WLS certification is the highest recognition awarded in the cleaning and restoration industry to professionals engaged in water loss restoration, the release stated.
The RIA''s WLS certification emphasizes high levels of professionalism and training in water damage, drying and restoration, microbial remediation and health and safety, the release noted.
Pete Consigli, the WLS certification advisor, said: "These individuals worked very hard and have shown their commitment to being the best in the industry. They each completed a rigorous course of study, passed an exam with a score of 80 percent or higher and submitted a formal report and a research paper – so this is no small accomplishment."
According to the release, a full listing of all individuals holding the Water Loss Specialist certification is available on RIA''s website: www.restorationindustry.org.