Master Rug Cleaner Program

The Master Rug Cleaner Program is a rare opportunity to be personally trained and mentored by a 3rd generation rug cleaning expert, Ellen Amirkhan, and industry expert, Aaron Groseclose, and 4th generation rug cleaner Armen Dohanian. This series of classes is not just theory for a quick certification or a correspondence course, but a truly comprehensive, hands-on training course in all aspects of the rug cleaning business taught by our team of recognized industry experts.


Click the sign-up button. Remember to deduct $250 from your deposit and make a note of your CFI membership status on the application!



Upcoming Classes

Now accepting applications for this year’s class, which will be held at “The Casbah” on March 7-12, 2022. Complete the application and include a check or credit card for $1000.00 ($500 non-refundable) made payable to Master Rug Cleaner to reserve your place in the program.  Remember, if you are a CFI member your check only needs to be $750 dollars. The cost for the full year including all training materials and A Comprehensive Guide to Oriental and Specialty Rug Cleaning is $6,000.00 for the first student.

This will be the only class during 2022.

What Is The Master Rug Cleaner Program?

  • One 6-day session in Ellen’s Dallas, TX rug plant
  • Hands-on cleaning
  • Basic rug identification
  • The most profitable add-on sales
  • Hands-on introduction to the three most profitable repairs
  • On-going consulting and coaching during the year-long program
  • Advanced training and continuing education offered
  • A copy of A Comprehensive Guide to Oriental and Specialty Rug Cleaning
  • Urine odor removal and Dye Stripping
  • Introduction to Blocking and Shearing
  • 23 “Rug Facts” – consumer brochures illustrating common rug issues
  • Real World Marketing
  • Invitation to arrive 1 day early to work with Armen on the wash floor
  • Your certification as a Master Rug Cleaner at the completion of the program
  • Customer Service Strategies
  • Send additional employees for only $2,250.00 each, a lifetime offer that includes a book