Program Overview

The Building Wellness Certification Training program includes 24 hours of instruction, hands-on participation, and live demonstration delivered as a customized program or in an accelerated format of three eight-hour modules. The training session schedule for the accelerated three-day event is as follows:


Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

8:30am - 12:00pm

Module 1

The new janitorial world Your staff may not realize it, but they have the potential to contribute to the overall health of the public. Module 1 introduces you to the health advantages of green cleaning, current standards, and how green cleaning can help benefit your company. Most importantly, this module explains how your significant contribution to better public health and wellness serves to elevate the job of cleaning to a higher level of professionalism and respect.

Module 3

Implementing a green cleaning program Executing a green cleaning program requires a combination of team building, expert training and organization. Module 3 provides the green cleaning game plan, including techniques to get everybody on board and instruction for organizing all supplies and products. The second part of Module 3 offers instruction on recycling procedures and the benefits of choosing green paper.

Module 5

Executing green, healthy cleaning procedures Your environment is unique.Module 5 breaks down the hands-on procedures for using green cleaning products in your environment. Uniquely tailored to your training group, Module 5 uses your building(s) as a case study and provides a step-by-step walk-through of the procedures you’ll need to go green. Module 5 also takes a strategic view of working with vulnerable populations (e.g., people with allergies, asthma and related health conditions) and how to identify these people without infringing on their privacy.

12:00pm - 1:00pm




1:00pm - 4:00pm

Module 2

Developing compliant procedure manuals Green Seal™ and the Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS/CIMS GB) certification require a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), and a site-specific manual for each site you clean. Module 2 takes you through the steps to create successful procedure manuals, and what requirements need to be met so that by the end of the program you have a strong idea of what your procedure manuals need to include.

Module 4

Choosing green equipment and products GS-42 certification requires equipment and products that promote healthy indoor air quality and a safer environment. Module 4 explains the lifecycle of cleaning equipment, such as vacuum cleaners, power scrubbers, micro-fiber products, etc. and their impact on the environment. Module 4 also includes a demonstration lab in which attendees can try out industry-standard green cleaning equipment and products.

Module 6

Achieving effective stewardship and communication. No green cleaning program can achieve optimal results without a solid stewardship program and strategies for effective and influential communication. Based on the ASTM standards for stewardship, Module 6 covers the steps to maintaining a green cleaning program through inspections, surveys and other techniques that ensure continuity and compliance for the GS-42 and/or CIMS GB standards. Module 6 also provides instruction on building a successful communication program as required under both Green Seal™ and LEED standards, which includes effective supervisory skills and ways to promote program benefits to a wide range of target audiences.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

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