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Basic Information on IICRC Training

4/23/2018 (Permalink)

Training for Water Mitigation Technicians

The Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) was founded in 1972 by Ed York and is recognized internationally as a knowledgeable industry voice and resource. The IICRC serves as an independent, Certification Body, that sets and promotes high standards and ethics, and advances communication and technical proficiency within the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries. The IICRC ensures that when consumers hire a technician they have hired experts who will provide reasonable assurance that work will be completed in accordance with the industry’s “Standard of Care”. SERVPRO takes pride in the certifications we have received.

Water Damage Restoration Technician (WRT)

The Water Damage Restoration Technician course was created to educate restoration personnel that perform water mitigation, and remediation to give them a thorough understanding of how to handle, mitigate, and manage a water damage. The technicians will learn what equipment is necessary during different types of water damages, and how to properly clean and manage the equipment once the mitigation has been completed. This training will give both residential and commercial training on understanding the procedures necessary with water losses, sewer backflows, and contamination (mold, hazardous materials, etc).

Applied Structural Drying Technician (ASD)

This is an add-on training that continues education of Water Damage Restoration Technicians. The WRT is a required prerequisite of before taking this course. This course is designed to teach the efficient and timely drying of water-damaged structures and contents using comprehensive classroom and hands-on training. This certification would be recommended for larger commercial buildings such as hospitals, schools, or business complexes.

Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)

This is an add-on training that covers mold and sewage remediation techniques. The course will review the different types of mold, how mold is created, and how to properly dispose of the microbial materials. In addition, this course will review the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure that the technician is safe from any possible health side effects from working with hazardous materials. This technician will be required by SERVPRO to be on site as soon as any microbial materials have been found.

Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT)

This course concentrates on technical procedures for restoring contents and building materials in a fire and smoke damaged environment. Fire and Smoke Restoration technicians will be trained on what tools and chemicals are necessary to properly clean and remediate after a fire loss. If you would like to see a demonstration of how we clean contents after a fire damage, call our office and we can set up that opportunity for you at no expense. We are happy to show our expertise in this area.


When you hire SERVPRO to perform your water mitigation, mold remediation, or fire clean up; you can be assured that technicians will arrive who are properly trained and certified by the IICRC to complete the necessary work to make it “Like it never even happened.” On the flip side of this, if you know of someone who would like to learn a trade, and get the proper certifications, SERVPRO provides this training to our employees. 

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