Being a good leader can unlock a career in so many ways. From gaining the trust of peers and customers to leveling up to a new position, those who seek out leadership opportunities have the skills to improve themselves both personally and professionally.
Which is why BSCAI is excited to announce its new professional certificate: Certified Site Supervisor (CSS). This new designation is a symbol of leadership excellence in the building service contractors industry, and is designed for on-site supervisors and other members of the leadership team.
“It’s a training tool for that on-site supervisor role that runs a crew,” said Parker Moore, CBSE, one of the BSCAI members who helped design the program. “It’s going to provide more knowledge to that site supervisor and that account manager for their day-to-day work and to do their job better in general.”
BSCAI started developing the training as a compliment to its other certifications: Certified Building Service Executive (CBSE), Registered Building Service Manager (RBSM), and Registered Building Supply Professional (RBSP). Moore said they wanted to make education tailored to the person who looks at the day-to-day operations; someone who might in the future work their way to a more advanced certification but is still moving up in their career.
This particular certificate covers several aspects of being an on-site manager. Some of those things include effective cleaning strategies—like floor care and cleaning chemicals—and also includes more HR-related topics like account management, motivation and front office concerns.
“This covers so much more than just cleaning,” Moore said. “Site managers have to be in tune with the facility they’re in, and they also are often the person representing your company on a day-to-day basis. We felt it was really important to develop training specifically for that individual.”
This one-time certification covers seven modules and never expires. Those who should consider the certification include anyone who manages at least four employees, works with frontline janitorial staff and manages quality control. It is also for those who work in training and office management in an oversight level. These courses are also offered all online, meaning you can gain your certification from anywhere in the world.
Moore said CSS is just another way BSCAI wants to help people improve their lives by enhancing their education. Those with certifications get more promotions, make more money and are more efficient at their jobs, Moore said.
“I feel like each certification—whether it’s the RBSM, RBSP, CBSE or now the CSS—that education is helping the individual be better. Whether they want to get that promotion or they want to be better in the job they currently have, the goal is to make people better.”
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