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About RIA

About RIA
The Restoration Industry Association
is the oldest and largest non-profit, professional trade association dedicated to providing leadership and promoting best practices through advocacy, standards & professional qualifications for the restoration industry.


RIA provides in-person and on-demand education options for restoration professionals seeking to level-up in their career. Whether you are pursuing or working to maintain certification, RIA education courses and programs can help you earn the continuing education credits you need.


RIA’s Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) committee is the restoration industry’s first unified advocacy team. It seeks to unite the restoration industry, advocate for the best interests of restoration contractors nationwide, and develop and implement strategies to help create and maintain equity between restorers and insurers and their partners.


RIA works tirelessly to increase the credibility of the restoration industry and its professionals through education, advocacy, and events to maximize industry exposure. With an extensive network of professionals working toward similar goals, RIA has become a trusted resource of knowledge for those involved in cleaning and restoration.

Become a Member

Broaden your business opportunities, strengthen your training programs and promote your professionalism to the industry and beyond.


Ed Cross, Esq.

Ed Cross, Esq.

Restoration Advocate

The Restoration Industry Association is the industry's oldest, largest, best funded and best organized association representing the interests of restoration contractors in the US and around the world. it leads the charge in advocating for fair and level playing field for reputable contractors.

Certified Restorer

RIA Certification Holder

Certified Restorer

On Getting Certified - I recommended it today in my training class. It will only help their career, the company goals and our customers. Our industry needs leaders and the RIA helps develop them.