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Boost Your Business with NDS Professional Drainage Contractor Certification


The demand for stormwater management and drainage solutions is on the rise. Property owners are looking for ways to address current and potential drainage issues to protect their property, and are turning to knowledgeable experts to help. This becomes a significant opportunity for you.

With the NDS Professional Drainage Contractor Course, you’ll learn the essentials and best practices for stormwater management, and have access to tools, resources, and expert advice you won’t find anywhere else. By adding drainage expertise to your business, you can expand your offerings, provide a valuable service to your customers, and increase revenue.

The contractor course format is flexible to accommodate your schedule. Choose from online or in-person training (where available), or a combination of both. The entire course is four hours long, and can be taken at your own pace. Once you complete the course and evaluation, you’ll earn NDS certification as a Professional Drainage Contractor and be included in our listing on the Find-a-Contractor tool on NDSpro.com. This is also an approved course for the National Association of Landscape Professionals recertification at 1 CEU per hour of instruction attended.




Course topics include:

  • Drainage Fundamentals
    History and evolution of drainage • Topography, slope, and grade • Benefits of surface and subsurface drainage
  • Common Drainage Problems and Solutions
    Downspout runoff • Runoff from impervious surfaces • Water in lawn & low areas • Water in landscape beds & natural areas • High groundwater • Symptoms and solutions for every problem
  • Drainage System Design
    Five key design steps • Selecting and sizing the best solutions • Regulations you need to know • Calculating peak flows
  • NDS Drainage Resources
    Home drainage center • Online tools and calculators • Mobile app • DesignWorx • Video library • Field support • Contractor partnerships • And more!

For more information or to find an event near you, drop by or call your local Ewing location today! 

Click here to register to learn at your own pace, the PDCC online training is a flexible option, offered in English and Spanish versions

We look forward to seeing you there!

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