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Certification information

As technicians accumulate various certifications, they become eligible for advanced designations: IICRC Journeyman status and the cleaning industry’s highest technical designation, IICRC Master status. Requirements to obtain these prestigious designations are outlined below.

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Progression & Requirements

JOURNEYMAN TEXTILE CLEANER (JTC)

One year active service in the industry after original certification date, plus attainment of specific designations. Designation will automatically be awarded upon attainment of the proper credits.

Requires: CCT or CCMT + UFT + OCT or CRT or RRT

OURNEYMAN FIRE & SMOKE RESTORER (JSR)

One year active service in the industry after original certification date plus attainment of specific categories.

Requires: UFT + OCT + FSRT

JOURNEYMAN WATER RESTORER (JWR)

One year active service in the industry after original certification date plus attainment of specific categories. 

Requires: CCT or CCMT + WRT + RRT

MASTER TEXTILE CLEANER (MTC)

A minimum of three years after original certification date plus attainment of specific certifications.

Requires: CCT OR CCMT + UFT + OCT + RRT + CRT

MASTER FIRE AND SMOKE RESTORER (MSR)

A minimum of three years after original certification date plus attainment of specific certifications.

Requires: CCT or CCMT + UFT + OCT + FSRT + HST or equivalent

MASTER WATER RESTORER (MWR)

A minimum of three years after original certification date plus attainment of specific certifications.

Requires: CCT OR CCMT + RRT + WRT + ASD + AMRT or AMRS + HST or equivalent

Course Abbreviation Key

AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician

ASD - Applied Structural Drying

BMT - Building Moisture Thermographer

CCMT - Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician

CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician

CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist

CPT - Contents Processing Technician

CRT - Color Repair Technician

FCT - Floor Care Technician

FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician

HCT - House Cleaning Technician

HST - Health & Safety Technician

ISSI - Introduction to Substrate and Subfloor Inspection

LCT - Leather Cleaning Technician

OCT - Odor Control Technician

RCT - Rug Cleaning Technician

RFI - Resilient Flooring Inspector

RFMT - Resilient Floor Maintenance Technician

RRT - Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician

SCI - Senior Carpet Inspector

SMT - Stone, Masonry and Ceramic Tile

TCST - Trauma and Crime Scene Technician

UFT - Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician

WFMT - Wood Floor Maintenance Technician

WLFI - Wood and Laminate Flooring Inspector

WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician

WRT/ASD - Water Damage Restoration Technician/Applied Structural Drying Technician Combination Course