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GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation

GBAC Star Facility Accreditation

GBAC STAR™ is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.

GBAC STAR is the gold standard of prepared facilities. This accreditation means that a facility has:
  • Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2).
  • The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.
  • Highly skilled cleaning professionals who are trained for outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

What Is the Program Like?

The GBAC STAR Accreditation Program is performance-based and designed to help facilities establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building. The program relies on GBAC’s comprehensive training, which teaches the proper protocols, correct disinfection techniques, and cleaning best practices for biohazard situations like the novel coronavirus.


Successful GBAC STAR facilities are able to demonstrate that correct work practices, procedures and systems are in place to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

There are 20 GBAC STAR Program Elements, each with specific performance and guidance criteria. We recommend reviewing the Readiness Assessment Checklist and the Recommendations for a Successful Accreditation before starting the application process.

The GBAC STAR Accreditation Program is based on quality management system principles and is similar in approach to other relevant industry programs like ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and ISO 35001.

What Does the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Mean for My Facility?

It means that your facility staff or service provider is implementing the industry’s highest standards for cleaning and disinfection of infectious agents like the novel coronavirus

Proper Procedures

Proper Training





What Are the Benefits of Being a GBAC STAR Accredited Facility?

The GBAC STAR Accreditation Program provides third-party validation that your facility meets a higher level of cleanliness and safety.

With GBAC STAR, your facility is:

  • Maintaining strict cleaning protocols for infectious disease.
  • Using best practices to limit the impact of future outbreaks.
  • Protecting building occupants now and in the future.
  • Prepared for any recurring challenges in your workplace or facility
With GBAC STAR, your cleaning staff is:
  • Highly skilled and certified for infectious disease response
  • Empowered to do their jobs safely and effectively.
  • Trained to follow the right practices to keep themselves safe from disease.
  • Bringing value to their communities and contributing to public health.

With GBAC STAR, your customers have:

  • The assurance that the facility has been disinfected to the highest standards.
  • Renewed trust in building cleanliness and safety.
  • Increased confidence to enter and feel comfortable inside the building.
  • Peace of mind that proper cleaning is an ongoing facility management priority.

Who uses the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation Program?

GBAC STAR is designed for any size facility or organization, including:

Stadiums and Arenas

Convention Centers

Retail Spaces

Commercial Offices


Athletic and Fitness Clubs


Assisted Care Facilities

Veterinary Clinics




Trains, Planes, Automobiles

Church & Religious Buildings

Grocery Stores

Doctor's Offices

The following organizations have already committed to achieving GBAC STAR facility accreditation

Hyatt Hotels
& Resorts

Miami Dolphins and
Hard Rock Stadium

VisitDallas and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District

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