Applied Structural Drying

This  IICRC Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course is a comprehensive classroom and hands-on training course. In this class, you will dry a flood house that has been affected by water damage. This class will give students hands-on field experience.  Earn an IICRC certification after successfully passing the exam.

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**WRT is a prerequisite for this course**

Course Outline


IICRC ASD Class Info

Cost: $1,295/person + $80 testing fee

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The three-day IICRC approved Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course will advance your knowledge and skill in the performance and documentation of water mitigation services. With the Applied Structural Drying Course, we begin to focus more on the structure.  This training is performed with ‘hands-on’ in a flooded house with the focus placed on proper techniques of extraction, setting up equipment, monitoring and documenting the structural drying sequence properly from inception through completion of the job.

Gain valuable experience in our Flood House by having the opportunity to dry a structure using a variety of techniques, equipment, meters, and tools. Learn how to communicate and document and document the drying process.  Your firsthand experience with drying our Flood House will give you the confidence and firsthand experience to succeed.


The Flood House

The LearnToRestore.com flood house is designed to give students restoration field experience by simulating a water damage loss in our IICRC ASD course. During the dry-out process, students will evaluate and dry multiple building materials and assemblies that are commonly found in homes and buildings. The day before class starts, the flood house is saturated with hundreds of gallons of water, just like you would see in the field. This gives the water time to absorb into materials. Students will arrive at the flood house prepared to complete the drying job! 

IICRC ASD Course Outline

What you will learn in the Applied Structural Drying Course

Introduction to the IICRC & S500

  • Intro to the Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration Certification
  • What is the IICRC
  • IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration
  • ANSI Accredited


  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Immunizations
  • Equipment Safety
  • Identifying potential on-the-job hazards
  • Water Damage specific hazards

Water Damage Mitigation (Preventing Further Damage)

  • Initial assessment
  • Locating the source of water
  • Protecting structure, furniture and other contents
  • Stopping secondary damage


  • Science of drying
  • Psychrometric chart
  • Dew Point
  • Humidity Ration (GPP)
  • Relative Humidity
  • Vapor Pressure
  • Drying Pie (Humidity, Airflow, Temperature)

Developing a Scope

What’s wet?

  • Evaluation & Preparation
  • Determining migration of water
  • Evaluating class of water loss
  • Evaluating category of water loss
  • Building materials: Carpet, pad, flooring, sub-flooring, framing, drywall etc.
  • Drying methods
  • Determine a dry standard and a dry goal

Water Extraction

  • Extraction Tools
  • Portable extractors and truck-mount extractors
  • Extraction wands
  • Extracting standing water
  • Determining how many gallons of water are present
  • Disposal

Measuring and Monitoring

How wet is it?

  • Moisture Detection & Inspections Tools
  • Moisture Meters and Sensors
  • Infrared cameras
  • Moisture levels in materials and in the air
  • Types of moisture meters and how to use them
  • Psychrometry – The science of drying

Installing Equipment

Is it drying?

  • Types of air movers, how they are used, and determining how many are needed
  • Types of dehumidifiers, how they are used, and determining how many are needed
  • Monitoring the drying progress
  • Reconfiguring and adjusting equipment to reach drying goals


  • Antimicrobials and biocides
  • Stopping cross contamination
  • Containments

Return to Pre-Loss Condition

Is it dry?

  • Repairs
  • Cleaning
  • Resetting contents

Hands On Drying

  • Preparation for safety
  • Initial assessment
  • Water extraction using different tools
  • Calculating and setting equipment
  • Drying different building materials and assemblies
  • Psychrometric conditions
  • Daily monitoring using moisture meters
  • Documentation
  • Completing the dry out process

The IICRC Applied Structural Drying course is based on the IICRC S500 Standard for Professional Water Damage Restoration. The S500 is the industry standard and is used by restorers, insurance companies, attorneys, and anyone working in the water damage restoration industry!

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