A standard is different than a training course.but what I'm asking is have you given much thought to what a recognized standard should consist of............
Which is a bit of the problem. Cleaning textiles requires quite a bit of "if-this, then-that" and this may be taken out several levels depending on what you're trying to clean, so a standard has to be ridiculously detailed to encompass everything you might run into.
Given all of the variables, this is quite a bit more difficult than writing standards for other industries like, say, electrical work. Those industries will have far larger and more complex standards than the IICRC. Electricians and plumbers are no smarter on average than carpet cleaners, and most don't have a complete grasp of everything in their trade. They mostly know codes and best practices for the part of the industry they work in, so a set of best practices might be more in line with what the cleaning industry really needs.
PS: Wait til you get a look at the S500 Mikey.