Classes at Aspire

We offer classes at local venues across the country to provide the training you need.  We can register online 24 hours a day or call us toll free at 866-774-9111 for assistance. Click here to go to class registration.

Aspire Educational Institute is proud to offer classes with only the best instructors.  Our instructors bring decades of experience and knowledge to you and your people in a professional environment conducive to learning.  When a student leaves one of our classes they are armed with the knowledge and tools to provide the best possible quality and service a professional can deliver.

We have classes for every area of business; from technician to management to business owner.  We will also be offering business consultation and coaching services to ensure that you stay on the path to success.

Below is a list by category of IICRC Certifications courses for the cleaning, restoration, and remediation industry that are offered to start you on your journey.  All courses operated under Aspire will include catered meals, training manuals, class supplies, class study habits, instructor lead study sessions, and much more … Once you have attended one of our classes you will never want to go anywhere else!

Cleaning Industry Courses

The Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) course teaches the fundamentals of carpet cleaning.  Topics include fiber types and characteristics, fiber identification, carpet construction and styles, dyeing at the mill, soil characteristics and the chemistry of cleaning.  This course will also introduce the technician to the 5 methods commonly used in carpet cleaning.  The CCT course focuses on either general or residential applications while the CMT course targets commercial applications.

The Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CMT) course teaches entry level commercial carpet cleaning techniques to individuals engaged in the maintenance of commercial facilities.  In addition to the basics of carpet construction, emphasis will be placed on teaching IICRC S100 carpet cleaning methodologies, safety procedures, and proactive techniques to individuals who will perform these procedures in the field.  Course graduates will have a basic understanding of the importance of preventative, interim, restorative and salvage cleaning and how they contribute to the overall success of the commercial carpet maintenance program.

The Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT) course covers upholstery fiber categories, fiber identification and testing, manufacturing of the fiber & fabric, chemistry of cleaning, upholstery cleaning methods, protections, spotting and potential problems.  A student will have a specific knowledge about fabric and fiber content, as well as furniture construction.  This enables students to identify limitations and potential cleaning related problems, on a given piece of upholstery.

The Carpet Cleaning Technician and Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician (CCT/UFT Combo) courses covers everthing described above and gets your cleaning technician up to speed all at once to bring in the profits from thier additional level of expertise and professionalism.  The courses include hands on training for both carpet and upholstery giving them the ability to put what they have learned into action upon their return to your operation.  We will also share with them sales techniques to give them the edge they need to add on additional services while in the customers home.

The Color Repair Technician (CRT) course addresses the history of color, color theory, natural and synthetic dyes, dye methods, types of dyes, types of fibers, carpet styles and dye procedures.  Other topics include color related cleaning issues such as fading, color loss due to contamination or bleaching, and the use of cleaning agents that may affect or remove color from carpet.

The Leather Cleaning Technician (LCT) course addresses leather identification and cleaning techniques for professional on-location cleaners, restoration and inspection service providers, as well as other related industries.  Emphasis shall be placed on theory, practical application, proper identification of leather types, soiling conditions and proper professional solutions to the cleaning challenges faced by the individuals performing the work in the field.

The Rug Cleaning Technician (RCT) course covers area rug identification and appropriate cleaning techniques and methods to professional cleaning, restoration and inspection service providers as well as others in related industries.  Emphasis will be placed on teaching cleaning theory, practical application, hands on techniques, and understanding cleaning limitations.

The Stone, Masonry, & Tile Care Technician (SMT) course provides precise information for the proper maintenance and cleaning of natural and man made (cultured) stone, ceramic tile, masonry, and grout surfaces.  Students will learn the theory behind and reasons for proper tools, chemicals and equipment.  Emphasis will be placed on protecting surfaces, technicians and building occupants.  Students completing the course will be adequately equipped to perform maintenance related tasks involving stone, masonry and ceramic tile surfaces. Click on the image below to register for classes…


Restoration & Remediation Industry Courses

The Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) course is designed to teach restoration personnel that perform remediation work to give them a better concept of water damage, its effects, and techniques for the drying of structures.  This course will give residential and commercial maintenance personnel the background to understand the procedures necessary to deal with water losses, sewer backflows, and contaminations such as mold.

The Applied Structural Drying (ASD) courses covers the effective, efficient and timely drying of water damaged structures and contents, using comprehensive classroom and hands on training, in order to facilitate appropriate decision making within a restorative drying environment.  Students will experience live hands on use of instruments, extraction systems, drying equipment, and chemistry use in an actual flooded building situation.

The Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) course teaches damage inspection and evaluation, work flow management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water-damaged structures, systems, and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE). Resources for this course include: the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, reference media, scientific, technical and industry resources.
The prerequisite of this course is WRT Certification. Special note to Participants: Commercial drying projects frequently have many more potential hazards and safety risks that are not generally encountered on residential projects. These hazards may include but not be limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts. The CDS course is not intended to be a health and safety course, nor will it cover all of the potential hazards that may be encountered on commercial projects. It is required of participants to comply with all applicable local, state/provincial and national safety rules and regulations. The participant is strongly advised to research and complete appropriate training programs (e.g. HST, OSHA 10-hour, Canadian HST) prior to participating in the CDS course.

The Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) course covers mold and sewage remediation techniques for individuals engaged in property management, property restoration, IEQ investigations or other related professions.  Emphasis will be placed on teaching mold and sewage remediation techniques to individuals who will perform these procedures in the field.  Course graduates will be adequately equipped to perform remediation services, while protecting the health and safety of workers and occupants.

The Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician (SRT) course concentrates on technical procedures for successfully completing the restoration of a fire and smoke damaged environment.  Students will learn how to combine technical procedures with a practical approach to managing the job site and how that relates to pricing a job.

The Odor Control Technician (OCT) course covers olfaction and odor, odor sources, detection process, theory of odor control, equipment, chemical options and applications.  Students will learn how to address odors caused from biological sources such as decomposition, urine contamination, mold, combustion sources such as fire and smoke damage, and chemical sources such as fuel oil spills or volatile organic chemicals.

The Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician (RRT) course teaches techniques and safety issues related to carpet repair and re-installation, carpet construction, inspection process prior to cleaning, tools of the trade, floor preparation, adhesives, carpet cushion installation, tackless strip and moldings, seaming, and proper stretching.  This class also teaches various repairs that the carpet cleaner/restorer may come up against while dealing with an installed textile.  This knowledge will enable the technician to recognize and avoid installation problems that may arise while performing carpet cleaning as well as how to correct many issues encountered.

The Health & Safety Technician (HST) class is a must for anyone performing restoration or mold remediation!  This course is provided to increase safety in your workplace and reduce your company’s risk of costly fines and penalties.  This class is designed to put you ahead in the restoration industry!  Show insurance companies you and your staff are ahead of the competition regarding health and safety.  Topics to be covered are: OSHA Standards, Inspections, Citations and Penalties, Record Keeping, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Hazard Communication, Hazardous Materials, Confined Spaces, and Blood born Pathogens. Click on the image below to register for classes…


**There is a $65 certification exam Fee paid directly to the IICRC at the end of the course.  The student will need to be prepared to pay with cash, check, or credit card when filling out their “IICRC Application for Certification”.  The IICRC only excepts VISA, Mastercard, and Amercian Express on the application.  Payment must accompany the student and be turned in to the Instructor when handing in the application and exam materials on exam day at the completion of the exam.

Additional Classes For Other Industries & Disciplines Coming Soon!