Certifications & Experience

IICRC: Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification

The IICRC is committed to providing training materials and standards of performance to cleaning companies and their staff. Both businesses and individuals receive training and certification in a variety of specialties. The certifications and training hours are ongoing and based on changes in current and future cleaning technology as well as changes in upholstery, fabric, carpet and building technology.

In order to obtain any certifications, staff and business owners must attend courses that vary from 2 to 5 classroom days. These classes are presented by qualified trainers in controlled settings. All attendees must achieve a total test score of greater than 75% to pass the certification.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, more commonly known as the IICRC, is a certification and standard-setting non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. Present in more than 25 countries worldwide, the IICRC has a mission to identify and promote an international standard of care that establishes and maintains the health, safety, and welfare of the built environment.


The IICRC, originally named the International Institute of Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning (IICUC), was founded in 1972 by Ed York. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into global organization with more than 53,000 active certified technicians and more than 6,000 Certified Firms around the world. Currently, the IICRC is headquartered in Vancouver Washington, and has offices in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Certifications and Cleantrust Program

As a professional certification organization, the IICRC does not have members but instead has registered technicians or “registrants.” The IICRC does not operate certification schools but instead approves schools and instructors to teach and administer its certification programs.
Cleantrust, a program created by the IICRC, helps consumers identify businesses with high ethical standards and technical proficiency. The cleantrust logo was designed to help promote the IICRC’s mission and certification programs and to help broaden the reach of the institute. Certification is based upon successful completion of a course in which curriculum follows the standards for that category as well as a passing grade on a standardized exam. Once certified, IICRC registrants must earn continuing education credits (CECs) to maintain their certification.

We are IICRC Certified in the following areas:
• IICRC Certified Water Damage Technician
• IICRC Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
• Our staff is also Certified in the following areas:
• CGCA Certified Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Technician
• Bridgepoint Certified Spot & Stain Removal Technician
• Bridgepoint Certified Carpet Cleaning Technician


cgcaWinnipeg Carpet Cleaning is a “member in good standing” of the Canadian Green Cleaners Association. The CGCA seal is your assurance that members adhere to the latest technology, cleaning techniques and business practices in green cleaning and environmental stewardship while providing professional services.
We are proud to be a member of the Canadian Green Cleaners Association. We use carefully selected non-toxic and environmentally friendly products. These cleaning products will not pollute the environment or your indoor air quality.
Many ingredients in common cleaning products are potentially harmful to our health. Use of these products may cause acute effects such a respiratory irritation, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes. This is the reason Winnipeg Carpet Cleaning is committed to using only non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products and equipment that aid in reducing human health risks in the home or business. Our offerings appeal to both the environmentally responsible person, and health conscious consumers.

Benefits of using Green Cleaning at work and home are many:
• Improved indoor air quality
• Reduced or no adverse environment impact
• Conserving natural resources
• Enhancing and protecting natural habitats
• Optimizing life-cycle performance of building materials
• Contributing to the health and well-being of the community
Fewer complaints from office staff about their indoor environment


We have completed intensive specialized training and competency testing in accordance with the CGCA. The CGCA seal is your assurance that Winnipeg Carpet Cleaning and its’ employees will adhere to the CGCA Code of Ethics by using the latest technology, cleaning techniques, and business practices in green cleaning and environmental stewardship while providing professional services.