RIA 2021 Certification Course Schedule Now Available

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MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.—February 17, 2021—The Restoration Industry Association’s (RIA) 2021 certification course schedule is now available and open for registration. RIA offers four pillar designations to help you stand apart as an expert in specific areas of loss in the restoration industry: Fire Loss Specialist (FLS)Water Loss Specialist (WLS)Content Loss Specialist (CLS)Environmental Restoration Specialist (ERS) (coming soon), Once you complete all four pillar programs, you may apply for the RIA master certification: the Certified Restorer (CR). Membership in RIA is not a requirement of certification. 

Restoration industry training courses

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, May 5 – Friday, May 7 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST ➤REGISTER
  • Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Friday, Nov. 19 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST ➤REGISTER


The 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 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST ➤REGISTER


The 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, April 14 – Friday, April 16 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST ➤REGISTER
  • Wednesday, Sept. 15 – Friday, Sept. 17 | 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST ➤REGISTER


Prerequisite 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 Contents Science & Theory comprehensive on-demand course 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.


For more information about the RIA 2021 certification course schedule or to register for any available courses, visit www.restorationindustry.org/training-courses.


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