RSA Recognition by third parties
The Restoration Sciences Academy (RSA) actively enlists support and partnership with third parties to ensure the highest level of integrity in our learning programs.  Below are several organizations which provide accreditation, certification or other recognition for RSA programs.  Visit our Course Description page for more information on RSA courses and the relevant certifications, designations and continuing education credits that apply.

ACAC: American Council for Accredited Certification 


The American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC) promotes awareness, education and certification for professionals. Their mission is to establish credible certification programs that provide value to certificants, their clients and the public. It is their goal to serve the public interest with integrity as an independent certifying body.

Several Restoration Sciences Academy courses have been approved by the ACAC as preparatory courses for their certifications. Completion of the appropriate RSA program will assist the student in preparing to challenge an independent examination administered through the ACAC. Specific RSA programs also qualify for ACAC recertification credits.

IICRC: The Institute of Cleaning and Restoration Certification


The mission of the IICRC is to identify and promote an international standard of care that establishes and maintains the health, safety and welfare of the build environment. The IICRC serves as an independent certification body that sets and promotes high standards and ethics, and advances communication and technical proficiency with the inspection, cleaning and restoration industries.

Several Restoration Sciences Academy courses are approved by the IICRC. Successful completion of these programs allows the student to challenge the appropriate IICRC examinations on location at the completion of the RSA program. Many RSA programs also qualify for IICRC continuing education credits.

Purdue University

Purdue University DRRM

Restoration Sciences Academy publishes a core text, The New Guide to Restorative Drying, which embodies the curriculum for all RSA Restorative Drying courses. Dr. Randy Rapp of Purdue University notes: “The New Guide to Restorative Drying is a primary course reference and routinely applied in the courses of Purdue University’s Disaster Restoration & Reconstruction Management Concentration.”

The goal of the Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management (DRRM) concentration is to prepare students to enter the disaster restoration subsector of the construction industry with enhanced skills and knowledge of typical restoration requirements, equipment, techniques and management concerns.

RIA: Restoration Industry Association 


The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) is the oldest and largest non-profit, professional trade association dedicated to providing leadership and promoting best practices through advocacy, standards & professional qualifications for the restoration industry.

The Restoration Sciences Academy offers RIA pre-requisite certification courses, and students completing specific RSA programs can earn RIA continuing education credits.