Signature Boston

GBAC-Trained Technician Program

IAEE has teamed with GBAC, a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, to help exhibitions and events professionals safely and effectively return to the face-to-face business environment amid the challenges presented by COVID-19, as well as other infectious diseases, through a training course designed to prepare for, respond to and recover from biohazards in the workplace.

The GBAC Fundamentals Online Course teaches participants how to prepare for, respond to and recover from biohazards in the workplace. The principles behind infection and contamination control measures for infectious disease outbreak situations such as the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The length of the course is approximately two to three hours, and covers the following:

  • Preventative, response, infection control, and contamination control measures to known or potential infectious disease outbreak situations. This section includes emphasis on the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
  • Importance of proper cleaning and disinfection for health
  • GBAC protocol for response and remediation
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE), tools, and equipment
  • Cleaners and disinfectants based on the EPA’s Emerging Viral Pathogens Guidance in the United States
  • How international professionals can find information specific to their own countries
  • Post-course Test

Individuals who successfully complete the course within 30 days will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, and can use the term “GBAC-Trained Technician” to distinguish themselves in their marketing and communication materials. This certification brings increased value to recipients’ employers and customers because it demonstrates the recipient’s competence to carry out their responsibilities and his/her commitment to the standards of excellence and continuous learning.

The GBAC Fundamentals Online Course is offered in English, Spanish, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and Polish. Through the IAEE Referral Program, the cost for both IAEE members and non-members is $150.

To receive this special pricing, enter referral code upon checkout:


More information on this program is located on the ISSA website here.