Cleaning Management Institute (CMI)


Cleaning Management Institute (CMI) is one of the most recognized training and certification providers in the professional cleaning industry.  Since its founding in 1963, CMI’s third-party training has certified more than 100,000 cleaning professionals worldwide.

Many organizations worldwide trust and use CMI’s custodial technician training programs. Building service contractors, educational facilities, health care providers and many more utilize CMI’s certification courses. 

Implementing CMI’s verified, third-party certification program at your organization will:

  1. Increase workforce morale and performance
  2. Reduce your operating expenses
  3. Minimize your risk for asset damage
  4. Reduce your employee turnover rate
  5. Boost customer retention
  6. Add value and credibility to your organization.

Employing a CMI training program is as easy as 1-2-3. Whether you invite CMI trainers into your organization or you have a trainer internally, CMI can help you strengthen your training platform.

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Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS)

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CIMS is the first consensus-based management standard that outlines the primary characteristics of a successful, quality cleaning organization.

Think of it as a way to differentiate your organization from the competition, demonstrate your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, improve your overall operations, and save money.

ISSA Certifications

Put CIMS to Work for You

CIMS is more than just a way for cleaning organizations to set themselves and their green cleaning operations apart in the marketplace.

Individuals who wish to assist their customers in preparing for CIMS certification can become ISSA Certification Experts (I.C.E.), while facility managers and others responsible for selecting a cleaning service provider can gain an increased level of confidence in their contractor by using CIMS and CIMS-Green Building

(CIMS-GB) as a powerful pre-qualification tool. CIMS and CIMS-GB certification demonstrates an organization is prepared to deliver quality, customer-focused services and ensures an organization is capable of delivering a comprehensive green cleaning program based on LEED: EB O&M green-cleaning criteria.

A number of organizations have participated in the Cleaning Industry Management Standard Certification Case Study Program. Each organization went through the official certification process, underwent a comprehensive assessment and achieved certification to CIMS.

Learn more about their experiences going through the process and how they see CIMS certification benefiting them in the future by browsing their individual CIMS case study.


Click on one of the portals below to learn how CIMS can help you.