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Welcome to the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

The cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities.


GBAC STAR is the gold standard of prepared facilities.


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten the general public, necessitating ongoing service restrictions and the implementation of strict measures to contain the virus, facility operators across Canada are looking for guidance on how to go about, safely and lawfully, re-opening their shuttered doors. For large commercial buildings—including stadiums, retail spaces, office towers and convention centres—the need for a comprehensive set of best practices was not only apparent, but urgently sought by the commercial real estate sector at large.


Answering this call, the GBAC (Global Biorisk Advisory Council) has launched the cleaning industry’s first and only “outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation” program aimed at large facility operators. Already gaining traction in the U.S., the GBAC STAR™ program is now taking the complication and uncertainty out of the reopening process here in Canada.


The GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program was launched in early May and has garnered support from many recognizable organizations. GBAC STAR™ is an excellent program for all facility owners/operators who are interested in being positioned as leaders in their particular industry market from a health and safety and competitive advantage perspective.

MediaEdge Communications is a proud reseller of the GBAC Star Facility Program and the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course: Cleaning and Disinfection Principles and we look forward to discussing these excellent programs with your organization. Please review the program details below and contact Chuck Nervick, SVP, MediaEdge Communications at or 416-803-4653 with any immediate questions or if you are interested in setting up a WebEx video meeting that will allow us to walk through the program with you and your team in more detail.


GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

GBAC STAR™ Testimonial

Please click the link below to provide you and your organization with an excellent overview of the importance of GBAC STAR™ Program. The interview is with the President and CEO of the Miami Dolphins, Tom Garfinkel who shares his vision related to the Hard Rock Stadium and how GBAC GTAR will be an important component of their health and safety policies, facility cleaning practices and overall marketing. 

Register Today for the GBAC STAR™ Program (Facility Accreditation Program)

MediaEdge Communications is a proud reseller of the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program. Please see the program details below and use our special registration link when registering as this will provide you with discounts on the individual online accreditation course.


The Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a division of ISSA, introduced its GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program on cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention. It’s the industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation. GBAC STAR™ establishes requirements to assist facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Ideal for facilities like offices, restaurants, hotels, airports, convention centres, stadiums, and other public venues of all sizes, the GBAC STAR™ program assesses a facility’s preparedness and provides staff with training for biorisk prevention and containment. The program also establishes a framework for communication and awareness best practices.


Please click the REGISTER button below to access the GBAC STAR facility registration form:

ISSA has released the new GBAC Fundamentals Online Course, specifically designed for cleaning workers. This course is designed for the heroes on the front lines of the Coronavirus fight.

Click the button below for program details and the registration form:

Register for the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course: Cleaning & Disinfection Principles in order to become an accredited GBAC-Trained Technician™ (Individual Training Program)

GBAC Trained Technician

GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation Program

About GBAC, a Division of ISSA

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals, and consulting for building owners and facility managers.


For more information, visit


About ISSA

With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners, and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment, and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China.


For more information about ISSA, visit or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982- 0800.


About MediaEdge Communications (GBAC Program Reseller)

For over two decades, MediaEdge has worked in partnership with hundreds of associations and B2B clients across North America to develop effective communication strategies and advertising streams that provide value and results. MediaEdge’s portfolio consists of a wide range of B2B products including: print trade magazines, websites, e-newsletters, social media accounts, trade shows, conferences, webinars, programmatic advertising, Google Ad Words, special events, and more.


For more information, please visit or contact Chuck Nervick at 416-803-4653 or    

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