RIA and The Clean Trust Sign Memorandum of Understanding
Organizations encourage spirit of cooperation between members
ROCKVILLE, Md. – The board of directors of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) and the board of directors of The Clean Trust have approved a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will establish a working relationship between both organizations.
Under the MOU, the senior executive leadership of each organization will keep the other aware of applicable functions and activities related to natural disaster mitigation measures, indoor environmental issues and other issues of shared interest to increase cooperation and coordination between the organizations. This shared knowledge will help RIA members and Clean Trust registrants provide leadership and promote best practices through advocacy, standards and professional qualifications.
“RIA is very pleased that our organizations have entered into this agreement,” said RIA president Frank Headen, CR, WLS, CMH. “The spirit of cooperation is already evident between our organizations and the recent changes at The Clean Trust will benefit everyone involved in the restoration, cleaning and inspection industry. RIA looks forward to working with The Clean Trust on a number of initiatives that will only serve to strengthen the industry.”
In addition, The Clean Trust and RIA will support and promote each other’s public awareness and education efforts. The organizations will meet annually to evaluate the progress and implementation of the MOU.
“With The Clean Trust’s certification programs and standard setting capabilities, we are in a position to assist allied industry associations, like RIA,” said Darrell Paulson, The Clean Trust chairman. “Collaboration with others in the industry will continue to propel our mission to further advance the industry and provide the best value available to all stakeholders.”
About the Restoration Industry Association
The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has member firms worldwide. RIA provides industry leadership, supports science, and promotes best practices for cleaning and restoration through certification, training and standards development. More information is available on the RIA website: www.restorationindustry.org.
About The Clean Trust
The Clean Trust, formerly known as the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), is an industry certifying body and an ANSI-accredited standards developer organization for the flooring inspection, floor covering and specialized fabric cleaning and disaster restoration industries. Organized in 1972, The Clean Trust currently represents approximately 6,000 Certified Firms and 54,000 Certified Technicians in more than 20 countries. The Clean Trust, with participation from the entire industry, develops standards for inspection, cleaning and restoration. The Clean Trust does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. It approves schools and instructors that meet the criteria established by The Clean Trust. The Clean Trust also serves as a consumer referral source for Certified Firms and Inspectors.