Courses

Upcoming Opportunities for Any Skill Level

DLI courses focus on practical industry training for both newcomers and veterans.

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"The DLI school is hands on and the classroom atmosphere offers a well rounded education. I not only learned new things but I have learned WHY."

Jennifer Whitmarsh
The Route Pros, Woodbury, NJ

Virtual Stain Removal

This 7-day course is a mix of live lectures, videos, and hands-on activities. Classes are given in English and progress is monitored by a series of quizzes and exercises. There is a Final Exam at the end. A minimum of 70% of all the combined scores is required to pass the course. A certificate will be presented to all whom successfully complete the minimum score requirement.

Classes will be held live on Tuesdays and Thursdays—1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern using ZOOM video conferencing. This course will not be recorded for later viewing.

Stain Removal Course Topics:

  • Removing coffee, ink, grease and other stains from clothing.
  • Identifying cotton, silk, polyester, and other fabrics.
  • Using bleaches without damaging the fabric color.
  • Using specialty products such as digesters, amyl acetate, and acetone in stain removal.
  • Identifying fibers and fabric construction.

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April 25th – May 16th 2023
September 12th – October 3rd 2023

Non-Member Price $695
Budget Membership Price: $495
International Membership Price $495
Standard Membership Price: $394
Gold Membership Price: $297
Premier Membership Price:  Any Three Courses FREE  

Introduction to Drycleaning

The Five day Introduction to Dry Cleaning Courses held at DLI’s school in Laurel Maryland is geared toward individuals new to the industry or who have less than one year of experience. Course covers:

  • Sorting loads for dry cleaning
  • Cleaning silk, satin and other fabrics
  • Operating a dry cleaning machine
  • Removing coffee, Ink, grease and other stains from clothing
  • Pressing pants, coats, skirts
  • Using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality

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March 6th – 10th 2023
July 17th – 21st 2023
October 16th – 20th 2023

Non-Member Price $1,595
Budget Membership Price: $1195
International Membership Price $1195
Standard Membership Price: $956
Gold Membership Price: $717
Premier Membership Price:  Any Three Courses FREE 

Advanced Drycleaning

This ten-day Advanced Drycleaning Course held at DLI’s school in Laurel Maryland is for individuals who have completed the Introduction Course or have hands-on production experience and knowledge of basic stain removal and finishing techniques. The advanced course covers:

  • Identifying cotton, silk, polyester and other fabrics
  • Using bleaches without damaging the fabric color
  • Pressing blouses, dresses, ties, pleated garments, silks, velvets, corduroy
  • Wetcleaning wool, silk, and more
  • Maintaining and changing filters
  • Troubleshooting problems with the dry cleaning machine
  • Using tensioning equipment to improve finishing quality
  • Customer service techniques for dry cleaners
  • Getting clean, white laundry
  • Cleaning and preserving wedding gowns
  • Understand the difference between solvents including perc, GreenEarth®, hydrocarbon and SOLVONK4
  • Pressing laundered shirts
  • Designing a dry cleaning plant with the most effective work flow

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Non-Member Price $2,195

Budget Membership Price: $1695
International Membership Price $1695
Standard Membership Price: $1356
Gold Membership Price: $1017
Premier Membership Price:  Any Three Courses FREE  

 

Intro and Advanced Combined

This fifteen-day general course held at DLI’s school headquarters in Laurel Maryland is made up of the introduction and Advanced Courses (outlined above), These classes also can be taken individually, but DLI affiliates save $499 when taking them together.

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March 6th – 24th 2023
July 17th – August 4th 2023
October 16th – November 3rd 2023

Non-Member Price $2,895
Budget Membership Price: $1995
International Membership Price $1995
Standard Membership Price: $1596
Gold Membership Price: $1197
Premier Membership Price:  Any Three Courses FREE

 

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