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CMI’s Custodial Certification Program for Correctional Facilities

Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) was created over 50 years ago as a vocational program for inmates in the Oregon State Correctional Facilities. Over the past five decades, CMI has developed into a full certification program for cleaning professionals, while maintaining a distinct focus on the correctional industry.

CMI’s customizable design is ideal for correctional facilities as the curriculum is able to be broken up over the course of a few weeks or months. Each individual section of the curriculum will cover the equipment, materials, and supplies that can be utilized for the most efficient methods of cleaning. 

To help facilitate a convenient process, CMI will handle the grading of all certification exams and produce the individual certification for each inmate.

CMI will support the success of your program through the duration of your dedication to the curriculum. 

Whether you currently have a program in place or are looking to begin utilizing a training platform, CMI can help you through the process of certifying your inmate population. All of the content that is delivered by CMI is written at a 4th- to 5th-grade reading level, which allows a more diverse group to understand the program. 


Tips for Training Inmates: 

  1. Define the expectations for the program from the beginning.
  2. Provide constant praise and recognition for good performance.
  3. Explain the Value of Clean on the first day.
  4. Keep lecture based training to a minimum, while providing as much hands on experience as possible.
  5. “Lean” on inmates who show leadership qualities to provide knowledge to other inmates.
  1. Inmates clean the prison at a higher level.
  2. Fewer violent incidents within the facility.
  3. Creates a safer, healthier facility.
  4. Provide enhanced opportunities for career placement when released.
  5. Provide an enhanced image for the facility, which can increase inmate pride.

Curriculum to be Covered Includes:

  • Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Basic & Advanced Above Floor Care
  • Basic & Advanced Hard Floor Care
  • Basic & Advanced Carpet Care
  • Restroom Care

Each level has an optional trainer manual with PowerPoint presentations, as well as optional DVD sets that can accompany the hard floor care and restroom care sections of the curriculum.  CMI will also help you with the creation of a perfect program for your facility.

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Here are a few of CMI's Correctional Customers

FCI Otisville FCI Warm Springs Schenectady County Sheriffs Department
State of Colorado - Department of Corrections


N.C. Dept of Public Safety - Odom Correctional
Oregon State Correctional Facilities FCI Miami NYSOCFS


For more information about your available solutions, contact:

Mark Warner - Education Manager 
800-225-4772 ext 1371

TJ Grim - Training Specialist
800-225-4772 ext 1107  

Brant Insero - Director of Education, Training, Certification & Standards
800-225-4772 ext 1342