Water Damage Restoration Technician Course

Learning Objectives

The Water Restoration Technician course is designed to teach restoration personnel better concepts of water damage, its effects, and techniques for drying of structures.

The course teaches the student to dry:

  • Categories and Classes of water damage
  • Psychometry – what is it and how to use it in the drying process
  • How to dry hardwood, paneling, cabinets, etc.
  • How to properly monitor water loss job sites
  • Permeance – just what it is and how does it affect the drying project
  • What is the effect of vapour pressure and how do we control it
  • How to dry wall interiors, wood flooring, ductwork, insulation, and crawlspaces
  • Procedures for handling a clean water loss as well as unsanitary losses
  • Do effective water loss restoration quickly and efficiently
  • Learn how to calculate, on the job, how much drying equipment is required and how to set up for effective drying
  • Four mandatory principles of proper restorative drying procedures
  • Much more including inspection procedures, biocides, microorganisms, drying procedures for carpet, pad, subfloor, wood flooring, walls, crawlspaces, and sewage back-flows

After completion, the restoration or maintenance professional will have a solid foundation of knowledge required for the containment and restoration of water- related damage, including those due to flood events, sewage exposure, and mold contamination.

Prerequisite Training required: None required

Training Time: This is a 3 day course; 21 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks with 2 IICRC CEC’s earned.

Note: Retail per attendee $1,549 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 Instructors:

Art Johnson

Art Johnson CR, WLS, CLS, started in the Restoration industry in1988. He went from a 2-person company doing carpet and upholstery cleaning to assisting in the growth of one of western Canada’s largest, independently owned, full service restoration companys. Basically he went from a one-man tech to Senior Operations Manager and Trainer.

Art is a Certified Restorer (CR), a Water Loss Specialist (WLS), a Contents Loss Specialist (CLS), an IICRC Master Restorer and Cleaner, and a Certified Value Builder. Art has proudly served on, and for a time, chaired the Water Loss Institute, co-chaired the Restoration Council, along with serving as the Environmental Chair for the RIA.

He is the proud recipient of the RIA 2011 Industry recognized, Martin L. King award for outstanding service to the industry.

Art has extensive training and experience in all aspects of the restoration industry and is passionate about training and helping others transform their business to obtain their goals.

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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