Sunbelt Rentals and CMI Partner to Offer Training Programs, Scholarships

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FORT MILL, S.C.—April 23, 2021—Sunbelt Rentals will partner with the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) to offer training programs and scholarships to cleaning industry professionals. The Sunbelt Rentals CMI training program will provide both online and in-person training that supports career development for building service contractors, in-house service providers and those interested in joining the cleaning industry. Training will be led by CMI trainers with in-person classes hosted at more than 50 Sunbelt Rentals facilities across the country.

“We’re very excited to bring our two brands together to help participants expand their knowledge of the industry,” said Brant Insero, director of education, training, certification, and standards at ISSA. “This is the first partnership of its kind for CMI, and we’re looking forward to building on it.”

Sunbelt Rentals’ VP of Flooring Solutions Adam Camhi said, “Our goal is to empower people to succeed within all levels of the cleaning industry by expanding their skill set and advancing career development through training, education and certification. By providing online education at no cost and offering a scholarship program for in-person classes, we are focused on ensuring these opportunities are available for everyone.”

Sunbelt Rentals and CMI are offering a free, online Cleaning 101 certificate course designed as an entry-level guide to the industry. The full suite of courses can be taken at the participant’s own pace and range from the basic chemistry of cleaning to above floor cleaning and hard floor care. Participants receive a certificate of completion once all courses have been passed. Those interested can register at

Sunbelt CMI trainingIndividuals and teams can also sign up for in-person classes, ranging from basic to expert level, at more than 50 Sunbelt Rentals locations across the country. CMI-certified trainers will teach the classes using CMI certification course materials. Successful completion of the three courses—hard floor care; carpet care; and the chemistry of cleaning, restroom, and above floor care—result in a CMI Certified Custodial Technician Expert certification. For a schedule of courses and locations, visit

Scholarships are available for the Sunbelt Rentals CMI training program to cover the cost of the in-person classes. Learn more at

Sunbelt Rentals is a major equipment rental company in North America that helps professionals and do-it-yourselfers get things done with a team of 15,000 rental experts, a growing network of over 925 locations, and an extensive equipment fleet.  With a highly diversified offering of equipment, solutions and services available, Sunbelt assists customers throughout North America extend their capabilities, complete projects on-time, and handle times of crisis. Visit for more information.

ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry with more than 10,500 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. For more information, visit

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