Become a CSDS

Are you interested in demonstrating your professionalism in the secure data destruction industry and closing more sales? Earn your credentials and become a Certified Secure Destruction Specialist® (CSDS®). The CSDS Program promotes and acknowledges an individual’s competency in a range of subject areas related to the secure destruction of information and other items.

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Study for the CSDS Exam

The Information Disposition Textbook

The Information Disposition textbook is the primary study guide for the CSDS Exam. It is the first comprehensive digest covering the wide range of issues related to protecting information at its most vulnerable point – the end of its life cycle. Information Disposition: A Practical Guide to the Secure, Compliant Disposal of Records, Media and IT Assets contains everything one needs to know, including policies and templates, to create a state-of-the-art, compliant and secure information destruction program.

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Series of 10 Webinars

Listen to the recorded webinar series in which the exam material is fully covered as it relates to the textbook. Cost: $99 (Credited Toward Exam Fee)

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CSDS Examination

The CSDS examination is offered annually in conjunction with the NAID & PRISM International Conference and Expo. Registration for the conference is not required. Examinations can also be arranged locally on occasion upon request.


• Member Rate w/ webinar credit: $189.00
• Member Rate w/o webinar credit: $288.00
• Non-Member Rate w/ webinar credit: $289.00
• Non-Member Rate w/o webinar credit: $388.00

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Questions regarding the CSDS Accreditation Program, please contact the Accreditation Department.

Please note, currently, the CSDS accreditation is available only in the United States.