CORONA, CA -- Aqua Mix, a manufacturer of products for stone, tile, masonry and grout, announces that its Independent Applicator Program (IAP) now offers Continuing Education Credits (CECs) for IICRC registered technicians in the cleaning and restoration industry, effective January 1, 2005.

Aqua Mix's IAP training program received CEC approval by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). The IICRC is a non-profit certifying body for the inspection, cleaning and restoration industry, representing over 3,300 certified firms and 27,590 certified technicians in 11 countries. The IICRC, with participation from the entire industry, sets standards for inspection, cleaning and restoration. The IICRC requires two CECs each year in order for registrants to maintain their certifications. By attending Aqua Mix's IAP training program, registered technicians will qualify to earn the two CEC units that they need.

Aqua Mix's two-day IAP training program is designed to provide technical and hands-on product expertise, application techniques, marketing and sales strategies and extensive knowledge of the geology of natural stone.

“Most applicators have told me that it was well worth the investment just after the first day of training,” said Christine Jenkins, corporate training manager. “Also, once they have completed the program, they receive the benefit of being listed on the Aqua Mix Web site as a trained applicator.”

“The Aqua Mix 'Independent Care and Maintenance Applicator' training program is the best training dollar we have ever spent,” said Bill Batchelor of Cornerstone Stone and Tile Care. “We sent an employee through the course that was new to the industry. We were so impressed with the knowledge and experience he gained; we have since sent all our experienced applicators through the course.”

For more information about Aqua Mix's IAP training program and to receive a calendar of events for its two- and three-day programs, contact Christine Jenkins at or visit the Aqua Mix Web site at