Course Prerequisites

This course requires the student to have the following IICRC active certifications as prerequisites to the Senior Inspector Course:

CCT – Carpet Cleaning Technician

RRT – Repair/Reinstallation Technician

The Carpet Inspector Course focuses on preparing carpet inspectors for certification, it also serves as an introductory floor covering inspection course explaining basic investigation procedures that apply to all floor coverings. Some basic knowledge of fibers, yarn construction, carpet construction and installation is assumed and the emphasis is on field testing, lab testing, inspection techniques, advanced construction, installation and maintenance issues as well as report writing, warranty interpretation, color issues, photography, sample collection, practice and tours of related facilities.

CCT: The Carpet Cleaning Technician course teaches the fundamentals of carpet cleaning. Topics include fiber types and characteristics, fiber identification, carpet construction and styles, dyeing at the mill, soil characteristics and the chemistry of cleaning. This course will also introduce the technician to the 5 methods commonly used in carpet cleaning. The differences between the CCT and CMT courses are, basically, a focus on either general or residential versus commercial applications.

RRT: The Carpet Repair and Reinstallation Technician course teaches techniques and safety issues related to carpet repair and re-installation, carpet construction, inspection process prior to cleaning, tools of the trade, floor preparation, adhesives, carpet cushion installation, tackless strip and moldings, seaming, and proper stretching. This class also teaches various repairs that the carpet cleaner/restorer may come up against while dealing with an installed textile. This knowledge will enable the technician to recognize and avoid installation problems that may arise while performing carpet cleaning as well as how to correct many issues encountered.

NOTEBOOK COMPUTER: It is a requirement that each student have a laptop computer while attending the CRS Senior Inspector Course. There are at least seven reports that need to be written during the class, and IICRC Inspector software that each student must learn.

If you need to rent a laptop computer for the class please indicate that on your registration form. Rental rates for the week of the class is a total of $200.00