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NCA has full schedule of courses planned for 2014
With the release of its 2014 educational schedule, the National Cleaners Association will be
offering training on all things related to drycleaning, including an emphasis early in the year
on stain removal and the state required Department of Environmental Conservation
certification courses.
First up will be an eight-hour, one-day class on “Basic Spotting 101” in the Bronx.
It will take place on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Like most of NCA’s one-day
courses, it will cost $250 for members and $350 for non-members.
Close on its heels will be another offering in Hartford, CT,  called “Avoiding Claims: What
You Need to Know About Fabrics and Stain Removal” from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday,
Feb. 9.
The course will be repeated three more times throughout the year in different cities:
Tampa on May 18, Dallas on June 7 and Seattle on July 13.
Also early in the year will be the association’s first installment of the DEC Certification
courses that enable New York cleaners to obtain or update the necessary credentials in order
to operate legally within the state.
NCA’s course runs 16 hours over two consecutive Sundays, meeting from 9 a.m. until 6
p.m. The first offering of 2014 will take place on Feb. 22 and March 1 and will be taught in
Later in the year, the association has three offerings in English in Nanuet, NY, on March 23
and 30, July 13 and 20 and Nov. 9 and 16. The cost to attend is $795 per member and
$1,295 per non-member.
In late February, those seeking to learn more about “Basic Pressing and Finishing” will have
an opportunity from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 23 in the Bronx. Another offering of
the class is scheduled later in the year on Nov. 8 and 9.
The cost for the two-day, 16-hour course is $455 for members and $595 for non-members.
In March, the association will present an in-depth class that focuses five straight days on
“Radical Drycleaning/Stain Removal.”
Meeting daily from March 10 to 14 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., the class will be held in
Northvale, NJ. A second outing is scheduled later in the year from Aug. 4 to 8.
Cost for the class runs $750 per member and $995 per non-member.
Drycleaners with more knowledge and experience may want to mark March 23 on their
calendar. That is when NCA will host its “Advanced Stain Removal and Intensive Bleaching”
course in the Bronx.
Also throughout the year will be several installments of the association’s “Wetcleaning”
class which meets for one day in four different cities across the country. Dates and locations
include: April 6 in Miami, July 20 in Ohio, Aug. 3 in Tampa and Oct. 26 in New York City.
The cost is $250 for members and $350 for non-members.
The course, like many of NCA’s shorter courses, is available free for Platinum members.
Other courses where Platinum members may waive a tuition include: “Basic Spotting 101,”
“Avoiding Claims: What You Need to Know About Fabrics and Stain Removal,” “Basic Pressing
and Finishing,” “Radical Drycleaning/Stain Removal,” and “Advanced Stain Removal and
Intensive Bleaching.”
For information on NCA’s  courses, call (212) 967-3002 or visit www.nca-i.com.