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ISSA release 9.27

Final 2012 CIMS I.C.E. Workshop Quickly Approaching

LINCOLNWOOD, IL, — The next Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) ISSA Certification Expert (I.C.E.) workshop will be held in conjunction with the upcoming ISSA/INTERCLEAN® North America show and is now more than 70% filled.  Register today to participate in the final session of 2012.  Focusing on the elements of the CIMS and CIMS-Green Building (GB) Standard, the workshop will be held on Monday, October 15 (1:00-5:00) and Tuesday, October 16 (8:30-12:00).   

The workshop takes attendees on a guided tour of CIMS and CIMS-GB and, in doing so, provides a comprehensive review of what it takes to manage a quality customer-focused and sustainable cleaning organization.  Graduates are equipped with the knowledge to provide training and consulting services to cleaning organizations interested in complying with the Standard and preparing to become CIMS/CIMS-GB certified.

Industry representatives who participate in an I.C.E. workshop and pass an examination on the CIMS/CIMS-GB elements join the roster of more than 1,000 individuals who are offering a crucial new value-added service to their customers or their own organizations as an I.C.E. and I.C.E-GB-certified professional.

For more information about CIMS, CIMS-GB, or the I.C.E. workshops and to download a registration form, visit  Organizations interested in information about having ISSA conduct a private I.C.E. workshop at their own facility should contact ISSA Director of Facility Service Programs Dan Wagner at; phone, 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.

ISSA’s CIMS and CIMS-GB are nationally recognized certification programs that provide third-party verification for cleaning operations seeking to develop a comprehensive green cleaning program and offer sustainable cleaning services. The CIMS-GB framework is designed to improve performance in the areas of sustainable product usage, improved occupant wellness, asset preservation, and waste diversion. This all-inclusive green building and service standard provides facility managers, building owners, and service providers a concise framework for identifying and implementing a sensible and measurable green building operating system that is flexible enough to apply to all sizes and type of buildings. For more information about CIMS and CIMS-GB, visit
About ISSA
The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA has a membership that includes more than 5,900 distributor, manufacturer, manufacturer representative, building service contractor, in-house service provider, and associated service members. ISSA helps its members and their employees make valuable contacts through the industry’s largest cleaning shows in conjunction with Amsterdam RAI, under the brand name ISSA/INTERCLEAN as well as the popular global Web site It also helps increase professionalism and member success by offering business tools, educational products, industry standards, publications, and legislative and regulatory services that specifically focus on the professional cleaning industry.

The association is headquartered in Lincolnwood, IL, USA, with regional offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Leicester, United Kingdom; Monterrey, Mexico; and Shanghai, China. ISSA regularly works with more than 85 associations, alliances, advocacy groups, and government agencies around the world to promote the value of commercial and institutional cleaning. For more information, visit