Certifications, Training, and Affiliations
For more than 30 years, SOLID has partnered with various organizations and companies to advance the specialty surface care industry and ensure our team has the training and certifications to provide superior surface care solutions.
SOLID’s leadership platform, known as SOLID University, designs, develops and delivers continuous educational systems that meet the evolving business needs of our clients and our people. We have worked tirelessly, internally and with industry partners, to provide best-in-class professional sales and client experience programs to ensure each client touchpoint offers experiences they enjoy, want to be repeated, and will be compelled to tell others. For our service craftsmen, our programs ensure they are experts in caring for every type of architectural surface they may encounter.
Additionally, SOLID has earned the GBAC-Trained Technician seal. Our associates who successfully complete the course within 30 days will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, and can use the term “GBAC-Trained Technician” to distinguish themselves in their marketing and communication materials. This certification brings increased value to SOLID’s employers and customers because it demonstrates our associate’s competence to carry out their responsibilities and their commitment to the standards of excellence and continuous learning.
SOLID is a proponent of continuous growth for our associates, supporting activities such as continuing education and participation in professional trade organizations.
Certifications and Associations
We’re proud to be associated with the following partners.
ALA– Association of Legal Administrators provides extensive professional development, collaborative peer communities, strategic, operational solutions, and business partner connections, empowering ALA members to lead the business of law.
AAAE – American Association of Airport Executives is the largest professional organization for airport employees, delivering results for members who serve as the backbone of AAAE and our nation’s airport system.
ASCC – American Society of Concrete Contractors is a non-profit trade association of cast-in-place concrete contractors dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete while providing concrete contractors a unified voice in the construction industry.
BOMA – Building Owners and Managers Association International is the leading trade association for commercial real estate professionals, representing owners, managers, service providers, and other property professionals of all commercial building types, including office, industrial, medical, corporate, and mixed-use.
CREW – Commercial Real Estate Women is a network to transform the commercial real estate industry by providing the connections, resources, and opportunities for women to become more successful in their careers, seizing business opportunities and career growth.
CPC – Concrete Polishing Council certification is the industry-recognized qualifier of concrete polishers. Certification is offered at the Tradesman and Craftsman levels that require a combination of technical skills, decision-making abilities, and proven work history.
CoreNet Global – The Global Association for Corporate Real Estate is a non-profit association with strategic responsibility for the real estate assets of large corporations. CoreNet advances the practice of corporate real estate through professional development opportunities, publications, research, conferences, designations, and networking in 46 local chapters and networking groups globally.
connexfm – ConnexFM is the leading membership organization for facility managers and supplier professionals, empowering them with best practices, benchmarking, education, discussion forums, and trusted partnerships.
CRI– Carpet and Rug Institute: CRI initiatives help protect air quality, carpet’s lifespan and lead to smarter buying decisions on cleaners and equipment.
- SOLID has gained CRI’s Seal of Approval (SOA) certification, which differentiates us against the competition and helps us do our jobs better, resulting in more satisfied customers.
- SOLID uses Green Seal certified Windsor SENSOR series vacuums for the highest quality performance, filtration, versatility, durability, and value, and have either Gold or Silver CRI approvals.
- All of SOLID’s carpet cleaning methods are CRI, and Green Seal approved and follow the carpet manufacturer’s specifications for cleaning.
- All cleaning processes are certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute following the CRI 204.
GBAC – The Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC) helps organizations and businesses prepare for, respond to, and recover from biological threats, biohazard situations, and real-time crises. GBAC is a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association.
GreenSeal – Provides science-based environmental certification standards for products and services.
- SOLID uses Green Seal-certified industrial and institutional cleaning products and processes.
IFMA – International Facility Managers Association advances their collective knowledge, value, and growth for Facility Management professionals to perform at the highest level and lead the future of the built environment.
IAVM – International Association of Venue Managers provides superlative leadership, cutting-edge innovation, advanced education, supportive advocacy, opportunities for networking, and connection to other venue professionals worldwide.
ICRI – International Concrete Repair Institute is devoted to prolonging the useful life of concrete through quality repair, restoration, and protection.
IICRC – Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification is an international non-profit organization responsible for upholding and advancing globally recognized standards and certifications for the inspection, cleaning, restoration, and installation industries.
ISSA – International Sanitary Supply Association: The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide, ISSA leverages the strength of its global cleaning community to change the way the world views cleaning, and increasing the appreciation for cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line.
MISBO – Mid-South Independent School Business Officers is a purchasing consortium for 340 schools in 21 states throughout the U.S. MISBO has over 100 contracts for commonly used goods and services negotiated by leveraging the collective buying power of their membership.
NORMI – National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors serves as a cooperative network of first responders in the war against indoor air quality and mold problems.
NSI – Natural Stone Institute offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy, and networking events. NSI is a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry.
NTMA National Tooling and Machining Association connects U.S. precision manufacturers to advance and secure the industry for future generations by leveraging their collective experiences and ingenuity, advocating for the industry, and providing vital business resources and critical knowledge to their members.
NWFA – The National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA) is an international not-for-profit trade association representing all segments of the hardwood flooring industry, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, installers, importers,/exporters, inspectors, and consultants.
Safer Choice – Safer Choice is an EPA Pollution Prevention (P2) program, which includes practices that reduce, eliminate, or prevent pollution at its source, such as using safer ingredients in products and making them safer for human health and the environment.
USGBC– U.S. Green Building Council promotes sustainability in building design, construction, and operation.
WACH – The National Floor Safety Institute’s (NFSI) Walkway Auditor Certificate Holder (WACH) Training course provides information on how to properly conduct a walkway safety audit and keeps members current on recently released NFSI B101 Standards.
WoolSafe – The WoolSafe Organization is a cleaning industry service provider devoted to promoting best practices in carpet and rug care through maintenance product evaluation and certification, education and training, and the promotion of professional cleaning and inspection services.