Water Restoration Technician & Applied Structural Drying

Our IICRC WRT/ASD combo course will give you a steady foundation combining classroom instruction and drying a structure affected by water damage. In this combo course, the student will earn both the Water Restoration Technician (WRT) certification and the Applied Structural Drying (ASD) certification. These certifications will give the student hands on instruction and knowledge while they dry out a water damaged building.

Earn both certifications after successfully passing both exams! Please note there are two exams that must be completed in this combo course. 

IICRC WRT/ASD Course Outline

 What you will learn in the Applied Structural Drying & Water Restoration Technician Combo 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

IICRC WRT/ASD Combo Class Info

Cost: $1,395/person + $160 testing fee (Note: There is an $80 testing fee for each exam)

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