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1. What is the IICRC?

The IICRC is a standard-setting body and certification registry that develops and monitors educational programs and standards for the inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration industries.
 
2. Why was IICRC formed?
The IICRC was formed in 1972 to serve as an independent, non-profit certification body, to set and promote high standards and ethics; and to advance communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning and disaster restoration service industries.

 
3. Who owns the IICRC? How does that translate into votes on the Board of Directors?
The IICRC is owned by sixteen regional, national and international non-profit trade associations and four original founders own stock in the IICRC. Each entity owns a block of 500 shares and has one vote on the Board of Directors. No one has controlling interest. The UK IICRC interests are managed by a volunteer council and represented on the IICRC board by Paul Pearce the UK President.

 
4. How many members do you have?
This is a common misconception. Our shareholder associations have members; however, the IICRC has no "members” It has registered technicians, or "registrants". Currently, they number in excess of 33,000 throughout the world.
 
5. How does certification benefit consumers?
Consumers have assurance that when they hire IICRC-Certified firms or technicians, they have hired experts who will provide reasonable assurance that work will be completed in accordance with the industry's “standard of care.”

 
6. How many certified firms does IICRC have?
Internationally, IICRC currently has some 3,500 Certified Firms.

 
7. Who makes up the IICRC executive committee? How are they selected?
The board of directors elects the seven-member Executive Committee of the IICRC and committee members serve as officers of the corporation. All are volunteer positions.