Our four-day water restoration class offers you a large variety of teaching methodologies to learn and ask questions. We have contests for prizes, some free additional technical information to be shared with your company members including, some very important information concerning the application of antimicrobials in your state. You will even enjoy your homework sessions! 

So, if you want a fun and very productive learning environment using the latest materials with the most updated information, sign up for one of our many scheduled classes!

This course has been approved for (14) IICRC CECs.

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What students say...

"You poured out your knowledge"

Erica Dalessandro; Apartment Restorers, LLC

Literally everyone in our office vouched that YOU were the one I wanted to teach this class, and I needed to move whatever else I had going on so I could participate when you were scheduled to teach. So I did. For four solid days, you poured your industry knowledge out on us. In most cases you provided a fun little mnemonic trick or song to help the information stick. You taught the concepts of the trade, the art of the process, and the math and science behind the how. I never felt like an outsider or that the information was beyond my reach. When I sat for the IICRC test, I felt prepared and calm. Armed with the ditties and rhymes to guide me.

"It has been a game-changer for me!"

Damian Lynch

I can't express enough how grateful I am for the Water Restoration Technician training I received from the Costa Group Education. It has been a game-changer for me! The comprehensive program equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to handle any water damage situation with precision and efficiency. Barry Costa was absolutely exceptional, with years of industry experience and a genuine passion for imparting his knowledge.

"My only regret is that I didn’t find Barry teaching 23 years ago"

Jeffrey Lee Chester

I’ve been in the restoration industry since 1999, I am a Master Water and Fire Restorer. Through the years I have attended many training courses and with out a doubt Barry Costa is hands down the best instructor I have found. Barry’s approach to learning impacted me so much, I not only scored well on my exam, but I also now see water restoration in a whole new light. I would highly recommend Barry Costa to anyone wanting to better understand what it is to be a professional restorer. My only regret is that I didn’t find Barry’s teaching 23 years ago.

I am far more proficient at water restoration in practical ways

Ted Menadier; Approach One, LLC

Taking Barry’s class exceeded my expectations for taking the WRT class. He taught to the needs of each of his students and gave me critical information that I could use as a business owner. I learned far more than I expected and easily passed the exam with a grade of 98%. The amount of knowledge Barry has in the restoration industry is unparalleled. His study tools made test preparation easy and effective, but Barry didn’t just teach the test. I am far more proficient at water restoration in practical ways that I can utilize in my business because Barry taught practical and important information that was functional in addition and how to utilize that information in the S500 to be successful.

"Outstanding teaching!"

Alicia Elliott

Thank you for your compassion, outstanding teaching (instructing) abilities and passion for the subject matter. I did not believe that I would enjoy learning the specifics of water restoration. However, you have completely refuted that belief! :-)

"Barry is the best"

Lavelle Agers; Lucky’s Touch Services

I took the water restoration class to learn about the industry and Barry did exactly that. He taught it in a natural way easy to understand and very hands on with the things I had issues with helping me after class. He taught more than just the business. He informed us on how to speak with adjusters how to handle customers to make them feel as comfortable as possible. Gave us knowledge beyond just the test. Barry is the best.

"It was an absolute honor"

Adam Jury

It was an absolute honor to be a part of the WRT class led by Barry Costa! Barry’s unique ability to connect with each student, both personally and professionally, made learning fun, engaging, and uplifting. You not only receive a high level education from Barry, you also gain an invaluable professional resource to support you and your company after class is over. His teaching techniques make it easy to see why he is so well regarded as an instructor.

"I cannot praise you enough"

Mark Drozdov

Barry, I cannot praise you enough for your terrific instructing in the last WRT course, I had the privilege to attend! I also praised you during my IICRC Certified Firms Webinar I presented on 11/5/20. You did amazing, and the students and I really appreciate it!!!

"Barry puts his whole heart into teaching"

Mike Phelps; RestoreUnow

I took my first water damage restoration and carpet repair class with Barry about 14 years ago. Barry is truly the best instructor, teacher, and human being I’ve just about met. He puts his whole heart into teaching his students. Barry is by far the best teacher I’ve ever had in my life including my college professors.

"I will NEVER forget the experience and feeling of security this class provided"

John Anthony Pruitt II; PBTGH MAYAUN, LLC

Since I was a child, I have struggled with math. I was unable to read, solve, and understand equations. Literally 2 days in Barry’s class blessed me with this skill. I have been insecure and ashamed of my inability to comprehend math. Barry has truly changed the way I look at myself and solidified the direction to go with my business. I have a newfound confidence in my capabilities and intelligence. This instructor treated me with understanding and care. Not sympathy or empathy. Mr. Costa extended a true helping hand to me. Not only for my career but my life. I thank God for putting Mr. Costa and Carol in my path. I will NEVER forget the experience and feeling of security this class provided me.


Barry Costa

Barry Costa lives in Kingman, Arizona with his wife Carol. Barry holds a BS degree in education from Springfield College and was a public school teacher for 10 years and received the “Excellence in Education” Award by the State of NH and Physical Education Teacher of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Barry began his career in the carpet installation, cleaning, restoration industry in the mid 1960’s with his fathers business and continued as the owner of Carpet & Cleaning Craftsman, Inc. in Peterborough, NH until December 1999.

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