Professional Certifications

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Professional certification is a credential provided to an individual after the completion of an online standardized certification course and exam. This certificate provides evidence that the individual has a quantifiable understanding of their field of work.

  • Certified Environmental Cleaner (CED)

    Achieve a satisfactory score on environmental regulations, proper waste handling and safe operating procedures. Exams very depending on solvent type.

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  • Certified Professional Drycleaner (CPD)

    Achieve a satisfactory score on pertaining to business management, customer service, fibers and fabrics, stain removal, and the drycleaning process.

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  • Certified Professional Wetcleaner (CPW)

    Achieve a satisfactory score on pertaining to business management, customer service, fibers and fabrics, stain removal, and the wetcleaning process.

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  • Certified Garment Care Professional (CGCP)

    Once you receive the Certified Environmental Cleaner (CED), Certified Professional Drycleaner (CPD), and the Certified Professional Wetcleaner (CPW) Certifications you will automatically receive the Certified Garment Care Professional Title.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does Certification Last?

All certifications are valid for a term of three (3) years.  At the end of the term, individuals must renew to maintain their certified status.

Who Is Eligible For Certification?

Any individual who owns or is employed in an operating drycleaning or laundry business is eligible to apply for certification.

What Is Required?

A successful candidate must achieve a satisfactory score on a multiple–choice examination.

When Will The Examination Be Administered?

Certification exams are administered online during an established one-week testing period. During this period, an exam may be taken at any convenient time; 24 hour a day. Candidates may schedule one or multiple exams within the one-week testing period.

How Can I Prepare For The Examination?

Once an individual has registered for an exam, online access to specially designed self–study guides become available to assist in preparation. However, certification exams are designed not only to test an individual’s ability to read and memorize DLI materials, but also aimed at testing knowledge gained through work experience. Therefore, it is recommended an individual have a minimum of three years of experience in the drycleaning industry before taking an exam.

How Much Time Do I Have to Take an Examination?

All DLI certification exams are timed.  Once the timer has begun the exam cannot be paused, stopped or reset.  At the end of the time limit, the exam will stop and the score will be calculated whether it is completed or not.

The time limits are:

Certified Professional Drycleaner               3      Hours

Certified Professional Wetcleaner              2 ½  Hours

Certified Environmental Drycleaner           2      Hours

Are There Any Special Rules to Follow?

Anyone taking an exam should carefully read the directions that are provided by email and on the exam website before starting the exam. No questions concerning content of the examination may be asked once the exam has been started.

How Will I Know My Results?

Upon completion of the exam, a status screen will display the final exam score and pass or fail status. Written status notification will also be sent from DLI to all test candidates. Successful candidates will receive certificates from DLI.

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