PCRA/ICRA Certificate Program

Pre-Construction Risk Assessment – Infection Control Risk Assessment (PCRA/ICRA) Certificate Program

PCRA/ICRA Certificate Program Benefits

  • Health & Safety
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Cost Controls
  • Increased Business
  • Improved Resume
  • Self-Paced Online Training
  • Remotely Proctored Exam
  • Affordable pricing

Why seek a PCRA/ICRA Credential?

  • Help ensure compliance with the requirements of The Joint Commission.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the delivery of high-quality healthcare construction and maintenance for your company, staff, and customers.
  • Utilize state-of-the-art best practices for infection control, noise, vibration, dust and odor abatement, utility outages, and more.


$500/person* includes:

  • 12 hours of asynchronous PCRA/ICRA training done on your schedule
  • A comprehensive training manual loaded with PCRA/ICRA best practices
  • A remote, 90-minute proctored exam with 40 multiple-choice items
  • Proctored paper/pencil exams can also be administered to 5 or greater candidates

Exam retakes cost $50. For any candidate who fails the exam, Green Advantage provides a listing of concepts based on incorrect exam items.

*Bulk discount rates of $450/person for purchase of 10 or greater vouchers.

Who is it for?

The PCRA/ICRA Credential is for workers across trades who perform construction/deconstruction activity in healthcare facilities, such as:

  • Apprentices
  • Construction Supervisors
  • Construction Workers
  • Environmental Services Management
  • Facility Managers
  • Infectious Prevention/ Control Team Members
  • Journey Workers
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Property Restoration Personnel
  • Safety Personnel
  • Tradespersons

The Joint Commission

The Joint Commission accredits over 20,000 healthcare facilities.

Accreditation ensures healthcare quality and safety, treatment, and services.

According to a publication of the Joint Commission: “To ensure a safe environment for patients, health care staff, and visitors, the PCRA process must be documented and reviewed by a multidisciplinary team of key health care personnel and stakeholders, including infection preventionists, safety officers, engineering (facilities) personnel, design and construction team members, contractors, security leadership, administrators, and representatives of the area(s) affected by the work.

An infection control risk assessment (ICRA), which is part of the PCRA process and also required by The Joint Commission, takes into account the environment, work practices, patient populations, and infectious agents associated with a proposed project and/or physical environment activity, as well as the action that needs to be taken prior to the work to mitigate risk. The ICRA process should be initiated when construction, renovation, demolition, or maintenance/repairs are in the planning stages to identify any changes to design based on the patient population of the unit and intended clinical applications”.