The HOST School


The HOST® School training and certification program provides you with all the knowledge you’ll need to get the most from your HOST Dry Extraction Cleaning System – a total system of floor care. Founded in 1978, it is a 5,800 square foot, state of the art, training facility that offers one of the leading courses on floor care and cleaning in the industry. Over 23,300 industry professionals from all around the world have attended.If you have never attended a HOST School consider attending the HOST School in Racine to receive the most comprehensive educational program on carpet, textured hard floor and upholstery cleaning available today.

If you already have attended the HOST School in Racine and want to get the latest updates on floor technology and cleaning procedures or, if you do not have the time to attend days to attend the 3 day HOST School in Racine, consider our HOST School on the Road. These schools are sponsored by the local distributors in your area and are held in major cities across the US. See below for current dates and cities that the HOST School on the Road will be held.




What You Will Learn:

Days One and Two: All Students

  • HOST/Racine Industries — more than 75 years of Floor Cleaning Innovation
  • How does the flooring, soil and cleaning systems affect your success in cleaning?
  • The HOST System – A Total System of Floor Care
  • Carpet Spot Removal—the Myths and Realities
  • STRATEGEM® “Clean Carpet Every Day at a Reasonable Cost”
  • Hands-On Practical Flooring Cleaning Workshop
  • HOST Equipment Maintenance and Repairs
  • Basics of Upholstery Cleaning

Day Three: Contractors & others interested in starting a business

  • Advanced Upholstery Cleaning Workshop
  • How to Sell You and Your Service Effectively
  • How to Price your Work for Profitability and Customer Growth
  • Advertising / Promotional Ideas and Techniques to help you grow
  • HOST PCA — A Racine Industries program to expand your knowledge and help you grow



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The $75.00 registration fee includes lunches and coffee breaks as well as these materials:

  • Comprehensive Course Manual, Complete Guide to Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance for the Professional
  • Trained Carpet Care Specialist Test
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Product Videos CD


Dates for the HOST School held at the Racine Industries Factory:

  • April 11-13, 2016 – Racine, WI
  • June 6-8, 2016 – Racine, WI
  • August 29-31, 2016 – Racine, WI
  • October 31 – November 2, 2016 – Racine, WI

Click here for a downloadable PDF HOST School Registration Form - then mail or fax the form back to complete your registration

Dates and Locations for the HOST School on the Road:

  • November 17, 2015 – Lawrence KS (CLASS FULL)
  • TBA, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA
  • TBA, 2016 – Sacramento, CA
  • TBA, 2016 – Seattle, WA
  • TBA, 2016 – Baltimore, MD
  • TBA, 2016 – Dallas, TX
  • TBA, 2016 – Denver, CO
  • TBA, 2016 – Charlotte, NC
  • TBA, 2016 – Orlando, FL
  • TBA, 2016 – New England Area
  • TBA, 2016 – Chicago, IL

Please contact us at 1-800-558-9439 for registration information.
NOTE: The HOST School on the Road is a 1 day class  and does not cover all the material outlined above in the HOST School held at the factory.

Here’s what our graduates say:

  • “Attending the HOST School was THE best decision of the year!”
  • “…by far the best overall school I’ve ever attended.”
  • “I’m a believer! Your school gave me the kind of information needed… it sets me apart from much of my competition.”
  • “The instructor captivated our interest throughout with humor, slides, videos, and most importantly, real life scenarios!”
  • It’s been a long time since I felt this renewed sense of energy knowing all of us using the HOST System have a VERY bright future.”  
  • “Whatever ‘legitimate’ excuse you may have for not attending a Host School, I guarantee this school will provide you with knowledge and a spark that will help propel the newcomer and the seasoned veteran to newer heights.”   

Learn From Our Expert Instructor

Arthur L. Dominguez

Arthur L. Dominguez, joined Racine Industries, Inc., in 1987 as a HOST School instructor. He helped to bring a customer/BSC perspective to the HOST School curriculum after being in his own janitorial service and supply business for over 11 years. He continued to be involved in his family’s specialty cleaning business until April 2010.

Mr. Dominguez is currently the Vice President, Business Development; Director of Training and Racine Industries key representative to the carpet industry. He is a Certified Carpet Inspector and Senior Claims Inspector for the flooring industry. Mr. Dominguez was instrumental in the development of CAMCAP, a cost analysis program; the grouted-textured floor cleaning program; aircraft/airline cleaning machine and program; training videos and sales presentations for HOST customers, distributors and salespeople. He is a contributor to the comprehensive Complete Guide to Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance for the Professional.

Mr. Dominguez has taught the HOST School in Racine and on the road throughout the United States and Canada for the last 28 years. He tailors the program to the needs of specific customers that are in attendance and brings greater clarity to this confusing subject. In addition, he has published articles in industry trade magazines on cleaning and maintenance, spoken to a variety of national and state facility/operations managers associations, public school facility manager associations and presented training programs for various fiber manufacturers, carpet mills and industry trade organizations.

Can’t come to one of our HOST Schools? No Problem!

Now you can attend the HOST School in your own home!

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The HOST Home Study Course includes:

  • Home Study DVD, 4-Disc Set
  • Commercial Instructional Videos included in Home Study DVD
  • The HOST Training Manual: Complete Guide to Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance for the Professional
  • HOST Literature Packet
  • Trained Carpet Care Specialist Test for Certification

The HOST Home Study Course is $99.95
To order, please call 1-800-558-9439

Racine Industries, Inc., is a member of the Woolsafe Organization, BSCAI, ISSA, and CSSA.


To request more information on the HOST School, please contact us.

The HOST School does not discriminate against learners on the basis of gender, age, socioeconomic or ethnic background, sexual orientation or disability.