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Meet Our IICRC-Certified Instructors

All Atex classes are led by IICRC-certified professionals with extensive experience and respected careers in the industry. Each instructor holds training certifications in the cleaning and restoration of fire and flood-damaged buildings. Get to know more about our instructors below.

David Oakes, CSCI, MCT, MRT, RCMH

David Oakes, CSCI, MCT, MRT, RCMH

David has worked in the field of cleaning and restoration since 1973. He owned and operated a full-service cleaning and restoration firm for 42 years, which provided fire and water damage restoration services. David has worked on both commercial and residential restorative drying jobs in all capacities. He also does consulting for both insurance companies and restoration contractors. David is admitted as an expert witness in State and Federal Court.

David is an IICRC-Certified Senior Carpet Inspector, Master Cleaning Technician, Master Restoration Technician and is a Certified Restorer and Certified Mechanical Hygienist by the RIA. As an IICRC-approved instructor, he teaches the RSA Restorative Drying (WRT), Applied Structural Drying (ASD), Carpet Cleaning Technician (CCT), Odor Control Technician (OCT), Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician (FSRT) and Trauma and Crime Scene Technician (TCST) courses. David was the Vice Chairman of the ANSI/S540 Trauma and Crime Scene Cleanup Standard and Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Chairman for development of the TCST certification program.