1535 Deltacom Drive  Anniston, AL 36207
2221 E. Clearfield Street Philadelphia, PA 19134
Instructor: Scott Mims
Cost: $1095 1st student
                $1065 for each additional student from the same company attending the same class
Exam Fee: $65 (payable to the IICRC)

**WRT is a prerequisite**
**HST is no longer a pre-req**

CDS: (5 day course) The Commercial Drying Specialist course 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 understand the concepts of managing such a project.  Everyone can benefit from this water damage course no matter how big or small of a company you are, but it is especially good for business owners, operations managers, large loss, or project managers. ​

  • 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

Water Damage Case Scenarios including:
  • Commercial (hotel/office buildings)
  • Industrial (manufacturing plants, distribution warehouses)
  • Institutional (hospitals, schools, etc.)
  • Complex Residential (apartments, duplex, large homes, etc.)
​Once complete, you will qualify to take the IICRC CDS certification examination.