1. Certain types of cleaners may need a high school diploma.
2. To be a light and specialized cleaner, you do not need any formal education. You usually receive on-the-job training and may need experience in specialized cleaning activities. For some employers, you may need certification for housekeeping room attendants or similar certification.
3. To be a janitor, caretaker or building superintendent, you may need previous cleaning/maintenance experience. To be a building superintendent, you may need a journeyman/woman certificate in one of more of the trades or a building operator certificate.
4. With additional training/experience, you may move up the ranks to become a supervisor.
5. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 3 in 10 have a trade/vocational certificate.