Since 1978, Racine International Inc., manufacturer of the HOST Dry Extraction Cleaning System, has taught more than 22,750 industry professionals from around the world at their HOST School. The HOST School training and certification program was started with the goal of providing industry professionals with the knowledge they need to properly use the HOST Dry Extraction Cleaning System along with a comprehensive overview of carpet cleaning and maintenance. Today’s certification program is centered around the Complete Guide to Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance for the Professional, written by Geoff Greeley, Brand Ambassador for Racine International, Inc. Since 1998, more than 10,000 copies of the training manual have been distributed to School attendees and HOST customers.


“We have always felt that the HOST System is a culture shock experience. It’s such a distinctive product that it requires some education and demonstration for users to truly understand how it works.” Said Greeley.


The company learned early on that understanding dry carpet cleaning means understanding carpet and its fibers; how they were made and how they react to dirt, soil, spots and spills. From that, the HOST School was created. Racine International, Inc. has held more than 1,490 classes, many of them in a 5,800 square foot classroom that seats 20 carpet care professionals. The school has also been held throughout the country and around the world having been in 43 states and 37 countries. The challenge of translating the educational information into other languages led to the opening of two permanent schools in Japan and China.

Attendees of the HOST School are typically professional cleaners with representatives in healthcare, hospitality and education markets along with professionals from the carpet and retail trade industries. Over the years there have been many HOST instructors, all under the leadership of Greeley. Greeley has worked for Racine International for over 40 years, traveling the world training customers and distributors. He developed the HOST School carpet cleaning college, which is a recognized and respected industry educational program. Today with advanced technology, we can conduct a full HOST training class from anywhere via video call. For more information about the HOST School please call, 800-558-9439 or email