Our Training Facility

The Paul Davis Restoration training facility leads the industry and is the best and most advanced facility in North America.

Hands-On Training Program

Our training is divided into a series of hands-on modules. Each one demonstrates advanced mitigation and restoration techniques and cleaning methods. Students practice with the latest equipment and advanced technology.

The training methods replicate the situations franchise owners will encounter in the field. With so many real-world experiences, our franchisees are prepared to run their businesses with confidence.

Classroom training is held in two large theaters with state of the art audiovisual systems.

Our training staff has many decades of combined experience and includes two IICRC certified Applied Structural Drying (ASD) instructors. There are only 17 of these instructors in the entire country!

Paul Davis offers approved certification courses from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification (IICRC) including:

  • Emergency fire and water damage mitigation
  • Fire and smoke restoration
  • Water damage restoration
  • Structural cleanup
  • Odour control and contents cleaning and restoration


The Flood House training module is the centerpiece of the Paul Davis National Training Center.

The full-scale residential structure is built within the new facility and is a fully-functioning 1,700 square foot home. It has a bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom. The house includes furniture, appliance, several flooring types, decorations, and electronics.

The Flood House has space for practice activities that give students realistic experiences to learn restoration techniques. As part of the IICRC Applied Structural Drying (ASD) course and others, the house can be completely flooded with thousands of gallons of water under controlled circumstances. The house can withstand being flooded and dried completely over 200 times, without needing major structural repairs or replacement.

Because of the careful design of the Flood House, students learn how water affects different materials, including carpet, drywall, wood, and tile. They learn the science of how the materials dry. From this strong foundation, they then learn how to use scientific methods and the latest equipment to dry structures in a little as three days.


At the new training center, students take the Complete Contents Program. This program teaches Paul Davis Restoration franchisees how to use the latest methods and equipment to complete a systematic contents claim service.

Franchisees attend the hands-on contents training module at the training center. This module teaches participants a fully integrated contents solution using state of the art software and equipment. Students learn how to use this technology to inspect, value, inventory, clean, and restore property involved in an insurable fire or water-related loss.

Franchise owners and professionals attending classes get to know the Paul Davis Restoration vendor partners who sell products designed to support their work.

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The Paul Davis Heritage

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