CDS-Commercial Drying-ONLINE-November 17-20



Date: Tues. Nov 17  to Fri. Nov 20  Hours: 8 am PST to 5 pm PST  Location: On line.


Price listed is per person. Enter # of  people you are registering in  box to the left of the registration button.


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Pre-requisites: IICRC Certification in WRT.

The Commercial Drying Specialist (CDS) course is designed to be an advanced drying concepts and management course.  The focus of this 4-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 understanding concepts of managing such a project

Special note to Participants: Commercial drying projects frequently have many more potential hazards and safety risks that are not generally encountered on residential projects. These hazards may include but not be limited to higher voltages, confined spaces, energized machinery, hazardous chemicals, heavy equipment and forklifts.
The CDS course: is not intended to be a health and safety course, nor will it cover all of the potential hazards that may be encountered on commercial projects. It is required of participants to comply with all applicable local, state/provincial and national safety rules and regulations. The participant is strongly advised to research and complete appropriate training programs (e.g. HST, OSHA 10-hour, Canadian HST) prior to participating in the CDS course)

IICRC Online Testing Instructions-

IICRC Examination Process:

To take the IICRC exam for this course, you must register for the exam separately from The Academy course registration. This should be done before class starts. Please click on link below to complete exam registration and pay for your exam. If you are having trouble with the registration follow this link to a short registration video  ( to help you with the process.


IF you have problems registering first watch the video for explicit instructions.

If you are still having a problem, go to the website and start an “online chat” with the IICRC and they will be able to help you.  (Do not call and leave a message as they are all working offsite).

Important information:

  • You must use a unique email address for exam registration.
  • You cannot register more than one (1) person per email address.
  • Please use the date listed above, course category and Instructor name in your exam registration to ensure accurate exam setup.
  • Once exam registration is complete and payment made, you will receive your login information for your online exam profile.
  • You may begin the exam upon completion of the last day of class.
  • Requirements for taking the online exam are as follows:
    • Strong internet connection
    • Operating system requirements: Windows 7, 8, 10 or MacOS 10.11+ (El Capitan)
    • Web browser Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge
    • Camera and Microphone
    • Find a detailed list here:


If you have questions about the course, please contact us at  If you have questions about the Exam, please contact IICRC at

Please note that while taking the WRT exam on-line you may have the following at your computer:

  • Calculator (you may not use your cell phone as a calculator)
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Psychrometric Chart
  • Dehu calculation sheet