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The Nations Premier Training Center

IICRC CLASSES 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Breakfast & Lunch Provided for all IICRC Classes

July 11th-12th 2018

Color Repair Technician (CRT)

Early Registration Discount: TBD

Class Fee: TBD

Test Fee: TBD

Instructor: Ruth Travis

LocationBerkley Location
3784 11 Mile Rd.
Berkley, MI 48072
Class Description


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(Prerequisites:  IICRC Certification in CCT or CCMT)  The Color Repair Technician course addresses the history of color, color theory, natural and synthetic dyes, dye methods, types of dyes, types of fibers, carpet styles and dye procedures. Other topics covered include color related cleaning issues such as fading, color loss due to contamination or bleaching, and the use of cleaning agents that may affect or remove color from carpet. (2 day course; 14 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks)



Ruth Travis was President/Chairmen of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification from 2006 to 2008.  After fulfilling her responsibilities as President of the IICRC, Ruth was named the Director of the WoolSafe Organization in North America.

Ruth has a B.S. degree in Textiles from the University of Tennessee and has attended most of the major cleaning and restoration industry courses.   


If you think about it  . . . professional carpet cleaners restore carpet and rug "color" every time it’s cleaned.  Right?

So, if you or your employees aren't certified in Color Repair and/or you're not marketing "color correction" to your customers, you may be losing sales to companies that do.  Remember, around every spot, stain or discoloration is a roomful of carpet, upholstery and rugs that also may need to be cleaned.

Color is the number one reason consumers choose carpet. When a know or unknown “menace” causes a stain or discoloration that ruins that “perfect carpet,” the consumer ultimately turns to the cleaning professional for help. Whether a discoloration from acne medication, household bleach, insecticide or urine removes color, or a stain from coffee, plant food, mustard, furniture or soft drink adds color to the carpet, trained technicians can become “heroes” after completing this in-depth two-day course.

The Color Correction Course covers the history of dye, color theory, the carpet dyeing process, carpet fibers and construction, and spotting procedures, as well as on-location carpet dyeing. Color restoration for sun fading, color enhancement for faded traffic areas, side-match correction and “wear-related” conditions, such as shading, pooling and watermarking also are addressed. The IICRC Color Repair Technician Certification is one of the electives for IICRC Master Cleaning Technician status.

This “hands-on” course is taught by Ruth Travis, the Rug Lady. With a B.S. degree in Textiles from the University of Tennessee, Ruth has attended all the major cleaning/restoration industry courses and was the first woman to attain all the IICRC Certifications. With the unique perspective of a small carpet cleaning business owner and carpet inspector, she has over 25 years experience in maintenance and restoration of carpet, rugs and upholstery. Ruth has traveled the US and abroad (Japan and England) teaching carpet color correction to cleaners and restorers.

Ruth is an IICRC-Certified Master Cleaning Technician, Master Fire Restoration Technician, Journeyman Water Damage Restoration Technician, Certified Rug Specialist, Carpet Inspector, IICRC-Approved Color Repair and Rug Cleaning Instructor. She’s the past-President of the IICRC. Ruth operated a fabric care service in Chattanooga, TN for 15 years where she performed color correction services for her clients, interior designers and carpet mills.  She is now the Director of the WoolSafe Organization in North America and a fabric care consultant to Chase Carpet and Rug Care in Denver.

MEALS: Do you have dietary restrictions or food allergies? Please notify Kari prior to class so that we can accomidate you for breakfast and lunch! 


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