Fire Loss Specialist (FLS) Training Course (October 2022)

 RIA Fire Loss Specialist (FLS) Training Course 

Date: October 5-7, 2022. Regional Focus Group Meeting on October 8.
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Local Time
Delivery Method: LIVE Instruction, First Onsite Chicago
215 Prairie Lake Rd East Dundee Illinois 60118 Unit D


Virtual Registration via Zoom

NEW, stick around! On October 8 there will also be the RIA regional focus group meeting from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. to discuss upcoming industry news and initiatives at the same location. All registrants are encouraged to join us! Please plan travel accordingly if you would like to attend. 

Fire Loss Specialist Course Overview

The RIA's Fire Loss Specialist (FLS) Advanced Certification Program is one of the four pillars of the enhanced Certified Restorer (CR) program. Who are the industry’s leading subject matter experts, how did they acquire this reputation, and how can you work to become a recognized industry leader?

The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) saw a need for specialized education and developed an advanced fire restoration course. There are many informative technical courses and certifications that lead to becoming a Master Fire and Smoke Restorer. However, there has not been a course that deals with contracts, ethics, project management, report writing, and consulting in the discipline of fire damage. The Fire Loss Specialist (FLS) course covers a wide array of subjects for fire damage and fire restoration including those listed above. This designation is for those individuals who wish to advance their careers and become recognized subject matter experts in this field. Completion of this course allows for 19.5 RIA CEC credits. 




Ken Larsen 


Lorne McIntyre



Candidates have 30-days prior to the course to complete the required prerequisites in order to become certified. Please contact the RIA at for upcoming offerings and assistance. 

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Training Course Fees

FLS Virtual Training Course - Member


FLS Virtual Training Course - Nonmember


Exam Fees

A separate $250 exam fee will apply. Prior to taking the FLS Training Course, you will have the opportunity to register to take the FLS exam online through the Proctor Free portal at your convenience. You will receive additional information to register for the exam after completing the training course registration.

Cancellation Policy

The training course availability is limited to 30 attendees. Please be sure you are available to attend when registering. Cancellations must be made in writing and emailed to Cancellations received less than 30 days prior to event start date will not be granted a refund. Cancellations received 30 days prior to event start date will be granted a full refund minus a $100 administrative fee.

Course registration can be transferred to another individual from the same company at least two weeks in advance of the event start date. Transfers will not be accepted within two weeks of the event start date. In the unlikely event the training course must be canceled or rescheduled, RIA will contact you to register you in an comparable program.


Contact RIA's Chief Operating Officer, Colleen Duran at for additional information.