Our certifying partners share the common interest in the goals and objectives of the Academy:

  • Establish and be recognized as a high quality, high performing Academy raising the professionalism of the construction industry.
  • Increase the skilled craft workforce in painting and disaster restoration
  • Offer certifications in water mitigation, fire & smoke damage restoration, mold remediation, and vandalism and crime scene clean up.
  • Benefit the community by partnering with outreach organizations such as Build Your Future and Hardhat Heroes.

National Center for Construction Education and Research

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), is a 501(c)(3) that develops standardized construction and maintenance curriculum and assessments with portable credentials. These credentials are tracked through NCCER’s Registry System, which allows organizations and companies to track the qualifications of their craft professionals and/or check the qualifications of possible new hires. NCCER's Registry System also assists craft professionals by maintaining their records in a secure database.

Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification

The IICRC, or the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification, is the non-profit certifying body for the cleaning and restoration industry. Since starting in 1972, the IICRC has evolved into a global organization with more than 60,000 active Certified Technicians and more than 6,000 Certified Firms around the world. The organization’s standards serve to develop common, industry-accepted language and terminology that enables us to more universally discuss concepts and procedures regarding cleaning, inspection and restoration. Through this discussion, we can grow the industry together.

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy

The Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) facilitates opportunities for career growth in the construction industry through continuing education programs targeting craft workers, foremen, supervisors, project managers, superintendents and company management. GMCA is an accredited member of the NCCER. This accreditation means GMCA meets and exceeds all requirements of the nationally standardized program. As a result, each student is entered into a national training program that can be easily transferred among accredited sponsors and throughout the industry. In other words, a Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy student can take their transcripts to any other participating NCCER member and continue training, having a recognized document to reflect past classroom experiences. Painting & Disaster Restoration craft instructors are certified by the GMCA which is their sponsoring organization into the NCCER.

The Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy has joined nationally recognized associations who are committed to supporting the construction industry and workforce development specifically to painting and disaster restoration.

Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Michigan

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national association representing nearly 25,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms in 78 chapters across the United States. ABC’s membership represents all specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors of the industry.

Associated Builders and Contractors is recognized as one of the leading organizations representing America’s business community and the U.S. construction industry. The Greater Michigan chapter represents those builders and contractors in the Michigan area.

Painting Contractors Association

Founded in 1884, the Painting Contractors Association (PCA) is a national trade association dedicated to the success of painting and decorating contractors through ethics, education and excellence. PCA is recognized and supported by many industry manufacturers and suppliers as the premier organization committed to helping professional painting and decorating contractors improve their business.

PCA is the only trade association dedicated to the success of the nearly 310,000 painting contractors in America and Canada. PCA offers contractor members many opportunities to develop and grow through participation in education programs, attendance at local networking meetings, use of PCA Industry Standards and much more. Explore the PCA website to learn more about why PCA Painters Are Better.

Painting & Disaster Restoration Academy is an affiliate member of PCA.

Restoration Industry Association

The Restoration Industry Association serves and represents the interests of the commercial and residential restoration and cleaning industries by promoting the highest ethical standards; providing education, professional qualification and certification opportunities; positively influencing regulations and governmental actions; and advancing the safety, image, efficiency, and competitiveness of industry members.

Founded in 1946, RIA has evolved into the premiere international organization for cleaning and restoration companies. RIA Members are the leaders in the industry. Twelve hundred members strong and growing, RIA represents more than 20,000 individuals worldwide. RIA publishes the award-winning industry magazine, "Cleaning & Restoration". C&R has been in publication for over 40 years and continues as the leading source of technical and business information for the cleaning and restoration arts and sciences.