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2016 Certified Restorer Prep Course
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This is final course for those pursuing their RIA advanced certification, the Certified Restorer (CR), this five -day Prep course incorporates lectures, specialized presentations from subject matter experts in their field, case studies and group study work.

 Export to Your Calendar 11/7/2016 to 11/11/2016
When: Nov. 7 - 11, 2016
8:00 AM - 5 PM Ct.
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Jon-Don Chicago
400 Medinah Road
Chicago, Illinois  60172
United States
Contact: Bill Prather

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2016 CR Course Instructors 

Ken Larsen, CR, WLS, CSDS

Ken has been involved in the industry for 35 years as a restoration contractor, industry trainer,author and advocate for the water damage and restorative drying segment of the cleaning and restoration industry. He has practical experience in blue collar, white collar and expert / consultant positions. This experience has been an important asset in the subjects covered in his formal education programs delivered to a worldwide audience.

Cliff Zlotnik, CR, WLS, CMH

Cliff is a past President of RIA (ASCR) and recipient of the Martin L. King award in 1992. A long
time association volunteer and published author in C&R magazine he received the Golden Quill
award, is a frequent contributor to trade journals and sought after presenter for industry
events. Cliff’s credentials include receiving ASCR’s prestigious Helen Bradley service award.

Dates: Monday, November 7 - Friday, November 11, 2016

Host Location: Jon-Don Chicago   

                         400 Medinah Road

                         Roselle, IL 60172

                         Phone: (630) 872-5401


Registration Cost: RIA Member: $1945 Non-Member: $2445

Early Bird Special of $150 off until 11:59 PM ET Friday . 


Register Here


Course Instruction: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Monday-Thursday) 

                                                        12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (Exam, Friday)


Travel Information



O-hare International Airport (ORD)



Quality Inn 847-517-7737
Please mention you are visiting Jon-Don for the discounted rate. Amenities: High speed internet access, indoor pool, fitness center and business center. Shuttle service to and from Jon-Don and anywhere within 5 miles of the hotel.


Holiday Inn Chicago West - Itasca 630-773-2340 (Mention Jon-Don for discounted rate.)
Located just 2 miles from Jon-Don! 
Rate includes: Complimentary transportation from hotel to Jon-Don, WiFi, indoor pool, fitness & business centers and shuttle service. Restaurant and bar on-site.


Hilton Chicago/Indian Lakes Resort 630-529-0200 (Preferred hotel for SFS Attendees)
Located just 12 miles west of O’Hare Airport and 22 miles west of Downtown Chicago.



Shuttle Transportation to course 

All 3 hotels have shuttles available



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