CCT Certification

Mark Violand
Mark Violand has been in the floor covering business since 1977. Carpet care was his first encounter. As consumers became more interested in other types of floor coverings, so did Mark. As a certified senior carpet inspector, Mark now operates an inspection, correction, and repair business which handles all types of floor covering. Mark has been training carpet cleaning and floor covering professionals almost as long as he has been one himself. As part owner of one of Northeast Ohio’s largest carpet care companies, he was responsible for the technical training of all service personnel. The company performed services in all aspects of carpet cleaning, carpet maintenance, water damage restoration, color repair (spot dyeing), carpet repair, and carpet installation. Industry involvement is important to Mark. He presently works on the Certification Council of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration as the chairman of the Senior Carpet Inspector committee. Certified by the IICRC in many categories, Mark is a regional supervisor for the organization. Prior involvement includes serving on the IICRC Board of Directors from 1987 to 1991, and being part of the Public Relations and Marketing committee for more than eight years. Mark was the national president of the United Carpet Cleaners, Inc (UCCI) in 1987-88, and was the founding director of the UCCI’s Cleveland Chapter which still meets each month as a chapter of the Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technician’s (SCRT).

Joey Pickett
Joey Pickett is president of Service Consultants and Joey’s Carpet Care of Lexington, KY. With over 34 years of experienced, he is recognized by the IICRC as a Certified Master Cleaning Technician, Restorer, and Senior Inspector. He serves on the IICRC standard committee including as contents chapter co-chair of the S-500 water damage restoration standard, chairman of the S-300 upholstery and fine fabric cleaning standard, and has provided peer review for several other standards. He has served as a teacher and consultant to insurance companies. Joey is well known as an IICRC approved instructor, TV and radio personality, and offers presentations on a wide variety of technical, management, marketing, and inspirational topics.  He works or has worked as an industry consultant and coach to cleaning and restoration companies, he has served as a teacher and consultant to insurance companies, Carpet and Fiber manufacturers, Consumer reporting agencies, Chemical and Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers, the BBB, LMCCA, AMFA and several others.

Carpet Cleaning Certification Course

About the Carpet Cleaning Certification Instructors: Mark Violand & Joey Pickett 

Continuing Education Credits:

Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) Certification

The IICRC carpet cleaning certification course is designed to teach the art and science of carpet cleaning to professional service providers, as well as others in related industries.  The CCT certification course emphasizes practical application, identifying fiber, yarn and carpet constructions, style types and finishes, soiling conditions, cleaning science and methodology, and other issues and concerns faced by individuals who maintain and clean installed broadloom carpet. 

To get the carpet cleaning certification you need to pass the CCT exam after attending 2 days of training. Lunch and snacks with adequate breaks will be provided. Get the training and certification you need by booking a class with us now.

 When coupled with additional on-the-job training and field experience, students should be adequately prepared to perform carpet cleaning techniques and procedures. Students should also be adequately prepared to accomplish further training in other IICRC-approved courses, which require CCT as a prerequisite.  The course is designed to cover pre-inspection, fabric identification, basic cleaning chemicals and equipment, and proper cleaning techniques and procedures with a residential and light commercial emphasis.


The CCT IICRC training class emphasizes practical application, identifying fiber, yarn and carpet constructions, style types and finishes, soiling conditions, cleaning and more!

TIPS for the classroom:

  • Classes are held at 1145 Commons Blvd, Reading PA  19605
  • Breakfast, lunch, beverages & snacks provided everyday by RTI
  • All classes are 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Registration begins at 7:30 AM
  • There is a $50 cancellation fee per student
  • No refund if cancelled 10 days prior to class, No refund for no-shows