Commercial Drying Specialist Course

Learning Objectives

Commercial drying projects frequently have many potential hazards and safety risks that are not generally encountered on residential projects. These hazards may include but not be limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment, and forklifts.

The CDS course is not intended to be a health and safety course, nor will it cover all of the potential hazards that may be encountered on commercial projects.

Technicians doing large commercial losses are required to comply with all applicable local, provincial, and national safety rules and regulations. Technicians are strongly advised to research and complete appropriate training programs (i.e. IICRC Health and Safety Technician (HST) and others such as Canadian Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) training and others offered provincially) prior to participating in the CDS course.

The Commercial Drying Specialist course teaches damage inspection and evaluation, work flow management, process administration, and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional, and complex residential water-damaged structures, systems, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

Resources for this course include: the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, reference media, scientific, technical and industry resources.

Prerequisite Training required: IICRC Certification in WRT

Training Time: This is a 4.5 day course; 32 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks with 2 IICRC CEC’s earned.

Note: Retail per attendee $3,995 which also includes a course manual. Exam fees are additional and must be paid at time of exam. Exam fees are $65.00 USD per person and fees are payable directly to the IICRC.

About your Instructor:

Pat Dooley

Pat Dooley, IICRC Instructor, started in the restoration business over 30 years ago. He founded Restoration College in 2001. He remains hands-on, having been involved in catastrophic loss management for all major hurricanes in North American since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, including Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Pat teaches Fire & Smoke Damage Restoration Technician (FSRT), Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT), Odor Control Technician (OCT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS, Mold CECs and Advanced Building Drying.

As a voluntary committee member of IICRC Pat participated in the rewrite of the new S500 Water Damage Standards section on large loss drying and continues to teach, write articles, manage CAT Losses, as well as providing expert witness testimony in legal disputes involving the restoration industry.

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