How to Get Certification in the Commercial Cleaning Business
In the commercial cleaning field entrepreneurs can obtain certifications that help them get bigger commercial cleaning contracts . Reports from the US Department of Labor suggest that most small business janitorial services owners do not need specialized education, however, those who pursue certification usually advance to higher management position or increase the growth of their business.
Commercial cleaning business owners may pursue general certification or certification in specific areas such as green, eco friendly cleaning, carpet cleaning or large size commercial properties among other areas of specialization.
How to get a commercial cleaning certification
There are various ways to obtain a commerical cleaning certification. Business owners can consider the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification issued by ISSA, or a certification from the National Association of Certified Building Contractors (NACBC) or the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association (IJCSA). The NACBC which is based in Madison, Alabama, just a few miles from the Rocket City of Huntsville, provides professional training, seminars and training information on CD's.
Other choices for managers and supervisors and aspiring business owners is the Certified Executive Housekeeper (CEH) and Registered Executive Housekeeper (REH) that is offered by the International Executive Housekeepers Association. In addition, books on janitorial and commercial cleaning business can be found on Amazon Walmart.com and other online commerical web sites. Those in training can obtain CD's and electronic material from the National Association of Certified Building Contractor, that focuses on teaching those in the commercial cleaning business on how to start a janitorial business.
Some of these certification deals specifically with the individual whiles others seem to concentrate of the management and financing of commercial cleaning services. Courses deals with issues from EPA requirements, to financing, to health inspections to budgeting and growing the business.
Certification and training also differ. While some make available online certificate classes, others like the NACBC offers electronic material for easy, independent study. The standard for certification is not rigid and candidates who have done an honest study are expected to pass. If a passing grade is not achieved, candidates can retake the exam within a certain time period.