Training & Education

Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI is the hub for training and certifications. We provide hands-on training to professionals who would like to become certified or maintain IICRC certification from an IICRC Approved Instructor.

We maintain a regular course schedule and offer customized private training for groups. Contact us today to learn more.


IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification)

For those facilities who would like their team certified, we offer IICRC courses in the following categories:

  • IICRC Carpet Cleaning Technician
  • IICRC Upholstery Cleaning Technician
  • IICRC Odor Control Technician
  • IICRC Water Damage Technician
  • IICRC Fire and Smoke Damage
  • IICRC Applied Microbial Remediation
  • IICRC Mold Remediation Course

Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI now offers the Ultimate Hands-On Training to the facilities maintenance professional who specializes in maintaining schools, municipalities, retail and other commercial facilities.

Take a look at the training and learning opportunities that Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI has available to increase your rate of success at tackling even the toughest maintenance job while maximizing profit potential.

Diversification Initiative Program

This program designed and developed by our Director of training Doug Heiferman. Many large organizations throughout the U.S. have hired Doug to train their maintenance team including the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City and the prestigious University Of California Merced, a certified Green Leed certification for building operations and maintenance. Doug is honored to have trained the team on how to maintain textiles from a health perspective.

The Diversification Initiative is not only designed to teach maintenance technologies; the goal is to improve the capabilities and productivity of technicians in addition to introducing cleaning processes. The majority of companies select 3 topics from the menu below to customize for their specific goals. Each segment run 90 minutes.

IICRC Continuing education credits (CEC) available.

Diversification Menu

  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Commercial Carpet Maintenance
  • Carpet Repair
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Fabric Protection
  • Odor Control
  • Hard Surface Maintenance
  • Stone Care and Polishing
  • Wood Floor Cleaning
  • Mattress Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Damage
  • Introduction to Mold Remediation
  • Green Building Initiatives
  • Cleaning from a Health Perspective

About Your Instructor

Doug Heiferman has trained and motivated thousands of individuals in the field of textile cleaning, restoration services and facilities maintenance throughout the United States for over 20 years. He is an IICRC Approved Instructor and Certified Master Textile Cleaner and additionally holds certification in upholstery cleaning, odor control, water damage, repair and reinstallation, health and safety, color repair and FCITS Carpet Inspector.

As an Industry Instructor, Doug teaches a wide array of classes including IICRC certified carpet, upholstery and odor control technician. Additionally, he instructs specialized training classes in facilities maintenance, leather, oriental rugs, rug cleaning, tile and grout, and wood, as well as marketing and management seminars.

Doug’s high energy and motivational teaching style makes him widely requested by schools, municipalities, hotels, airports, and other commercial/industrial facilities. Students will enjoy Doug’s fun and exciting classes.

Call Hudson Valley Contracting & DKI’s Training and Learning Center at 845-294-8919 for all your training needs. Ask for our schedule of classes or book your private training. Our classes are both educational and a lot of fun!