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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

Restoration Technician REST.TCH


40 hours.

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify a systematic method for cataloging materials that will be removed and returned to the work site; identify appropriate cleaning methods for food service, upholstered, and porcelain surfaces; explain the importance of a complete inventory listing destroyed, damaged and pre-existing damages; describe basic principles for proper restoration; list criteria for evaluating whether damaged furnishings and fixtures are restorable; explain cleaning processes used for content restoration: dry, wet, spray and wipe, foam, abrasive, immersion; identify what types of materials are effectively cleaned with each process; explain how moisture content from direct contact and absorption of water from the air is critical to drying; define the term psychrometry; explain how a psychrometric chart is read; identify types of equipment used to scope the area affected by water; determine the type of action required to prevent further structural damage: containment barriers, tarp, and shrink wrap; identify potential contaminants in a damaged structure; explain safety regulations for removing contaminants from a structure; explain the removal of water through dehumidification; list types of dehumidification equipment: refrigerant and desiccant; explain the process of controlling microorganisms; explain the role of demolition in the restoration industry; explain the process or deodorization as it applies to disinfecting a damaged structure; operate equipment used to restore water and smoke damaged structures: inspection and monitoring tools and extraction tools; list and explain sanitizing agents used to arrest growth of bacteria, fungi, mildew, and other microorganisms; identify equipment used to neutralize odors; explain health hazards associated with biological and chemical contaminants; define pathogenic substances; identify three pathogenic substances that may require removal and disposal from a contaminated environment (blood, bodily fluids, and tissue); list personal protective equipment required when removing biological and chemical contaminants; explain complex damages caused by fire and smoke; identify four types of soot: wet smoke residues, dry smoke residues, protein residue, and fuel oil soot; identify other possible contaminants: tear gas, finger print powder, and fire extinguisher residue; explain the cleaning process used for each type of soot; describe the three methods of soot/smoke and other contaminant removal: HEPA vacuuming, dry sponging, and chemical washing; explain options for cleaning carpet, based on the type of carpet; identify four specialized carpet-cleaning methods: bonnet cleaning, steam cleaning/hot water extraction, pre-conditioning and rinse, and dry cleaning; describe deodorization methods used for carpet cleaning; explain cleaning methods appropriate for blinds and drapery; identify fabric manufacturers’ recommendations for each material to be cleaned; identify cleaning methods for blinds and drapery based on the type of fabric from which they are made; explain when demolition of wall and ceilings is the correct option; identify the cleaning method to apply according to the extent of damage to ceilings and walls; discuss the principles necessary to deodorize odors according to type of damage to ceilings and walls; identify appropriate actions to prevent further damage to electronics and machinery; list three types of cleaning processes for electronics and machinery: HEPA vacuuming, chemical washing, and contamination free drying; explain techniques for reassembling electronics and machinery; describe the importance of ventilation in the cleanup process; identify procedures to follow when cleaning the air duct system; identify components of the HVAC system that must be cleaned: evaporators and cooling coils, fans and blower wheels; perform air duct cleaning according to industry standards for cleaning HVAC heating and cooling system; describe how to maintain HVAC heating and cooling system following Category 1 damage; explain methods of deodorization; list three fundamental principles for deodorizing an affected area: remove source, clean surfaces, and seal surfaces; and describe equipment used to deodorize an affected area.


Major topics are geared toward commercial cleanup activities associated with fire and/or flood damaged structures. The Restoration Technician course is designed for students who have received previous training in hazardous waste remediation, asbestos, and lead abatement as this course centers on the theory, application, and practices associated with restoration projects.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 2 semester hours in Construction Methods or Construction Technology (4/16) (4/21 revalidation).