NADRA Education Series

Launching March 2011!

February 2011


Dear (Contact First Name),

We have some exceptionally awesome news! NADRA is hitting the deck running with a brand new education series launching March 2011. Join us during JLC Live for a NADRA dinner reception followed by a day of deck-specific education. Are you a NADRA member? This course is one of a four-part series designed to help contractors prepare for their NADRA MDP Certification exams (NADRA Master Deck Professional Certification*).  Flaunt your certification in your proposals, website, marketing and be recognized on We will even give you a shout out in NADRA's blog, and weekly News Brief!
  • NADRA Cocktail and Dinner reception will be held on March 23. 2011 at 6pm
  • NADRA Deck-Specific Education will be held on March 24, 2011 starting at 8:30am, running all day. Lunch will be provided. See below for course description
  • All happening at The Biltmore in Providence, Rhode Island - more details to follow!

*** This event is open to members and non-members alike.  Certification is only offered to current NADRA members.


*** Online Registration Begins February 22, 2011 For: 

NADRA Dinner and Full Day of NADRA Education 

more details and pricing to follow


*** To register for JLC Live - exhibit hall and conferences, please click HERE

March 23rd Networking Dinner
March 24th NADRA Education!
Attention Vendors!



Join us during JLC Live at The Biltmore on March 23rd, 2011 for a NADRA dinner reception. Mingle with fellow industry professionals: builders, industry reps, your NADRA Board of Directors, code officials and home inspectors. Enjoy a night out, have a few laughs, get motivated and get inspired!  



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 Will you consider joining us for dinner? 




Stand out from average contractors by starting down the road to earning your NADRA Master Deck Professional Certification* (MDP) by attending "Understanding the Existing Structure".  This course is one of a four-part series designed to help contractors prepare for their NADRA MDP Certification exams.  Following each course, NADRA members are provided a take-home, mail-in exam. Many of you already own the Deck Construction based on the 2009 IRC book or the 2009 International Code Book; you will need this for reference.  If you have not purchased the Deck Construction based on the 2009 IRC book already, it will be available at the class for a discounted rate for NADRA members.


From 8:30 to 12:30, Glenn Mathewson will describe the various and unexpected ways a new deck can affect the structure it serves.  Mechanical and electrical systems, egress windows and exterior wall coverings, for example, must all be understood and evaluated before construction begins.  Understanding the Existing Structure will get you thinking outside of the box, and understanding how a deck is about much more than just the deck.



Break for lunch and continue with two special manufacturers presentation classes TBA



*MDP certifications require current NADRA membership and completion of a four-part exam (existing structure, structural provisions I and II, and non-structural provisions)



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Are you a NADRA vendor? Ready to get involved? Providing sponsorships help cut the cost for our Builder Members. There are several dinner sponsorships available & (2) openings for manufacturer installation education. Click here for more details on dinner sponsorship opportunities!
*** There are only (2) openings for NADRA member manufacturer installation courses. Please contact us immediately if you are interested. First come, first serve. You will receive 90 minutes to educate NADRA builders - more details are provided in the link below.