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IICRC release 3.6

March 06, 2013
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American National Standard Status of S520 Standard and Reference Guide on Professional Mold Remediation

VANCOUVER, WA — The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) announces the withdrawal of the ANSI/IICRC S520: 2008 Standard and Reference Guide as an ANSI Standard. The S520 Standard and Reference Guide will continue to be available electronically as an IICRC Standard. The S520: 2008 Standard is nearing the five-year mark for the ANSI revision cycle, and the new Consensus Body is currently working to revise and create an updated and streamlined Standard. The revised version of S520 Reference Guide will not be part of the Standard for purposes of ANSI approval. This revised version of the S520 Standard and the accompanying Reference Guide are expected to be published towards the end of 2013.

IICRC S520-2008 is a procedural standard and reference guide for the remediation of mold-damaged structures and contents. IICRC S520 is based on reliable remediation and restoration principles, research and practical experience, and attempts to combine essential academic principles with practical elements of water damage restoration for technicians facing “real-life” mold remediation challenges. The S520 is written for use by those involved in the mold remediation industry, and is the result of collaboration among microbiologists and other scientists, public health professionals, industrial hygienists, remediation contractors, restoration service companies, cleaning and restoration training schools, trade associations that service the professional restoration industry, allied trade-persons, and others with related professional and practical experience.

IICRC would like to thank all our S520 past and current Consensus Body members for their continued support and diligence on our Standards. The withdrawal of the S520 as an ANSI Standard is not related in any way to the technical accuracy of the Standard. IICRC continues to be an ANSI-approved Standards Developing Organization and we are continuously working to support all our Standards Consensus Body members with accredited standards staff and up-to-date tools like the online workspace.

To learn more about IICRC standards, please visit iicrc.org/standards. If you have questions, contact IICRC Standards Director Mili Washington at mili@iicrc.org.

About IICRC
The IICRC is an international, ANSI-accredited standard-development organization (SDO) that certifies individuals in 20+ categories within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. Representing more than 54,000 certified technicians in 22 countries, the IICRC, in partnership with regional and international trade associations, represents the entire industry. The IICRC does not own schools, employ instructors, produce training materials, or promote specific product brands, cleaning methods or systems. To know if a technician has received proper education and training, consumers should look for the cleantrust patch and logo, the service mark of the IICRC. For more information, visit www.iicrc.org.

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