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 Risk 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. With the completion of an RIA Pillar Designation 3-day course (WLS, CLS or FLS), you will be granted 19.5 CEC credits for each course.

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.

October 5-7, 2022, Chicago, IL. Registration is now open!

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 as the best of its kind and incorporates lectures, specialized presentations from subject matter experts in their field, case studies, and group study work.

November 15-17, 2022, Bel Air, MD. Registration to open soon!

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 recognized as the premier achievement of excellence in water loss restoration!

June 8-10, 2022, Baton Rouge, LA. Registration is now open! 

Environmental Risk Specialist Prep Course & Exam 

The NEW RIA the Environmental Risk 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!

December 6-8, 2022, Miami, FL. Registration to open soon!

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!  

2022 Course Dates coming soon!


Upcoming Pre-requisite Course Offerings:

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!


RIA Project Management 2-Day Course 

RIA’s Project Management two-day course brings a restoration professional through the full life cycle and flow of a project; from when the phone rings to cashing the check. This course centers around the framework of project management but relates the information back to the industry in a very relevant way that would benefit any project manager. This is a prerequisite option for all three RIA pillar designation courses (WLS, CLS, FLS) and 13 CEC's are available for the completion of this course. 

Available at the 2022 RIA International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo April 10-11, 2022! Learn More!

RIA Building Construction & Science 2-Day Course

Do you still need your Domain #5 Building Science prerequisite for the WLS or FLS? This virtual 2-day course provides students with an in-depth study of different structural building components, their correct assembly, and the relationship between the systems and the intended use of the structure. Topics include foundations, framing, roofing, floor and finish materials, exterior finishes, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, damage investigation, and more. The RIA Building Science course provides a comprehensive overview of the different types of constructions and how they interact together to make the structure behave like a system. 13 CEC's available for completion. 

 Available at the 2022 RIA International Restoration Convention & Industry Expo April 10-11, 2022! Learn More!