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SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties Acquired a New Territory License
We are happy to announce that besides being the owners of SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties, SERVPRO of Clayton County, and SERVPRO of Decatur, Michael and Ryan have recently acquired the territory license in Georgia… Butts County. This acquisition will help the team strengthen SERVPRO’s presence in the region. In order to acquire a new license, the company needed to demonstrate that it was capable of providing exceptional services for the people of Butts County.
We will be servicing the communities of Flovilla, Jackson, Jenkinsburg, Stark, and Worthville. Butts County is located in the central part of Georgia and has a population of about 25,000.
Here is a little bit about Michael and Ryan
Michael Crawford went to Georgia Southern University where he was the president of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated in 2004 with a Business degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. He joined the SERVPRO family in 2015 as the Operations Manager. Ryan Braswell started his SERVPRO career back in 2008 in the Water Department as a Production Technician. He became the Contents and Fire Division Production Manager a few years later where he has grown the division for the past ten years. Michael and Ryan know the in and outs of this business. They seek to simplify an array of problems with simple, but effective solutions for their customers.
Mold Team with years of experience in the business
At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, we have technicians with more than 10 years of experience in dealing with mold remediation issues.
Homeowners need to approach the issue of mold in their homes with caution since mold can appear on any wet surface (such as furniture, walls, and carpet) in as little as 48 hours after a water damage event.
Appropriate mold remediation requires the use of advanced tools and equipment in order to eradicate the issue. That is why extensive training, certifications, and education are offered by SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to our employees to properly remediate mold in your place of business or your home and ensure your safety.
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County can handle any size disaster for mold remediation, water damage, and fire damage restoration to prevent any further damage to the structures.
If you see any signs of mold, please give us a call at 678-432-3003.
We are the Proud Sponsor of the Union Grove Baseball Team
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County are proud sponsors of the Union Grove High School Baseball team.
This sponsorship helps us be involved in the success of the student-athletes, coaches, Union Grove High School, and the community as a whole by helping with uniforms, game and practice equipment, and hopefully playoff travel expenses too.
Union Grove high school is home to more than 1600 Henry County students and has more than 150 faculty members and support staff. It also was recently named one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post. It offers more than 18 sports opportunities and 30 co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
We are proud to be a part of their overall success and winning streak. Go Wolverines!
Choose a reputable restoration company
If you had the misfortune of experiencing any kind of water or fire damage in your home or business, you know it can be devastating to deal with the chaos that ensues, and it can be difficult to know what steps to take first.
The first thing you should do is call a reputable restoration company with years of experience like SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County.
SERVPRO is a trusted leader in the restoration industry and can bring your home or business back to its preloss condition with our advanced water inspection, extraction and drying equipment. We have more than 50 years of experience in water damage, fire, mold, and storm damage. We also work with your insurance company to help you with the claim process.
We are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Have questions? We are here to help you. Call us at 678-432-3003.
Our experts make it “Like it never even happened. ®"
At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we make fire and water damage “Like it never even happened.’
We do business with more than 300 insurance companies and that is one of the reasons we are a leader in the industry.
Three Reasons to Use SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County
Certifications and Training
Our in-house Training Specialist conducts regular workshops and oversees the training of our technicians for the rigorous certification process to be IICRC certified. This is a key differentiator in order to provide the best service to our customers.
We have dedicated Residential and Commercial Project Managers with over 50 years of Disaster Restoration experience, in order to get homes and businesses back to their preloss condition.
Our technicians not only use advanced restoration equipment and techniques but also have state-of-the-art proprietary software that allows them to effectively track drying progress, and ensures that only the amount of equipment suggested by the industry-standard IICRC s500 is placed. You can be sure that our technicians will only be placing equipment that is needed to dry the building, not pad the bill.
We specialize in
- Water Damage Restoration
- Fire Damage Restoration
- Mold Remediation
- Storm Damage Restoration
- Biohazard Cleanup
- Building/Reconstruction Services
If ever in need of a disaster restoration company SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is here to help 24 hours a day and 7 days a week- Call 678-432-3003.
Running out of time to get your CE Credits?
In Georgia, insurance agents must complete 24 hours every 2 years. You can find all the details at the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire.
We will be teaching three classes in March.
March 15th, 2022 at our SERVPRO office located at 934 Dailey Mill Rd., McDonough, GA 30253.
Registration starts at 8:30 am and Restoring Contaminated Buildings course will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (2 hrs., #34430). We will break for lunch and the next class, which is Restorative Drying for Water Damage course will be from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm (4 hrs., #51761)
We are proud that SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is approved to offer this service to our agents. This class will be hosted through Zoom.
Our in-house Training Specialist, Eric Schwadron, will be teaching Cleaning and Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents (2 hrs., #59570) on March 23, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Registration starts at 9:30 am.
For both in-person and virtual classes, you must be on time and remain for the duration of the class in order to get credit. We handle all the paperwork and you will receive a certificate in 2 weeks.
If you are interested in attending any of our classes, please give us a call at 678-432-3003.
Odor Removal and Deodorization
Is there a lingering musty or unpleasant smell in your home or building? Sometimes, it could be hard to pinpoint where exactly it is coming from.
Call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to help you deodorize your home or office.
As experts in deodorization, our technicians will identify the source of the odor and completely remove it. We do not just mask the odor and we do not take any shortcuts. The crew will clean off residues and use sprays or foggers to deodorize various surfaces. They are trained to use different equipment and techniques to tackle different situations (ex. air scrubbers, ventilation box fans, ozone generator, photocatalytic oxidizer, etc.)
At the end of the process the technicians will advise you if there is a need to get your carpets professionally cleaned or if you should invest in HVAC filters or an air purifier system.
SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO Clayton County has the experience and training needed to get rid of any lingering smells. Call us today- 678-591-7310.
New Franchise Ownership!
Michael Crawford and Ryan Braswell
Our franchise has had a new change in ownership!!
They are the proud owners of three franchises: SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties, SERVPRO of Clayton County, and SERVPRO of Decatur.
Here is a little bit about the new owners:
Michael Crawford went to Georgia Southern University where he was the president of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. He graduated in 2004 with a Business degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. He joined the SERVPRO family in 2015 as the Operations Manager and now is the proud owner of 3 franchises along his brother-in-law, Ryan Braswell.
Ryan Braswell started his SERVPRO career back in 2008 in the Water Department as a Production Technician. He became the Contents and Fire Division Production Manager a few years later where he has grown the division for the past ten years.
Michael and Ryan know the in and outs of this business. They seek to simplify an array of problems with simple, but effective solutions for their customers.
IICRC- What is it & why you should hire a company that is certified?
The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is a non-profit organization for the inspection, cleaning, and restoration industries. It provides standards and certifications.
When dealing with any type of water damage, mold remediation, fire damage, storm events, etc., it is extremely important to hire a professional company with vast experience in dealing with these types of situations and that can provide the necessary certifications.
When you call SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, rest assure that our technicians have the knowledge, training, and necessary equipment to handle any size disaster. Our employees go through extensive training with our in-house Training Specialist in order to pass the exam showing that they are IICRC Certified.
Call our IICRC-certified company today- 678-432-3003.
- AMRT - Applied Microbial Remediation Technician
- ASD - Applied Structural Drying Technician
- CCT - Carpet Cleaning Technician
- CDS - Commercial Drying Specialist
- ECTP - Employee Certification Training Program
- FSRT - Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician
- IICRC Certified Firm
- OSHA - 10-hour General and/or Construction Industry Training Program
- RRRP - Lead-Based Paint Activities and Renovation
- UFT - Upholstery & Fabric Cleaning Technician
- WRT - Water Damage Restoration Technician
Do you need an air purifier in your home?
According to IQAir, the most polluted cities in Georgia are
- Warner Robins
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a few experiments on human exposure to air pollutants and they found that the indoor levels of pollutants, such as wood burning, smoke from tobacco, dust mites, mold, nitrogen dioxide, pet dander, radon, etc. were two to five times (an in certain situations more than 100 times) higher than outdoor levels of pollutants. During the spring and summer there is an added risk due to the fact that humidity and high temperatures can increase the concentration of some pollutants.
An easy fix to improve the air quality of your home is invest in a good air purifier. Check Consumer Reports’ Air Purifier Buying Guide to find the best for your family. Make sure you choose one with a good filtration system such as HEPA filters,
If you are worried about mold in your home, call an experience company like SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County to help you- 678-432-3003.
What is SERVPROXIDE™?
Did you know that SERVPRO has its own line of cleaning products?
One of our favorite products to use is SERVPROXIDE™. It is a disinfectant that kills 99.999% of virus and bacteria cells when it comes in contact with these cells on hard and soft surfaces. It can be used every day and the best part is that it is not a bleach, so you do not need any protective gear while using it and it.
This amazing product uses a unique chemical compound called chlorine dioxide, and it has the lowest toxicity rating given by the EPA. It is safe to use around your children, babies, the elderly, and furry friends since there are no fragrance added to it.
If you have any questions about this amazing product, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County professionals to help you- 678-432-3003.
Do you need Continuing Education Credits?
At SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County we have our very own Training Specialist that specializes in Insurance and Real Estate Continuing Education Classes.
On March 31st, we have Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. On April 28th, we have two classes: Restoring Contaminated Buildings from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Deodorization of Malodors from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
We will provide complimentary lunches.
Location: SERVPRO Conference Room- 934 Dailey Mill Rd., McDonough
Real Estate CE
On April 14th we will be teaching Restorative Drying for Water Damage from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. Lunch will be sponsored by Allied International.
Location: Wildwood Center, Marietta
Here are some of the CE courses that we offer:
- Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Restoration
- Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
- Restoring Contaminated Buildings
- Restorative Drying for Water Damage
- Cleaning & Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents
- Biohazard Cleanup
If you are interested in signing up, call Eric Schwadron 678-432-3003. After you take the class, we will mail you the Completion Certificates.
Click here to find available classes in Georgia.
We are Cleaning Experts
Call us today – SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, 678-432-3003
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is Here to Help during this time of need
During this unprecedented time caused by the global pandemic of coronavirus, this is a reminder to our customers that we are specialists in cleaning services, and we adhere to the highest cleaning and sanitation standards.
We are prepared to clean and disinfect your home or business, according to protocols set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We have years of experience in dealing with biological contaminants, and we will go beyond the scope of work that regular janitorial staff perform on a daily basis.
The CDC encourages cleaning of high-touch surfaces such as counters, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and tables. Other spaces mentioned in the CDC’s guidance for commercial spaces include:
- Kitchen/Food Areas
- Retail Spaces
- Water Fountains
- Sales Counters
- Carpets and Rugs
- Stair Handrails
- Elevator Cars
- Playground Equipment
- Fitness Equipment
The CDC recommends usage of a labeled hospital-grade disinfectant with claims against similar pathogens to the coronavirus. Multiple products in the SERVPRO product line carry the EPA-approved emerging pathogens claims. While there is currently no product tested against this particular strain of the coronavirus, we are following all guidelines as provided by the CDC and local authorities.
Call Today for a Proactive Cleaning
If your home or business needs deep cleaning services, call the experts today – SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County, 678-432-3003
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County… Faster to any size disaster
When considering what restoration company to use after a water or fire disaster in your home or commercial property, choose a company with the resources to get the job done and guide you through the process.
We understand that speed matters when it comes to fire and water mitigation. We have developed ways to streamline the process so that decisions can me made as fast as possible.
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County provides emergency restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are a locally owned company with national resources. SERVPRO has more than 1700 franchises in the USA and Canada with Disaster Recovery Teams located all over the country.
Call a company with more than 20 years in the restoration business- 678-432-3003.
Restore vs. Replace… what is the difference?
At SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding and SERVPRO of Clayton County our goal is to minimize the disruption to tenants, owners, and property managers after a fire or water damage.
The cost of replacement after a loss is higher than the cost of restoration. It is very important that you work with a restoration company that does not have a “demo everything” approach to the process. Restoring versus replacing also helps with the recovery time, since the job is completed faster, and it reduces business interruption.
We are committed to provide immediate service to the residents of Henry, Spalding and Clayton County. Our employees are trained to perform quality service and communicate with the homeowner or property manager every step of the way.
We will work hard to get your property to its preloss condition and make it “Like it never even happened.”
Call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County today at 678-432-3003.
SERVPRO’s Professional Cleaning Products
For more information call 678-432-3003
One of the reasons why you should choose SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County for your Water Restoration or Fire Restoration needs is because we use our own proprietary products to restore your home or business to its preloss condition and make it “Like it never even happened.”
Our Corporate office has an exclusive division called The SERVPRO® Professional Cleaning Products (SPCP) made up of one chemist and two blenders in charge of making quality products used to deodorize, clean, decontaminate, etc.
There are hundreds of products offered in SERVPRO’s cleaning line, including some environmentally friendly ones.
SERVPRO Industries, Inc. is member of the EPA’s Design for Environment (EPA/DFE) initiative. By being a part of this initiative we can access CleanGredients, or environmentally friendly cleaning products, commonly referred to as green chemistry.
If you would like to learn more about our products, please visit SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County’s website.
When disaster strikes… call a company with more than 20 years of experience in the business
If you need our help, call us at 678-432-3003
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County is a locally owned and operated business. We specialize in the restoration of residential and commercial properties after a water or fire damage, mold, or storm event.
Our crew chiefs, production technicians, managers and office staff have the experience, training and the equipment to tackle any size disaster. We will walk you through the entire restoration process.
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has more than 20 years of experience in the business dealing with water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, storm damage, commercial cleaning, etc.
We are here to help provide emergency cleaning and restoration services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week—including all holidays. Call us at 678-432-3003.
Residential Continuing Education Classes
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County offers a variety of credit courses for insurance adjusters and insurance agents at no cost. We provide all the material needed and we offer a complimentary lunch.
Here are some of the CE courses that are offered by SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County every year
- Biohazard Cleanup
- Cleaning and Restoring Smoke-Damaged Contents
- Deodorization of Malodors
- Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar (MARS)
- Restorative Drying for Water Damage
- Restoring Contaminated Buildings
- Understanding Mold in the Restoration Industry
- Understanding the Restoration Industry: Property Fire Damage Restoration
- Water Seminar
If you want to learn more about our CE Classes, please give us a call at 678-432-3003 or email our Continuing Education Instructor at eschwadron@SERVPRO8537.com
To check our upcoming classes, please click here
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County Key Differentiators
Call us today at 678-432-3003
We know there are choices in our market when it comes to Disaster Restoration. So why would you choose SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County for your emergency needs? There are a number of reasons that you should know about!
- Experienced Project Managers – SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County has dedicated Commercial Project Managers with over 50 years of Disaster Restoration experience. That experience ensures that your project will be handled right and professionally.
- Communication – SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County places a high premium on daily project communication. You have other things to do in your day, however you also need information. Day or night, our Project Managers will keep you in the loop as to what is going on at your building’s project so you aren’t walking into work with unknowns. Information is power.
- DryBook Mobile – Do you know how much drying equipment needs to be placed? Likely not. SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and SERVPRO of Clayton County utilizes DryBook, a proprietary software package owned by SERVPRO Industries, which allows technicians to effectively track drying progress, but also ensures that only the amount of equipment suggested by the industry standard IICRC s500 is placed. This provides piece of mind to our business clients in knowing that we are only placing equipment that is needed to dry the building, not pad the bill.
Call us today at 678-432-3003, we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Complimentary CE Classes this month
Do you need Continuing Education Credit Hours? Georgia Licensed Agents must complete 24 credit hours of continuing education every two years (a minimum of three credit hours must be for Ethics).
SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties offers complimentary CE Classes to insurance agents and insurance adjusters.
Join us Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 to learn more about Biohazard Cleanup and Restoring Contaminated Buildings. We will provide coffee, drinks and lunch.
August 13th, 2019
10:00-12:00- Biohazard Cleanup – Course #50302, 2 hours)
12:30-2:30- Restoring Contaminated Buildings- Course #34430, 2 hours)
Henry County Chamber of Commerce- 1709 Highway 20 West, McDonough, GA 30253
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Eric Schwadron at eschwadron@SERVPRO8537.com or call us at 678-432-3003
Mold Infestation? Let the Pros at SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties Help
Call us today! 678-432-3003
When you call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties to help you get rid of mold in your house or business, you know you are getting a qualified restoration company and trained mold damage specialists to tackle the mold problem. It is important to inspect your property for any sing of water damage that can rapidly turn into a mold issue. When our technicians find signs of microbial growth, their initial focus is to stop the water source creating the problem. It could be a leaking water heater, a busted pipe, a leaky roof, condensation, etc. Once the source is completely fixed, we use different equipment to stabilize and clean the area. We place air scrubbers to remove the particles from the air, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuums to prevent the spread of mold spores while the mold remediation takes place. We make sure to apply an antimicrobial treatment to remove mold colonies and to prevent new colonies from forming. Our specialists will remove and replace any infested porous materials, such as drywall, carpet, and carpet pad.
If you think you might have mold in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties and let us help!
Is Mold Hiding In Your Crawl Space or Attic?
Don't let mold take over your attic, call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today!
When was the last time you went up to the attic? It was probably during the holidays and you probably were not checking for signs of mold. What about the crawl space? Well most people would avoid going down into that dark place where eight legged creatures are hiding in dark places. The attic and crawl space are probably the scariest places in your home (we hope), and because they are scary we tend to avoid going anywhere near them if we can avoid it. In our experience, 95% of all mold problems in crawl spaces and attics go totally unnoticed for long periods of time due to the fact that most people do not spend any time there.
You will probably find mold in crawl spaces and attics during a home inspection, when homeowners are getting ready to put their house on the market. It is shocking to think that mold was present for who knows how long!
Don’t wait until you are ready to get your house inspected, be proactive and act now! Get a flashlight and go up there from time to time and look for signs of mold. If you see mold, call us right away, we can help you make it "Like it never even happened."
Spring Has Sprung, Now Go Ahead and Inspect Your HVAC Unit
Inspect your HVAC Unit today!
Spring is the perfect season to clean your heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit (HVAC). How long has it been since you last check your HVAC unit? If it’s been a while, it could be not functioning properly, circulating dust, malodors and other pollutants. Poor air quality in your home or business can affect your sleep, exacerbate allergies, etc. To prevent this from happening, make sure the vents and ducts are clean, change your air filters regularly, and make sure to use a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filter.
When in doubt, hire a professional to look at your HVAC unit. They will perform a thorough cleaning and make sure your unit is working properly. This will extend the life of the unit and save you money in the long run.
Deodorization for your home or office
Call us today- 678-432-3003
Is there a lingering musty or unpleasant smell in your home or office? Identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing so call SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties today and our IICRC-certified technician will help you get rid of any kind of bad odors.
As experts in deodorization, our odor control technicians will identify the source of the odor and completely remove it. Rest assured that we will not mask the odor or take any shortcuts. The crew will clean off residues, and use fog or sprays to deodorize different surfaces. If the smell is still present, they will place different equipment, such as a ventilation box fan, an ozone generator, a photocatalytic oxidizer, or an air scrubber to eliminate odor molecules. At the end of the process they will seal the affected surfaces to “seal in” any remaining malodors. The technicians will advise you if there is a need to get your carpets professionally deep-cleaned. You can also invest in an air purifying system, replace HVAC filters and regularly clean vents and ducts.
SERVPRO of Henry and Spalding Counties has the experience needed to tackle the problem and get rid of any lingering smells. Call us today- 678-432-3003
Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon
Table decorated with the theme from the book Stars by Mary Lyn Ray
We were so lucky to sponsor a table at the Annual Ferst Readers of Henry County Spring Luncheon on March 20th, 2019. This event brings together business leaders, educators, county representatives, and the whole Henry County community to raise money for a great cause. The Ferst Readers of Henry County provides children in this county with books from birth until they turn five years old.
Everybody participating in this event has so much fun each year because each table has a theme based on a book. This year we chose to decorate our table inspired by the book Stars by Mary Lyn Ray.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, the superintendent of Henry County Schools. During her speech, she emphasized the importance and the huge impact that reading to our children from a young age helps them succeed later in life.
Let us help you with your CE Credits
SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties CE Class
Here at SERVPRO of Henry & Spalding Counties we have a full time Training Specialist that teaches Real Estate and Insurance Continuing Education Classes.
All of our Insurance CE Classes are held at our office in McDonough. We have three amazing classes coming up. On March 26th we have Understanding the Restoration Industry from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm. On April 30th we have Deodorization of Malodors from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and Mitigation Awareness and Response Seminar (MARS) from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.
The location for our Real Estate Classes varies. Our next class will be on May 8th – Restoring Smoke Damaged Contents, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. We provide complimentary lunches for all of our classes.
If you are interested in signing up, give us a call at 678-432-3003. After you take the class, we will mail you the Completion Certificates.