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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:

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 informed 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?



Office buildings, stadiums, schools and more can receive the GBAC STAR Facility Accreditation.
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Cleaning professionals can become a GBAC-Trained Technician® through online and in-person training.
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Companies pay an annual fee to become an ISSA Member. GBAC is a division of ISSA.
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Not yet.

Coming soon: Cleaning products that have been approved for use with GBAC STAR protocols.
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, including these early adopters.

Hyatt Hotels
& Resorts

Miami Dolphins and
Hard Rock Stadium

VisitDallas and the Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District

The leading trade association for the cleaning industry worldwide.
1-800-225-4772 (North America) or 1-847-982-0800

Agreement between ISSA and Company

This Agreement made this ____ day of ________ 2020 (“Effective Date”) is made by and between the International Sanitary Supply Association, an Illinois non-profit corporation with its principal place of business at 3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062 (hereinafter “ISSA”), and COMPANY, DESCRIPTION, STREET ADDRESS, CITY, STATE (hereinafter “Company”) (collectively referred to as the “Parties” and each individually as a “Party”).

WHEREAS, ISSA is a non-profit trade association that represents the global commercial cleaning industry, and operates a division known as the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (“GBAC”) that provides education, training, certification and consulting services in the field of biorisk assessment, management, clean up and disposal (the “Services”);

WHEREAS, Company is a distributor of commercial cleaning products and supplies that desires to make certain of the Services available to its customers and prospects; and
WHEREAS, ISSA is interested in expanding the sales of its Services by collaborating with Company.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and agreements of the Parties herein contained and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged by the Parties, the Parties hereby agree as follows.

Section I

Company Resale of GBAC Fundamentals Online Course

Section II

Company Promotion of GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

Company, at its expense, shall promote the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program (“Program”) to its Clients using commercially reasonable efforts.  In exchange for such referrals, ISSA shall pay to Company a commission based on the registration fees ISSA receives from each Client registered in the Program.  Appendix A, which is hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement, sets forth the current Program registration fees, commissions, and other terms and conditions that govern the promotion of the Program by Company.

Section III

General Provisions

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have hereunto executed this Agreement as of the date first set forth above.



Print Name


By Company :


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Resale of Course and Promotion of Program by Company

ISSA Course Prices
ISSA Member price$150.00/course
ISSA Member Quantity discount pricing
1-50 Courses$150.00/course
51-100 Courses125.00/course
101-250 Courses100.00/Course
250 + CoursesCustom Pricing
ISSA Non-Member price$300.00/course
RestaurantsUS$5 per occupancy/seat$500-
Hotels$3 per room$500$15,000
Arenas/Stadiums$0.30 per occupancy/seat$500$15,000
All Other Facilities
Under 25,000 sq ft - (Under 2,322 sqm)$500  
25,000-199,999 sq ft - (2,322-18,580 sqm)$1,000  
200,000-499,999 sq ft - (18,581-46,450 sqm)$2,500  
500,000-799,999 sq ft - (46,451-74,322 sqm)$4,000  
800,000-999,999 sq ft - (74,323-92,902 sqm)$6,000  
1MM to 1,999,999 sq ft - (92,903-185,805 sqm)$10,000  
2MM+ sq ft - (185,806+ sqm)$15,000  

*Multi-site portfolios will be priced individually.  Please inquire.

**An enterprise fee will apply to multi-site portfolios with 20 or more facilities. Please inquire for details.

***Each GBAC STAR facility accreditation will include the appropriate number of individual online certifications in the quoted price

****Additional online GBAC Fundamentals certificates above allowance at $150 each

Restaurants1 per 100 seats
Hotels1 per 100 rooms
Arenas1 per $1000 of fee
All Other1 per $1000 of fee