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IICRC CLASSES 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Breakfast & Lunch Provided for all IICRC Classes

June 4th-8th 2018

Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS)

Early Registration Discount: N/A

Class Fee: $849, $649 ea. Additional Student

Test Fee: $65, Pay separate to the IICRC.

Instructor: Pat Dooley

LocationBerkley Location
3784 11 Mile Rd.
Berkley, MI 48072
Class Description



(Prerequisites:  IICRC Certification in WRT  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)  The Commercial Drying Specialist 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 this course include: the current ANSI/IICRC S500 Standard and Reference Guide for Professional Water Damage Restoration, reference media, scientific, technical and industry resources. (4.5 day course; 32 hours, not including exam time, lunch and breaks).



Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) is designed to be an advanced drying concepts and management course.  The focus of this 5-day curriculum is 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 understanding concepts of managing such a project.



  • Principles of Drying
  • Differences Between Residential and Commercial Structures Project Management, Project and Technical Coordination 
  • Definitions of Commercial, Industrial, Institutional and Complex Residential Structures
  • HVAC systems, components, mechanics
  • Administration
  • Documentation and analysis
  • Negotiation and communication
  • Health and Safety
  • Re-assessment During the Project
  • Safety Plan
  • Hazard Control and communication
  • Engineering controls
  • Project Management
  • Planning, Staging and Project Set Up
  • Site Considerations
  • Calculations, Energy, Sizing, Equipment
  • Inspections
  • Microbiological Considerations
  • Commercial Construction Practices
  • Drying Complex Structures, Systems and Materials
  • Advanced Psychrometry & Moisture Mechanics in Materials
  • Drying Complex Structures, Systems and Materials
  • Commercial Mechanical Systems and Air Management
  • Equipment Options
  • Climate Control
  • Air Flow and Control
  • Temporary Power Generation and Distribution
  • Case Scenarios including:
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Complex Residential


WHEN: June 4-8, 2018

WHERE: Nu-Tech Cleaning Systems

TIME: 8AM-3:30-4PM

COST: $849, $649 per each additional student!



THERE IS A $65 TEST FEE PAYABLE TO THE IICRC PER ATTENDEE. YOU OR YOUR TECHNICIAN MUST BRING A FORM OF PAYMENT ON THE LAST DAY OF CLASS. THIS PAYMENT IS PROCESSED BY THE IICRC IN LAS VEGAS. WE DO NOT PROCESS THE PAYMENT HERE AT NU-TECHYou may provide them with a credit card number including expiration and CVV code, or a check made out to the IICRC. The student will give this payment to the instructor after the exam on the FINAL DAY OF CLASS. 

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