IICRC Seeks Input on New Standard

April 23, 2019 IICRC Seeks Input on New Standard

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is now accepting volunteers to serve on a consensus body for the development of a new remediation standard for nicotine and cannabis stains.

BSR/IICRC S900 Standard for Professional Remediation of Illicit Drugs, Cannabis and Nicotine Residue will outline practical standards for the professional cleaning and restoration of surfaces contaminated by nicotine, cannabis, and illegal drugs. IICRC anticipates the standard will address required personal protective equipment, remediation best practices, and employee safety

The IICRC expects to begin work on the new standard by the fall of 2019, with a proposed completion timeline of approximately two years. Cleaning-industry professionals interested in volunteering for the standard’s consensus body can download application forms from the IICRC’s website.

IICRC is an ANSI-accredited standards-setting body for the flooring inspection, floor covering, and specialized fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Organized in 1972, IICRC currently represents more than 5,700 certified firms and 54,000 certified technicians in 22 countries. For more information, visit