Is Your Facility Prepared To Reopen?

GBAC STAR™ is a performance-based accreditation program that helps facilities demonstrate they have the work practices, procedures, and protocols to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.

The program was developed by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC), a division of ISSA.


GBAC STAR accreditation will help you instill confidence in your customers, staff, and key stakeholders that your facility has the proper cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention systems in place.

GBAC STAR is an annual accreditation designed for any size facility, including:

Stadiums and Arenas

Convention Centers

Retail Spaces

Commercial Offices



Assisted Care Facilities



Veterinary Clinics



Athletic and Fitness Clubs

Transportation Hubs


Grocery Stores

Doctors' Offices

Accredited facilities will comply with the program’s 20 elements:

GBAC STAR™ is the gold standard of prepared facilities

GBAC STAR accreditation means that a facility has...

Established and maintained a cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention program to minimize risks associated with infectious agents like the novel coronavirus  (SARS-CoV-2).

The proper cleaning protocols, disinfection techniques, and work practices in place to combat biohazards and infectious disease.

Highly skilled cleaning professionals who are trained for the outbreak and infectious disease preparation and response.

With GBAC STAR your facility is…

Maintaining strict cleaning protocols for infectious disease.

Highly informed for infectious disease response.

Using best practices to limit the impact of future outbreaks.

Empowered to do their jobs safely and effectively.

Protecting building occupants now and in the future.

Trained to follow the right practices to keep themselves safe from disease.

Prepared for any recurring challenges in your workplace or facility.

Bringing value to their communities and contributing to public health in your workplace or facility.

With GBAC STAR your customers have…

The assurance that the facility has been disinfected to the highest standards.

Renewed trust in building cleanliness and safety.

Increased confidence to enter and feel comfortable inside the building.

Peace of mind that proper cleaning and health protection is an ongoing facility priority.