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Getting Educated With the PACR

After voting to change its name from the Professional Carpet & Upholstery Cleaners Association to the Professional Association of Cleaning and Restoration, the association is wasting no time getting its message and opportunities out to its members!

Upcoming Events with the PACR
May 2: Lead Regulation Certification: Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) at Interlink Supply in Denver. After April 22, 2010, the EPA requires that restoration work in buildings that potentially contain lead based paint must be performed by RRP Certified Renovators that work for RRP Certified firms. This applies to residential structures and publicly occupied buildings constructed prior to 1978.

To become certified, renovators must successfully complete and EPA accredited renovator course. Violators of this policy are subject to a fine of over $30,000 per incident. Sign up early as space is limited and it will sell out! PACR Members $175/Non-Members $225

May 3 –May 6: IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation Technician Certification (AMRT) at Interlink Supply in Denver. A 4-day course that provides restorers with the necessary tools to perform mold and sewage remediation. Mold contamination has been identified as a major contributor to building related illness and poor indoor air quality. Without proper mitigation of a water loss, mold can become a problem in less than 48 hours. In addition, the effects and handling of sewage back-flow has become a major concern for the restoration industry.

This course includes hands-on training. The AMRT/S Exam is offered at the conclusion of the course. Register at least 10 days in advance and save $100! Class size is limited! For PACR members early registration is $895/person; for non-members, $995/person.

For more information contact the PACR office at 877-447-2822 or email Jillian at

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