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Live Stream Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Virtual Certification Workshop – IICRC Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning Technician Class (UFT)

October 14 - 16

The Upholstery Fabric Cleaning Technician Course involves all aspects implemented in cleaning fabrics, everything from fiber identification to job completion. Attendees are presented with both a wide range of cleaning options, and technical support to clean any fabric. Samples of cleaning applications presented include mattresses, furniture, fabric wall coverings, window shades, draperies, auto interiors, and much more. Additionally, cleaning of high-end fabrics like silk, chenille weaves, cotton velvets, and viscose, are all discussed with cleaning options presented. As a bonus, the basics of leather cleaning will be discussed – an Industry first in an IICRC UFT Course! All cleaning information provided is in a simple, easy to apply, step by step format.

High demand upholstery services are a great way to build and expand relationships! Come and join us in our coming fabric cleaning course – you will be glad you did!

Learning Objectives:

  • Characteristics of Fiber & Fiber Identification
  • Methods and techniques to clean and remove contaminants from fabrics
  • Spotting Techniques
  • Preventative Care & After Care
  • Standards of Care Overview and Applications

Bonus Hour: Basics of Leather Cleaning

Who should attend:

Members of the following industries:  Carpet Cleaning Professionals, Restoration & Remediation, Insurance, Facility & Property Management, Janitorial & Custodial, Schools, Healthcare, Hotels, Other

Cost: US $369.00 

*Separate testing fee for certification exam of $65.00 to earn IICRC UFT certification
14 credit hours

Class Schedule:

Wednesday, October 14, 10:00 AM (EDT) – 4:00 PM (EDT)

Thursday, October 15, 10:00 AM (EDT) – 4:00 PM (EDT)

Friday, October 16, 10:00 AM (EDT) – 4:00 PM (EDT)

Course Instructor: Mark Exner

Mark W. Exner began his long career in the cleaning industry at the ripe old age of nineteen back in 1974. His employment was in a hospital housekeeping department for $2.75 per hour. After achieving a college degree in Administration of Justice, he was unable to secure a job opening in law enforcement. Mark continued to clean and eventually started a cleaning company. Many years passed and he decided to take a course on cleaning carpets and quickly learned the value of a formal education in cleaning. He soon realized if the information could help him that much, he would like to instruct and inspire others as well. Today Mark is a Master Trainer for ISSA’s Cleaning Management Institute, instructing the Certified Custodial Cleaning Tech and Train the Trainer courses. He also instructs IICRC classes in Commercial Carpet (CMT), Residential Carpet (CCT), and Upholstery Fabric (UFT). Mark also offers continuing education credit classes (CEC’s), through his The Cleaning Basics 101 Series, as well as online courses and seminars. Mark’s warm and simple approach has inspired many. His deep respect of his students has set a good example for the industry.

REGISTER TODAY –If class is sold out, please contact to be placed on the waiting list.

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Kimberly-Clark Professional GBAC Scholarship Program
Terms & Conditions
April 22, 2020

This document outlines the Terms and Conditions for all scholarships granted under the Kimberly-Clark Professional GBAC Scholarship Program, which is administered by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association. All scholarships and awards will be referred to as Scholarships herein. By submitting an application for the scholarship, you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions.

You must read and agree to these Terms and Conditions in their entirety before you apply for your Scholarship. Industry professionals who receive a Scholarship may also be required to sign an individual scholarship agreement. Individuals must meet all conditions as outlined in the agreement.

Correspondence between the applicant and ISSA will be done primarily via email. All applicants must submit a valid email address to be eligible. Any changes to the applicant’s email address after submission of the application and without necessary cause, may result in cancelation of their application.

Any successful applicant may be required to show proof that they are employed by a firm operating in the commercial or residential cleaning industry as of the date the scholarship is awarded.

All professionals offered scholarships will receive an official email that outlines their credentials to enroll in the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course via the ISSA Online Learning Institute website. Scholarship recipients must complete the online course within 30 days of receiving their confirmation email. Failure to do so within 30 days will result in a $29.95 fee for the individual to retake the course and complete the post-course test within an additional 30-day period.

The Scholarship may not be redeemed for any goods or services other than enrollment in the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course.

Scholarships are awarded based on established eligibility criteria, which you must meet to receive your Scholarship. The eligibility requirements for the Scholarship are outlined on the scholarship program webpage, and ISSA reserves the right to grant Scholarships to eligible industry professionals at its discretion.

You may hold only one (1) Scholarship, and cleaning-industry enterprises may be eligible for up to a total of five Scholarships for active employees in their firms through this program. No individual shall receive more than one Scholarship.

Kimberly-Clark Professional and ISSA (i) are not responsible for and cannot provide you with financial advice on taxation matters; and (ii) are not responsible for the payment of any tax obligations on your behalf resulting from the scholarship.

If ISSA knows or has reason to believe that you have provided false or misleading information when applying for your Scholarship, ISSA may reassess your entitlement to the Scholarship and deem you to be ineligible at its sole discretion.

Kimberly-Clark Professional and ISSA reserve the right to cancel the Scholarship Program at any time. By applying for the Scholarship, you are consenting to the ISSA Global Privacy Policy, and agree to be contacted by both Kimberly-Clark Professional and ISSA. You may opt out of future communications at any time.

Should the applicant have any grievances or complaints about the application or administrative manners, please contact:

3300 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

View the descriptions of each business type below to determine your membership category.

Distributor sells to end user. Purchase from several manufacturers or wholesalers to sell to end user. Must have a warehouse to sell to commercial, industrial, or institutional end users. Carry every product or can get it. Sell to Building Service Contractor (BSC) or In-House Service Providers (ISP).

Sub – contractor, contract work out. Professionals that clean bathrooms, facilities, maintenance, carpets, commercial buildings, office complex’s, public venues, etc. 

Individual members. Hire their own staff to clean, schools, hospitals, government facilities, universities, malls, nursing homes, and non-profit associations.

***Individual membership applies to Supervisors, Managers, and Housekeeping leads that require individual ISSA membership.

Manufacturers of cleaning products, and those who create components used by others in the manufacturing process.

Represent product for commission, work for selling manufacturer products, contract sales rep, and call manufacturers to send orders out.

Associate Trainers and Publishers offer services to any class members… Publishers (press, magazine), training, education, software, consulting.

Companies who clean residential spaces – houses, town-homes and other non-commercial buildings and real-estate.

ISSA Membership Benefits

  • 2 Employee Member Access Accounts
  • Limited Access to Online Member Directory
  • ISSAToday Digital Subscription
  • Industry Newsletters
  • Access to ISSAtv Video Library
  • Access to White Papers, Standards, and Benchmark Reports
  • Value of Clean Toolkit - Limited Access
  • Access to ISSA Bookstore
  • Limited Access to ISSA Member Only Tools and Resources
  • Company is listed in Member Directory
  • Member Promotions Kit
  • Discounts on Events, Workshops, Seminars
  • Access to Personal Development Center
  • Free Trade Show Floor Access - Limited Passes