Certified Restorer® (CR)


The Certified Restorer® (CR) Certification Program focuses on damage repair and raising committed restorers to a higher level of professional ability.

Education and study address both buildings and personal contents property, and are based on the structure and nature of materials, and the effects of various perils. Restoration theory addresses the mechanisms by which residue odors are removed. Toxic contamination, allergic response, water damage, contracts and insurance are also covered.

The CERTIFIED RESTORER Certification Program is widely recognized as the pre-eminent training program in damage repair.


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Certification Statement to Industry

Moving Into 2014 and Beyond: RIA to Begin Restructuring of Certification Offerings

In accordance with its master redevelopment plan for RIA certifications which began in 2010, starting in early 2014 the Association will begin restructuring its certification programs. The overall restructuring will take place throughout 2014 and anticipated roll-out of RIA’s new certification program  will be sometime in 2015.

In the meantime, we will be scheduling courses so persons interested in pursuing our credentials may do so. Status updates pertaining to RIA’s certification restructuring will periodically be posted on the certification home page and in the Association’s bi-weekly online newsletter, C&R Update.

Note: Those who currently hold RIA Advanced Certifications will not be affected by the restructuring and will experience no changes in their certification requirements.

Question and inquires can be emailed to: certification@restorationindustry.org.

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