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Structural Drying

The followng information will help you develop an independent study-review course for these ACAC certifications. The Handbook for each program includes eligibility requirements, application procedures, examination information, recertification and reinstatement policies and the ACAC code of conduct, while the Exam Study Guide lists areas within each reference text that deal with specific examination topics.

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Council-certified Structural Drying Supervisor
Required: 8 years experience in the design and execution of structural drying projects


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Council-certified Structural Drying Remediator
Required: 2 years experience in the design and execution of structural drying projects


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Council-certified Residential Structural Dryer  (NON-ACCREDITED)
Required: current employment in structural drying


Program Summary:

The Council-certified Structural Drying Remediator (CSDR) and the Council-certified Structural Drying Supervisor (CSDS) perform water damage restoration services. For example, a CSDR or CSDS can safely mitigate water losses resulting from floods, fires, hurricanes and other disasters as well as broken pipes and water mains. These professionals have verified knowledge of the principles, techniques, equipment and regulations relevant to structural drying as described in widely published industry texts and accredited standards.

CSDRs and CSDCs posses verified field experience conducting structural drying projects in one or more of the following settings:

To earn the Council-certified Structural Drying Remediator (CSDR) or Council-certified Structural Drying Supervisor (CSDS) designations, the candidate must:

Grandfather Period

“Grandfather” Candidates for the CSDR and CSDS are those candidates who apply before November 1, 2011 and who hold one of the following certifications:

Grandfather candidates are not required to take the CSDR/CSDS examination. However, they must meet all other experience eligibility requirements.


The CSDR and CSDS certifications are accredited by the Council for Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a nationally recognized independent accreditation body. ACAC certifications are the ONLY designations in the indoor air quality field to earn CESB accreditation.


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