CDS – Commercial Drying Specialist – Anaheim-03/23/2020



Date: Mon. March 23 to Fri. March 27 (5 days)  You must attend all five days.
Class Hours: 8am – 5pm
Location:  1140 N. Armando St., Anaheim, CA 92806
Additional IICRC Testing Certification Fee:  $65 payable to the IICRC (check or cc) due on last day of class at test time.
REFUND/CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be in writing. Cancellations 7 or more days before class – 80% Tuition Refunded Cancellations less than 7 days before class – No Refund No Call/No Show – No Refund (see tab below for full policy)
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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 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 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)




Course Overview

  • 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
  • Case Scenarios including:
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Institutional
  • Complex Residential

Attendance/Refund Policy

SUBSTITUTIONS: Student substitutions may be made at no additional charge. Submit in writing to or call 562-698-1279. TRANSFERS: Students may transfer to the next same class type. Transfers must be in writing and authorized by ATF.  Up to three (3) transfers can be scheduled at no additional charge and must be transferred within one year of the original class date. REFUND/CANCELLATION: Cancellations must be in writing.  Refund schedule as follows: Cancellations 7 or more days before class – 80% Tuition Refunded Cancellations less than 7 days before class – No Refund No Call/No Show – No Refund BUNDLE PRICE POLICY: If you do not attend both classes in the same month and request a transfer of one of the classes to another month you will be charged the savings difference between the bundle price and the regular price. (This does not apply to WRT/ASD Combo)