COLUMBIA, MD — The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has introduced its Qualified Technician Emblem Program for its technician-based certificate courses: Mold Remediation Technician (MRT); Mold Remediation Supervisor (MRS); and Certified Restoration Technician (CRT)
, according to a press release
The program includes a red, white and black RIA "Qualified" starter emblem with a designation tab for each of the technical certifications earned by the wearer
, the release stated.
RIA President Jeff Jones said: "RIA advanced training and education keeps technicians and supervisors on top of the best business practices for the benefit of their clients, while expanding the individual’s preparedness for the problems that might be encountered."
According to the release, emblems are available for both RIA members and non-members who attend RIA-sponsored MRT, MRS and CRT courses and successfully pass the course test with a score of 80 percent or higher.
RIA’s Technician Certificate Program will be expanding in the future to include water loss, contents and other specialty areas of value to the restoration industry, the release added.