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“ICRA” is an acronym for the Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Association. It consists of several like-minded trade associations within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry joining together to work towards the common goal of improving service and education for their members. The concept of creating an organization like the ICRA has been discussed for quite some time, and is now becoming a reality. ICRA will create new opportunities and member benefits for you as an association member.
When was the ICRA created?
The ICRA was established in December 2011 by 7 regional trade associations with the desire to share benefits, resources and knowledge. The 7 associations are SCRT, CRA, PACR, MCRA, MSPCA, NEIRC, and NYRCI and are the Founding Members of the ICRA, but membership is open to anyone in the industry.
Why was the ICRA formed?
Forming the ICRA will create a venue for these organizations and others to promote the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry goals mentioned above. Through the cooperative effort and shared work of all ICRA members, its existence will enhance each organization’s member benefits and education of the industry overall. Most of all, its formation gives us a unified voice in an industry that is currently fragmented. With that unified voice, ICRA can help to support and uniformly guide the inspection, cleaning and restoration community. As the old adage goes, “there is strength [and respect] in numbers.”
Is the ICRA a part of The Clean Trust (formerly IICRC)?
NO. The ICRA is an association membership organization. There is a misconception about what the relationship is between an individual, that is certified, and the Clean Trust (formerly known as IICRC). The Clean Trust is a standard and certification organization. It never has been a trade association. Though some people refer to themselves as members, individuals that are certified through the Clean Trust are registrants, not members. The formation of the ICRA does not change any relationship with The Clean Trust or any other organization.
The creation of the ICRA is an exciting change that will lead to positive opportunities for the industry. Membership information will be available in the coming weeks as we move to start up the operations of the organization. In the meantime if you have questions contact the Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Association at ICRAinformation@gmail.com.