Certified Applicator Course


SoftWash Systems Certified Applicator is the first level of education required when you decide to join our network of providers. Brought to you from AC Lockyer himself, he will take you on a journey through 4 main categories that pertain specifically to the art of soft washing.

 

AC Lockyer will share with you his own experiences in the field as well as what he has picked up over the past years guiding others in the roof and exterior industry in 4 categories.

  • Tools
  • Duties
  • Safety
  • Surfaces

Our 20-class course is designed to equip you, the owner first and foremost with the knowledge and power to operate your business from the cleaning perspective. It also comes with a Lead Technician and Assistant Technician courses that you can use to train the team members you choose to bring on board.

 

Our goal at SoftWash Systems is to set you up for success. Part of that success comes with SoftWash Systems Academy Online. When you purchase our Certified Applicator Course it will come with online access to the material and supporting documents that accompany the course. Once you complete the necessary steps to become a Certified Applicator, your account on Academy Online will be upgraded to “Manager” status, and you will then be able to invite team members and assign them to the course that best fits their path.

 

Your Certified Applicator certification will last you 2 years from the date you pass your test. The Lead and Assistant Technician will last 1 year from the date the test is passed. SoftWash Systems Academy Online will automatically generate the 3 certificates available, allowing you to print your records at any time.

Certified Applicator Classes


TOOLS

The Science & Technology of Soft Washing

This class is the who, what, when, where, and why of soft washing. What is growing on the surface and can it be removed safely? This class dives into the science that will equip and educate you on why soft washing is the solution to roof and exterior cleaning needs. This class is a part of our Assistant Technician course.

Anatomy of a SoftWash Spraying System

This class discusses the parts and components that make up a soft wash spraying system. All the various modules will be covered to help you best decide what you need on your very own system. This class is a part of our Lead Technician course.

Sustainability of Bleach

This class is all about bleach. One of the main ingredients necessary to obtain a clean surface. In one of his favorite classes, AC will discuss why bleach is the answer. He will also debunk some of the negative thoughts that people have about bleach, and teach you how to talk about bleach with confidence backed by research and knowledge.

Introduction to SoftWash Systems Chemicals

In this class, you will learn about the chemicals that SoftWash Systems has designed. You will learn what each product does, the surfaces that it works best on, and which ones can be combined to tackle multiple surfaces. This class is a part of our Assistant Technician course.

Chemical Mixology

Now that you have learned about the different chemicals that SoftWash Systems carries, you need to know how to mix them. This class is an in-depth class that shows you how to set your dials on your blend module to achieve the mix you need for the surface you are cleaning. This class is a part of our Lead Technician course.

DUTIES

Assistant Technician

This class will help Assistant Technicians understand what their day to day duties and responsibilities are in the field and at the office and explain the importance of their role in the business.

Lead Technician

This class will help Lead Technicians understand what their day to day duties and responsibilities are in the field and at the office and explain the importance of their role in the business.

Plant Protection

This class covers the possible hazards and potential damage that can occur on the job site directly impacting plant and vegetation health. You will learn how to avoid these pitfalls by following the methods in this class. This class is a part of the Assistant Technician course.

Property Protection

This class is the sister class to Plant Protection. Property damage can eat into your profits but is preventable. This class will cover how to protect your client’s property and prevent any damages that could occur. This class is a part of the Assistant Technician Course.

License and Insurance

This class is an overview of the local city and state requirements that you may need to conduct and operate a soft washing business.

SAFETY

Personal Protective Equipment Safety

This class covers the PPE material and items that allow yourself and your team members to conduct their job in a safe manner. This class is a part of the Assistant Technician course.

Respirator Safety

This class dives into more detail of one of the most important pieces of PPE that you and your team members rely on. You will learn about the different types of respirators. what they each do and how to use them properly. This class is a part of the Lead Technician course.

Ladder Safety

This class covers one very important tool you will have in your soft washing business. Ladders; the different kinds of ladders, how to safely transport, load and unload, as well as the importance of using ladders properly on a job site. This class is a part of the Assistant Technician course.

Roof Top Safety

A large majority of your cleanings will be done from the ground or ladder. This class will guide you on the safety procedures you need to know for when you have to perform a cleaning from the roof.

Road Rules Safety

This class covers DOT road rules and driving safely. You share the road with potential customers, it’s important to ensure you are following state requirements along with being a courteous driver. This class is a part of the Lead Technician course.

SURFACES

Roof

This class discusses in depth how to soft wash two of the most common roofing materials you will encounter. Shingle roofs and tile roofs. You will learn spraying techniques, how to dissect the roof in sections, and clean it efficiently. This class is part of our Lead Technician and Assistant Technician courses.

Flatwork

Flatwork is often thought that the only way to clean it is with pressure. However, in most cases that is not accurate. This class covers the why, how, and how-to on cleaning flatwork using soft washing methods. This class is a part of the Lead Technician course.

Wood

Wood can be a delicate surface, this class will teach you how to clean it, what ratios to use and the proper techniques to treat wood in the various structures it comes in. This class is a part of our Lead Technician course.

Misc

This class covers the many other surfaces that may not have fallen into our other surface categories. You will learn what attention to detail looks like, how to clean various other materials, and more. This class is a part of the Lead Technician course.

Windows

This class covers the art of soft washing windows and all the parts and components that make up a window frame. You will learn tips and tricks as well as solution ratios to make your clients’ windows sparkle and shine. This class is a part of the Lead Technician course.

Becoming a Certified Applicator


Our Certified Applicator is the first level for a professional to participate as an In-Network SoftWash Systems company. The Certified Applicator educational course is designed to teach beginners and professionals how to soft wash profitably. You will receive both a workbook package as well as access to our SoftWash Systems Academy Online, where you will be able to stream educational content at the click of a button. Academy Online is a robust training resource you will use for training both yourself as well as every position inside your company. SoftWash Systems makes hiring and training EASY.

 

SoftWash Systems offers education that encompasses all levels of professionals, the best support in the industry, the newest innovations for soft washing equipment, and time tested chemicals that do the work for you!