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CMI offers certifications through our printed products, videos and live training courses.


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Custodial Technician Certification (print and digital)


The Custodial Technician Training and Certification Program was developed by CMI more than 20 years ago and has been helping cleaning operations adopt best practices ever since. The program is designed for frontline custodians and teaches basic and advanced skills in all areas of commercial building cleaning. 

The Custodial Technician program is updated regularly to keep pace with new technologies and procedures in the industry. Version five of the program includes updated information on steam vapor cleaning, microfiber, no-touch cleaning technology and much more.

Teach best practices to your custodial staffs and ensure your operation has minimal environmental impact by adopting the industry's premiere training and certification program. 


Supervisor Certification (print and digital)

CMI’s Custodial Supervisor Training and Certification course is truly a milestone in our profession. Many custodians find themselves in a management position with little or no training on the people and operations skills necessary for success. Our Supervisor Certification course is divided into three sections, each of which covers a particular area of supervising and managing custodial maintenance work. Each section also has a certification exam; the final exam at the conclusion of the course covers all information that has been presented. The exams include multiple choice, true and false and essay-type questions.

Whether you're looking for a way to groom key employees for supervisory positions or you want to improve your own skills in order to advance your career, the Supervisor Certification couse can help you achieve your goals. 

Trainer Certification (live events)

The Train the Trainer course is held six to eight times each year at locations across the country. The three-day course provides the tools and skills you'll need to implement a training program for your custodial team or to enhance your current program. The Train the Trainer program meets the training requirements set forth in both ISSA's Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) and Green Seal's GS-42.


Our videos are a great complement to the Custodial Technician program, covering everything from the chemistry of cleaning to cleaning procedures and both basic and advanced hard floor care. They can also be used as stand-alone training videos to provide an overview of these key topics to your staffs.