2023 RIA Water Loss Specialist (WLS) Training Course
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RIA’s Water Loss Specialist Advanced Pillar Designation is one of the four advanced pillar designations of the enhanced Certified Restorer (CR) program. The WLS designation is for those individuals who wish to advance their career and become a recognized subject matter expert in this field.
This course provides a comprehensive approach to water loss including standards, safety, psychrometry & drying techniques, antimicrobial chemicals, building structures & dynamics, drying equipment & instruments, microbial & IAQ issues, drying of building materials and contents, operations and ethics.
In order to achieve the WLS Designation, students must complete the following:
1. Meet the Pre-Qualifying Requirements (Education & Work Experience)
High school diploma or equivalent education; Training school that teaches courses similar to contents & restoration; Five years of verifiable work experience or three years verifiable supervisory experience, project supervisor, estimator, consultant, inspector, restoration company manager, facility manager, restoration instructor. This designation program is recommended for those with five years or more of active experience in the restoration industry.
2. Complete WLS Prerequisites
All prerequisite requirements and documentation must be submitted by September 25, 2023 in order to participate in the WLS training course.
Basic Skills in Water Damage Restoration
Must be minimum of 12 contact hours:
Hands on Water Damage, Restoration & Drying Training
Must be minimum of 18 contact hours:
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Health & Safety Training
(minimum of 12 contact hours)
Must be minimum of 12 contact hours:
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3. Attend the WLS Training Course
Water Loss Specialist (WLS) Designation In-Person Training Course
October 24-26, 2023
5933 Peachtree Industrial Blvd A, Norcross, GA 30092
(Light breakfast and lunch will be provided)
19.5 CE Credits Awarded for Attendance
Hilton Atlanta Northeast
5993 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Peachtree Corners, Georgia 30092-3416 USA Phone: (770) 447-4747
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4. Pass the WLS Exam
The WLS Exam will be administered via online proctoring on the final day of the course through the IICRC. Additional exam registration fee of $250 applies.
5. Submit Formal Report
Upon passing the WLS exam, candidates must submit the WLS Formal Report within 60 days of completing the course. Once the WLS Formal Report is approved, candidates will then receive their WLS designation and be eligible to be pinned at the RIA Designation Pinning Ceremony at the RIA Convention.
$1540 - RIA Member
$1855 - Nonmember
Course Cancelation and Refund Policy
The training course availability is limited to 30 attendees. Please be sure you are available to attend when registering. Cancelations must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancelations received less than 30 days prior to the course start date will not be granted a refund. Cancelations received 30 days prior to the course start date will be granted a full refund minus a $100 administrative fee. Course registrations can be transferred to another individual within the same company if requested at least two weeks in advance of the course event. In the unlikely event the course must be canceled or rescheduled, RIA will contact you to register you in a comparable program.
Have questions? Contact us at 856-439-9222 x3.