Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS)

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.



Put CIMS to Work for You


2019 Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) - ISSA Certification Expert (I.C.E.) Workshop.

Select which CIMS ISSA Certification Expert Workshop you wish to attend:.

  • March 28 – Baltimore, MD. This program will take place in conjunction with Clean Buildings Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD

  • June 14 – Toronto, ON. This program will take place in conjunction with ISSA Show Canada 2019 at Metro Toronto Convention Center

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 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 .