ISSA Training Standard

The “Standard” in Training Excellence

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The Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) program is designed to increase professionalism and demonstrate a commitment to effective training. Specifically, the program is focused on training and certifying frontline cleaning professionals, verifying training programs and training facilities to a set industry standard, and improving the skills of industry trainers through a comprehensive workshop.

The ISSA Training Standard was developed through a committee-based process involving experts in all industry classes. ISSA members and registered users can download a free copy of the Standard (note: you must be logged in to to access this page).

Find out What You Can Do With CMI

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Frontline Cleaning Professionals
Are you looking for an affordable way to improve upon your skill set and achieve certification? 

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Supervisors & Managers
Are you looking to train your staff with a program verified by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association? 

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Manufacturers & Distributors 
Do you want to gain credibility by verifying your training program to the industry standard?

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Industry Trainers
Do you want to become an Certified Professional Trainer (CPT) and have the ability to present official CMI programs and help issue certification?

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Training Centers
Do you want to approve your facility as an official CMI Training Center?

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Contact Us

Visit the CMI Frequently Asked Questions page.

Didn’t see the answer to your question?  Direct your questions about the CMI program to [email protected].