COURSE INTRODUCTION:

The 4.5 day CDS IICRC certificate course teaches inspection and evaluation, workflow management, process administration and methods of commercial water-damaged structures.


TIPS for the classroom:

  • Classes are held at 1145 Commons Blvd, Reading PA  19605
  • Breakfast, lunch, beverages & snacks provided everyday by RTI
  • All classes are 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Registration begins at 7:30 AM
  • There is a $50 cancellation fee per student
  • No refund if cancelled 10 days prior to class, No refund for no-shows

Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) Certification

The Commercial Drying Specialist certification course teaches damage inspection and evaluation, work flow management, process administration and technical methods of effective and timely drying of commercial, industrial, institutional and complex residential water-damaged structures, systems, and furniture, fixtures and equipment (FFE). Resources for the CDS certification course include: the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, reference media, scientific, technical and industry resources. 

To get the CDS Certification you need to pass the exam after attending 4.5 days of training. Lunch and snacks with adequate breaks will be provided. Get the training and certification you need by booking a class with us now.

Special note to Participants: Commercial drying projects frequently have many more potential hazards and safety risks that are not generally encountered on residential projects. These hazards may include but not be limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts. The CDS course is not intended to be a health and safety course, nor will it cover all of the potential hazards that may be encountered on commercial projects. It is required of participants to comply with all applicable local, state/provincial and national safety rules and regulations. The participant is strongly advised to research and complete appropriate training programs (e.g. HST, OSHA 10-hour, Canadian HST) prior to participating in the CDS course) 

After selling the successful Air Quest Systems - a well-known manufacturer of custom desiccant dehumidifiers, large refrigerant dehumidifiers and portable air conditioners, Chuck has turned his attention to training others how to utilize “big” equipment for “big” jobs. Chuck is a down to earth type fellow with vast knowledge and education. He is a super hands on instructor. If you have a question about drying anything, ask Chuck! Chuck has been a speaker at the Dri-Eaz Restorative Drying Symposiums, the Water Loss Institute, ASCR National, Connections East and DRC Canada. He has dried over a million square feet of structure, hundreds of thousands of books and documents and designed permanent systems for various manufacturing and storage projects over his 20 year career as an Application Engineer. Chuck graduated from college as an Electrical Engineer. His career spanned many years with large well known named companies before building Air Quest Systems from the ground up.

Prerequisites:
IICRC Certification in WRT

Continuing Education Credits:
IICRC 2 CECs

About the CDS Certification Instructor: Chuck Boutall

Commercial Drying Certification Course

Commercial Drying Certification