RIA and IICRC Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement


LAS VEGAS—May 1, 2019—The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), during the 2019 International Restoration Convention + Industry Expo, announced a strategic partnership to enable each organization to focus on its core mission and which aims to elevate knowledge and professionalism within the industry.

Pursuant to their partnership, RIA will continue to develop its educational programs, but the actual administration of its respected designations will be done by IICRC. The Institute will be able to offer and market RIA programs not only to RIA members, but to thousands of IICRC certified firms and tens of thousands of IICRC registrants.

In addition to providing an expanding list of rigorous educational programs and certified designations like Certified Restorer and Water Loss Specialists, RIA hosts trade shows and conferences which highlight the latest technology, industry trends, best business practices, and regulatory developments.

IICRC is the leader for certification programs in the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries, and IICRC’s standards, which are the product of a balanced consensus body and public review, set the standard of care for cleaning and remediation.

Both RIA and IICRC understand the necessity to advocate on behalf of the industry in the face of ever-increasing regulation.

Recognizing the benefit of RIA’s trade shows and conferences, the Institute looks forward to continued sponsorship opportunities, which will enhance the profile and exposure of IICRC certifications and standards.

In addition, the Institute shall build up the years of work, and thousands of RIA volunteer hours, by forming a consensus body for the BSR/IICRC S700: Standard for Professional Smoke and Fire Restoration. Thanks to this strategic partnership, an ANSI-approved fire standard will be brought to the marketplace.

Finally, leadership from both RIA and IICRC shall form an Industry Advocacy Task Force to identify issues, and the means of addressing such issues, for the mutual benefit of RIA’s and IICRC’s constituency. Advocacy has long been an RIA focus, and RIA welcomes the Institute’s involvement and perspective.

This strategic partnership is the product of countless volunteer hours by individuals dedicated to the industry. The resultant agreement recognizes more can be done to move the industry forward when RIA and IICRC support each other in achieving their core missions.

Cleanfax Staff

Cleanfax provides cleaning and restoration professionals with information designed to help them manage and grow their businesses.

Follow Cleanfax Staff

Related Posts

Share This Article

Join Our Newsletter

Expert Videos

Popular Content

Masters in Restoration Pricing & Documentation

Masters in Restoration Pricing & Documentation: How to Turbocharge Your Restoration Project Strategies

Erin Hynum

Revolutionizing Restoration: Introducing the DryMAX XL Pro Dehumidifier


CoreLogic: Spearheading Innovation and Technology in the Restoration Industry


Insurance Restoration Strategies Unlocked: How to Identify & Conquer Top Challenges in the Industry

AI sales

Is AI Going to Be the Death of the Salesperson?


Do you see the FTC ban on noncompete clauses affecting your company?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...