The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the certifying body for firms and individuals in the inspection, cleaning and restoration service industry, has announced a dramatic surge in the number of certified technicians and certified firms.

Over 19,000 technicians are currently listed on the Certification Registry, a 250% increase since 1990. The number of certified firms has increased as well. After a 172% increase in the last decade, there are now 5,500 certified firms.