Color Repair Certification

Color Repair Technician (CRT) Certification

Color Repair Technician Course

IICRC Certification in CCT or CCMT

Continuing Education Credits:

Ruth Travis Is the immediate Past President/Chairmen of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Ruth has a B.S. degree in Textiles from the University of Tennessee and has attended most of the major cleaning and restoration industry courses. She shares with her students and peers the unique perspective of a small carpet cleaning business owner, retail rug store owner and carpet inspector. She has over 25 years’ experience in maintenance and restoration of carpet, rugs and upholstery. In addition, she is a flooring inspector and performs corrections for some of the major carpet mills. She has traveled throughout the US and abroad sharing her knowledge with other cleaners, inspectors and restorers.  Ruth is an active volunteer in the cleaning, restoration and inspection industry.  She served as the IICRC as Marketing Committee Chairman and President/Chairman of the Board of Directors for two years and is the past Chairman of the IICRC's Color Repair Committee.  She is also on the IICRC Rug Cleaning Technician Committee and was one of the editors of IICRC S-100 Carpet Cleaning Standard and S-300 Upholstery Cleaning Standard.  She was a member of the S520 Mold Remediation Standard Committee. Ruth also serves as Past President of the Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians. After fulfilling her responsibilities as President of the IICRC, Ruth was named the Director of the WoolSafe Organization in North America.


The two (2) day IICRC certification in color repair includes training on color, color theory, dye methods, types of dyes, carpet styles, cleaning issues with fading, contamination 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

The color repair course addresses the history of color, color theory, natural and synthetic dyes, dye methods, types of dyes, types of fibers, carpet styles and dye procedures. Other topics covered include color related cleaning issues such as fading, color loss due to contamination or bleaching, and the use of cleaning agents that may affect or remove color from carpet.

To get the color repair certification you need to pass the CRT 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.

About the Color Repair Instructor: Ruth Travis