Certifications

Fire Loss Specialist Advanced Certification Program

RIA’s Fire Loss Specialist Advanced Certification Program is the newest of the four pillars of the enhanced Certified Restorer (CR) program. Who are the industry’s leading subject matter experts, how did they acquire this reputation, how can you work to becoming a recognized industry leader? The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) saw a need for specialized education and developed an advanced fire restoration course. There are many informative technical courses and certifications that lead to becoming a Master Fire and Smoke Restorer. However, there has not been a course that deals with contracts, ethics, project management, report writing and consulting in the discipline of fire damage. The Fire Loss Specialist (FLS) course covers a wide array of subjects including those listed above. This designation is for those individuals who wish to advance their career and become a recognized subject matter expert in this field.

The course will take place Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19, 2020. Course participants will be eligible to sit for the FLS exam* on Sunday, April 19th. 

Course registrants who successfully pass the FLS exam, must complete and submit the FLS prerequisite requirements by no later than December 31, 2020 in order to complete their certification and receive their certificate.

*Separate exam fees may apply. NOTE: The exam for this program is taken on a laptop.  Candidates are responsible for providing their own WiFi capable laptops. Certification exam may not be taken on a smartphone. 

Contents Loss Specialist Advanced Certification Program

RIA’s Contents Loss Specialist Advanced Certification Program is one of the four pillars of the enhanced Certified Restorer (CR) program

The course assists Contents Restoration Specialists across the country and internationally. 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. 

The course will take place Friday, April 17 - Sunday, April 19, 2020. Course participants will be eligible to sit for the CLS exam* on Sunday, April 19th. 

Course registrants who successfully pass the CLS exam, must complete and submit the CLS prerequisite requirements by no later than December 31, 2020 in order to complete their certification and receive their certificate.

*Separate exam fees may apply. NOTE: The exam for this program is taken on a laptop.  Candidates are responsible for providing their own WiFi capable laptops. Certification exam may not be taken on a smartphone.