Commercial Drying Specialist

Class Description

What is the IICRC CDS course objective?

Taught by award-winning experienced RC instructors, the IICRC CDS Commercial Drying Specialist certification course will give students the ability to demonstrate expertise in water damage inspection and evaluation, workflow 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). This 4-day in-depth certification course is designed for the experienced technician, project manager, estimator, or owner/manager seeking to expand their understanding of commercial construction, drying practices, challenges, and opportunities, or those looking to enhance their project management skills.

Is there a prerequisite class for the CDS course?

YES. Participants are required to have completed and successfully passed the the IICRC Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT) course and exam.

What is the online IICRC CDS like?

Restoration Certified is an IICRC Approved School recognized as “The Best Online Restoration School” that caters to true cleaning and restoration professionals. Our class size is capped at 25 students so each student can receive the individual attention and premier education he or she needs. Our award-winning instructors will use simple explanations and fun, engaging learning lessons, and state-of-the-art presentation platforms and materials to provide the knowledge necessary to understand procedures and processes…and pass the IICRC Certification exam!

What will I learn in the IICRC CDS class?

  • Understanding the unique characteristics of commercial building construction.
  • Strategies for bidding jobs and navigating commercial project scenarios.
  • Electrical considerations for commercial drying projects.
  • Specialized techniques for drying hardwood flooring and concrete surfaces.
  • Hands-on experience with a wide range of commercial drying equipment.
  • Practical application of equipment usage for efficient drying processes.
  • Engage in real-life scenarios to apply learned techniques.
  • Review of course materials and preparation for the IICRC certification exam.

Is the IICRC CDS exam hard?

Not if you take our course! At Restoration Certified we take our motto seriously: “Certified. Guaranteed.” This class structure will include all the necessary study guides, workbooks, exam preparation tools and comprehension exercises so you feel confident to take the IICRC CDS certification exam. Click here to see the Restoration Certified Exam Pass Guarantee.

Can I take the CDS exam online?

Absolutely! In fact, if you take an online CDS course the IICRC requires the student to take the online CDS certification exam within 45 days upon completion of the course. If you are a little nervous or anxious about taking the exam and want a little extra time to study we highly recommend considering the online CDS course. You have 45 extra days to study!

If the CDS course is presented in-person the instructor will distribute and monitor the hand-written exam immediately following the course…and the exam can only be taken at the time of distribution.

How much does the IICRC CDS exam cost?

The IICRC CDS exam fee is $80.00. The CDS course registration does not include IICRC certification exam application fee. All certification exam oversight and fees are handled by the IICRC. Click here for directions on how to register for an IICRC exam.

How long will it take to get my IICRC CDS Certification after I pass the exam?

After you have successfully passed the CDS exam by obtaining a score of 75% or more, the IICRC will send out your certification documents in 4-6 weeks.

What are the benefits of being IICRC CDS Certified?

Being IICRC CDS certified instantly sets a technician apart from the crowd. The IICRC is a globally recognized organization that establishes and promotes high standards within the restoration industry and CDS certification is a badge of honor that demonstrates a commitment to excellence and adherence to industry Standards and best practices. Hiring a certified technician can provide peace of mind to your clients, insurance adjusters, and other materially interested parties. IICRC certification is a testament to a technician’s commitment to professionalism and customer satisfaction.

What classes should I take after the CDS course?

The CDS course is the first step on your journey to an exciting career in the disaster restoration industry! We highly recommend you follow the CDS with IICRC HST Health and Safety Technician and IICRC AMRT Applied Microbial Remediation Technician.

Course registration does not include IICRC certification exam application fee. All certification exam oversight and fees are handled by the IICRC. Click here for IICRC exam registration information.

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Commercial Drying Specialist

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