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  • 20 Jul 2019 9:55 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)


    Certification Courses


    Now it is easy and affordable for you to get certified right from the comfort of your home or office anytime day or night. Online certification courses and classes from the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association are an excellent way for you to expand your knowledge and continue your education. Since 2004 all of our cleaning certification programs have been included with membership at NO EXTRA CHARGE which are the very best certification courses available online today!  

    Certification is more than just a piece of paper - it shows commitment to your career, personal growth, safety, current business trends, and a dedication to business & industry. Members should never stop learning and certify at their own pace. 

    Becoming A Member Of IJCSA Is The Best Way To Gain All Your Training And Cleaning Certifications At The Most Affordable Price!

    IJCSA Master Certification (IMC) - The most comprehensive in depth online cleaning and janitorial certification program available today. 250+ questions w/ 110 written essay questions. Verbal oral exam. Average test certification time 4 hours. Average course study time 20 hours. All course materials available online. Must pass all IJCSA Certification Courses prior to taking master certification course. 

    Bloodborne Certification (BPC)  Bloodborne Pathogens Certification OSHA I And OSHA II Approved. Are you at risk of exposure? Stay OSHA compliant. As someone who may come in contact with blood, you are required by OSHA to be trained in bloodborne pathogens. OSHA fines for non-compliance can be as high as $70,000. Avoid fines and stay compliant with effective training that will help keep you safe and up to date. Average test certification time 1 hour. Average course study time 1 hour. All course materials available online.

    Biohazard Cleaning Certification (BCC)- The IJCSA Biohazard Cleaning Certification course is an advanced course for people seeking crime scene death cleanup training so they can start their own company, work for an existing company, or add this service onto an existing janitorial, cleaning, carpet cleaning, or flood damage restoration company. Average test certification time 4 hours. Average course study time 25 hours. All course materials available online.

    Mold Inspection & Remediation Services (MIRS)-  Provides members the ability to identify and correct potential mold infestation in a residential home or commercial building. This IJCSA course will provide you with a fundamental knowledge about fungi and the potential health risks of toxic mold. 40 hours as required by law. Average test time 2 hours.  All course materials available online. 

    Carpet Cleaning Certification (CCC) This IJCSA Carpet Cleaning Certification course covers basic to advanced carpet cleaning techniques and will enable you to be confident on every job no matter what the customer asks you or what carpet cleaning challenges are encountered. Training is focused on the green cleaning process along with standard carpet cleaning practices. Covered in this course is how to remove stubborn stains, how to prevent stains from returning, and the techniques to clean all carpet, upholstery & rugs. Average test certification time 2 hours. Average course study time 5-10 hours. All course materials available online.

    Green Cleaning Certification (GCC)- Residential and commercial consumers are no longer satisfied with services saying they are green companies. In some commercial situations a certification is required for you to clean their building, so they stay current with their own certification process. Green cleaning is now the most popular choice for service providers based on health and environmental reasons. Average test certification time 1 hour. Average course study time 2-4 hours. All course materials available online.

    Green Cleaning Masters Certification (GCMC)- Take your green cleaning service to the next level! The IJCSA Green Masters Certification provides critical skills and expert knowledge necessary for service owners and employees to successfully understand and perform green natural cleaning in residential, commercial, and industrial settings. The course uses the most effective freeware and open-source tools in the industry today and provides an in-depth understanding of natural green cleaning. This green cleaning master certification course is critical for any serious green cleaning provider. Over 150 exam questions (75 Essay Format) will completely test your knowledge and understanding of current green cleaning situations and concerns affecting the janitorial and cleaning industry.  The most advanced green cleaning course available online today! Not for amateurs or green washersMust pass GCC (3 hours) and CHC (3 hours) prior to taking this certification course. Average test certification time 3 hours. Average course study time 12-15 hours. All course materials available online.

    Chemical Hazards Certification  (CHC) Improve your understanding of the underlying health and environmental impacts of chemical hazards by reviewing the toxic effects of materials and the basic mechanism of MSDS. Average test certification time 1 hour. Average course study time 2-4 hours. All course materials available online.

    Customer Service Certification (CSC) A company's reputation is only as good as the customer service it provides. Please a customer, and your client base will swell with relatives and neighbors who catch wind of your top-notch service. But upset one, and brace yourself for disaster. Average test certification time 1/2 hour. Average course study time 1 hour. All course materials available online.



  • 19 Jul 2019 8:33 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler sentenced Bleicher on Wednesday to 50 months in prison for submitting fraudulent bills from his company, Allied Materials, to a customer and failing to pay taxes on the proceeds of his crimes.

    Additionally, Kugler sentenced Bleicher to three years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay $9.5 million in restitution to the company and $584,255 in restitution to the IRS for defrauding the agency of $578,902 in income-tax revenue.

    More at source: Philadelphia Inquirer 

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  • 15 Jul 2019 1:35 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Communities in Louisiana are taking the first steps toward recovery after Hurricane Barry made landfall in the state as a Category 1 storm Saturday before being downgraded to a tropical storm.

    items.[0].image.altNew Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced during a news conference Sunday that many staples of city life would soon resume, including public transportation and garbage pick up, while municipal offices would reopen Monday.

    More at source: Fox News

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  • 08 Jul 2019 12:55 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A woman on youtube Tries To CLean Her Apartment ONly Using Robots. 


    There are many different cleaning robots available that vacuum, mop, wipe down windows and even scrub toilets. I went on Amazon to find four of the highest-rated cleaning robots and see if it was possible to have them clean my ENTIRE apartment.

    For the money and time she wasted, she could have her apartment cleaned professionally once a week for about 7 weeks. - Matt

    More at source: Tech Insider

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  • 04 Jul 2019 7:28 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)


    IJCSA offices will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th in observance of Independence Day. All online services will be available.  We wish everyone a Fun & Safe 4th Of July Weekend! 

  • 01 Jul 2019 7:55 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Your cleaning products don’t simply vanish forever when they slide down the drain. They typically end up in a treatment plant. But, because treatment plants are rarely 100 percent effective in removing every last substance from water, some of these substances inevitably


    end up finding their way into the environment. If you’re cleaning with truly safe substances like vinegar, this hardly matters. But if everyone is cleaning with toxic substances, the collective results could potentially be deadly to other living organisms, possibly including plankton in the water (which has seen an almost 50 percent decline globally in the recent past, according to CBC News) and perhaps then affecting countless other links in the food chain.

    With so much at stake, it’s crucial for us all to give consideration to the products and methods we use for cleaning. 

    More at source: Blue & Green Tomorrow 

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  • 28 Jun 2019 7:39 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    SEOUL, South Korea (WTHR) — A janitor in South Korea found a treasure in the trash at Incheon International Airport Thursday.

    According to CNBC, local media reported the man found seven gold bars that were wrapped in newspaper and thrown away. A local news outlet said the gold belonged to a Korean man who instructed two other men to throw them away, fearing being searched in customs.

    Korean janitor may get to keep $325K worth of gold bars found in trash

    If no one claims the gold, the janitor, who has not been identified, will be able to keep it. If the owner does make a claim for it, the janitor would still be able to keep 5 to 20 percent of its market price, which would be between $16,250 and $65,000, according to the Korea Times.

    However, if the gold is found to be linked to criminal activity, the janitor will not be able to have any part of it.

    More at source: NBC 13

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  • 19 Jun 2019 7:11 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    Bernice Yeung’s 2018 book In A Day’s Work, is an extremely readable yet detailed work that documents workplace sexual harassment and assault among janitorial, caregiving and agricultural workers in the United States. Yeung, a reporter for ProPublica from Berkeley, California, also demonstrates the ways in which these workers are fighting back through legal mechanisms with help from both governmental and non-governmental organizations.


    Importantly, she also highlights major gaps in labor laws that deny rights to janitorial, caregiving and agricultural workers and how some local and state governments are working to fill these gaps. The book also focuses on how stereotypes create impediments to justice and encouraging attempts to change the way many in these industries view and react to sexual assault.

    Yeung’s book is essential reading for anyone working in janitorial, caregiving or agricultural work, or is an undocumented immigrant or advocate for immigrant rights who is unsure about the rights and recourse to justice for sexual harassment and assault victims. Yeung details several non-governmental advocacy groups that can serve as examples for areas in the United States that currently lack necessary advocacy groups for janitors, caregivers, and farm workers. For example, Yeung describes how Vicky Marquez, a member of a southern California advocacy group for janitors, Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund (MCTF), goes from site to site to build personal relationships with janitorial staff.

    More at source: IE Examiner

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  • 14 Jun 2019 6:05 PM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    7 Months Later & Still No Check

    The House of Representatives is expected to approve back pay this month for hundreds of thousands of federal contractors who went unpaid during the 35-day government shutdown during December and January, according to Democratic lawmakers.


    Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) has pushed for Congress to approve back pay for hundreds of thousands of federal contractors affected by the government shutdown. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

    On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee announced that an upcoming government spending package will include back pay for an estimated 580,000 federal contractors, whose ranks include janitors, cooks, & security guards...

    More at source: Washington Post

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  • 13 Jun 2019 8:01 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)

    A group of janitorial workers who were contracted to work in South Holland School District 151 claim their former employer, Alpha Building Maintenance Service, stole tens of thousands of dollars in wages from them over the last five-plus years.


    Eight of the workers, who cleaned three schools within District 151 until they were either terminated or resigned from ABMS in late February, filed a class action lawsuit against the south suburban maintenance contractor Tuesday in Cook County Chancery Court.

    More at source: Chicago Tribune

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