About Restoration Leadership Institute (RLI)


Originally named the Midwest Training Institute in 2007, the school rebranded to Restoration Leadership Institute (RLI) in 2012.

Managed by Ken Larsen, CR, The Restoration Leadership Institute (RLI), publishers of Leadership in Restorative Drying – Gold Edition, have been acquired by the International Dry Standard Organization, Inc. (IDSO), developers of DryStandard™ Report Software.  The RLI is a Clean Trust (aka IICRC) approved school that has produced the industry’s only single restorative drying reference guide approved for use in their three water damage courses:

  • Water Restoration Technician (WRT),
  •  Applied Structural Drying (ASD) and
  • Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS)


This book is also recommended reading material for those who wish to attain ACAC ANSI / NOCA Standard 1100 Certification:

  • Council certified Structural Drying Remediator (CSDR) and
  • Council Certified Structural Drying Supervisor (CSDS)


Additionally, the RIA certification programs include this book in their recommended reading for their programs:

  • Water Loss Specialist (WLS) and
  • Certified Restorer (CR)


The book is recommended material for those seeking a degree from Purdue University with a concentration in disaster restoration.  

To order your copy of Leadership in Restorative Drying – Gold Edition, please visit this link:

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Additional courses are added periodically and as new RLI instructors introduce course offerings.


Earn yourself coveted education and gain the respect of your colleagues!

With our courses you have access to unique educational tools.

Academic and technical support

24/7 we are available to help and support you through your educational development.


Embrace a community of like-minded industry profewssionals - Those that care about the quality of their work and yearn to grow with the industry.

Support of our experienced specialists

Your education doesn't end with your certificate. Our support of this industry goes beyond the course and we are all available to help when needed.

Academic and technical support

When you need us, we are there! Have access to some of the most respected professionals in the industry, when you need them the most.

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Our Partners

We are proud to work with the following Organizations in building this industry.

American Council for Accredited Certification


A proud supporter of the American Council for Accredited Certification
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Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification

Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification

A proud supporter of the IICRC
Learn More About the IICRC

Restoration Expert Panel

Restoration Expert Panel

A proud supporter of the Restoration Expert Panel
Learn More About REP

DryStandard Inspections

DryStandard Inspections

A proud supporter of DryStandard Inspections
Learn More About DSi

International Dry Standard Organization

International Dry Standard Organization

A proud supporter of the International Dry Standard Organization
Learn More About the IDSO