2017 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.

11/13/2017 to 11/17/2017
When: Nov. 13-17, 2017
8:00 AM - 5 PM Ct.
Where: Jon-Don Chicago
400 Medinah Road
Roselle, Illinois  60172
United States
Contact: RIA Education Staff

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2017 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.

Pete Consigli, CR, WLS

CR Prep Course Facilitator Pete Consigli is an RIA Certified Restorer (CR), Water Loss Specialist (WLS) and member of the Restoration Industry Association since 1977. In 2012 Pete became the second individual to be bestowed the title of “Honorary Member” of the association. Over the years, he has been an active volunteer and filled various association leadership roles. RIA's Industry Advisor since 2007, he was appointed an RIA's Director of Education in 2015. Pete also is an RIA Course Facilitator and WLS Certification Advisor. He is a past recipient of RIA’s most prestigious honor for excellence in restoration and service to the industry as the recipient of the Martin L. King award in 2008.


Dates: Monday, November 13 - Friday, November 17, 2017

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 . 


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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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