Membership Benefits

Why Join The International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA)?

IKECA is the only nonprofit trade association in the kitchen exhaust cleaning industry with a singular purpose; IKECA is committed to fire prevention and life safety by promoting kitchen exhaust cleaning to a higher standard.


IKECA offers a variety of valuable services to the industry and its members:   

  • IKECA is the only ANSI accredited organization in the kitchen exhaust cleaning industry, developing national accredited standards, like our first: ANSI/IKECA C:10: Standard for Cleaning of Commercial Exhaust Systems.

  • As a trusted resource for guidelines and certification, IKECA offers insurance companies, government agencies and authorities having jurisdiction access to important industry information and free education. 

  • Offering industry certifications, IKECA is the only certifying body that requires continuing education units (CEUs) to maintain active certification. 

  • Participating in an IKECA Committee is a great way to get involved in the organization.  Select a committee that interests you the most and bring your constructive thoughts and ideas to the table to help support and improve the IKECA.”

  • Providing valuable opportunities between customers and suppliers, members establish strong business relationships and have access to demonstrations on proper use of products and services in the field.

  • Two educational conferences per year providing a platform for peer to peer exchanges, information on innovative cleaning techniques and product discounts from suppliers. 

  • A support system that helps guide legal business operations and fosters key business relationships.

  • IKECA is a trusted and respected resource, offering customers/AHJs/insurance companies free access to the Find A Member database to locate trained, qualified and certified kitchen exhaust cleaners.