Lost certification card?
Can’t find your NSS-CDS certification card? Was it lost, stolen, damaged beyond recognition? Or maybe you just can’t remember where you put it. It happens.
The good news is, we can probably help. We just need to establish you were, in fact, certified through the NSS-CDS.
- If you were certified during or after 2003, you may be in luck. Your student record will most likely be in our database.
- If your NSS-CDS certification took place prior to this you might be, in the words of Clint Eastwood, “a victim of fecal misfortune.” All CDS records prior to 2003 were destroyed (or so they tell us) by a natural disaster.
If you fall into the latter category, you will need to provide us with proof of certification. This can be:
- A photocopy of your original certification or temporary card.
- A letter from your NSS-CDS Instructor attesting to the fact you successfully completed your training, the certification level and approximate date of completion.
Without this documentation, there is nothing we can do. Assuming you were certified during or after 2003, or can provide satisfactory proof of certification, we can get you a replacement card. Here is what you need to do:
- If certified during or after 2003, send us your name and address at the time of certification, and your date of birth.
- If certified before 2003, send us the same information along with scanned images of your proof of training.
You’ll need to email this to the NSS-CDS Business Manager. If we can confirm what you send us, we will provide you with a link to where you can pay the US$25 replacement card fee at the NSS-CDS online store. There may be an additional charge if we need to mail your card outside the USA.
Once we have your money in our hot little hands, we will process your replacement card immediately and have it on its way to you. When you get it, consider the wisdom of making a backup copy of it for your records. It could save you headaches in the future.