Nominations Open for Prestigious IICRC Awards

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LAS VEGAS—March 8, 2021—The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is now accepting nominations for three prestigious awards that honor significant contributions to the cleaning and restoration industry. The IICRC awards include the Cy Gantt award, Founder’s award (also known as the Ed York award), and the Keith Williams award. Nominations are due by April 6.

The Cy Gantt award is named in honor of the late Honorary Board of Directors member, Cy Gantt. This award is presented to individuals exemplifying outstanding long-term service to the inspection, cleaning, or restoration industries as a whole.

The Founder’s award, also known as the Ed York award, is named after the organization’s founder, the late Edgar P. York. This prestigious award is given to individuals that have demonstrated exceptional dedication and contribution to the IICRC. Candidates must be volunteers, not paid staff or consultants, and are nominated by their peers in the industry.

The Keith Williams award, named in honor of an early technical pioneer of the cleaning industry, is presented to individuals who have made significant technical contributions to the advancement of the science of inspection, cleaning, and restoration.

You can find more information and all of the nominations pages on the IICRC website at under the events tab, or visit the links above. All nomination must be submitted via the IICRC website no later than April 6, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

The IICRC is a global standards developing organization (SDO), accredited through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as a credentialing body that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. With more than 60,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods, or systems. For more information, visit

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