The number of IICRC certified firms has reached a previously unsurpassed registration count of 5,115. The highest number of certified firms prior to 2007 was 5,032 in 1999.
Several years ago, the IICRC stepped up requirements for cleaning and restoration companies to maintain certified firm status, taking it to the next level by adding specific requirements and verifications that the company must provide to IICRC headquarters each year.
“This required a stronger commitment by registrants,” said Ruth Travis, IICRC chairman. “We intended for IICRC certification to be a symbol of quality, and as a result the value and credibility that comes with certified firm status is much greater than ever before.”