The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is stronger than it has been in decades, and now it is leading the charge to transform the industry as its chief advocate on the front lines.

The Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) committee has recently released the second in an ongoing series of official reports. The mission of the AGA is to develop and implement strategies to help create and maintain a fair and level playing field, financially and legally, for restoration contractors by advocating for their interests, while working collaboratively with stakeholders involved in the restoration process.

Learn more about the committee’s progress and read the latest reports in R&R and at

Attend the Technical Fire Restoration Summit

November 19-20, 2019
Las Vegas, Nevada

Fire restoration is one of the most complex areas that restoration professionals face. Changes in building construction, best practices, technology and insurance products add even further complexity.

Learn from industry experts, network with fire restoration professionals, and speak with industry vendors from across the world at the Technical Fire Restoration Summit. Topics covered include:

  • Technical application of new science and product availability to overcome odor and contaminants
  • Psychology the loss and overcoming odor as an emotion of a past event
  • Financial implications of working projects and getting paid
  • Determining the success of a job based on measurable benchmarks

Taking place in-conjunction with the ISSA Show North America 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, your registration will included access to the ISSA Trade Show!

Register by September 27 to save!


Register for RIA Fall Courses

Contents Science & Theory - Roselle, IL

October 1-2, 2019

This comprehensive two-day, lecture-based course content is applicable to anything the restoration professional may encounter. Attend and learn the science of how to restore personal property damaged due to fire, smoke, flood or disaster.

Project and Risk Management Course - Roselle, IL

October 3-4, 2019

Attend this course to learn about the following areas of project and risk management: The three constraints associated with managing a project; the four phases of the project life cycle and activities associated with each; the tools and documentation used to manage a project; the tools and documentation used to identify and manage risk, and how project management can improve a company’s restoration business.

Water Loss Specialist Prep Course & Exam - Mesa, AZ

October 22-24, 2019

Be among the first to experience the newly redesigned WLS program. This is the final course for those pursuing their RIA advanced certification, the Water Loss Specialist. The refreshed program incorporates lectures, specialized presentations from subject matter experts in their field, case studies and group study work.

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