Don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying that IICRC certification is not necessary! We believe quite the opposite, BUT we do know that it does have it’s limits. Hear us out on this one though.
When you attend a WRT ASD Combo Class at Reets Drying Academy it’s 5 days jam packed with information and training for water damage restoration. The first two days cover the basics of water damage restoration and the final three days involve hands-on training in a flood house. It’s A LOT of training! And it’s great training, but unfortunately, it’s impossible to remember all of it.
And here’s why: studies suggest that within an hour of learning new information, people will forget approximately 50% of it. After 24 hours, that goes up to 70%! And just over time, the information starts to fade.
How To Retain Certification Training
So how do you help your technicians retain the certification training that you invested in?
Researchers suggest a method called Spaced Learning. Basically, spaced learning is a learning methodology where learners are given bite-sized chunks of content and are then presented with situations that require the learned information to repeatedly be used in different, creative situations. This reinforces what has been learned and increases information retention.
For this very reason, we created a Reets TV video training track designed for techs that have gone through IICRC certification training. With just 15-30 minutes a day, technicians can watch videos that refresh what they learned at certification classes and apply it in the field. This will help them retain the information they have previously learned.