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CMI’s Custodial Certification Program for Workforce Development & Re-Entry

Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) was created over 50 years ago as a vocational program for inmates in the Oregon State Correctional Facilities. CMI’s Custodial Certification Program for Workforce Development & Re-Entry, is ideal for Correctional Facilities, Homeless Agencies, Workforce Development Agencies, Veteran’s Programs, Vocational Technical Institutes, and many more. This curriculum is designed to be broken up over the course of a few weeks or months.

How it works

  • Each individual section of the curriculum will cover the equipment, materials, and supplies that can be utilized for the most efficient methods of cleaning. 
  • CMI will support the success of your program through the duration of curriculum instruction
  • 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. 

Curriculum to be covered

  • Chemistry of Cleaning
  • Basic & Advanced Above Floor Care
  • Basic & Advanced Hard Floor Care
  • Basic & Advanced Carpet Care
  • Restroom Care
  • Current standards and best practices for restroom care and shower room care, disinfection, bloodborn pathogens and OSHA Clean-up protocols

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.

Tips for Training 

To support individuals going through the program we encourage the following during CMI training.

  • Define the expectations for the program from the beginning.
  • Provide constant praise and recognition for good performance.
  • Explain the Value of Clean on the first day.
  • Keep lecture based training to a minimum, while providing as much hands on experience as possible.
  • “Lean” on individuals who show leadership qualities to provide knowledge to their peers.

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