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IICRC Announces Newly Available Contents Processing Technician (CPT) Certification

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IICRC Announces Newly Available Contents Processing Technician (CPT) Certification

Las Vegas, NV – February 16, 2021 – The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the availability of the new Contents Processing Technician (CPT) certification. The CPT certification is designed to demonstrate a technician’s expertise in the practice of contents recovery and processing procedures.

This certification covers the best practices of contents processing based on available technology and resources. Topics include the restoration of contents subjected to various sources of contamination as well as inspection, inventorying, wrapping, packing, transport, cleaning science, deodorizing, post-cleaning evaluation, storage, and pack back principles (chain of custody).

Upon achieving certification, technicians will be prepared to work as efficient and effective parts of a contents recovery team and have the essential knowledge base to perform and document typical residential or commercial restoration projects involving contents processing from start to finish. They will also be ready to accomplish further advanced training in other IICRC certifications and courses involving specialized training, such as the Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT), Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT), and Rug Cleaning Technician (RCT) certifications.

“The CPT certification course fits a very specialized, but much needed, niche in the IICRC certification categories,” said Jessika James-Goern, CPT Technical Advisory Committee Chair. “As the contents recovery and processing industry grows and advances, our Certified Firms and registrants must have the appropriate education available to work with the high expectations of insurance companies and customers in this highly profitable area of restoration and preservation.” She continues, “The CPT committee was a well-rounded, well-balanced team with subject matter specialists in a variety of related areas that were able to create a course that will give the student the essential knowledge needed to work on a variety of contents recovery and processing projects. I would like to thank the awesome team who dedicated many years and their expert knowledge to the creation of the new IICRC CPT course, including Vice-Chair James Tole, Rudy Alford, Mark Drury, Kim Kelley, Josh Miller, Ken Sellers, and Jason Twigg – we did it!”

To sign up for an upcoming course, visit https://iicrccert.org/index.php. For more information on other certification programs and standards offered by IICRC, visit www.iicrc.org.

About IICRC The IICRC is a global standards developing organization (SDO), accredited through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), as well as a credentialing body that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. With more than 60,000 certified technicians and 6,000 Certified Firms in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods, or systems. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.

NEW LAW JANUARY 1ST TO REGULATE WHO CAN CLEAN A CRIME AND DEATH SCENE IN GEORGIA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW LAW JANUARY 1ST TO REGULATE WHO CAN
CLEAN A CRIME AND DEATH SCENE IN GEORGIA

ATLANTA - Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed House Bill 417 into law on August 4, 2020 regulating the crime, trauma and death scene cleaning industry. State leaders took decisive action following numerous complaints and findings of unethical practices, illegal dumping of human remains and countless acts of theft in homes. Some companies were revictimizing families. “I’m glad to sign HB 417 to create a level playing field in the crime scene cleanup industry and protect Georgians from bad actors,” Governor Kemp said.

Georgia Legislators drafted HB 417 to protect families and business from predatory service providers who were slipping through the cracks. Industry leaders in Georgia Assembled together and worked tirelessly with state legislators for more than 4 years to see this law come to fruition. “The genesis of this protection came from a national association of professional trauma scene cleanup businesses and many from Georgia who were concerned with proper remediation and proper humane disposal,” Georgia Representative Alan Powell said. “We have corrected a situation of citizens being victimized while they are vulnerable.”

As of January 1, 2021, this new law will require business owners to undergo fingerprinting, background checks, drug screenings and provide proof of all required insurances to perform services for the public. This law also establishes a statewide database available to the public, funeral directors, coroners, medical examiners and to public safety by listing all registered licensed service providers in Georgia. Qualified and vetted services providers can be found statewide by zip code or county where the services are required by utilizing the newly established State Directory at Cleaner911.org. Reviews of service providers will become available as the directory grows to better aid the public.

“This is a huge game changer for the betterment of the Trauma Cleanup industry. The new law will not only protect victims from being re-victimized, but Georgia will lead the country for the betterment of the industry and victims,” Georgia Clean Owner and Georgia Bio Recovery Association President Gordy Powell said.

This new law has been endorsed by heavy hitting trade industries:
AIR / Alliance of Independent Restorers
ABRA / American Bio-Recovery Association
IICRC / Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification
NFIB / National Federation of Independent Business
RIA / Restoration Industry Association
SCRT / Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians

News Story Link / WGCL-TV CBS46

CONTACT: Gordy Powell
President / Georgia Bio Recovery Association & Cleaner911.org
2165 Canton Road Marietta, Georgia 30066
/ 404-606-6224

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