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The mission of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the Deck and Railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers.

NADRA is hosting a class on November 14,  2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada, during Deck Expo's pre-conference.


SPECIAL PROMO: When you register for either class you will receive via your email confirmation a promo code for a FREE Deck Education Pass. The Deck Education Pass includes admittance to Exhibits, classes in the Deck track, Welcome Party, BBQ Bash, and Keynote: CEO Panel.


NADRA Deck Evaluation/Inspection Certification Program

Monday, November 14 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Includes Deck Education Pass 

NADRA's Deck Evaluation/Inspection Program is now approved for InterNACHI 4 CEUs,  ICC for .40 Credits and ASHI 4 CEUs.

This program will allow the industry professional the opportunity to employ the ability to safely evaluate a deck. A new APP/mobile form is being developed specifically for industry professionals as a comprehensive tool to be used to properly assess the safety issues of a deck.  A Beta (testing) version of this APP will be available to NADRA members who have gone through this certification program.

After the Deck Evaluation Class the individual will understand how to analyze the following deck components, issues, and more.

  • Stairs
  • Footings and Posts
  • Joists
  • Joist Connections
  • Girders
  • Ledger Connections
  • Deck Boards
  • Handrail Assemblies and Guards
  • Recognize proper and improper fasteners
  • Assess hardware or material corrosion
  • Review of the safety standards of all (decks, stairs, guards) structures

Pricing Options
If you are a current member who is registering employees to take this class, they must sign up as a branch member of NADRA ($100) and then register for the class individually.

Member Options

 (Approved for a current member of NADRA)

  • Education Only - No Manual: $259
  • Education + Certification (Includes 48 page manual): $289

Non-Member Options

  • Education Only - No Manual: $339
  • Education + Certification: $739 

(Better value option available: Consider joining NADRA today for discounted member price with manual included). Click here to see how to join. *If you join today, you may continue with registration at the discounted member rate. 

Each registrant must sign up individually.

About the Manual:  
This one of a kind, comprehensive, illustrated manual is for the evaluation and inspection of decks. The manual has been developed as a resource for the inspection/evaluation class and the first-ever Deck Inspection Mobile App/Form.  

Important notes
If you select the option that includes a manual, you will receive it on the day of the class.

About The Deck Inspection Mobile App/Form
Once certified, NADRA members will be invited to beta test the app/form. Please allow two weeks for NADRA HQ to process your information and send you the invite for beta testing. 

Start With The End In Mind: Secrets to Build Predictable Profitable Growth

Monday, November 14 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Includes Deck Education Pass 


Learn the blueprint to reverse engineer the results you want by starting with the end in mind. This workshop is for anyone who is tired of missing their goal year after year, or you know where you want to be inside of your business but come Dec. 31st you always feel like you missed the mark.

During this workshop we are going to get clear on your business goals and how to achieve them. We will share our secrets to success by starting with the end in mind. We will clarify what that looks like and the steps it takes to get there. We will identify the key hires, resources, & weekly numbers you must be tracking to hit your targets, as well as what you must do in the next 90 days.

This will be an interactive workshop so come ready to work if its RESULTS you are after.  You will leave with a 90 DAY ACTION PLAN GUIDE  to help you achieve more results in the next 90 days than you did in the previous 365! 

Presented By: Chris & Amy Breen – Legacy Decks Academy