The IICRC has approved the proposal to combine the Water Restoration Technician course and Applied Structural Drying course into a single five-day course. Normally, the WRT is a three-day class, including a half-day examination, and the ASD course requires four days to complete. Dri-Eaz developed the five-day course in order to provide the broadest range of training options possible.

“Considering the downtime and travel costs, getting fully certified in both WRT and ASD was an expensive process,” says Brendan Kimmel, education associate at the Restoration Sciences Academy campus at Dri-Eaz Products in Burlington, Wash. “It could mean two weeks of lost work for most participants, plus the expense of two separate trips. Most of our students find it hard to get away from their businesses that long.”