VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the formation of a consensus body for the development of a new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard on Hard Surface Floor Covering Inspection. Applications are now being accepted for volunteers to serve on this consensus body.

“As new materials and processes are introduced into our industry, we remain committed to ensuring the IICRC’s standards provide credible, up-to-date information,” said Mili Washington, IICRC standards director. “Through the development of the S220 standard, we are upholding our promise to the industry to establish an international standard of care and provide our registrants with a knowledgeable industry voice and resource.”

The consensus body members will meet approximately once per year in person, with most of the work being completed online and via conference calls. The new BSR-IICRC S220 Standard will include inspection of hard surface floor coverings including; stone, marble, laminate, wood, ceramic and resilient. The document will establish a procedural standard for professionally inspecting hard surface floor coverings. The new Standard is expected to be completed in approximately 36 months.

This new standard that will be developed in accordance with the ANSI Essential Requirements as an American National Standard.Those interested in submitting an application to participate on the BSR-IICRC S220 consensus body, please contact Mili Washington, IICRC standards director, at .

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