What Our Students Say

”WoolSafe has been an incredible asset to our new and growing rug care division. $6,800.00 in sales last month alone as a direct result of WoolSafe referrals.“

Dekek Powell, Rug Masters, Gillette, WY

”Hi Ruth! I just completed the WoolSafe Fiber Care Specialist course this week and wanted to reach out to you and say Thanks!! It was great continued education and I'm stoked to have WoolSafe as part of our program at my new facility in Arizona.”

Scott Gwilliam, Rug Worx, Mesa, AZ

"I just wanted to let you let you know how valuable being a Woolsafe Service Provider is to our company. The first referral my company got from Woolsafe was a $7200.00 job. It also gives our company prominence in our community and the cleaning industry. I truly suggest all textile cleaning specialist invest in their education with Woolsafe. I am truly happy that I did."

Jan M. Sandler, JMS Enterprises, Hatboro, PA

Rug Cleaning Technician Course

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SEPT 12-14, 2018
Sugarland (Houston), TX

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The purpose of the WoolSafe® Fiber Care Specialist Training Course is to provide professional cleaners with a convenient means for advancing their knowledge of wool-rich carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning. The course is intended to supplement training received in the IICRC-approved Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) and Upholstery Cleaning Technician (UFT) certification courses. The 7-hour course is approved for 2-IICRC CECs in the cleaning, restoration or inspection categories. ENROLL

What's Included

This course is divided into a number of sections or modules and includes subjects such as:

  • History of Wool
  • Characteristics of Wool
  • Wool Cleanability
  • Wool Fiber Structure
  • Limitations of Wool
  • Chemical Damage
  • Abrasive Damage
  • Pets and Wool
  • Specialty Spotting
  • Wool Cleaning Related Challenges and
  • WoolSafe® Approved Cleaning Products
  • WoolSafe® Program

Certification

Fiber-Care-Specialist-N.A150WoolSafe®Fiber Care Specialist approval is conditional upon passing the course exam with an 90% or higher. Once approved, the WoolSafe® Fiber Care Specialist’s company is then eligible to apply as a WoolSafe® Approved Service Provider. Their company contact information will be listed on the International Registry at www.woolsafe.org/usa and they have permission to use the WoolSafe® mark in all their company promotion.

Getting Started

The course is $199.95 and may be purchased on line. Following these simple steps to get started:

1. Register with Rug Lady Seminars. 

2. Enroll in the course 

3. Pay Make your payment with credit or debit card, or a pre-purchased voucher

4. Take the course and get certified. Sign in as a student and your courses will be listed. 

Group Purchases

If you are purchasing a course for someone else or for several students, you may now purchase vouchers. These are one-time coupons you provide to the student.

WoolSafe Course Voucher

A Course Voucher is a tuition coupon for one course for one individual.

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WoolSafe Service Provider

Let customers know that you are certified to clean wool carpets and rugs.

Register now and pay your annual fee, or click below to renew. You must be a certified WoolSafe Fiber Care Specialist in order to become a service provider.

The Book

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 Print Edition  $79.95 + $5 shipping  

 
Digital Edition  $79.95  

 

About the Authors

PGHBakkerPaul Bakker – WoolSafe Chairman

Paul Bakker is Chairman of The WoolSafe Organization which was founded in 1991 and based in England. Other offices are located in Europe, North America and Australia

Paul worked for 24 years for the International Wool Secretariat as a carpet technologist, specializing in carpet performance, coloration, hygiene and maintenance. He helped develop wool carpet printing, antistatic, soil resist and stain blocking technologies.

For 3 years he was Wools of New Zealand’s Manager Contract Carpet Development.

Paul acted as a member and later chairman of the British Standards Institute committee that developed BS 4088, Carpet Cleaning Products. He was chairman from 1989-2000 of the International Standards Organization technical committee that developed four international standards for carpet soiling and cleaning.

Paul served as a consultant to ISO TC 129, Floorings, on carpet maintenance standard development from 2006 - 2010.


RuthTravis 2016Ruth Travis – WoolSafe North American Director

Ruth Travis holds a degree in Textiles from the University of Tennessee. She began her career in the industry by founding a diversified carpet and fabric cleaning business, Interior Care, in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1988. She began selling rugs in 1995 with the founding of her rug sales outlet, the Rug Exchange. RL Seminars, Inc. was founded by Ruth in 1998.

Since 1988, Ruth has written dozens of articles for industry trade magazines. She has served as President of the Society of Cleaning and Restoration Technicians for five terms. She also served as President, Vice-President and Marketing Chair of the IICRC and was instrumental in creating or revising many of its current 22 certification categories. She currently is an IICRC-approved Master Textile Cleaner, Senior Carpet Inspector, instructor for Color Repair Technician and Rug Cleaning Technician Certification Categories.

In 2012 she became a Master Rug Cleaner.

She has participated in writing the S300 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Upholstery Cleaning for the industry in 2000, and in the revisions of IICRC S100 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Carpet Cleaning in 2002 and 20011.

After fulfilling her duties as IICRC President from 2006-2008, Ruth became the Director of WoolSafe in North America.  Since June 2011, she has been working as a fabric and rug care consultant for Chase Carpet and Rug Care in Denver, Colorado.

IICRC-Rug Cleaning Certification Course in Houston-SEP 2018

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IICRC-Rug Cleaning Certification Course

Houston (Sugarland), TX

Hosted by: Clean As A Whistle, 808 Park 2 Dr, Sugar Land, TX 77478

September 12-14, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5 pm (exam given at 3 pm on September 14th)

Class location: Clean As A Whistle,

Questions:  Call Ruth Travis @ 615-972-0250

 

Rugs are everywhere . . . especially with consumers turning to more hard surface flooring alternatives for living areas. Area rugs have climbed to 25-30% of the total floor coverings market.   Wouldn’t you rather clean a rug in your facility for $3.00-5.00 per s.f., than drive to a home or business and clean wall-to-wall carpet for .30 per sf.  That's $324 for a single 9’ x 12’ rug!  And that doesn't include fabric protection, urine treatment, pad sales, and repair.  

ruth zebra rugThis 3-day Rug Cleaning Technician course taught by Ruth Travis, "The Rug Lady," Director of WoolSafe North America, Certified Rug Specialist and Master Rug Cleaner, covers natural and synthetic fibers, weaving, hand-knotting, and tufting; dyeing; rug types and identification; cleaning techniques ranging from minimum-moisture to total-immersion; cleaning skins: fringe cleaning, blocking and minor repairs.

iicrc techniciancourse1You'll see and learn to identify all major types of oriental and specialty rugs, with actual examples of over 100+ rugs and samples on display to photograph, touch and feel.    

rug washingThis course is being held in a real, live "working" cleaning plant and separate classroom.  And the course it being taught by the only IICRC-RCT instructor who is actively working in a full-time rug and carpet cleaning company.

Students will learn different methods of rug cleaning, colorfastness testing, animal urine decontamination and “easy” fringe cleaning.  

iicrc form image4If you want to take the IICRC RCT Certification exam, pre-requisites are Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) or Commercial Carpet maintenance Technician (CMT) and Upholstery or Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT) Certifications.

If not, then just come to learn more about rugs and cleaning, even if you've taken other classes before.  This one is really different!!  The course is an all PowerPoint presentation with numerous videos of rug making construction and hand-knotting techniques. The IICRC RCT-141 exam is offered at the end of the course.  The IICRC test fee is $65.00 per student.


Cost: $895.00, 2nd or more from the same company $795.00 each and includes: 160-page manual, numerous hand-outs, all lunches, and snacks. 

Bring a rug to clean (less than 6’x 9’) and “EARN WHILE YOU LEARN.”

If you’re interested in replacing lost on-location cleaning business; if you’re interested in extra income from the fastest growing segment of the floorcovering market; or if you’re just interested in learning more about rug ID, and a lot of HANDs-ON cleaning, then reserve your seat today!

For more information about Ruth go to www.rugladyseminars.com.

Space is limited! Be Sure to Sign Up Early to Guarantee Your Spot!


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IICRC-Rug Cleaning Certification Course in Nashville, TN
Hosted by: Pro-Care

May 23-25, 2018 from 8:30 am to 5 pm (exam given at 3 pm on May 25th)
Class location: Pro-Care, 720 Fesslers Lane, Nashville, TN 37210
Questions: Call Ruth Travis @ 615-972-0250

Rugs are everywhere . . . especially with consumers turning to more hard surface flooring alternatives for living areas. Area rugs have climbed to 25-30% of the total floor coverings market. Wouldn’t you rather clean a rug in your facility for $3.00-5.00 per s.f., than drive to a home or business and clean wall-to-wall carpet for .30 per s.f. That's $324 for a single 9’ x 12’ rug! And that doesn't include fabric protection, urine treatment, pad sales, and repair.

ruth zebra rugThis 3-day Rug Cleaning Technician course taught by Ruth Travis, "The Rug Lady," Director of WoolSafe North America, Certified Rug Specialist and Master Rug Cleaner, covers natural and synthetic fibers, weaving, hand-knotting, and tufting; dyeing; rug types and identification; cleaning techniques ranging from minimum-moisture to total-immersion; cleaning skins: fringe cleaning, blocking and minor repairs.

iicrc techniciancourse1You'll see and learn to identify all major types of oriental and specialty rugs, with actual examples of over 100+ rugs and samples on display to photograph, touch and feel.

rug washingThis course is being held in a real, live "working" cleaning plant and separate classroom. And the course it being taught by the only IICRC-RCT instructor who is actively working in a full-time rug and carpet cleaning company.

iicrc form image4Students will learn different methods of rug cleaning, colorfastness testing, animal urine decontamination and “easy” fringe cleaning.

If you want to take the IICRC RCT Certification exam, pre-requisites are Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT) or Commercial Carpet maintenance Technician (CMT) and Upholstery or Fabric Cleaning Technician (UFT) Certifications.

If not, then just come to learn more about rugs and cleaning, even if you've taken other classes before. This one is really different!! The course is an all PowerPoint presentation with numerous videos of rug making construction and hand-knotting techniques. The IICRC RCT-141 exam is offered at the end of the course. The IICRC test fee is $65.00 per student.

Cost: $895.00, 2nd or more from the same company $795.00 each and includes: 160-page manual, numerous hand-outs, all lunches, and snacks.

Bring a rug to clean (less than 6’x 9’) and “EARN WHILE YOU LEARN.”

If you’re interested in replacing lost on-location cleaning business; if you’re interested in extra income from the fastest growing segment of the floorcovering market; or if you’re just interested in learning more about rug ID, and a lot of HANDs-ON cleaning, then reserve your seat today!

For more information about Ruth go to www.rugladyseminars.com.


Space is limited! Be Sure to Sign Up Early to Guarantee Your Spot!

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Note: To be permitted to take the IICRC RCT exam, the student must have the following pre-requisite: Carpet Cleaning (CCT) or Commercial Carpet Maintenance Technician (CMT) or Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning (UFT).

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For more information on Pro-Care’s rug plant operation which includes a video of the 18 step process and bio on Trey Moon, the rug plant manager, please visit: ProCare

 

 

Current IICRC Courses

Below is a list of the current IICRC coursed taught by Ruth.

IICRC Rug Cleaning Technician - May 23-25, 2018 in Nashville, TN.  Contact Ruth @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information

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