IICRC – Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) Certificate Course


Host an RLI CDS class: (Approximately $12,500.00 all expenses included except IICRC Registration Fees)

MSRP for each student tuition: $1295.00

Course Includes: Cliff Notes version of Leadership in Restorative Drying for CDS Courses Student Workbook. The full version of Leadership in Restorative Drying will be available to students for 35% off $249.00 MSRP; ($175). IICRC exam available upon completion.

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The Institute is headed by Ken Larsen, CR with over 43 years of experience in the restoration industry and his articles have been published in many highly recognized publications.

5-Day Course

Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) is a 5-day course focusing on commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential structures. During the course, students will become proficient in the analysis and anatomy of commercial structures, improve their inspection techniques, learn advanced psychrometric concepts, and administrate and manage a large drying project. The goal of this course is for the students to be proficient in drying a commercial or complex structure and understand the concepts of managing such a project. Designed for technicians and team leaders who seek information in developing project management understanding and skills. PREREQUISIT COURSES are the IICRC WRT certificate and it is highly recommended the student possess their IICRC Health and Safety certificate (HST). The Restoration Leadership Institute is the leader in providing value-added training to the property damage restoration industry. While the course content is defined by the IICRC, the RLI provides additional information as requested by the students in the classroom related to the subject being taught.

Skills gained

  • Principles of drying
  • Differences between residential and commercial structures project management, project and technical -coordination
  • Negotiation and communication with interested parties
  • Health & safety
  • Re-assessment during the project
  • Safety planning on the job
  • Microbiological considerations
  • Commercial construction practices
  • Climate control
  • Drying complex structures, systems, and materials
  • Commercial mechanical systems and air management
  • Equipment options
  • Air flow and control
  • Temporary power generation and distribution hazard control and communication
  • Engineering controls
  • Project management
  • Planning, staging and project set up
  • Site considerations
  • HVAC systems, components, mechanics
  • Administration
  • Documentation
  • Advanced psychrometry & moisture mechanics in materials