Wednesday, July 24, 2019

How to Become an IICRC Journeyman or IICRC Master

As you start to build your restoration career, the internationally recognized Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) offers advanced designations to showcase your expertise.

The first level is called IICRC Journeyman, followed by the prestigious IICRC Master designation. In this post we'll review how you can achieve these statuses to set yourself apart from the crowd.

JOURNEYMAN


How to become an IICRC Journeyman:
  1. Earn the certifications listed below for the track of your choice by attending the classes and passing the certification exams. 
  2. Gain at least 1 year of experience in the field after your first certification is complete.
  3. Maintain your individual certifications with IICRC.
  4. Once these criteria are met, your Journeyman status will be awarded by IICRC.
Journeyman Track Requirements:
  • Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer (JSR)

MASTER


How to become an IICRC Master:

After three consecutive years of experience as an IICRC Certified Technician you are eligible to pursue the Master Track. The training required is based on which track you wish to pursue.

Master Track Requirements:
  • Master Water Restorer (MWR)
    • Complete Journeyman Water Restorer (JWR) requirements and hold designation for at least 12 months
    • Additionally become IICRC certified in:
  • Master Fire & Smoke Restorer (MSR)
    • Complete Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer (JSR) requirements and hold designation for at least 12 months
    • Additional earn IICRC certifications for:
  • Master Textile Cleaner (MTC)
    • Complete Journeyman Textile Cleaner (JTC) requirements and hold designation for at least 12 months
    • Additionally complete certifications for (excluding the one you already completed for JTC):

Ready to get started or further progress on your IICRC Journeyman or Master designation track? View the Zack Academy Cleaning & Restoration catalog to find our full schedule of IICRC certification courses, offered by top-notch IICRC approved schools and instructors!