NDA Update: Certification, Safety, and Advocacy Take Center Stage

Published: 4/3

As we embark on a new year, NDA is proud to share exciting progress and priorities for 2024 with a focus on certification, safety initiatives, and industry advocacy.


Certification: Recognizing and Elevating Competence

NDA’s commitment to professional development is flourishing. The Certification Board established the cut score for the Certified Demolition Supervisor (CDS) exam, and we’re thrilled to celebrate the first class of CDS designees in December. This landmark achievement signifies a new era of competency recognition in demolition.

The CDS program recognizes individuals who demonstrate expertise in all demolition aspects, from structural and selective to interior and dismantlement projects. CDS holders oversee crucial areas like safety, environment, operations, and people management, ensuring safe and quality practices through continued professional growth.

Don’t miss the next CDS exam registration window. Sign up yourself, a colleague, or staff member. And by the way, development of the Certified Demolition Technician (CDT) certification, aligned with workforce development and safety goals, is underway.


Safety First: Empowering Through Education

Building a safer industry requires robust training. Introducing the “Starting Out Right” video series—17 engaging videos packed with essential safety concepts for onboarding new hires and reinforcing existing knowledge. NDA’s videos help you better equip your employees for success in the industry. This is an example of the value your membership brings and if you are not a member, what better reason to join NDA!


Advocacy: Championing Your Voice on Capitol Hill

NDA actively represents your interests. Recently, we submitted comments to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce regarding proposed Fair Labor Standards Act regulations, advocating for overtime flexibility that benefits both employers and employees.


Celebrating 50 Years and Looking Ahead

This year marks our 50th anniversary! Join us at Demolition San Antonio for a convention filled with celebration and industry camaraderie.

The future of NDA is bright. We’re growing, upskilling our workforce, advocating for your best interests, and building a safer, more prosperous demolition industry. If you are not a member, you should be. Find out more and sign up for membership. Together, let’s make 2024 a year of even greater achievements!


Jeff Lambert

Executive Director


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