Earn a Custodial Technician Certificate from the Cleaning Management Institute.

Did you know that over the next ten years, New York is expected to have over 7,000 new cleaning jobs? Are you interested in employment in the cleaning industry? If so, this may be the opportunity you need to acquire a cleaning qualification and update your job search skills.

CSA's basic Custodial Technician Training Certification is a program which helps unemployed people gain long-term employment. The program is comprised of two parts: a basic custodial certification and individual job development.

Custodial Technician Training Certification

To get more information on the application process please contact:

(315) 751-5475



The Custodial Technician Training Certification program covers the basics of janitorial daily cleaning in six modules as set out by the Cleaning Management Institute and ISSA. The certificate is a relatively new offering that aims to raise industry sanitation standards. Many well-known institutions require all their custodians to complete certification upon employment. Examples of these are; The University of Tennessee, The Smithsonian Institute, John Hopkins's Hospital, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

The course also includes soft skills training and job development support. Soft skills are covered during class time and include; teamwork, personality strengths, communication, networking, problem-solving, professionalism, organizing, and planning. Job development occurs during weekly one-hour individual meetings. Instructors use a needs-based approach and cover topics such as; resume and cover letter writing, job search skills, interview preparation, and job fairs.


Duration: 16 weeks (10 weeks of classes, 2 weeks of job development)

When: Class times are Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.; individual weekly meetings are an additional hour. Enrollment is on a continuing basis; class start dates are to be determined based on enrollment.

Where: Classes and meetings will be held at LAUNCH located at 1010 James St.

Cost: There is no cost to the student. Incentives are offered for those who complete the course. 

Who can apply: We are looking for applicants who:

  • Are unemployed or underemployed as determined by CNY Works
  • Can read and write at a 7th-grade level
  • Can stand/walk for long periods of time
  • Show a desire to commit to the course
  • Have reliable transportation to 1010 James St.

Expected salary: $10.40-$13/hour for entry-level jobs. Jobs requiring experience pay $16-$22/hour.