First class of Certified Demolition Supervisors ‘graduate’

The National Demolition Association (NDA) has today announced the first individuals to earn the new Certified Demolition Supervisor (CDS) certification.

The CDS Certification Board of the National Demolition Association. The CDS Certification Board of the National Demolition Association. (PHOTO: NDA)

27 individuals successfully achieved the CDS certification, which serves to demonstrate their expertise and competence in all aspects of demolition, including safety, environmental, operations, and people management.

James Milburn, President of the NDA, said: “We are proud to recognize these individuals for their commitment to professional development.

“Earning a certification from NDA demonstrates that these individuals have the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in today’s demanding workplace.”

“The CDS certification allows demolition professionals to elevate themselves, their employers, and the demolition industry as a whole by formalizing our minimum requirements to be considered a competent and professional demolition supervisor.”

According to the NDA, which had 47 individuals take part in the beta test pass/fail exam, its CDS designation promotes safe and quality practice through its ongoing requirements for professional growth in the demolition industry. The NDA had 47 individuals participate in the beta test pass/fail exam, which was conducted and managed remotely by the association’s Certification Board.

 “Congratulations to our first class of Certified Demolition Supervisors. You have earned the respect of your peers in the industry,” said Peter Banks, Chair, Certification Board of the NDA, TRM Demolition.

In its official announcement, the NDA offered its congratulations to the following individuals on obtaining the CDS certification:

Nicholas D. McGarel
Brandenburg Industrial Service Company
Jay A. Jasinowski
Brandenburg Industrial Service Company
Brad Adkins
D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc.
Ryan Kornder
D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc.
Spencer Clark
D. H. Griffin Wrecking Company, Inc.
Alex Adams
Dickson Company
Austin Deleon
Dickson Company
Chris Drea
Dickson Company
Corey Watson
Dickson Company
Jess Denatale
Dickson Company
Andrew M. Collova
Frattalone Companies
Robert D. Robbs
Hayden Wrecking
Austin E. Straub
Homrich
Cody J. Manor
Homrich

Joseph C. Hopewell
JR Ramon Demolition
Joseph Ramon
JR Ramon Demolition
Ryan Medlin
JR Ramon Demolition
Daniel R. Skinner
Sessler Wrecking
Kevin C. Sessler
Sessler Wrecking
Howard Carpenter
Sessler Wrecking
Nicholas Sessler
Sessler Wrecking
Juan Gradilla
Milburn Demolition
Rogelio Tapia
Milburn Demolition
Michael A. Rutt
Remedial Construction Services L.P.
Anthony Hiel
Terra Technical Services, LLC
Gerald Thompson
Terra Technical Services, LLC
Greg Menen
FERMA CORPORATION


For those wishing to take the CDS certification, the testing and application window is open now through December 8.
The NDA encourages demolition contractors to consider employee applications to take an upcoming exam.

To learn more about the CDS certification or how to join NDA, visit www.demolitionassociation.org.

Applications for demolition supervisor certification open Application deadline to take the industry qualification exam is 8 December, 2023
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