Access the Restoration Advocacy Reports

The Restoration Industry Association’s (RIA) Advocacy and Government Affairs (AGA) committee has made major strides to build unity within the industry and is moving aggressively to level the playing field for restorers, both legally and financially.

The latest reports in a series of reports from the AGA committee is now available.

The AGA committee seeks to unite the restoration industry, advocate for the best interests of restoration contractors nationwide, and develop and implement strategies to help create and maintain equity between restorers and insurers and their partners. 

Learn more about the committee’s progress and read the latest report on under the Association News section, or

Attend the Technical Fire Restoration Summit This Month

November 19-20, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

Fire restoration provides unique challenges for restoration professionals. This two-day informational summit is your chance to learn more about fire restoration and the true impact of fire damage from leading experts in the field.

Topics include:

  • Avoid Making a $2 Million Dollar Mistake: Cleaning Process Fails
  • Forest Fire and Wild Fire Contamination and Testing
  • Impact of Heat (Structures & Special Systems)
  • Leveraging 3D Technology to Provide Scope, Estimates, and Documentation
  • The Microbiology of Fire Losses
  • Practical Advice for Claims Involving Art & Specialty Collections
  • Psychology of the Loss: Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Understanding the View of the Fire Investigator and Working with Restoration
  • Wildfires – Impact to Communities and Worker Health

Attend the summit and learn more about fire restoration techniques, practices and principals. To register and learn more, visit

Register for RIA Courses

Certified Restorer - Bartlett, TN

November 11-13, 2019

This three-day program is geared towards advanced restoration professionals seeking to establish their in-depth expertise of leadership and insurance damage related restoration business management acumen. The RIA Certified Restorer (CR) Curriculum is built upon its four restoration pillars – water, fire, environmental and contents. Learn from experts and network with peers to both grow a profitable and productive restoration company, as well as set the foundation for a strong industry related consulting career.

Contents Loss Specialist Prep Course & Exam - Rolling Meadows, IL

December 2-4, 2019

The Contents Loss Specialist (CLS) is one of the four pillars of the enhanced Certified Restorer (CR) program. Be among the first to experience the newly redesigned program that incorporates lectures, specialized presentations from subject matter experts, case studies and group study work.

Visit for more details!