Restoration Industry Training Courses

Restoration Industry Association (RIA) Certification Training Courses & Exams

Advanced training courses and certifications for restoration and remediation industry professionals are available by RIA! This is the perfect way to get ahead in the restoration industry by becoming a Certified Restorer (CR), Fire Loss Specialist (FLS) for fire damage and fire restoration specialization, Content Loss Specialist (CLS), Water Loss Specialist (WLS), Environmental Restoration Specialist (ERS) and/or a Certified Mold Professional (CMP). 

Please note: All prep courses and exams require candidates to complete prerequisite courses. Be sure to review these prior to registering for the prep courses and exams.

Registration fees for courses are $1540 for RIA members and $1855 for nonmembers. An additional exam fee of $250 will also apply.

Certified Restorer

Certified Restorer Prep Course & Exam 

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

Course Dates Coming Soon!

Fire Loss Specialist

Fire Loss Specialist Prep Course & Exam

The Fire Loss Specialist (FLS) course covers a wide array of subjects, including working with contracts, ethics, project management, report writing, consulting in the discipline of fire damage, and more! This designation is for those individuals who wish to advance their career and become a recognized subject matter expert in advanced fire restoration.

Wednesday, November 17 - Friday, November 19, 2021


Content Loss Specialist

Contents Loss Specialist Prep Course & Exam

The RIA Contents Loss Specialist (CLS) course, assists Contents Restoration Specialists across the country and internationally. The RIA CLS is a training program that is not only top of the line as far as content but also brings a systematic approach to the way contents are dealt with in general. This program is recognized by insurance companies across the country as the best of its kind and incorporates lectures, specialized presentations from subject matter experts in their field, case studies, and group study work.

Wednesday, September 15 - Friday, September 17, 2021


Water Loss Specialist

Water Loss Specialist Prep Course & Exam 

The RIA Water Loss Specialist (WLS) course incorporates a wide variety of vetted industry-related courses representing the four major Domains of Knowledge as part of its pre-requisite course requirements. Like all RIA advanced certification programs, the WLS includes a rigorous course of self-study, combined with live instruction from well-known industry leaders. The RIA WLS is also recognized by insurance companies, building owners and managers, as well as the public and governmental authorities as the premier achievement of excellence!

Wednesday, August 18 - Friday, August 20, 2021


Environmental Restoration Specialist

Environmental Restoration Specialist Prep Course & Exam - coming in 2021!

The NEW RIA the Environmental Restoration Specialist (ERS) course will prepare the Environmental Specialist to navigate resources, industry guidelines and regulations.  This RIA program provides the student with awareness and understanding of the environmental hazards, including Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) and risks associated with disaster sites.  This course is an excellent opportunity for students in the industry to gain a fundamental understanding of evaluating front end risks associated with such events!

Course Dates Coming in 2021

Certified Mold Professional

Certified Mold Professional Prep Course & Exam 

RIA’s Certified Mold Professional Certification School is the final course for those pursuing their Certified Mold Professional (CMP) advanced certification. The three-day Prep Course will focus on general inspection procedures for contaminants indoors (chemical, biological, particulates, fire residues, etc.), and aims to raise committed mold remediators to a higher level of professionalism!  

2021 Course Dates coming soon!


Upcoming Pre-requisite Course Offerings:

Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) Course

This IICRC Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) course is designed to be an advanced drying concept and management course. The focus of this curriculum is on commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential structures. During the course, students will become proficient in the analysis and anatomy of commercial structures, improve their inspection techniques, learn advanced psychrometric concepts, and review how to administrate and manage a large drying project. The goal of this course is for the students to be proficient in drying a commercial or complex structure and understand the concepts of managing such a project.

Wednesday, September 8 -  Saturday, September 11, 2021

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Contents Science & Theory On-Demand Course

Do you need your CLS Domain #1 prerequisite? You're in luck! This virtual, on-demand course consists of five recorded segments and quizzes. The CS&T comprehensive course content is 98% applicable to anything the restoration professional may encounter, dealing with the science of how to restore personal property damaged due to fire, smoke, flood or disaster. 

Available now!