC

Founded in 1972, the IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies individuals in 23+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians in 22 countries, the IICRC partners with regional and international trade associations to represent the entire industry.  The Institute does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands; or cleaning or restoration methods or systems. To determine if an inspector or service professional has received proper education and training, consumers should ask for the official IICRC wallet card. For more information, visit