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What our students Say:

“If I were to tell you this was a completely lovely, enjoyable experience, I would be lying. It shouldn’t be. It was at times uncomfortable, painful, stressful. But that’s what I needed—real experience making mistakes and trying new things and getting honest feedback. That was so helpful. And I should note—it was also enjoyable and fun, too, I promise!! The trainers infused their own brands of humor and it was great to forge bonds with the other students.”


What our students Say:

“This course was rigorous but amazing. The instructors provided in-depth and individualized feedback for each student. I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned. I’m also grateful for the comprehensive course materials so that I can continue to study post-RIVA.”


What our students Say:

“I learned a lot about myself, my strengths, and weaknesses. I also learned even more from my instructors and classmates. I feel like the course was well-organized, conveyed everything we were looking for/needed and was tailored for us.”


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Travel to RIVA

All in-person public courses are held at RIVA Headquarters located just outside Washington, DC in Rockville, MD. This location is accessible to all three DC area airports (Reagan National, Washington Dulles, and BWI) as well as Union Station.


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Street address
1803 Research Blvd, Suite 401, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-770-6456
Courtyard Rockville
2500 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850

Approximately 1 mile from our offices.

Located north of Washington, D.C., Courtyard Rockville is a short distance from attractions like Rockville Town Square, Strathmore Hall and Glenview Mansion. Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center and RIO Washingtonian Center are also nearby.

Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg
14975 Shady Grove Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

Approximately 1 mile from our offices.

Off I-270, they are a half-mile from Fallsgrove Village Center shopping. Metro links to Washington DC are three miles away, and historic Gaithersburg is four miles from the hotel. They have a fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool, restaurant, and 24-hour snack shop. Enjoy free WiFi and parking.

Best Western Premier Rockville Hotel & Suites
1251 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850

Approximately 1 mile from our offices.

Located in Rockville, Maryland, Best Western Premier Rockville Hotel & Suites is a contemporary hotel for business, leisure, and government travelers. Just off Interstate 270/Exit 6B and Route 28/West. Montgomery Avenue, easy access to the Rockville, Gaithersburg, Potomac, and Bethesda area. The hotel is 12 miles from Washington, DC, and a 10-minute drive to the Rockville Metro Red Line trains.

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COVID-19 Protocols for Safety at RIVA

Now that the world is moving toward a post-pandemic mindset, RIVA no longer requires students taking in-person courses to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. When you visit RIVA, here are steps we are still implementing in order to help keep you safe and healthy in our offices. We have done the following:


Included additional hand sanitizer bottles in all common areas that RIVA visitors use.

Increased sanitizing and cleaning during the course – wiping down tables and chairs with disinfectant wipes.

Provided RIVA students with their own bag of sanitized pens, markers, and highlighters to use in the course.

Offer disposable utensils to be discarded after use.

Can provide masks and gloves for students, and guests upon entry to RIVA if requested. Masks are no longer required in the building.

Moved to a plan that all snacks will be packaged [chips, cookies, trail mix, breakfast bars, etc.] and, if lunches are offered, they will be individually prepared orders from local restaurants.

Continue with “Temperature Checks” on all RIVA persons that enter the office each day.

Asked students and visitors to RIVA to complete questionnaire related to COVID-19.

RIVA has continued to follow direction from Maryland’s governor, the State of Maryland, and the CDC in order to be best prepared to welcome you to our office. As the situation continues to evolve, RIVA will respond accordingly.


RIVA Training Policies



Payment Policy

RIVA understands that schedules may cause changes to your course registration dates.

Policy for changes made 23 days or more prior to start of course date:

  • Should you need to transfer to another class date 23 days or more before the start of your current class, there is a $175 transfer fee.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration 23 days or more before the start of your class, there is a $500 non-refundable fee. This fee will be deducted from your refund.

**Any monies returned to a credit card will incur a 4% cancellation fee.

Policy for changes made 22 days or less prior to start of course date:

  • If circumstances cause you to cancel or transfer out of a course 22 days or less before the start of class, all monies paid are forfeited unless you have an eligible replacement from your network to attend the date for which you are registered.



Requesting Student Records from RIVA Training Institute

If you are a RIVA Training Institute graduate and would like to request a copy of your student records, you can contact RIVA one three ways:
• The contact form on our Home Page
• Email us:
• Call us at 301-770-6456


When you make your request, please provide your full name at the time you took a RIVA Training course, the company name you were with when you took the course, approximate date of when you took the RIVA course, the course information you require, and an email address where the records can be sent.


If you are an employer looking for records on an employee, you must ask that employee to submit a formal written request to release the information to you.


Anti-discrimination Policy

It is the policy of VISAR Corporation and RIVA Training Institute to ensure an equal learning opportunity to all students without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or express, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristics. All individuals involved in continuing education/training will not be subject to discrimination by any staff members or trainers of RIVA Training Institute.