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.
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.
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. SoftWash Systems Academy Online will automatically generate the certificates available, allowing you to print your records at any time.
Certified Applicator Classes
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This class dives into more detail about 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Becoming an In-Network Company
SoftWash Systems Certified Applicator is the foundational level of education in the SoftWash Systems Online Academy. 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. Whether you are interested in learning the ins and outs of soft washing or are wanting to progress to becoming an In-Network Company, this is the place to start!
When purchased, the Certified Applicator provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at soft washing, chemical mixing, and the science and technology of soft wash. Comprising 20 classes, and a 200 question exam, the Certified Applicator is perfect for anyone getting into the business. The course comes with a workbook set to follow along as the instructor guides you through videos, pictures, and slideshows.
What about certification?
SoftWash Systems prides itself in helping put small businesses into business, and one perk is co-branding, as well as receiving a certification showing the completion of education. Because of this, the path for a Certified Applicator wanting to become an In-Network Company consists of more in-depth training and requirements. Once these Steps to Success are completed, you will receive a certification and move forward in the on-boarding process.
But can I train my employees?
Another benefit of being an In-Network company with SoftWash Systems is the ability to assign classes on the SoftWash Systems Online Academy to your employees, including the lead tech, and assistant tech courses. This option is only available to In-Network companies. Those that do not want to become In-Network will not have this option.
How do I become a SoftWash Systems In-Network Company?
» STEP 1 Attend Discover SoftWash Camp. read more…
» STEP 2 Acquire the Certified Applicator course with access to online classes. read more…
» STEP 3 Complete all 20 classes provided to you through your Academy Online track.
» STEP 4 Pass the 200 question test provided at the end of your Certified Applicator course track.
» STEP 5 Complete your Certified Confirmation Process. Approval confirmation will be provided to you upon completion.
» STEP 6 Must be badged by The Seal. See details at www.TheSeal.com
CONGRATS! YOU ARE NOW A PART OF THE SOFTWASH SYSTEMS NETWORK,
AS A CERTIFIED APPLICATOR.
» STEP 7 Meet Yearly CEUs.
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