Remediation Training Institute

Training in Remediation of Water Damage, Mold,
Smoke Damage, Sewage Spills, and Odor.

Telephone: (775) 333-5966 • Fax: (775) 356-0633
P.O. Box 19932 • Reno, NV 89511

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IICRC Approved School


Schedule a WRT Certification Class

Send a request to schedule nationally-recognized IICRC Approved instructor, Darren Foote, to teach a three-day WRT Certification course and administer the IICRC Certification testing anywhere in the United States.

NOTE: a Spanish version of the IICRC written test is available for testing with prior notice. However, no class instruction or any explanations will be available in Spanish.

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Topics Covered
1. Preparation for Safety
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Equipment Safety
Identifying potential on-the-job hazards
2. Preventing Further Damage (Mitigation)
Locating source
Protecting structure, furniture and other contents
3. Developing a Scope
Determining migration of water
Evaluating class and category of water loss
Understanding materials: Carpet, pad, flooring, sub-flooring, walls, etc.
Drying methods
4. Water Extraction
Extraction Tools
5. Measuring and Monitoring Moisture Levels
Moisture levels in materials and in the air
Meters and psychrometry
6. Installing Equipment
Equipment types
Equipment quantity and placement
Monitoring progress
Reconfiguring and adjusting equipment
7. Return to Pre-Loss Condition
Resetting contents

Instructor Information

Darren Foote was born and raised in Reno, Nevada, where he currently resides with his wife of 26 years. They have 5 children.

He owned and operated a property maintenance company while still in High School. In 1986 he became the co-founder of a construction company specializing in insurance-related repairs (wind/water/fire/smoke) with offices in Reno and Las Vegas. Responsible for the company's 24-hour emergency water and smoke damage cleanup services, Darren received his IICRC WRT certification in 1995. This opened his eyes to the exciting potentials of water damage remediation using the proper equipment and science, which, coupled with his experience in the construction industry, gave him a passion for structural drying which has never left him.

In 2007, after over 20 years as owner/operator of Foote Brothers Construction and Water Extraction Technologies (W.E.T.)  a Restoration/Construction company with offices in Nevada and Utah, W.E.T. was acquired by BELFOR Property Restoration, the largest restoration company in the world with offices throughout the United States and Canada and in 29 countries worldwide. Darren became the General Manager for Remediation in Reno for BELFOR, and has since become the Director of Training for BELFOR USA. Current responsibilities include providing and overseeing staff training and quality assurance implementation for existing and acquired offices, as well as training for Insurance Adjusters, and others in the industry. Darren also owns and operates Remediation Training Institute, an IICRC approved school and provides industry training throughout the United States and Canada.

Darren has personally completed thousands of successful water damage jobs with clients ranging from individual homeowners, to large homebuilders, hospitals, hotels, school districts and government buildings. His knowledge and passion are evident in his classroom presentations. Darren has presented many classes, workshops, and seminars to a variety of industry-related professional groups, including insurance adjusters and agents, realtors, facility managers, and risk managers.

Industry Service
IICRC ANSI S500 Revision Committee
IICRC WRT TAC Vice Chairman
RIA Education Committee Vice Chairman

Credentials and Designations
RIA Certified Restorer (CR) #526
RIA Water Loss Specialist (WLS) #107
ACAC Council-certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS)  #702117
ACAC Council-certified Structural Drying Supervisor (CSDS)  #1201024
ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC)
IICRC Approved Instructor Water Damage Restoration
IICRC Certified Master Water Restorer (MWR)
IICRC Certified Master Fire/Smoke Restorer (MSR)
IICRC Certified Water Damage Restoration (WRT)
IICRC Certified Fire & Smoke Restoration (FSRT)
IICRC Certified Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT)
IICRC Certified Applied Structural Drying (ASD)
IICRC Certified Health & Safety (HST) (10 hour OSHA)
IICRC Odor Control (OCT)
IICRC Carpet Repair and Reinstallation (RRT)
IICRC Carpet Cleaning (CCT)
IICRC Certified Upholstery and Fabric Cleaning (UFT)
IICRC Certified Journeyman Water Restorer (JWR)
IICRC Certified Journeyman Fire & Smoke Restorer (JSR)
IICRC Certified Journeyman Textile Cleaner (JTC)
EPA Certified Renovator (RRP) #R-I-18599-10-00290
OSHA 30 Hour Trained #600463310
EPA AHERA Accredited Asbestos Inspector #25473IR (intentionally allowed to lapse)

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