NDS® Professional Drainage Contractor Course

The NDS® Professional Drainage Contractor Course is offered in a flexible format 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 your business will be listed on NDSpro.com.

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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 • NDS Design Worx® services • Video library • Field support • Contractor partnerships • And more!