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The 2014 I.C.E. Workshop Schedule Has Been Officially Announced.  Register Today!

Who Can Help My Organization Prepare For Certification?

Achieving CIMS certification is not an easy task. Fortunately, there is a group of individuals who are uniquely positioned to help! CIMS "ISSA Certification Experts" (I.C.E.) are ready to provide training and consulting services to cleaning organizations interested in complying with and preparing to be certified to the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS). To become a CIMS ISSA Certification Expert, an individual is required to attend a one-day workshop and pass an examination regarding the management elements contained in CIMS.

More than 1,000 cleaning industry professionals have now been certified as CIMS ISSA Certification Experts! Click here for a complete list of certified individuals who are ready to help your organization achieve certification today.

Why Should I Become a CIMS ISSA Certification Expert?
Training to become an ISSA Certification Expert positions an individual as an indispensable resource during tough times.  As one's customers or own organizations face budget cuts, professionals need real-life solutions to help them deal with the new challenges. The good news? The I.C.E. program can help!

  • Custodial operations around the country must reduce labor budgets by 5-10 percent—reductions that cannot be accomplished by supply price decreases alone.
  • Operational and budgetary knowledge is necessary for one to position themselves as an indispensable resource in these harsh economic times.
  • The need to evaluate, reduce and redeploy the workforce is the only way to meet impending budget reductions and an industry professional can help their customers or their own organization do so by training to be a CIMS “ISSA Certification Expert.”

Ultimately, becoming an I.C.E.-certified professional arms you with information about the critical factors that you can use to help your customers or your own organization meet demands from the highest management levels.  In fact, past attendees have saved customers or their own organization more than six figures annually by helping them comply with CIMS and achieve certification to the Standard.

Click here to learn how one I.C.E.-certified professional worked with a customer to prepare for CIMS certification, resulting in more than $400,000 in annual savings.

How Do I Become a CIMS ISSA Certification Expert?
Distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, consultants, trainers, and facility service provider representatives are encouraged to become CIMS ISSA Certification Experts. To join the roster of individuals who are offering a crucial new value-added service to their customers or own organization, attend an upcoming one-day workshop and pass an examination. The fee for the I.C.E. workshop and certification is US$995 per person for ISSA members and $1,595 for non-members.  I.C.E. certification is valid for two years.

To take a look at the I.C.E. Workshop Agenda click here (PDF).

2014 I.C.E. Workshop Schedule

The following I.C.E. sessions will be held in 2014

  • March 4: Dallas, TX
  • April 29: Atlantic City, NJ (to be held in conjunction with NJSSA SupplyLine)
  • July 17: Denver, CO
  • November 4: Orlando, FL (to be held in conjunction with ISSA/INTERCLEAN)

The fee for registration is $995 ($1,595 - non-members) and includes all workshop materials, the examination sitting fee, and I.C.E. certification credentials. 

Click here for a workshop registration form (PDF).

Organizations who are interested in having ISSA conduct a private, custom I.C.E. workshop at their own facility should contact ISSA Director of Facility Service Programs Dan Wagner at 800-225-4772800-225-4772 or for more information.
How Do I Renew My I.C.E. Certification?
I.C.E. certification is valid for two years. Individuals who received or renewed their I.C.E. certification in 2012 have until November 1, 2014 to renew their certification.

To achieve recertification, an I.C.E.-certified professional is required to accumulate 30 “professional credits” for participating in various industry events and activities. A recertification application which lists the full range of activities can be viewed here (PDF).

The easiest way to achieve all 30 required credits is to attend the live I.C.E. Recertification Workshop that will be held in conjunction with ISSA/INTERCLEAN.  Specifically, the session will be held on Tuesday, November 4 from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  A registration form will be available soon.

ISSA will also host a series of I.C.E. Renewal Webinars in November 2014.  Please check back for more information.